Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Staying fit can help ease your labor!

Exercise during pregnancy is so important! Under your Dr.s supervision, you may be allowed to continue activities you enjoyed prior to pregnancy. 

I LOVE this video! Dr. Biter is affectionately called "Dr. Wonderful"... here's a hint of why...  enjoy!!

>YouTube – Pregnant Running Full Term With My San Diego Obgyn Dr. Robert Biter – Fitness During Pregnancy
Do you have any pregnancy fitness tips or stories to share?

Thursday, September 22, 2011

I think I suffer from Eisoptrophobia - the fear of mirrors or of seeing oneself in a mirror. I have to face this fear every morning! I have the worst bed head ever! One day I just might laugh myself to death!

One fear I do not suffer from is Somniphobia- the fear of sleep! Can I get an Amen?! :)

Fears during pregnancy are not only common, but normal too. They can be a good tool to help you know what to discuss with your Doctor or Doula.

Fears left unaddressed can have a negative impact on your labor and delivery. They can raise your blood pressure, increase you perception of pain, and lower your tolerance, and even stall your labor all together.

Some fears are unrealistic. They may be based on myths or situations which are very rare and unlikely. It is important to speak up about these things and gather correct information from those who are well educated. Too many opinions from others can add to your fears rather than ease them.

When a fear is reasonable; such as when you have had a previous traumatic birth experience; speaking to an educated doula can help you realize the basis of your fears, and she can provide you with the necessary steps to address them. She can also equip you with accurate information and help you develop coping techniques.

Comment with what you are/were afraid of, and how you dealt with it!

hugs n love to ya!
Shannon =)
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