Sex Facts: Urinating after sex does not prevent pregnancy and is not a form of birth control, but it can help prevent urinary tract infections
You’ve got pregnancy questions?? So do we!

Great resource for pregnancy FAQs :D They cover tons of things like:

  • My baby is breech. Is it true she might flip with the Webster technique?
  • How early can a woman take a pregnancy test?
  • When can I hear my baby’s heartbeat?
  • What is the difference between a spinal and epidural procedure?
  • How can I look good in maternity clothes?
  • Can acupressure help during labor?
  • How can I protect myself from colds and flu during pregnancy - and what can I do if I get sick?

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What should I bring to the hospital?

Here is an informal list of items that I find helpful whenever we have to go to the hospital to bring a new baby in to the world!  Hopefully you will find this helpful too!

For Labor:

  • Paper work - Picture ID, insurance card and any hospital / doctor paperwork
  • Eye Glasses -  If you wear contacts you won’t want to wear those for a few days in the hospital?
  • Toiletries - don’t forget things like toothbrush and tooth pase, lip balm, deodorant, comb, hair ties, and makeup.  You can expect to get a few basic amenities such as shampoo, soap and lotion from  the hospital
  • Some comfy clothes - Slipers / robe/ night gown
  • Something to help you relax - like your own pillow (or pillow case), music, book, picture of loved ones, or even a stuffed animal

For your partner / labor coach

  • Camera / video camera with Batteries, charger, film or memory card!  You don’t get to experience a baby being born every day, so you might as well record this moment!
  • Toiletries if you plan on spending the night
  • Comfy Footwear, you will be doing lots of walking around.
  • Snacks, cause you will get hungry
  • Money for parking, vending machines, or something from the gift shop!
Less than 1% of women in the US choose to give birth at home, unlike the 30% of Dutch women have home deliveries
Babies will play with umbilical cord in the womb along with sucking their thumb, cry and dream.
When a woman is pregnant her sense of smell can increase by 2x and all other sense are heightened.
The number of multiple births has quadrupled during the past 20 years. Point and case: Octo-mom
On average the woman’s uterus expands up to 500 times its normal size during pregnancy. it only takes 6 - 8 weeks for it to shrink
The average age for a first time mother is 25 - 29. It used to be 21 in 1970
Coping with the first trimester

Found this to be an interesting read!  The author covers many things including:

  • Morning sickness and Nausea
  • Breast swelling
  • Shortness of Breath and weakness
  • Irritability and mood changes
  • Lightheadedness
  • Urination Frequency

Enjoy the article!

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Morning sickness and Nausea