If you haven't yet come across this term, let me first start by defining it. "Obstetric violence" is the physical, sexual, and/or verbal abuse, bullying, coercion, humiliation, and/or assault that occurs to laboring and birthing people by medical staff, including nurses, doctors, and midwives. In
People who are in labor, from early labor up to the point of pushing, often instinctively find ways to cope with contractions as a way to reduce pain. This is true for those who do not use pain medication as well as for those who do. In labor, a person's natural coping techniques may start to
One of the most noticeable and more challenging symptoms in the first trimester of pregnancy is fatigue. This run-over-by-a-truck, let-me-just-lie-down kind of exhaustion often catches first-time parents by surprise -- how could you be this tired when your baby is barely the size of a blueberry?
When done right, a salad can be a complete, hearty, and nutrient-dense meal -- and a perfect addition to your daily diet during pregnancy. The great thing about a salad is that you can pack in a loaded combination of your favorite foods, which also gives you a variety and multitude of different
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