Christy Garrett's Blog Posts Tagged 'during' (19)

Smoking During Pregnancy – What Risks Are Involved For Me and My Baby?

I remember when I found out that I was pregnant with my youngest son, I stumbled upon the pregnancy forum on Baby Center.  Baby center has a birth club for the birth month and year that my baby was due so that you could connect with mothers who were experiencing the same things that you were.  It almost seems like yesterday that I was busy surfing through the forums and…

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Added by Christy Garrett on February 22, 2014 at 3:32pm — No Comments

#ASKAWAYFriday With Teddy is MultitaskMomma

I started participating in #ASKAWAYFriday and I have enjoyed it. I love connecting with other bloggers and learning more about them. I wanted to participate in this blog hop because I don’t always share a ton of information about myself. I thought #ASKAWAYFriday was the perfect way for everyone to get to know me on a personal basis. For those who don’t know what #ASKAWAYFriday is, you exchange a set of 10 questions for another blogger to answer. Below are 10 questions that Teddy asked me and…

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Added by Christy Garrett on February 17, 2014 at 8:11pm — No Comments

Smoking During Pregnancy – What Risks Are Involved For Me and My Baby?

I remember when I found out that I was pregnant with my youngest son, I stumbled upon the pregnancy forum on Baby Center.  Baby center has a birth club for the birth month and year that my baby was due so that you could connect with mothers who were experiencing the same things that you were.  It almost seems like yesterday that I was busy surfing through the forums and…

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Added by Christy Garrett on January 8, 2014 at 3:23pm — No Comments

Top 15 Must Haves to Pack into Mom’s Hospital Bag During Pregnancy

What items do I need to pack in my hospital bag when preparing to have a baby?  Most new moms tend to over pack their own hospital bag and most of the items that they take with them are safely tucked away in their bag and are not used.  Most of the time the hospital will supply your basic supplies such as soap, lotion,…

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Added by Christy Garrett on July 26, 2013 at 4:51pm — No Comments

15 Ways to Protect Your Home and Family from Burglary

Do crime rates decrease during the summertime?  Most people would assume that crime rates would decrease during the summer since families are more active, plan vacations, and aren’t always at home.  You might be surprised but …

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Added by Christy Garrett on June 21, 2013 at 5:31pm — No Comments

8 Tips for Pregnant Mom’s to Survive a Summer Pregnancy

The summers seem to be getting hotter and hotter each year.  It is not always possible to avoid a pregnancy during the summer months, if not more mom’s would avoid it.  If you do end up pregnant during the summer months, you can expect that it will feel hotter outside than a normal summer due to your growing belly.  A pregnant mom during…

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Added by Christy Garrett on June 14, 2013 at 4:20pm — No Comments

Dad’s Survival Guide for the Final Stages of Labor and Delivery

Dad if you have made it this far and haven’t passed out, this is the ultimate moment that you have been waiting for.  You are so close to meeting the baby that has been growing in your her womb for the last 9 months and the one you have felt move and kick you when you place your hand on her stomach.  Dad she still needs your help and coaching so that she can remain calm,…

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Added by Christy Garrett on May 23, 2013 at 4:49pm — No Comments

Dad’s Guide to Survive Active Labor

Many new dads don’t know what to expect during the labor and delivery process, especially, if they are a first time dad.  If you have ever seen a tv show or movie that shows a woman giving birth, let me assure you that most labors don’t look anything like what you have seen on television.  A woman typically labors for many hours before she is ready to deliver her baby and it…

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Added by Christy Garrett on May 22, 2013 at 5:20pm — No Comments

A Dad’s Guide to Recognizing Early Labor

Dad are you prepared for the birth of your new baby?  If not, now is a great time to begin preparing for delivery day.  It is important to be  prepared so that you know exactly what to do when your wife or significant appears to be in labor.  The best way to learn about labor is to attend a child birthing class with your wife or significant other; however, child birth classes…

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Added by Christy Garrett on May 21, 2013 at 5:18pm — No Comments

Why Didn’t Anyone Warn Me About the Severe Leg Cramps During Pregnancy?

