Is your baby taking longer than expected to arrive? Once in the third trimester you begin to experience very uncomfortable situations such as difficulty sleeping, Braxton hicks, heartburn, swelling and ultimately have decided that you’ve had enough and you are done being pregnant. Unfortunately babies are on their own time schedule and unless you’re scheduled for a C-section or an induction it’s a waiting game. Fortunately there are some at home techniques to get things moving right along. I’m sure you’ve heard that walking, sex, and spicy food are all great options but what about evening primrose oil, acupressure, or nipple stimulation? There are a variety of safe and successful ways to get your body to begin the labor process and begin enjoying motherhood. This article give you 9 natural ways to induce labor.
We absolutely love it when celebrities open up about their own fertility struggles. It helps us all speak more about it and understand that we are not alone.
Putting a face to fertility issues, Jaime King took to Instagram on Friday, July 25, to explain in detail the painful lengths she went to in order to get pregnant with her son James, now 9 months.
“For all the women out there who think they are alone in this #youarenotalone #ihavetobebravetosupportothers #realtalkhatterrifiesus,” she captioned a picture of a long note.
In the note, King, 35, revealed that she spent eight years struggling before giving birth to James.
“8 yrs of pain & undiagnosed PSOC [Polycystic ovary syndrom] & Endometriosis,” she said. “5 miscarriages, 5 rounds of IVF [In vitro fertilization], 26 IUIs [Intrauterine insemination], most with no outcome, 4-1/2 years of trying to conceive, 26 hours of brutal labor, early delivery b/c of sudden preeclampsia, tearing and tearing after the stitches were in once I was home.”
The lengthy description inspired many of King’s followers to share their own stories in the post’s comment section and to thank and praise her for her honesty.
When battling infertility issues, there are a lot of factors that can arise. You are not alone and there are a lot of resources to help. It is a good idea to research support groups in your community so that you can talk with people who have been through the same thing. There are also a lot of websites that offer advice such as the one linked below. It gives coping techniques such as meditation, relaxation, dealing with the holidays, and when to seek help and where to go when the time has come. Nobody said that going through infertility issues was easy, but this article helps you manage the stress that it brings.
Below is a list of self-help suggestions that may ease the sting of your symptoms throughout the course of your recovery. Keep in mind that you may not feel well enough to do many of the things listed here. They are, however, reminders, that you continue to hold more power than you think you do, over the way you feel while you are healing.
The most important thing for you to do right now is to follow your doctor’s treatment plan, continue to take your medication if it has been prescribed for you, and keep in touch with those close to you, letting them know how you are feeling. After that, do what you are able, no more and no less. Take small steps, try not to be too hard on yourself and take one day at a time.
- Rest when your baby sleeps.
- Let your partner know how you are feeling.
- Make your needs a priority.
- Let others know what they can do to help.
- Avoid strict or rigid schedules.
- Give yourself permission to have negative feelings.
- Screen phone calls.
- Do not expect too much from yourself right now
- Allow yourself a moment to laugh.
- Avoid overdoing anything.
- Be careful asking too many people for advice.
- Trust your instincts.
- Set limits with your guests.
- Avoid people who make you feel bad.
- Set boundaries with people you can’t avoid.
- Eat well.
- Avoid caffeine and alcohol.
- Take a walk.
- Set small goals for yourself.
- Stay on all medications you have been instructed to take.
- Don’t be afraid to ask for help.
- Get out of the house.
- Don’t feel guilty, it wastes energy.
- Expect some good days and some bad days.
- Prioritize what needs to be done and what can wait.
- Thank your partner for helping you.
- Don’t compare yourself to others.
- Be very specific about what you need from your partner.
- Do not blame yourself.
- Delegate household duties.
- Do the best you can. If it doesn’t feel like enough, it’s enough for now.
- Encourage your partner to seek support from friends and outside activities.
- Confide in someone you trust.
- Remind yourself that all adjustments take time.
If you are experiencing infertility and seeking help to conceive a child, you know first-hand how expensive it can be. The good news is that depending on your income, you may qualify to deduct these expenses from your federal state taxes.
This article explains where to add your infertility costs such as mileage, in-vitro expenses, and even acupuncture. So, make sure you save all of those receipts!
Are you as an Intended Mother or your surrogate getting sent through these doctor appointments without a clear explanation of what is really going on? Well it’s time to take charge and educate yourself on all the procedures that are routine and/or recommended. This week we will begin with quad screening. This article offers you the basic information you need to know about quad screening. It will answer questions such as how the quad screen Test is performed, what the risks and side effects to the mother or baby are, when the quad screen test is performed, and what the quad screen test looks for.
In recent studies have shown that women start to lose interest in sex as their pregnancy progresses. For those pregnant women they will come up with even more excuses once the baby comes home. This article is about how to not fall into that rut and bring the sexy back into being pregnant.
Read more here for Keeping your Sex Drive Up while Pregnant for Surrogates & Intended Mothers
The Spanish ministries of Justice and Foreign Affairs are today issuing instructions to Consulates to restart the registration of children born to Spanish parents via surrogacy as they were doing in the past. This is great news for all of our Spanish clients who have been in limbo and concerned about their children’s legal status in Spain. Congrats!!
Read more here from El Pais about Spain Permitting Registration of Children born via Surrogacy.
Conceptual Options Pregnancy News: Medicine and Pregnancy for Surrogates and Intended Mothers
Get the facts before you take any medicines during pregnancy.
Many pregnant women take prescription medicines for health problems like diabetes, asthma, seizures, heartburn, and morning sickness. Other women take medicines before they realize they are pregnant. Not all medicines are safe to take when you are pregnant. Some medicines can harm your baby. Follow these four tips to help keep you and your baby safe.
- I want to have a baby. What should I do about the medicine I take? Before you get pregnant, work with your doctor to make a plan to help you safely use your medicines.
- What medicines should I avoid? Some drugs can harm your baby during different stages of your pregnancy. At these times, your doctor may have you take something else. Even aspirin or ibuprofen can cause problems if you take it during the last 3 months of your pregnancy.
- Will I need to take more or less of my medicine? Your heart and kidneys work harder when you are pregnant. This makes medicines pass through your body faster than usual. Your doctor may change how much you take.
- What kind of vitamins should I take? Ask about special vitamins for pregnant women. Do not take regular vitamins. They may have too much or too little of the vitamins that you need. It is important to take 0.4 mg of folic acid every day before you become pregnant through the first part of your pregnancy. Folic acid helps to prevent birth defects of the baby’s brain or spine.
- Can I take “natural” products like herbs, minerals, and amino acids? No one is sure if these are safe for pregnant women. So, it is best not to use them
- Call: 1-800-FDA-1088
- Report Online: www.accessdata.fda.
4. Sign up for a Pregnancy Registry. Pregnancy Exposure Registries are research studies that collect information from women who take prescription medicines or vaccines during pregnancy. Pregnancy registries help women and their doctors learn more about which medicines are safe to take during pregnancy.
The FDA does not run pregnancy studies, but it keeps a list of all registries. See if there is a registry for your medicine. Go to: www.fda.gov/