6 Exercise Tips for Pregnant Women

My son is 11 months old and before I was pregnant I thought it would be really easy to keep exercising right up until the day he was born. As a personal trainer, I knew I would have to scale back as the pregnancy progressed, but expected to keep training up to the end. When I had the first meeting with the midwife they suggested to keep training as usual as 'pregnancy is not an illness'.  I didn't listen to this advice, as I was lifting very heavy weights. You have to listen to your body....more
I found wearing supportive clothing really helped I loved shorts or leggings with supportive ...more

Why this matters to you

Mississippi, that beacon of racial harmony and progressive thought, is prosecuting Rennie Gibbs for the stillbirth of her baby girl, whom she named Samiya. Gibbs was a 16 year old girl when her labor was induced a month early after an ER discovered the fetus was already dead....more

Soon to be Amazing Mother!

Our amazing friend, Liha, is 27 weeks and expecting a very beautiful baby boy! She is going to make an exceptional mother and we are all so overly excited for her. ...more

Scary Emergency Situations: Getting to a Hospital on Time

Holidays always mean lots of traveling to visit friends and family. Most of the time everything goes well and nobody gets hurt. But sometimes it does. You could develop a mysterious rash after eating a seemingly delicious shrimp. Or, God forbid, end up in an accident. All of us have our own scary holiday stories. Luckily, we are usually in a place where we can easily access high quality healthcare, nearby....more

REUNION: Many variables involved.

As a First Mom, I wanted a reunion for as long as I could remember.  My extremely domineering mother forced a shotgun adoption when my child was about 7-8 months old after I had brought him home from the hospital, named him and had him baptised in our church although the name I gave him would have made him "the bastard" in school so I was repeatedly told.  I went to work as many single moms did in that day.  Fast forward to November 2012.  I had waited for the day for many decades as i was told that waiting for the adoptee to find you is the best way for a reunion to...more

Useless Epidural Advice: Think of the Letter C

All of a sudden I feel this sharp pain in my lower left back. The pain makes me tense, so when she puts the epidural in, she says, "Arch your back." The lovely nurse says, "Think of the letter C." I'm thinking of the letter C. Okay. The anesthesiologist nurse says, "I didn't get it. We will have to try again."...more
@MyMommysPlace That sounds like a lot better experience. Wish I had that calming feeling. I ...more