Maternity Fashion, pregnancy, Uncategorized

Pregnancy Love Month: #11: ‘Rock The Bump’

Focusing on #Pregnancy Love, I want to take a moment to celebrate 

Rocking the Baby Bump!

 

When I think about Maternity Wear/ Fashion , I am impressed. Styles have evolved to women showcasing the beauty of the baby bump.

I reflect on the 1950’s when Maternity Wear was more along these lines:

                              (pictures from google.com – BlogSpot-a little bit of everything & time-go.ru & pixabay.com)

While 1950s maternity fashion was  cute. (I am slightly bias , as I love anything vintage. ) Fashion was focused on loose flowing clothes that camouflaged the pregnancy.

Today, instead of hiding the bump, we can CELEBRATE the baby bump.img_7321img_7320

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picture source: Bossfight.com

There are so many stylish , cute, chic, elegant maternity fashion.

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Picture taken at Target ( One of my favorite places)

 

Pick your style, pick  your look

make it you

 and don’t forget to

‘ROCK THE BUMP’

with

Confidence

 

labor and delivery, pregnancy, ultrasound, Uncategorized

Pregnancy Love : #4: First Ultrasound

Focusing on #Pregnancy Love, I want to take a moment to celebrate 

Seeing   your

Baby

For the First Time

on

Ultrasound

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It is a wonderful feeling to know you are pregnant, to have feel pregnancy symptoms and know there is life within. Take that feeling and multiply it by 100- when you have your first ultrasound and you can “see your baby“.

That is why today for #Pregnancy Love Month, I want to celebrate that first ultrasound. An ultrasound is used to monitor pregnancy and to diagnose and monitor medical conditions that are not related to pregnancy (American College of  Obstetricians and Gynecolologist (ACOG), 2017).

This is a moment when your pregnancy becomes tangible. A connection between knowing you are pregnant and “knowing’ you are pregnant. Your first ultrasound is an  opportunity to ‘ see’ your baby. You may receive your first ultrasound at 7-8 weeks for a dating ultrasound. Do not be surprise if your baby looks like a “little bean”. Your doctor may schedule your  first ultrasound for an Anatomy ultrasound around 18-22 weeks, which is also called a Fetal Survey. This is the ultrasound where the doctor can see your baby in its entirety organs, bones, growth, and gender if  you desire.

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Whenever, you have your first ultrasound, CELEBRATE IT! This is the moment you can see that  your baby is thriving inside of you.

Celebrate your baby that you are ‘seeing’ . Celebrate your baby that  you are helping  blossom and become who he/she was born to be. Celebrate ‘seeing’ a dream come true!

Celebrate another reason to Love Pregnancy!

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Do you remember your first ultrasound?  Do you have an ultrasound story to tell. Comment below. I would love to hear from you!

 

 

 

 

 

Reference

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecolologist (ACOG), 2017

 

 

parenting, pregnancy, Uncategorized

Pregnancy Love : #3:First Baby’s Flutter

Focusing on #Pregnancy Love, I want to take a moment to celebrate 

Feeling  your

Baby’s

First Flutter

 

Your baby’s first flutter you feel is a moment to be celebrated this month.

That first flutter may leave you wondering : Is it gas? A twinge? Movement? Your imagination? Don’t worry moms , that flutter will soon turn into kicks and rolls – you may even be able to tell if its is a foot or hand 🙂

First time moms may feel this movement the first time around 18  to 20 weeks gestation. While moms-to-be again may feel this movement earlier(https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/259724-overview#a2).

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(DISCLAIMER: Please speak with your doctor about all concerns/questions regarding what is normal for your pregnancy).

This is a wonderful part of pregnancy to celebrate during # Pregnancy Love Month. That first felt baby movement is a moment you will always remember. From that moment on you will not only know your little one is inside, you will also feel your baby move.

Enjoy the moment ,  Enjoy the journey , Enjoy pregnancy

as you celebrate

#Pregnancy Love

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By: Mary E.,RN , BSN, MSN

Wife/ Mother/ Nurse

I would love to chat with you- leave a comment below…..

or email me at : theamazingadventuresofpregnancy@yahoo.com

 

Reference:

Rigby,F. B. , 2016. Common Pregnancy Complaints and Questions. Medscape found online: https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/259724-overview#a2