Friday, August 15, 2014

Funny Pregnancy Pictures and Jokes


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A little pregnancy humor for ya!  It's difficult being pregnant, hopefully these funny pregnancy pictures make you smile!  From awesome pregnancy t-shirts to funny pregnancy jokes, these pictures are sure to make you crack a grin, enjoy! 
 
Hey, why is she holding her own hair???
 
 
 
 
Kids these days..... sheesh!! 
 
 
Funny pregnancy pics
 
I'm at a loss for words here......
 
 
Very true......
 
Hope you enjoyed!!
 
 
This is just a collection of some funny pics and jokes about pregnancy I found around the web.  If you're looking for some more useful information you might try some of these posts.....
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

When Does Morning Sickness Peak?

Wait, there's a peak coming to this?   You may be a bit surprised to learn, but yes morning sickness does peak!  Well, for most people that is.... let's delve into it a little deeper shall we?  You probably already know, nothing is ever cut and dry, especially with pregnancies.  But there are some norms out there you can gauge yourself by.... 


When Does Morning Sickness Peak?

Does Morning Sickness Peak
When did your morning sickness peak?  Many
women claim around weeks 7-9 are the worst for
nausea during pregnancy!
The majority of women are going to see the morning sickness begin after the first month or 4 weeks of pregnancy.  You must keep in mind though, every woman is different and every pregnancy is different.  Some women are going to experience something totally different than what you might, and that's ok.  Even if you don't have morning sickness, it doesn't necessarily mean something is wrong. 

Now there is a huge range from about 4-18 weeks along when they say morning sickness can peak.  But most women are wanting a little something more specific.  There's no way of knowing for sure when yours will peak, but I did some research and talking amongst women myself.  I see many women claim their morning sickness peak was around weeks 7-9

Some women never get over their morning sickness, it just keeps going right on up to the end. Though experts aren't for sure what causes morning sickness, it's thought to be a rise in hormone levels of hCG.  There are some things you can do to stop morning sickness. 


Read my related post on stopping morning sickness

Wishing you a great pregnancy and all the best! 
 
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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

5 Tips to Stop Morning Sickness Fast

1.  Cinnmamon-


Cinnamon is a natural remedy for nausea.  If you have some handy you can put sticks into coffee or tea (hopefully the decaff kind), or sprinkle some onto your toast or cereal.  Personally to stop morning sickness and nausea alike just chewing a piece of Big Red gum seems to work very well.  You can also keep some cinnamon candies handy, like on your night stand, and pop one in your mouth as soon as you get up in the morning.


Stop Morning Sickness Fast- Peppermint
Peppermint is known to be a natural remedy for nausea and can help
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2.  Peppermint-


Baby HumorPeppermint is again another natural remedy for nausea and can do wonders for your morning sickness.  Peppermint candy or gum as above works very well.  You can also opt for some peppermint herbal tea.  You can even try a little aromatherapy and use peppermint oil on a cotton ball.  Keep that cotton ball in a small plastic bag in your pocket then pull it out and take a whiff  anytime you want to stop nausea and morning sickness!

Extra- A little baby humor to make
you smile!

3.  Ginger-


Ginger is touted as one of the best cures for nausea out there.  You can actually find it in gum but it's not as easy as the cinnamon and peppermint.  Instead you'll have better luck if you drink it in tea form.  There are many recipes out there to make your own herbal tea from ginger or you can buy ready to brew.

Another option is buy fresh ginger from the store and chew on a few sprigs any time you feel nauseated.  This gets you a little of the herbs juices, and many swear by this remedy.  Don't forget about Ginger Ale either!  Sipping on a little Ginger Ale can really help too!

4.  Pressure Point-

There is a pressure point located on your wrist that is said to cure nausea fast and can be very handy for stopping morning sickness.  Turn your palm toward the ceiling.  Place two fingers from your other hand right at the beginning of your wrist.  You're measuring two finger widths down, and where your fingers stop is your starting point.  Place your thumb right below those two fingers in the middle of your wrist.  Begin firmly massaging but not painfully, moving upward until you feel your wrist bones.  Stop there and massage for several minutes.  Presto!  Stops morning sickness fast!   Refer to the video for visual instructions.

5.  Doctor's Remedy-


An elderly doctor once told me that the best cure for morning sickness or nausea was to eat about half a bowl of completely plain oatmeal.  Then eat a piece of plain dry toast.  Finish off with a stick of cinnamon gum.  He swears by it and says he's used it for years and has worked like a charm.  I've tried the toast with the gum and it has worked.  I was usually too nauseated to attempt the oatmeal though.  It's definitely worth a try!


