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Daily Archives: December 21, 2017

Embracing The Nesting Phase of Pregnancy

I’m currently in the “nesting phase.” It is a phenomenon women often experience during pregnancy that includes a feeling of overwhelming desire to get the home ready for a new baby. My week included an extraordinary amount of cleaning, organizing and planning. One of the fuels for my nesting frenzy was my 30 week OB appointment. Our little man is measuring at a much larger 32 weeks and is already weighing in at a hefty 4lbs 7oz. He is going to be a big baby…

Fetal Kick Counts: How To Do Them And Why They Are Critical

Feeling your baby move can be one of the most exciting parts of a pregnancy. But did you know that counting your baby’s kicks can help make sure they are healthy and possibly even prevent a tragedy? Read more to find out why this is important and how to easily do fetal kick counts during your pregnancy…

I Had A Placental Abruption At 33 Weeks: Our NICU Experience

I had a placental abruption when I was 33 weeks pregnant and we are very lucky parents for our fortunate outcome. 30 % of my placenta (the lifeline delivering blood, oxygen and nutrients to our baby) spontaneously peeled away from my uterus. Luckily, I was able to have an early emergency c-section and we had a very tiny, yet healthy preemie. This post was very personal for me. I wrote about the events leading up to the placental abruption and how important it is to trust your maternal instincts…

3 Reasons Why Nurses Need To Wear Compression Stockings

Being a nurse often requires being on your feet for 12 hour shifts or longer which can cause various venous health issues over time. Here are the three most important reasons RN’s should start wearing compression stockings at work…