We here at Healthy Moms have been watching our community grow over the years with delight. There’s such a wide range of moms who take part in our discussions, but if there’s one thing we all have in common it’s that we’re all a little bit, um…crunchy. Maybe not all equally crunchy, but if you can’t relate to at least one of these signs that you’re a crunchy mom, then we’ll kick you out of our Facebook group. Kidding. Here are 15 signs you might be a crunchy mom:
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Did you dream of having your own family from the time that you were a little girl? I definitely did not. My own childhood is not one that I look back on fondly, and so I had this fear of parenting like I was parented and as a result convinced myself it would not be part of my life plan. “Stick with what you are good at” was my philosophy.
We all love it when our babies sleep 12, 11 or 10 hours straight. And we wish it would be like that all the time, but sometimes our 12-hour sleeper begins to wake up at 5:45, then 5:20 and so on. Early morning wakes are extremely difficult for parents. Who wants to get up at 5am? No one!
During pregnancy, up to 71% women will experience pelvic pain. More specifically, symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD), has been reported in 32% of all pregnant women. It is commonly misdiagnosed and mismanaged – most women who present to my office have told me that their health care provider has told them that it is a pregnancy pain that will just go away after birth. Although it is the case that delivery of your baby will end the sharp discomfort, you do not have to “live with it” while pregnant and, in 25% of cases, this pain is still present 4 months postpartum.