Thursday, June 7, 2012

5 Uncommon Signs Of Pregnancy

Ok so we are all pretty much aware of the more common signs of pregnancy.  A missed period, a positive pregnancy test, sore or tender breasts, and spotting are some of the more common signs.

Spotting is caused due to the egg implanting into the uterus and this can often be mistaken for a light menstrual period.

A missed period is a huge sign that you are pregnant but you may not miss your first period right after conceiving, or you may mistake implantation bleeding for this.

A positive pregnancy test is pretty much a sure sign, but it can take up to a month for a positive result to come up. And still there is a small percentage of women who take even longer to show positive.

Sore and tender breasts can easily be overlooked or attributed to something else.  So here is a list of some of the more uncommon or rather less noticeable signs of pregnancy!  

Look for these less noticeable early signs of pregnancy!
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1.  Dizziness

When we become pregnant our blood vessels dilate and our body begins to make more blood.  It takes a while for our blood pressure to catch up to this change.  So having bigger vessels but not quite enough blood to fill them yet can result in dizziness and passing out.  Many women have an episode of dizziness or even faint, go to the doctor and discover they're pregnant!

2.  Frequent Urination


We go through a lot of hormonal changes when we become pregnant.  Some of these hormonal changes result in frequent urination.  So if you notice yourself frequenting the bathroom, you might take a closer look at the situation, you could be in for a surprise.

3.  Mood Swings


This can easily be attributed to other things as well.  I noticed that I began crying a lot.  I mean just at random commercials, and I had no idea why I thought they were so touching!  I also became very irritable and frequently bit my poor husband's head off, ha ha!



4. Dark Areolas 


Ok so you may notice your breasts are sore and you may not.  But noticing darkening of the areolas combined with tenderness or other symptoms can be a big sign of pregnancy! If you're trying to get pregnant, watching for changes in your breast may be one of the first indicators you've conceived.

5.  Low Blood Sugar 


You may notice an overall fatigue, or just feeling really poorly.  You may even be very irritable or grumpy.  These are all signs of low blood sugar, and many women suffer low blood sugar during the first trimester of pregnancy.  I frequently had low blood sugar beginning around 4-6 weeks and lasting all the way till week 12.

If you begin feeling this way, try eating a little snack.  If you notice a big difference in how you feel, the culprit could be low blood sugar.  If you suspect that's what it is, you can go to the store and buy a glucometer to check at home.  If you are pregnant and having blood sugar problems it's a good idea to have one of these on hand anyways!

Keep in mind that though these are some of less noticeable or obvious signs of pregnancy, noticing these things does not always mean you're pregnant.  There are many other causes for the symptoms listed above and the only sure fire way of knowing is going to the doctor.  Even at home pregnancy tests, though very accurate, can malfunction or show false results on occasion!



Here are some related posts you can check out as well:

Pregnancy and Ovulation

Foods To Improve Fertility

Tips For Using Ovulation Kits

And for him- Ways to Increase Sperm Count and Motility

Monday, June 4, 2012

5 Unique Ways to Increase Sperm Count and Motility

1.  If you smoke marijuana, even on occasion, stop.  Studies have shown that men who smoke marijuana tend to have sperm that behave abnormally not to mention an overall sperm count that is lower than men who don't.  It's been shown to decrease your overall volume of semen as well.



Increase sperm count and motility
Use these methods to improve sperm count and
 motility naturally!
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2.  Eat oysters!  Oysters are one of the few foods scientifically proven to increase fertility.  One reason is the increased Zinc they contain.  Zinc is incredibly important in maintain adequate sperm counts and semen volume.  It also helps to maintain adequate testosterone levels.  You know what increased testosterone levels mean, increased sex drive!

3.  Drink a cup of coffee before sex.  The caffeine in coffee has shown to improve motility in sperm.  What this means is your swimmers basically swim stronger and faster!  So indulge in that cup of coffee just before intercourse!

4.  Have some dark chocolate with that cup of coffee as well.  It contains L-Arginine HCL which may actually greatly increase your sperm count, which in turn would increase your volume!  Just be sure and eat it in moderation.  


5.  Garlic contains an important ingredient that promotes blood flow to the reproductive system.  This can really increase sperm counts.  You can try adding a bit of garlic to your food, or try taking a garlic supplement.  Just remember, never start taking any new medication or supplement without consulting your doctor.  

If you and your partner are having difficulty getting pregnant, don't waste anymore time! 


Summary


There are many things you can do to help promote increased sperm count and motility.  Living and eating healthy is important to all maintain your overall health as well as the health of your reproductive system.  So stop detrimental habits, eat oysters, dark chocolate, and garlic (not recommended together.....ewww!), and have some coffee before intercourse.  Here is information on foods to increase fertility and information on ovulation and pregnancy to help you and your loved one conceive.