Read below about how I dealt with nausea, swelling, trying to find non-maternity maternity clothes, dying my hair, eliminating or switching potentially harmful skin care/household products and what I used on my bump to help prevent stretch marks.
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BLAH BLAH BLAH is my blog content that has a random collection of things I have researched – here are some other posts best read before your baby arrives:
My Experience I found out I was six weeks pregnant on a Friday by Sunday I felt like I was getting the flu and Monday it was hard to function. I went to the doctors on Monday and was told that some women experience flu-like symptoms for a week or two so we will wait … Continue reading first trimester 24/7 nausea and hyperemesis
My Experience I went back to work week 14 and was still not feeling like myself until week 17. Overall the second trimester was the easiest – I felt as normal as I could and had energy to do stuff. My bump first started to appear around 5 months. I even traveled from London to New … Continue reading second trimester swelling and traveling
My Experience My left foot and ankle swelling from the second trimester turned into my whole left calf and foot – which turned into both feet, ankles and calves. By seven months it looked like my legs were the same size from my thighs down hence I named my new look Thankles for thigh-ankles and it’s … Continue reading third trimester thankles the new cankles
My Experience Before I got pregnant I had already started thinking about what I put into my body which lead me to start eating organic dairy and meat and try with fruit and veg. I realize that I don’t want my body to absorb all the antibiotics and chemicals that are pumped into farm animals … Continue reading banishing chemicals for baby
My Experience I didn’t find out I was pregnant until I was six weeks and then was bed ridden until 15 weeks so I had already passed the first trimester without caring how I looked because let’s be honest I could barely move so how I looked couldn’t be the furthest thing from my mind. … Continue reading is it safe to use hair dye & nail polish while pregnant?
My Experience I found out I was pregnant when I was already six weeks along and up to that point had only noticed that my boobs looked bigger until I had to try on formal dresses for my husbands surprise 40th birthday. It wasn’t until then when you are trying on tight-fitting garments with unforgiving fabric … Continue reading maternity clothes, are they worth it?
My Experience In theory stretch marks are hereditary – so ask your mom if she got them. My mom didn’t but that didn’t mean I wasn’t going to do my best to protect my skin. And I’m glad I did because a girl in my pre-natal class got stretch marks (she used no creams) and … Continue reading my stretch mark avoidance strategy
My Experience You hear from a lot of people that the first six weeks or so after your baby is born is like living in a zombie like state where you are unable to function, eat, or sleep normally. Even in my pre-natal class we were told to prepare for this hibernation period to help … Continue reading preparing to hibernate for 6 weeks after baby is born