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Everything You Need to Know About Contractions

At some point in your pregnancy you may look down at your bump and realize that your uterus has a whole other job than just carrying around your little one. It has to help get that baby out of your body!  Moms and pushing may get all the glory in the birth scenes of movies but uterine contractions are the real star of the show (ok, you’re pretty awesome too).

So let’s give contractions a little bit of love and run through all the things you could possibly want to know about them.

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Expecting a Baby? You’re Going to Want to Checkout Bloomlife Smart Pregnancy Tracker

I vividly remember entering my third trimester when I was pregnant with Brody and wondering how I would ever know if I was in labor. I was a first time mom and I had every worry in the world. What would contractions really feel like? Was my body prepping for labor as my due date approached? When would I feel confidant to going to the hospital once labor started? Contractions and labor were so foreign to me.

Even now as a certified childbirth educator and a second-time mom, I had some of the same feelings as we awaited Isla’s arrival. The one thing I wish I would have had? A peek inside my body.

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Nursing Milk Bath with my Sweet Isla

With the craziness that comes with two kids, I actually find myself looking forward to nursing Isla these days. It is the much-needed quiet time where I am forced to slow down for a few. Moments where I can stare in awe at this little blue-eyed babe that JD and I have been blessed with. Time where there is not a care in the world but my sweet Isla. We are 7 months in and it has been a beautiful journey. I feel relaxed. I feel confident. Not a day goes by that I take for granted the ability to nourish her. 

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Old Wives Tales About Baby Gender

Today is the big day. The 20-week ultrasound! It feels a bit like Christmas Eve waiting for our appointment—I’m anxious, excited and oh, so curious to know who is growing inside of me. We’ll be sharing with the world in the next couple of weeks—likely when we’re babymooning in Bermuda. All of the light pink and light blue buildings in Bermuda seem like the perfect gender reveal spot.

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