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Baby has a big graduation this week. Can you guess what it is? And get ready for a new curveball—courtesy of your changing pregnancy hormones!
Your baby hits a big milestone this week! She’s graduating from the “embryonic period” and entering the “fetal period.” So if you want to get all scientific, you can refer to your fetus now instead of your embryo. Although, we still prefer to call her your Baby Natural.
But the big news isn’t the name change. It’s that baby is safer now from developmental dangers. Whew!
Of course, as a natural mama, you still want to limit your exposure to environmental toxins, EMFs, and other harmful radiation. But it’s nice to know that baby is more in the clear now.
Baby Natural is about the size of a walnut, but much, much cuter. Her fingers and toes are becoming more defined, with tiny little nails growing in. And soft, fine hair (called lanugo) is now covering her skin.
I’ll never forget the fine hair that covered my son’s body when he was born—my sweet little monkey baby!
First, there's morning sickness. (Hang tight! It ends for most mamas around the second trimester.)
Then, there's the crazy extreme fatigue. (Couple more weeks for that too!)
Just when you thought it was safe to come out of hibernation, mother nature throws a new pregnancy curveball your way.
I’m afraid this is super common during pregnancy. And for a lot of mamas, it starts now.
You can thank your surging pregnancy hormones for the blockage. Progesterone helps the smooth muscles in your body relax. Which is a good thing—except when it comes to your digestive tract. There, the relaxed muscles can cause food to pass through your body more slowly, and with a little more… er, effort on your end.
But no worries! We have some natural remedies linked below that should have you feeling a little more regular in no time.
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You’re almost at 12 weeks, the classic time to tell friends, co-workers, and even family that you’re pregnant. (But if you're like me, you tell your mom the moment you get that positive pregnancy test!)
But how are you gonna do it? Pregnancy announcements are almost becoming an art form!
Well, if you’re looking for some inspiration, check out our Creative Pregnancy Announcement Round Up! We have ideas from the very simple, to much more elaborate.
And as an FYI, the more babies you have, the less creative you’re gonna be. Mama ain’t got time for that!