It’s so easy to get caught up in the Christmas season. To practically lose yourself searching for the perfect gift, putting up the perfect decorations, hosting the perfect party. If you are growing a little person in your belly in the midst of it, the stresses can mount to a point where you feel like you might explode.
I remember thinking “I’d be 20 weeks now,” or “today would have been my due date.” I was mad that my body failed me, I felt guilty that my husband was grieving, I was scared I may never become a mother.
I had convinced myself this was my new normal. I never had any thoughts about harming myself or Mason, so it couldn’t possibly be postpartum depression (according to what I read online). I had never experienced depression before, these new feelings were just something I needed to get used to.
As my body started to change, I was very sensitive to how others were perceiving my changing body. I couldn't feel the baby move yet, but I was starting to gain weight. I wasn't ready to share with the world that I was expecting, but I felt like I had to explain myself.
While most pregnancy fatigue is normal, that doesn’t mean it’s not frustrating, especially when you are battling staying awake at work, or while caring for other children. Our pregnancy specialists have some tips for you to help get the restful, restorative sleep you and baby need!
Knowing your pain management options for labor and birth can make you feel more in control if a decision needs to be made to handle the pain. Our best advice? Have an open mind regarding pain management.
It’s almost time to grab the hospital bag and head out the door to get ready to meet your new baby. Our Wumblekin pregnancy specialists want to share with you what they think are the “big five”; the best things to pack in your hospital bag for labor and birth.