This resource is being posted in response to the discussion entitled "350 Pounds and Pregnant"
I highly recommend you try out the Prenatal Cradle. It's a pregnancy supporter that is designed to accommodate women weighing up to 350 pounds. The purpose of the support garment is to help relieve pain associated with pregnancy. It helps relieve abdominal and back pain, but also pain and swelling in the ankles and feet, shoulder and neck pain, pain in the hips and breasts due to expansion and/or tenderness, as well as just about any other pregnancy pain imaginable.
The best part is, while effective in helping to relieve this pain, the Prenatal Cradle is able to accomplish these ends without the use of narcotic substances.
Point being, if you're 350 pounds and pregnant (or any size and pregnant for that matter - they make them in nine sizes ranging from extra-petite to extra-large), you should probably look into getting either a prenatal cradle or Best Cradle (adjustable version) maternity support. They are available at any fine maternity store as well as online (they're a lot cheaper online).
One more word of advice: Don't accept substitutions! This is a product for which there are a lot of cheap, made-in-China imitations on the market, many of which are easier to find than the actual Prenatal Cradle.
A belly band is not the same thing, nor are any of the other knock-offs of any variation. Make sure you ask for this one by name, because if you don't you'll have spend $40-$70 and will find that it's either uncomfortable or doesn't offer the needed support.
Spare yourself the pain and agony now. You'll be glad you did.
FWIW, I do not work for the company that makes these products, and only know this stuff from the line of work that I am involved with, which places me in contact with a lot of women who are pregnant and sore.View Thread
Excellent, accurate, up to date and informative site with articles by and experienced UK doctor See this link for a detailed article about fibroids in pregnancy: Fibroid during pregnancy There is also information about how to shrink fibroids naturallyView Thread
Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome is a condition in which an infant is born into immediate symptoms of drug withdrawal. This condition is most commonly associated in the children of mothers who used opiate drugs during pregnancy.
Five times as many babies are being born addicted to drugs according to a recent study published in JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association). What's just as troubling, according to the researchers responsible for the clinical trial is that very little if anything is being done about the problem.
Some well intentioned health blogs have posted their own suggestions, such as using topical pain relievers instead of narcotics while pregnant. However, solutions like these only serve to help those who develop their addictions after becoming pregnant.
The scientists went on to lament in a corresponding editorial the fact that these poor babies' first experience of the world is the intense pain and discomfort associated with narcotic and in particular opioid withdrawals.View Thread
As mothers, we all want to be cautious and aware of the possible risks that our environment may have on our children. Though we cannot remove every harmful exposure that may come about, there are steps that we can take to help better our little ones' safety and health.
WebMD's health-e head2toe tool is a great resource for all of us parents to check on how environmental exposure may be affecting our children. Please try out the tool and leave any feedback below. View Thread
I noticed a few of the members in the community speak of their little one's experiencing a diaphragmatic hernia, which I am sure can be scary for the whole family. Here is a great WebMD video explaining this complication and the treatment that can be done to repair this issue.
I'm so excited to share...I'm pregnant after trying about 5 years..It is such a blessing..I would like to encourage anyone that is trying..Don't give up mine was done without in meds..Just a blessing from god..View Thread
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