Best Contraction Timer apps during Labor & Terms explained!

Is it time to go to the hospital? Are these contractions real or false? How do I know?!!best-contraction-timer-apps

The answer to all these questions lies in your contraction time.

The timing and frequency of your contractions is an essential indicator of what phase of labor you are in, and when you need to go to the hospital. You can either do it on a paper by writing down the start time and duration (in seconds) of your contractions and do the calculations yourself, or you can use your smartphone to download an app that will do these calculations for you.

The main thing separating “real” labor from “false” labor is that in true labor, your contractions will get progressively longer, stronger, and closer together.

Here are some of the terms that you may come across when you see a contraction timer app:

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Top 12 Dangerous Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy

12-foods-to-avoid-pregnancyWe all want what’s best for our kids, starting from the day we know they exist! Do you know some of the most dangerous foods for your baby are the most common ones you eat? Need help understanding what is safe to eat during pregnancy?

Start with the basics in pregnancy nutrition. Understanding what foods to avoid during pregnancy can help you make the healthiest choices for you and your baby.

Please note that though a lot of research has been done regarding pregnancy and babies, a lot more needs to be done. Experimenting with fetuses/newborns/babies has many moral and legal complications and obligations, so most of the information available to you is through based on research done by collecting responses of mothers who may/may not observe and keep a close eye on everything they eat, drink and do and in what amounts! So, use your discretion when following pregnancy advice and remember, it is better to be safe (and avoid) than be sorry later.

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IUD – My Experience With Mirena

What are long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) methods?

Long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) methods include the intrauterine device (IUD) and the birth control implant. Both methods are highly effective in preventing pregnancy, last for several years, and are easy to use. Both are reversible—if you want to become pregnant or if you want to stop using them, you can have them removed at any time.

What is an IUD?

An intrauterine device (IUD) is a little, t-shaped piece of plastic inserted into the uterus to provide birth control.

The IUD is a small, T-shaped, plastic device that is inserted into and left inside the uterus. There are two types of IUDs:

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Insurance during pregnancy – Most important questions to ask

Health insurance is very complicated and it is mainly because there are so many Insurance-Questions-Iconfactors that effect it. There is no single solution for everyone so it is very important to do your own research for your specific needs before you jump into it so you can avoid surprises and plan ahead. Here are some quick tips that may work for you.

Having a baby usually involves 3 phases from the insurance and doctor visit standpoint:
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