When I was pregnant, I knew I wanted to breastfeed my son. Ideally, I wanted to breastfeed for a year. But things rarely go according to plan, especially in motherhood. For many women, breastfeeding doesn’t come easily or naturally. During the eleven months that I was able to breastfeed my son, I dealt with a poor latch, low milk supply, and mastitis (twice). Very little … [Read more...] about How to Cope When Your Newborn Feeding Plan Doesn’t Work Out Like You Hoped
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"In vitro," which means "in glass," is a procedure in which a woman's eggs are fertilized with a man's sperm outside the body. There are many reasons why a couple might consider IVF (in vitro fertilization): blocked fallopian tubes, lack of response to infertility medication, low sperm count or sperm that are slow, or unexplained infertility. One cycle of IVF can take anywhere … [Read more...] about How Does IVF Work?
Most new mothers know that they will not get much sleep due to the needs of a newborn, but sleep problems can start even before the baby is born. A pregnant woman may have a hard time getting comfortable at night. Expectant mothers may need to get up to use the bathroom several times in one evening. Unfortunately, many expectant mothers also suffer from night sweats during … [Read more...] about Night Sweats During Pregnancy
Can a women get pregnant if she is not ovulating. Technically, no. According to the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, an egg must be released from a woman's ovary for pregnancy to occur. This process is called ovulation. During ovulation, a mature egg is released from the ovary and travels down the fallopian tube where it becomes available for fertilization. If ovulation … [Read more...] about Can a Women Get Pregnant if She Is Not Ovulating?
I have four kids - my boys are 15 and 13, my girls are 9 and 5. While my boys nearly drove me into the ground as toddlers with their endless physical energy and constant running around, the girls are currently winning the race to dig me an early grave with their ongoing girl drama and emotional highs and lows. If I had to choose, I’d take the physical exhaustion of boys over … [Read more...] about Mean Girls In Kindergarten? Dealing with Girl Drama