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Category: Pregnancy

Maternity Leave For Nurses: How To Save Money

Nurses work extremely hard to care for patients. Yet when they have a baby of their own they barely have time to bond with them before they head back to work.  Add the financial strain into the mix and it can become very stressful and overwhelming.  So what is a nurse who is also a brand new mom to do? Read to learn more about the 8 helpful ways you can save money for maternity leave…

Working As A Nurse While Pregnant

By taking proper precautions and always putting safety first, working as a nurse while pregnant is possible.  Here are 9 helpful tips for pregnant nurses. Take care of yourself first, mama…

Pregnant Nurse Precautions To Consider At Work

As an ER nurse who delivered my second baby in early 2018,  I have done a lot of research about occupational hazards that pregnant nurses must be aware of when working at the hospital.  My intent was to make sure that it was safe for me to continue working in such a physically demanding environment with so many potential occupational hazards. Pregnant nurses shouldn’t be afraid to work in the hospital.  In fact, I am so glad that I was able to continue working safely because it helped me save money for maternity leave.  Read on see how you can stay safe and healthy while working as a pregnant nurse…

Silent Placental Abruption: Our Premature Birth Story

I experienced a silent placental abruption when I was 33 weeks pregnant. This is the story of how our “tiny but mighty” little girl made her entrance into the world and why we continue to thank our lucky stars everyday…

10 Simple Ways To Help Your Toddler Prepare For A New Sibling

I was so worried about how our toddler would react to her new baby brother. Now that he is 4 months old, she adores him. But this new fondness for her baby brother didn’t come without a few hiccups along the way. Here are 10 simple ways you can help your toddler prepare for a new sibling…

Reasons Why I Am Lucky To Be Full Term

As huge as I am right now, I am so lucky to be full term. I’m actually even grateful for my current state of enormity and girth. Wow, I can’t believe I wrote that! That sounds so odd coming out of my head, but I’ve had a lot of time to think about it lately. And there are a lot of reasons to be so joyous and excited about it (besides the obvious excitement that comes with having a baby…

My Last Week Of Pregnancy

I am in my last week of pregnancy and I as ready as I can be for this baby to arrive. Physically, I’m feeling alright under the circumstances. I am huge and tired though. I also have a baby foot constantly kicking into my right rib cage. But I’m still able to take care of our daughter and all of the things I need to at home, despite some of the physical discomfort. I’m grateful that I get to have this last and final week…

My Minimalist Hospital Bag

I am in the process of packing my minimalist hospital bag for our (hopefully) three day stay to deliver our son! I have a unique view point on the subject of what mom’s really need to pack in their hospital bags 2 reasons: #1. I have spent a lot of time working on a large postpartum unit with families during there hospital recovery. #2. I didn’t have anything with me except my purse when I had my daughter two years ago…

Nesting Goals Before Baby Boy Arrives

I have 5 more weeks until our sweet baby boy is due and we are beyond excited! In light of this narrowing time frame I made a list of my most important nesting goals for my final weeks of pregnancy…

Pregnancy Kick Counts: What I Just Learned About Fetal Movement

After doing pregnancy “kick counts”I had a scare recently when I thought I wasn’t feeling the baby move enough. I went to the hospital and learned a few new things. It is always better to go to the hospital and see a doctor if you have any concerns during pregnancy. Here are a few good reasons why you should trust your maternal instincts, even if it turns out to be nothing…