Getting Ready

Invites, Prizes & Rules for a Diaper Raffle

If you’re in your third trimester, you may be looking forward to a baby shower or sprinkle with friends and family. Baby showers traditionally involve lots of games and gifts for the soon-to-be-mother and diaper raffles combine these two fun…

How to Cut Your Toenails During Pregnancy

When you’re pregnant, it can be the simple things that can be hardest to do. One of those things is cutting or painting toenails. Especially as your belly gets bigger, it can be difficult to reach down without causing yourself…

Does Amniotic Fluid Stain?

If you’re nearing the end of your pregnancy, you may start to worry about when and how labor will start. In most movies, you’ll see women shrieking as their waters break and they begin to the rush to the hospital.…

Will it Hurt my Baby to Shine a Torch on my Belly?

If your baby has reached the gestation where moving is a daily occurance, you may be excited about the idea of interacting with your baby in different ways including music, touch and light. One method women sometimes use to interact…

Can I Say No to Cervical Checks in Pregnancy or Labor?

If you’re pregnant, you may be worried about cervical checks, especially if you have a high cervix or aren’t comfortable with the idea.   What are cervical exams? Cervical exams involve a medical care provider inserting gloved fingers into your…

Why Haven’t I Dropped?

The third trimester can seem longer and more tiring than the first two and sometimes, you just want things to happen. There are so many words that get talked about in relation to readiness for birth; effacement, dilation, station, engaging,…