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Now that you tested positive for being pregnant it is time to meet your healthcare provider. Which means it’s testing time! For your appointment with your healthcare provider make sure you bring: * Insurance card and know what your deductible is. Make sure that the health care provider takes your insurance or you will be out of pocket. * If you are taking medications, bring them in or make a list of names and the amount you are taking for the doctor/ midwife to go over...

Pregnancy Tips for Weeks 8 - 13 : It's Testing Time!

When I was 26 weeks pregnant, my husband and I found out that we would be moving states due to work opportunities. Here are some of my tips for moving in the 3rd trimester of pregnancy.

16 Tips For Moving While 36 Weeks Pregnant

When I was 26 weeks pregnant, my husband and I found out that we would be moving states due to work opportunities. Here are 16 tips for moving while in the later stages of pregnancy or your and trimester.

Explore the stages of labor with your birthing team, finding a position guide, stages of labor chart, and more to plan ahead for your childbirth experience.

Stages of Labor

Explore the stages of labor with your birthing team, finding a position guide, stages of labor chart, and more to plan ahead for your childbirth experience.

Measuring fundal height

Height of fundus at comparable gestational dates: Image source: Hytten F, Chamberlain G: Clinical Physiology in Obstetrics.

Great questions for Interviewing Doctors and Midwives. ---This list can be very useful for any momma (first time, repeat, VBAC) hoping to avoid a C-section.  Asking these types of questions could potentially save you from ever having one.  **ALSO included** a list of questions regarding c-sections (if one were to be necessary) which could help your experience be a good one. #VBAC #Betterbirth

Great questions for any momma (first time, repeat, VBAC) to ask when interviewing doctors and midwives hoping to avoid a C-section.

comfort, style, function. Maternity jeans that are perfect for every trimester, featuring an elastic waistband for your growing bump.

Maternity jeans that are perfect for every trimester, featuring an elastic waistband for your growing bump.

A letter to women who are over 40 weeks #pregnant: You aren't late! #duedate

An open letter to the pregnant ladies who have watched their due date come and go

A letter to women who are over 40 weeks pregnant. "Overdue" means you had a healthy, blessed pregnancy :) "overdue" according to the dr. What about the baby who is in there as long as he is supposed to be!

List of questions to ask your Dr or Midwife. Great resource for doula clients to be sure that their health care provider will support them. Doula care Doulas Atlanta birth photographer + doula maegan hall photography

List of questions to ask your Dr or Midwife. Great resource for doula clients to be sure that their health care provider will support them.

An easy-to-read and share infographic offers the basics of pregnancy nutrition, from calories to best foods to eat.

Eating for two is possibly one of the biggest mistakes you can make during pregnancy nutrition wise. Your daily caloric needs don't double, you're not giving birth to a full grown adult, you only need a couple hundred calories extra a day.

I wish I had done these things to speed up my labor, I would have been done so much quicker than  what the doctor suggested.  Anything to get through labor and delivery faster and less time enduring pain of labor.  Put all of these on your list!  http://mynaturalbabybirth.com/9-ways-to-speed-up-labor-and-get-to-pushing

9 Ways To Speed Up Labor And Get To Pushing

Anything to get through labor and delivery faster and less time enduring pain of labor.

What I wish I knew with baby #1...truths, tips, and ideas! If you're a first time mom, this list is for you!

What I wish I knew with baby #1

What I wish I knew with baby tips, and ideas! If you're a first time mom, this list is for you!

60+ ideas for things to eat when you're PREGNANT and NAUSEOUS or BARFING! The best list on the Internet for gathering ideas during the hardest time to get and keep food down!!! Even if you're not pregnant now, pin now and read later! This is great for when you or the kiddos have food poisoning or the flu, too.

The Pregnant Professor: 60 ideas for food to eat when you have "morning sickness" (a. all-day pregnancy nausea and vomiting)

If you're a first time mom, this is a must read!

23 Truth Bombs No One Ever Tells A First Time Mom

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Why I Hired a Doula

13 things from a midwife about prenatal care and L&D Navigating through the birth "industry" is hard work and there is a lot of information out there. Here are 13 things your doctor won't tell you (but your Midwife will).

Every mom-to-be is encouraged to write a birth plan - the problem is they're usually ignored by doctors, nurses, and even midwives. Here's how to write

Every mom-to-be is encouraged to write a birth plan - the problem is they& usually ignored by doctors, nurses, and even midwives. Here& how to write