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Dear Leakies,Have you found confidence in yourself through the challenges you’ve faced in your parenting journey? Has feeding your baby taught you something about yourself? You’re not alone and we want to hear all about it, email your story to us at [email protected] with the subject #ConfidentMoms.
The first time I drove after finding out I was pregnant I discovered 5 things:
I had no confidence and was suddenly nervous about driving because my baby was an extra person to take care of and
Driving safely was challenging with constantly needing to vomit.
Safety was more important to me than it ever had been before.
Keeping our babies safe starts before they’re even born.
Everyone else in the whole world drives like they just don’t have they’re in a clown show! (I’m working on letting go of this one.)
It can be hard to tell what’s really a safety concern and what’s an old wives’ tale when you’re pregnant and so many well intended people will hurry to dispense even more confusing information that could just be a myth and not information at all. What practices are dangerous? What food should you really avoid and why? Are there any chemicals you should be worried about? Is your shampoo ok? What about your hair dye? Face wash? Sleeping on your back, yes or no? Is that thing about raising your arms about your head just something silly or is it a real thing? How to tell?
No really, how do you tell?
Four ways to figure out if the pregnancy warnings are real:
Talk to your health care provider. They’ve heard it all and if they don’t already know the answer, they know how to find the answer from a reliable, evidence based source. And if you aren’t sure about their answer, get a second opinion and of course…
Talk to your family and friends. We’re not alone in this life for a reason. Feel out your friends, ask their experience, and ask around. The answers may be diverse but that’s not a bad thing as you…
Do your own research. Use theCRAAP test to be sure the source and the information provided is something you should trust. But in the end…
Listen to your gut. If you can clear the noise around you, take some deep breaths, and just listen to yourself, that mom-sense is probably already starting to heighten. Listen to it. And don’t do something that makes you uncomfortable.
You’ve got this Leakies. You can keep your little ones safe when they’re inside and out.
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The Leaky B@@b does not intend to dispense medical advice and should not be considered medical advice or counsel. If you have a question about your health or the health of your child please consult your physician. The stories and information here are anecdotal and of personal opinion only and should not be used as a substitute for medical help.