Sometimes you just need to step away from work. This month I am working on "being present".
Since 49% of pregnancies in the US are unplanned, contraception should alway be a dependable option for women of child bearing age. My new favorite birth control is the Nexplanon. I love this method because it is 99% effective... you ain't getting pregnant with this one... it lasts for 3 years, it's discreet, placement is … Continue reading Nexplanon
Spent my last day of age 34 in the clinic... this is pretty much every day. Gotta love nursing!! 8:00am "Let's get this day started!" 12:30 pm "What did I just see?" 4:30 pm "Mercy."
Many people think that high blood pressure is something the mostly affects men, but primary hypertension is just as common in women as it is in men. If your blood pressure is usually above 130/80, you have high blood pressure. When you are hypertensive, your heart is having to work a lot than it should … Continue reading WWHT: Women and High Blood Pressure
I wore my red to work today in support of awareness for women's cardiovascular health! Will be covering hypertension on next weeks WWHT ❤️
Abortion is defined pregnancy loss occurring before 20 weeks. When most people hear the word they think the elective procedure but a Spontaneous Abortion happens without any intervention. In the medical world, we refer to a miscarriage as a spontaneous abortion. We also refer to this as Early Pregnancy Loss or EPL. Early pregnancy loss … Continue reading Early Pregnancy Loss
Day 39 Final DayWell, I woke up this morning with Bean glued to me. But not nursing! I know yesterday I was feeling pretty sad about ending our nursing journey. I left by saying I was considering nursing Bean one last time. Breastfeeding has truly been one of the sweetest things I’ve ever experienced. Nursing … Continue reading Weaning Bean, 40 Days and 40 Nights
Day 38 Bittersweet Last night was the second night in Kaleb's life that he went to sleep beside me without nursing. Last night was even easier. Witt nipples taped down, I began reminding Bean that there was no more Night-night. I asked him if he was ready to go lay down and go to sleep. … Continue reading Weaning Bean, 40 Days and 40 Nights
Day 37 Band-aid trick I guess most everyone has seen the video that's gone viral with the mom who places bandaids over her nipples as a weaning strategy. This video is hilarious because the toddler looks less than amused when she sees her nipples aren't there. If you haven't seen the video, here's the … Continue reading Weaning Bean, 40 Days and 40 Nights
Day 36 FocusedMy little night away gave me a much needed fill up! You know how they say "you can't take care of everyone else with out taking care of yourself first."? It's true! I came home feeling full of love and energy. I'm ready to tackle these last few days and cherish the end … Continue reading Weaning Bean, 40 Days and 40 Nights