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Let’s be real. Women in general have a higher pain threshold than most men – they routinely endure waxing and childbirth. This doesn’t change the fact that pregnancy can be difficult. It can be even harder if you suffer from fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is painful and exhausting to deal with under the best circumstances and pregnancy can make it worse. On the plus side, most women with fibromyalgia experience normal labor and have healthy full-term babies. To make it easier to get through your pregnancy with minimal discomfort it’s important that you have a clear understanding of fibromyalgia and how it...

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This post may contain referral/affiliate links. If you buy something, Ecocentric Mom may earn a commission.  Feeding Every Craving Before I had my daughter, I was under the impression that pregnancy cravings were just that – cravings. I’ve never been particularly “thin”, thanks to my genetics, body type, and growing up playing soccer, but I figured if I could beat PMS cravings, this whole pregnancy craving thing would be a walk in the park. Oh, self. Oh my sweet, sweet, naive self. My first pregnancy was filled with cinnamon rolls, chocolate milkshakes and banana splits. I didn’t gain much weight...

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One thing I love about being pregnant is being told I’m “glowing”. It’s great, because it either means:

a) I look awful, people feel sorry for me and are trying to make me feel better by giving me a compliment. My husband brings me tacos on particularly rough days.

b) I really am rocking it! Because I have a 2 year-old to chase around, this is rarely ever what people mean, but when it’s on, I know I look good! I hope you flaunt it when you’re feeling it too!

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Beauty Tips, Eco-Baby and Postpartum Resources, postpartum, pregnancy -

When I became pregnant with my first child, I remember becoming mildly obsessed with trying to anticipate all the changes that would be happening to my body. Everyone around me had advice or a sure-proof way to prevent stretch marks — body oil, lotions, and plenty of old wives’ tales. As an esthetician student at […]

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Remember the first OB visit when you initially found out you were pregnant? You likely faced an information overload from your clinician that was impossible to retain. The doctor often rattles off a long list of medications to avoid now that you’re expecting, which may have resembled a frazzled waitress listing off 15 different salad dressings.

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