When I was pregnant with my daughter, I remember waking up in the middle of the night with severe, painful leg cramps.  I noticed that I began experiencing these leg cramps towards the end of my second trimester and it lasted until I delivered.  These cramps would happen quite frequently and the only way that…

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Added by Christy Garrett on May 15, 2013 at 4:33pm — No Comments

Edema: How Much Swelling During Pregnancy is Too Much?

Many pregnant women will experience some swelling in their hands and feet during the course of their pregnancy, especially, during the last few weeks when your uterus and your baby is putting more pressure on your pelvis.  This additional pressure is causing your body to have to work harder to return the…

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Added by Christy Garrett on April 29, 2013 at 5:29pm — No Comments

What is the Best Position to Sleep in While Pregnant?

Sleeping when you are pregnant is often a challenge because as your belly grows you will become more and more uncomfortable.  Most mom’s find it difficult to find a comfortable position to sleep in and if they are able to find a comfortable position they are up several times during the middle of the night…

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Added by Christy Garrett on February 18, 2013 at 4:31pm — No Comments

Anemia During Pregnancy: How Will I Know If I am Anemic During My Pregnancy

Anemia is very common during pregnancy due to the increased blood flow in a woman’s body.  Your doctor will test your blood during your first prenatal visit to ensure that you aren’t anemic at the beginning of your pregnancy.  When a woman is pregnant, her body will produce up to 50 percent more blood than…

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Added by Christy Garrett on February 7, 2013 at 7:39pm — No Comments

What Changes to my Breasts Should I Expect During Pregnancy?

Most women complain about their breasts being sore and tender to the touch, possibly even, before they even find out that they are pregnant.  Unless your one of those lucky women whose breasts don’t change in response to pregnancy.  However most women begin noticing the changes the moment that they found out that they were pregnant. These changes are in preparation for breastfeeding your baby.

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Added by Christy Garrett on February 1, 2013 at 4:02pm — No Comments

Find Out Why Bed Rest is Sometimes Necessary During Pregnancy

Bed rest can seem like a fantastic idea for a mom who is pregnant, especially, if you are in those final few weeks of pregnancy.  However, bed rest is sometimes recommended during the early stages of pregnancy to prevent complications and help increase the chances of delivering a healthy…

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Added by Christy Garrett on January 28, 2013 at 8:08pm — No Comments

What to Expect During A C-Section Delivery

A C-Section is a major surgery and can be very scary for most moms, it was for me.  I was terrified when the ultrasound technician discovered that my son was breech.  My doctor order an ultrasound to check my amniotic fluid levels once I reached 40 weeks because with my oldest son, my fluid levels dropped after…

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Added by Christy Garrett on January 16, 2013 at 7:31pm — No Comments

Hypnobirthing Creates a Calm, Relaxed Environment Making Child Birth More Enjoyable

Hypnobirthing is another child birthing method that was discovered in 1944 by obstetrician Dr. Grantly Dick-Read.  He felt that women could have a safe, easy, relaxed child birth experience by using hypnosis during child birth.  Many women often times will tense up when their contractions start becoming unbearable; instead, of working with their body using breathing and relaxation techniques.

Learn more about the benefits to using hypnosis during child birth…

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Added by Christy Garrett on December 31, 2012 at 5:18pm — No Comments

Are Pregnancy Hormones Leaving You Feeling Like a Hot Mess?

The moment you find out that you are expecting, many women are often overwhelmed and have mixed emotions.  Most women are thrilled to be expecting while other’s are scared to death.  All of these emotions that you are feeling are normal.

 

Learn ways to deal with your pregnancy hormones at Uplifting Families.

Added by Christy Garrett on December 4, 2012 at 11:24pm — No Comments

Tips to Avoid Excessive Weight Gain While Pregnant

Many pregnant women often wonder how much weight they should gain during the duration of their pregnancy?  Most doctors and midwives recommend that most healthy moms gain between 25 to 35 pounds.  The term “eating for two” is a common phase that pregnant women use, when in fact most women only need to eat only a small amount of additional calories a day.  Read the full story at Uplifting…

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Added by Christy Garrett on November 27, 2012 at 10:03pm — No Comments

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