This is the first episode of our three part “What I Wish I Would Have Known” series. In part one, we’re focusing on all the things you wish someone would’ve told you about PREGNANCY! Here’s a brief overview of what’s covered:

  • Hormone and mood changes
  • What usually happens to breasts during pregnancy
  • Spotting – when it might happen and what it might mean
  • Varicose veins
  • Swelling… everywhere!
  • How to support a growing belly
  • Constipation and hemorrhoids
  • Ligament pain
  • Leg cramps – THE WORST! (Take this magnesium supplement to get rid of those awful things!)
  • Heartburn
  • Carpel tunnel
  • Discharge – FUN!
  • Changes in shoe size
  • Belly button stuff – NEAT!
  • Skin changes
  • Some basics about nutrition and exercise (check out the Spinning Babies website for more info about daily and weekly exercises to do in pregnancy)
  • The mental health side of pregnancy plus a few good resources for perinatal mood disorders:
  • What it means to have a ‘due date’ and why it’s so important to prepare for going past that date
  • The Last Days of Pregnancy: A Place of In-Between

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