• Pregnancy

    When Should I feel My Baby Move?

    Read the disclaimer. This post contains affiliate links that help me run my blog. It does not cost you anything extra! A fleeting flutter dances about your belly. You stop, placing your hand gently on your lower abdomen. Did you just feel your baby for the first time? Feeling your baby move for the first time is amazing. There are not enough words in the world to describe the beautiful feeling of a baby moving – that is until there is NO room left and their feet are jamming into your ribs. You’ll still enjoy it, but damn does it hurt. Please read the disclaimer.  When Will I Feel My…

  • Preparing for Baby

    What You Really Need in Your Hospital Bag

    This post contains affiliate links that help me run my blog. Thank you!  Scroll below for a free hospital bag  checklist! Read the disclaimer. Overwhelmed as to what to put in your hospital bag? I know you are thinking, “I have seen this already!” Bear with me, promise it is worth a read. So what exactly makes mine different? I am a nurse, former labor and delivery, and now a mother to one cute baby! I will go over what is essential in a hospital bag. Mama’s quick tip! Now, if you are going in for an induction you may be there for a while. If it is a first…

  • Preparing for Baby

    Epidural 101, What is an Epidural?

    What is an Epidural?  Epidural anesthesia is the most popular method of pain relief in labor. Read the disclaimer. This post contains affiliate links that help me run my blog. It does not cost you anything extra! Epidural 101, what is the process of an Epidural? Read here. What is Epidural Anesthesia? Epidural anesthesia is regional anesthesia that blocks nerves in a specific area of the body. The goal of an epidural is to provide pain relief, not anesthesia. Epidurals help relieve about 80-85% of your pain. What do I mean by this? We want you to have pain relief (analgesia instead of anesthesia), not be a limp noodle. Anesthesia…

  • Preparing for Baby

    Epidural 101, What is the Process of Getting One?

    Planning on getting an epidural? What does the process entail? Well, get the inside scoop from a Labor and Delivery nurse. Read the disclaimer. This post contains affiliate links that help me run my blog. It does not cost you anything extra! What is an Epidural? Read here. Okay so let me start off with this. Epidurals don’t take away ALL the pain, only about 80-85% of the pain. Now you must be thinking, “Then why spend all that money if I am still going to be in pain?”  Ok so here is the thing. The pain is different. It isn’t the same pain as contractions  (if that makes sense). You…