Category: Pregnancy

Check out the insight & guidance I gleaned as a “geriatric” 36-year-old woman of “advanced maternal age” navigating my second pregnancy or in other words, an “Elderly Multigravida”. I share tips & tricks that I learned along the way.

The One Creative Thing Every Pregnant Mom Should Do

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If you are a newly pregnant mom this is one of the first things you should do for yourself. It's so important to document your journey and maintain a method of self-care.

A Creative Idea for Every Pregnant Mom

Hey, Mama!  I am so excited for you…congratulations!  I am one of those crazy gals who truly loved being pregnant and I so hope it’s the same for you!

Pregnancy is such a wild time filled with excitement mixed with anxiety. Add to that a million questions about the unknown and some serious planning and you’ve got a lot on your plate as a newly pregnant mom!

One other thing that I recommend you add to the list is starting your very own personal blog right now.  And, “Why?” you might ask.  Well, I have some very good reasons for you!

Self Care Journaling

Pregnancy is such a crazy time.  It’s like a hormonal & emotional rollercoaster.  So self-care is truly vital for the well-being of every pregnant mom.

One great outlet for self-care is journaling.  And as much as we would all love to be those bullet journal people…for many of us it’s just not realistic.  However, journaling online is a much more sustainable option.

And blogging is, in many ways, like a form of online journaling.  It’s such a cathartic outlet to release your thoughts, emotions, struggles, and elation as you navigate these 40-ish weeks.  And doing so online is so simple and easy to maintain.

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Girlfriend’s Guide to Packing Your Hospital Bag:

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What Should I Pack for the Hospital | Labor and Delivery | Frugal Nesting

The 45 Best Things I Took To The Hospital

A comprehensive, detailed list of the 45 best things I packed for childbirth! This list should be useful for either a hospital or a birth center setting. There are a few things that are a bit on the “granola” side, but they are things we never thought of so I thought I would share just in case!

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General guidance is to pack your bag between 34 – 37 weeks gestation, but I’m of the mindset that it’s better to be safe than sorry and some babies like to shake things up. So I think it’s a good idea to pack your bag around 23 – 25 weeks just in case! Happy packing!!!

BEFORE YOU ARRIVE

1. Phone number of your doctor, midwife, nurse or hospital for advice & notification that you are on your way
2. Plastic seat cover or garbage bag AND old towel to cover the seat for the drive to the hospital (just in case)
3. Something to bite, grip or pull on for the drive…it’ll be rough!

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