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Dealing with Nausea in Late Pregnancy

You were likely expecting some degree of morning sickness, but is nausea in late pregnancy normal? Just like the first trimester, you may still encounter this unpleasant feeling throughout the third trimester. 9 months of running to the bathroom constantly and dealing with reflux sounds miserable, right? We are going to share some tips for battling nausea in later pregnancy. But first, let’s cover why it may return in the first place. What causes nausea in late pregnancy? Morning sickness and nausea are terms that are often used interchangeably, but it's important to note that they are not the same. Morning sickness is the unpleasant symptom you experience in the first trimester, where you are constantly running to the bathroom...

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Are Essential Oils Safe During Pregnancy?

We love them because they smell great and may even have therapeutic benefits, but are essential oils safe during pregnancy? There are tons of issues you’ll experience while pregnant that can be remedied with essential oils. But, with a developing child inside you, its fair to wonder what effects they could have on them. We will cover everything you need to know, and answer the question, “are essential oils safe during pregnancy?”. Using Essential Oils During the First Trimester of Your Pregnancy We have rather limited research as to how essential oils affect pregnancy, but we know one thing for sure - you should avoid essential oils during the first trimester. Using essential oils during the first trimester has been...

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Is Melatonin Safe During Pregnancy?

While you lay awake, tossing and turning, you have probably asked yourself the question, “Is melatonin safe during pregnancy?”. Especially if you were taking melatonin before your pregnancy, and you see the bottle sitting over on your nightstand, you can begin wondering what would happen if you were to start supplementing with it again. But, how will it affect the little one growing inside you? Struggling to fall asleep is nothing new for expecting mothers. You are likely well aware that certain sleep drugs can be harmful, but since melatonin is natural, maybe it is ok? When you have a developing fetus inside you, nothing is quite this simple. Let’s dive into what some of the research says regarding melatonin...

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Momsomnia: How to Cure Mom Insomnia

The phenomenon referred to as “momsomnia” is real, and it can sometimes be unbearable. Knowing you have no reason for being awake at 3:30 am, yet your unable to drift into sleep, is something many new mothers are familiar with. While this frustrating “condition” is very common, it's also pretty easy to fix! Before we give you some advice, let’s explain why this it’s happening in the first place. What is Momsomnia? “Momsomnia” is a clever term used to describe new mom insomnia. If you’ve made it this far, you’re probably aware expecting mothers struggle with sleep. You also understand that your baby is going to dictate your sleep cycle for a while. But, you may not have known that...

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Leg Cramps During Pregnancy

With the constant midnight bathroom trips and late night baby activity, there’s no doubt you’ll struggle to sleep. But to make matters worse, you’ll likely experience leg cramps during pregnancy while sleeping. Leg cramps can be painful enough as it is, but when they prevent you from getting a good night's rest they start to take a mental toll as well. These are unfortunately an expected side-effect of your pregnancy, but we are going to share a few things you can do to prevent them.  What Causes Leg Cramps During Pregnancy? There are lots of reasons expecting women get more leg cramps than normal, and when we explore them, it is no surprise. It’s very likely that more than one...

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