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    The Benefits of Skin to Skin Contact

    Recently there has been a lot of hype about skin to skin contact, or you may have heard it called kangaroo care. Many hospitals are starting to make skin to skin contact a part of their normal birthing routine because of the huge benefits. What is skin to skin contact? Skin to skin contact is […] More

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    How to Manage Gestational Diabetes

    Gestational diabetes is something that a lot of people have never heard of, but it can be something very dangerous if not treated and taken seriously. It can be a challenge to manage gestational diabetes, but before you can manage it, you need to know what gestational diabetes is. What is gestational diabetes? Gestational diabetes is […] More

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    Is It Safe To Exercise While Pregnant?

    Once a woman finds out she is pregnant her life instantly changes and she focuses on what is best for the baby. Everything she does from eating, working, and even sleeping, she clears with her doctor to be sure it is safe for the baby. One of the first things that women ask is if […] More

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    Healing After a Vaginal Delivery

    I don’t know about you, but with my first daughter I was nervous about healing after delivery. Even as a labor and delivery nurse, there is no way to know exactly how your delivery will go and how much healing you will have after delivery. Even if you have had a baby before, every delivery […] More

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    Did You Know $5 Could Save 2 Lives Through CleanBirth.org?

    Those of you who have been following my blog for any amount of time know that I only promote things that I believe in. Well, today I have Kristyn from CleanBirth.org, a non-profit which supplies pregnant women in Laos with birthing supplies that prevent maternal and infant death. As a labor and delivery nurse I know […] More

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    How to Tell if You Are Really in Labor

    With my sister-in-law due to deliver any day now, and asking me how to tell if her contractions are the real deal or not, I thought I would share with you how to tell if you are really in labor. As a labor and delivery nurse I am going to come out and tell you […] More

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    40 Ways to Know You Are a Labor and Delivery Nurse

    I loved being a labor and delivery nurse. It is a high stress job and you have to be able to make split second decisions, but the rush is amazing and the beauty of it is amazing. 1. You have answered a “can sex hurt the baby” phone call. 2. You can look at a […] More