Christy Garrett's Blog Posts Tagged 'pregnancy' (31)

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

Uplifting Families Was Established to Help Other Families – What I Want People to Remember When They See Uplifting Families

Welcome to my page!  Thank you for stopping by Uplifting Families.  I wanted to take the time and thank all of those people that have made Uplifting Families successful.  Without your love and support, my blog wouldn’t be where it is today.  I started blogging in November of 2011, shortly after my youngest son was born, because I wanted to help other mother’s…

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Added by Christy Garrett on August 13, 2013 at 8:50pm — 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

3 Ways to Lose the Baby Weight

Pregnancy weight is a touchy subject for many new mother’s.  No matter how much you gain soon after your baby is born most mom’s are ready to get the extra weight off.  Many mother’s typically lose a small amount of weight after having their baby.  However, I often hear mom’s talk about losing the baby weight a few weeks after they have given birth.  Rapid weight…

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Added by Christy Garrett on July 18, 2013 at 5:27pm — No Comments

Gestational Diabetes in Pregnancy

Gestational diabetes is a form of diabetes that affects pregnant women typically during the third trimester.  Most women who are diagnosed with gestational diabetes have never experienced or are predisposed to having symptoms of diabetes.  In fact, all of a sudden pregnant women may have an excessive amount of glucose in their bloodstream.…

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Added by Christy Garrett on July 16, 2013 at 11:16pm — No Comments

15 Pregnancy Superfoods – Ensure Proper Nutrition During Pregnancy

Pregnancy isn’t the time to skimp on nutrition.  In fact, while you are pregnant you should eat a variety foods healthy foods to help support your growing baby.  While you are pregnant, your baby will take all of the important nutrients that your baby needs before you even get nutrients from the food that you eat.  Your body does a great job ensuring that your…

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Added by Christy Garrett on July 15, 2013 at 10:02pm — No Comments

18 Tips to Ease the Symptoms of Morning Sickness

Many mothers who have been pregnant before will tell you that morning sickness usually hits around the sixth week of pregnancy and it typically goes away during the twelfth week of pregnancy.  There are a few unlucky women who have to deal with the symptoms of morning sickness throughout their entire pregnancy and doesn’t go away until they give birth…

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Added by Christy Garrett on July 10, 2013 at 5:14pm — 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

Do’s and Don’ts While Working – List of Suggested Job Restrictions During Pregnancy

Many mom’s don’t think about how their current job duties may affect their health during the course of their pregnancy, especially, towards the very end when you are often the most uncomfortable.  Most mom’s will be able to work through the entire duration of their pregnancy with very minimal job restrictions or pregnancy related complications.  However, if you…

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Added by Christy Garrett on June 6, 2013 at 5:32pm — 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

5 Common Pregnancy Symptoms that Dads-To-Be Often Experience

Most people know that women, will tell you that while they are pregnant that their husband or significant other had some of the exact same pregnancy symptoms as they were experiencing.  Some of these symptoms were pretty obvious; however, sometimes they go unnoticed.  In fact, even some men will admit that…

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Added by Christy Garrett on May 17, 2013 at 4:31pm — No Comments

Keeping Dad Involved During Pregnancy – My Experience

I remember the morning that I took the pregnancy test on September 26, 2010, just a few days after my husband’s birthday.  The pregnancy test turned positive right away.  We had been trying for a long time to have a baby and we were finally blessed with the news that we were expecting.  At the time, the…

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Added by Christy Garrett on May 16, 2013 at 5:05pm — 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

3 Alternative Ways Doctors Induce Labor Without Using Medication

Women who are nearing their due date are often tired and miserable, which is to be expected, when you are nine months pregnant.  Most people will tell you that your baby will come when he or she is ready, if your like me, you will get tired of hearing this phrase.  However, it is important that your baby is…

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Added by Christy Garrett on May 10, 2013 at 4:57pm — No Comments

When Induction Becomes Necessary – 3 Popular Ways To Induce Labor

A pregnant mom often begins to feel as if she is going to be pregnant forever during those final weeks of pregnancy.  Most moms are miserable, are unable to get comfortable, and sleeping is often difficult due to being uncomfortable.  In fact, the closer you get to your due date the more anxious and nervous…

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Added by Christy Garrett on May 9, 2013 at 5:16pm — 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

Why is it Important to Take Prenatal Vitamins While Pregnant or When Trying to Conceive?

Pregnancy can take a toll on a woman’s body; therefore, it is important that you take care of your unborn baby and your own body.  Prenatal vitamins are very important and help ensure that you are getting enough nutrients.  Make that you pick up the vitamins that your doctor has prescribed or has asked you to…

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Added by Christy Garrett on April 19, 2013 at 4:57pm — No Comments

Miscarriage – Understanding the Causes and Symptoms

Did you know that around 30-50% of all pregnancies end in miscarriage?  Wow, the number of pregnancies that end in miscarriage is so high.  However, most of the miscarriages end before a woman even finds out she is expecting and often go undetected.  Most miscarriages happen before a woman even knows she is…

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Added by Christy Garrett on April 5, 2013 at 6:47pm — No Comments

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