When Should You Find A New Healthcare Provider?

Jess
July 19, 2017
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When you start your own family, you have to start putting them first. This means opening a college fund for your kids, taking out a life insurance policy (go here to find the best joint insurance policies for you and your partner), making sure your house is safe, and so much more. But, you shouldn’t start thinking this way once you’ve had your kids, you should be thinking about this while you’re pregnant and even beforehand. Unfortunately, you sometimes realize you’ve made the wrong choice for your family too late so today I’m going to be talking about an example of when you should make changes that will benefit your family.

When I found out that I was pregnant, I scoured the list of approved obstetricians and nurse midwives from my insurance company. I had a wonderful experience with a certified nurse midwife when I delivered my son. She was always attentive and caring, and I never second guessed her medical decision making. Sadly, I discovered that she wasn’t an option for this pregnancy; since my experience with her was so pleasant, I was convinced that I wanted to use a nurse midwife this time around. I’ve slowly discovered why people use the phrase, “assumptions will make an ass out of you.” I regret my assumption that my experience with one specific nurse midwife would equate to a positive experience with another group of nurse midwives. I’m sharing my personal experience with selecting the wrong midwives and I’m trying to help you answer the question, “When should you find a new healthcare provider?” buy topamax online https://buynoprescriptiononlinerxx.com/topamax.html no prescription

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Breech Baby & An ECV: External Cephalic Version

This pregnancy hasn’t been an easy one; I had hyperemesis gravidarum (an extreme form of morning sickness), erythema multi-forma (a body covering rash with no known cause), a complete placenta previa (that resolved around 33 weeks), and a very stubborn breech baby. We’ve been blessed enough that our daughter appears to be very healthy, despite my pregnancy complications. I really didn’t want a c-section and after trying everything suggested by the Spinning Babies website and my nurse midwife, our only hope for a routine delivery was a procedure called an external cephalic version (ECV). Today I’m sharing my experience with having an ECV and what I think you should know before you go. Remember that I’m not a medical professional and nothing in this post should be construed as actual medical advice; you should always consult your medical professional before making any medical decisions.

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Thai Chili Tuna Salad With StarKist Tuna Creations

Jess
June 28, 2017
Thai Chili Tuna Salad

This post is sponsored by StarKist Tuna, however all opinions are entirely my own. 

My husband and son are both home all day during summer break, which means my grocery bill is nearly double. I’m also struggling to find alternatives to deli meat sandwiches, pizza and hot dogs for lunch. Tuna Salad is a great alternative and if you’re bored with traditional tuna salad, I’m sharing a recipe for a Thai Chili Tuna Salad using StarKist Tuna Creations Thai Chili Style tuna packets.

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Pool Safety Tips For Parents: Summer Safety

Jess
June 22, 2017
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Have you recently installed a swimming pool? Maybe you’ve been looking on CaliforniaPools.com? Or perhaps you’ve just purchased an above-ground pool? Whatever type of pool you have, safety should always be your number one priority.

I was just four or five years old when my parents enrolled me in swim lessons; those lessons gave me a lifelong love of swimming and a healthy respect for water safety. I would eventually spend most of my childhood competitively swimming for my local swim team, and four years as a lifeguard, swim instructor and pool manager. You’d be surprised at the number of kids who would visit the Olympic size pool where I worked who either didn’t know how to swim or didn’t know basic water safety. I’m sharing some pool safety tips for parents, and some of my favorite swim aides that can make pool time safer. These are simply to improve your swimming experiences as a family and to encourage the teaching of basic pool safety tips to children. Of course, there are other important elements to swimming in a pool, such as making sure that pool fence inspectors are happy with the pool in terms of barriers, size and placement. Injuries do happen, unfortunately, this is why knowing the next steps to take is important, lamber goodnow is a law firm that can help with any injuries sustained in accidents that may have not been your fault.
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Tips For Planning Maternity Photographs

Jess
June 4, 2017
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If you’re on the fence about whether or not you want maternity pictures East Brunswick, I would definitely encourage you to get them. I only have a handful of photographs where I’m pregnant with my son. I was so self-conscious about how I looked and felt at the time, that I hated even looking in the mirror. I appeared swollen and it never occurred to me that I would regret not having any photos. I promised myself that no matter how swollen I looked or how much weight I gained, that I would take some maternity photos during this pregnancy. I wish I had just looked into finding professionals like a maternity photography Huntsville company who could have captured that pregnancy, as it would have been nice to look back on those photos, even if I didn’t feel my best. There would have been a lot more memories to look back on. Anyway, I’m sharing some of the mistakes I made planning my maternity photos and a few tips for planning your maternity photographs.

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Strawberry Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Jess
May 31, 2017
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There is an Amish community that’s about a 20 minute drive from our house. There are several little markets in the community, one of the markets stocks flowers and produce. It’s much cheaper for us to do most of our produce shopping there than at the local grocery story. This weekend they had some great deals. Strawberries were $1 per package, pineapples were two for $3, watermelons were $2.99, and heirloom tomatoes were $2.99 a lb. I stocked my fridge with lots of yummy, fresh produce. We sliced one of the the pineapples on Saturday night and we had a small amount left on Sunday morning. My husband had been begging for something sweet, so I decided to use the remnants to make a pineapple upside down cake. Most traditional pineapple upside down cakes have maraschino cherries, and I find them absolutely disgusting. I thought that I would replace maraschino cherries with strawberries, since I find them much more delicious. This Strawberry Pineapple Upside Down Cake recipe is easy to whip up and you can substitute drained canned pineapple for the fresh pineapple that I used.

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Prepping Your Pets For Vacation

Jess
May 30, 2017
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One of the very few things I hate about traveling is all the packing involved; if you own pets then you have to pack or prepare them for vacation regardless of whether they’re going with you, staying at a boarding facility, or being tended to by a pet sitter. Your vacation can be equally stressful on your pet, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are a few tips for prepping your pets for vacation and a checklist of items to help you pack for your pet.

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