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Pregnancy and Motherhood

Pregnancy & Motherhood

Learn to navigate pregnancy and motherhood with the community at Fempower Health. Discover valuable resources from prenatal care to postpartum support.

From Planning to Parenthood:
Key Highlights from Experts on the Stages of Pregnancy
  • Be proactive and visit your OB-GYN to ensure your body is ready to conceive. Discuss possibly visiting a maternal-fetal medicine specialist.

  • If you’ve been struggling to conceive, seek guidance from your OB-GYN who can help. (can we navigate them to the fertility page?)

  • Understand the importance of preconception care, how to balance hormones to get pregnant, and preparing your body for pregnancy.

  • Know the early pregnancy symptoms, stay informed about what to expect, and ask your doctor about preventable issues during pregnancy. (there is an episode on this…Maybe FAQs?)

  • Consult with a pelvic floor physical therapist (PT) to optimize pelvic health, regardless of birth plan. (can we direct them to the pelvic health page?)

  • Pelvic floor PTs can also guide you about different birthing positions to suit your body type and minimize potential issues like diastasis rectus abdominis and prolapse.

  • Explore options such as midwives or doulas for additional support during childbirth.

  • Seek support to navigate the emotional and physical challenges of postpartum life.

  • Understand the impact of hormone changes and ways to manage them.

  • Learn strategies for coping with sleep deprivation and adjusting to life with a newborn.

  • Seek professional help for any postpartum concerns that arise.

“It’s best to see a doctor before you try to get pregnant and they can guide you on whether you need a MFM consultation.  You definitely need to visit a MFM (maternal fetal medicine specialist) if you have an underlying condition, however.”

- Dr. Joanne Stone

Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist at Mount Sinai

Expert Interviews

Embrace Motherhood: Expert Insights & Empowering Conversations

Listen to Fempower Health Podcast episodes dedicated to pregnancy and motherhood. We cover topics like fertility, hormones during pregnancy, postpartum support, single moms, black motherhood, mental health, and more. Empower yourself before, during, and after pregnancy, and learn to nurture your well-being as a mother. Tune in now and navigate the beautiful journey of motherhood with confidence.

The Pregnancy & Motherhood Bookshop

Celebrate your pregnancy journey with Fempower Health's expertly curated book recommendations. Our selection covers everything from conception to postpartum, plus commonly asked-about topics like pregnancy and sex.


Find a Lactation Consultant

by International Lactation Consultant Association


New Insights on Pelvic Floor Damage after Vaginal Birth, and New Directions for Treatment

UC San Diego bioengineers and physician-scientists are working together to improve treatment for pelvic floor disorders that impact close to a quarter of women in the U.S.


Blood Test for Preeclampsia Gains Approval

by Contemporary OBGYN


Preeclampsia Guidelines

by American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)


Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

by CBS



Whether you are pregnant, about to deliver, or a new mom in the postpartum phase, support is key! The Fempower Health blog is here to support you on your journey.

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