Pregistry Newsletter- December 28, 2020

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ALL ABOUT

SOME OF THE MOST FRUSTRATING 3RD TRIMESTER MOMENTS

That pre-birth glow, the healthy skin, the perfectly round bump and flowing glossy hair – the magazines would certainly have us believe that pregnancy is a pretty glamorous affair. Suddenly you’re entering into your third trimester of pregnancy, struggling to walk without waddling and craving the most random of food combinations. You’ve reluctantly accepted that pregnancy wasn’t quite the Insta-perfect reality you were lead to believe. Read the full article here!

EXPERT REPORT

ABDOMINAL PAIN DURING PREGNANCY

Abdominal pains during pregnancy can be disconcerting and frightening. They can range from severe shooting pains to twinges in your abdomen- feeling almost like your baby kicked just a little too hard. The concern about abdominal pain is that it is difficult to gage whether your pain could be contractions, cause for serious concern, gas, or a myriad of other conditions pregnancy causes your body to weather through. Read our blog on The Pulse here, and available now, our extensive Expert Report about pain written by one of our doctors!

LAST WEEK’S TOP BLOG

GIVING BIRTH ON YOUR BACK

Just about every movie with a birth scene has the birthing person on their back in the hospital bed. And while it’s true that this position makes it easy for care providers—doctors or midwives—to see things clearly as you push your baby out, it also might not be the best choice in terms of the birthing person’s experience. It’s also interesting that this is such a common experience for birthing people, because many care providers advise you NOT to lie on your back for extended periods of time during pregnancy to preserve blood flow to the uterus. If you’re pregnant, you’ve probably thought a lot about how you’ll give birth, so read on to learn the evidence behind giving birth in different positions and ideas for maximizing body positioning and gravity to get your baby out. Read the full article here!

PREGISTRY FEATURES 

FUN AND INSPIRATION

Pregistry has many useful tools to help you during your pregnancy. One example is our “Fun and Inspiration” section, which is full of photos, comics, and quotes that will make you laugh and give you inspiration during those hard days. Learn more here!

Pregistry’s vision is a world in which all pregnant women and their health care providers have the accurate information they need to successfully treat medical conditions that occur during pregnancy and ensure the best health outcomes for mothers and their babies. 
Sarita Balaban
Sarita Balaban is an undergraduate student at Touro College Los Angeles. As a Digital Marketing Associate, Sarita edits Pregistry's weekly newsletter and designs images for our social medial channels.

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