Our loving warning to you is to make sure you get pregnant before letting your partner listen to this adorable list! Ha! We must say we had a ton of fun recording this podcast and thinking through all of things our poor partners have to deal with. As moms, we mostly embrace all of the changes that happen to our body like our growing belly, lack of sleep and funny food cravings because, well, it's happening to us. We get excited even if it's not fun, knowing that it is all part of growing a baby. Partners though, they really kind of get taken by surprise with some of the changes and expectations in pregnancy, birth and postpartum so we thought it was fun to dive right in and cover those here. We hope you have a good laugh and learn along the way.
2:38 - As women, we get pretty excited about the changes that happen during pregnancy, but how do our partners feel about all of this?
3:28 - Get ready for the pregnancy list: room on the bed dwindling, lots of pillows,...
We asked you what was ailing you and it turns out that the responses we got were a lot of the same pregnancy complaints- things that top the list for pregnant women all over the world. You are NOT alone! So we made our list, did the research, and we are excited to give you all the details about how you can find relief.
Because we wanted to cover the solutions to these common ailments in detail, we decided to split this topic up into 2 episodes. Here's what we covered in Part 1:
-About half of pregnant women experience this sometime throughout their pregnancy
-Caused by the hormones Relaxin & Progesterone
-Valve between esophagus and stomach that allows food to pass through and cuts off stomach acid from coming back up gets relaxed from those hormones.
-Things move more slowly through body
-Big meals can especially cause it
-Baby getting bigger and creating more pressure on stomach, moving it higher
-Eat smaller, more frequent meals, sit up...