Planning and Preparing

To All the Expecting Fathers: This Bumpy Truth is for YOU!

Welcome to Our Blog about Pregnancy, Nutrition and Life The Bumpy Truth blog is written by Kristina B., a fitness instructor with a desire to help others live a balanced and healthy lifestyle. Her love for wine and chocolate as well as organic foods helps her understand that knowledge is power and moderation is key. […]

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Developing a Fertility Life Plan

Do you want kids? When would you like to have kids? How many kids would you like? The right time to reflect on such questions is early on in a woman’s reproductive life.  After a reflection, a fertility life plan can be developed. Such a fertility life plan could be written down and discussed with a […]

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Preconception Wellness: Being Prepared for the Unexpected

Preconception Wellness: Being Prepared for Eventualities The concern for an expected baby can be a powerful motivating factor to help develop preconception wellness. The rate of smoking cessation during pregnancy illustrates this power. Among US women smoking 3 months before pregnancy, 55% stop during their pregnancy. Quitting smoking makes premature birth less likely, thereby increasing […]

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Am I Pregnant, Or…?

Am I Pregnant, or Is It Something Else? When you become sexually active, it comes with a lot of “what ifs,” the main one being am I pregnant? Since many symptoms of pregnancy are not specific only to pregnancy, women often wonder if their symptoms are due to…

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Pregnancy Symptom Alternatives

Before you make any assumptions about your pregnancy-like symptoms, you may want to know about all of the other causes of those symptoms unrelated to pregnancy.

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How to Get Pregnant Naturally

Are you looking for the quickest and easiest way to get pregnant, without interventions? Learn how physical health and more can affect getting pregnant naturally.

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Nesting During Pregnancy

Near the end of pregnancy, a number of women may experience what is known as the “nesting instinct.” It may manifest as an increase in energy and desire to clean.

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Postpartum Doula

Postpartum doulas assist with physical and emotional recovery of the mother, as well as, helping with the needs of the baby. Learn about postpartum doula support.

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Life Insurance

Life insurance is typically either term life, or whole life insurance. Learn about how to provide for the ongoing needs of your family, in the event of your death.

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Importance of a Will

If you die without a will, your children’s financial future may be at risk. Find out more about how a legal will ensures your wishes for your children and estate are followed.

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Lactation Consultants

A new mom can give her breastfeeding relationship a great start. Learn about lactation consultants and other types of breastfeeding support available.

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Home Business for Mom

As a mom, the benefits of a home-based business is something you may want to consider for your family. Learn more about the opportunities available.

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Child Life Insurance

The need for child life insurance is not something most of us like to think about. However, it is wise to at least consider it. Come learn more about child life insurance.

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Choosing a Pediatrician

A pediatrician specializes in the care of infants, adolescents and children as old as 21. Learn helpful information and get an early start in choosing a pediatrician for your baby.

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Medical Terms to Know

There are some important medical terms you need to be aware of, if you are pregnant. Learn helpful information to assist you in your pregnancy experience.

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WIC

WIC assists pregnant women, women who have recently given birth, infants and children under the age of 5 years old. Learn more about the eligibility requirements.

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Maternity Leave

It is important to plan your maternity leave so that you and your family do not experience any unexpected financial challenges. Learn more about what maternity leave entails.

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Medicaid for Pregnant Women

Learn about Medicaid, which has many ways you can qualify—and even though income makes up part of the eligibility requirements, it is not solely based on that.

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Healthy Start

Healthy Start is focused on meeting the needs of women who are considered most at-risk for infant mortality, low birth weight and more. Learn more about this program.

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Your First Prenatal Visit

Generally, your first prenatal visit should occur when you are about 8 weeks pregnant. Learn about what to expect and some important questions to ask your doctor.

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Choosing an Obstetrician

An Obstetrician, or OB/GYN, is a medical doctor with specialized training in managing pregnancy, labor and birth. Learn tips on choosing an OB/GYN and more.

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Paternity Testing

DNA testing to establish paternity can be done before or after your baby is born. If you have had multiple partners, it’s natural for you to want to know who the father is.

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Preconception Nutrition

Learn about the nutrition that helps you have the healthiest pregnancy. Discover the nutrition that is best for both you and your baby.

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Trying to Conceive After Age 35

Trying to conceive after 35 may seem overwhelming, but there are ways to make getting pregnant easier. Learn how to increase your chances of conceiving after 35.

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Pregnancy Discrimination

Pregnancy discrimination is illegal, but it can happen. Learn about the pregnancy related protections available under the law, relating to your employer and health insurance.

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Preconception Health for Women

Preconception health for women is essential for having the healthiest pregnancy possible. Preconception health is also tied to your best chances of conception.

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