Preggo Lego is the Instagram page every pregnant mum needs in her life

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Pregnancy can be lovely but it sure as hell can also be a slog – especially at the end, or the beginning, or the whole way through for some. So naturally, if you don’t laugh, you’ll cry!

Thankfully Preggo Lego is here to make you snort-laugh and also nod because the genius behind it totally GETS YOU!

Meet Hanna

Doula, labour and delivery nurse, Hanna Líba, is the clever clock behind the popular page Babytalk. Birthnurse where she shares her funny pregnancy lego creations. So far she has 12.6k followers.

It’s understandable because her ‘Preggo Lego’ is not only super cute (I mean lego depictions of pregnancy!) and relatable, it’s also really informative.

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Sex in the third trimester might not be the easiest, but if the mood strikes, you can still enjoy sex during pregnancy! 🥰⁣ ⁣ As long as you don’t have any complications in your pregnancy such as preterm labour, bleeding, placenta problems, or your waters have broken you should be totally fine to enjoy some intimate time with your partner (or yourself if you’re into that!). If you’re not sure, talk to your provider about whether or not it’s ok!👩‍⚕️⁣ ⁣ For everyone else, sex is perfectly safe and for some, it’s very enjoyable. Some women report having a much higher sex driver during their pregnancy than any other time in their lives! 🤗 Others lose their drive completely, and both, or everything in between is normal!⁣ ⁣ Here are some random facts about sex in pregnancy🤰, in no particular order!⁣ ⁣ 🚻 If you have sex with a new partner, use protection. STI’s can cause problems for your baby or you!⁣ 🚻 Most positions are safe, as your pregnancy progresses, figure out what works best for your growing baby.⁣ 🚻 No you cannot hurt the baby or poke the baby! They are well protected in there! (Unless you engage in some seriously kinky stuff where your belly might get hurt).⁣ 🚻 Sex during pregnancy does not cause a miscarriage.⁣ 🚻 Don’t have sex once your water breaks, it can increase the chance of infection.⁣ 🚻 You don’t have to have sex! There are lots of other ways to enjoy intimacy with your partner. You deserve a massage right now!⁣ 🚻 Female orgasms, prostaglandins in semen and breast stimulation can cause contractions and might kick you into labour if your body is ready! It’s worth a try if you’re dying to get the baby out.⁣ ⁣ What was your experience if you’re willing to share? Let’s talk about intimacy in pregnancy!⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #babytalk #birthwithlego #preggolego #pregnancypositions #intimacyinpregnancy #doingitinpregnancy #pregnancyeducation #preggo #prego #preggolife #momlife #mamatobe #momtobe2020 #ig_motherhood #birthtips #birthwithoutfear #labouranddelivery #pregnantlife #firstimemom #thirdtrimester #2ndtrimester #pregnancyjourney #expecting #whattoexpect

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One morning Jane got up and noticed that she had a lot more pressure down there than before. Her belly feels so much lower too. It looks like her baby might have dropped! 🤰⬇️⁣ ⁣ ⬇️But what does that mean exactly?⁣ When your baby “drops” (also called “lightening”) it basically means that their head has descended into your pelvis and they are starting to get into position for birth.⁣ ⁣ ⬇️How can you tell that it happened?⁣ 🔅Often times you can actually see that your belly is lower than before!⁣ 🔅 Your provider will also be able to feel your baby’s head in the pelvis when they do Leopold’s maneuvers (see my previous post on this).⁣ 🔅 Your fundal height will measure smaller than is was at your previous appointment (I also have a post on this).⁣ 🔅 Some women won’t be able to tell that their baby has dropped, and that’s totally ok! You might be carrying lower from the beginning, and that’s normal for you.⁣ 🔅 After your baby drops you will feel less constriction on your internal organs, so if your heartburn was killing you, you might feel some relief! You might also be breathing easier, so YAY!⁣ 🔅 That being said, now the pressure is down below, so say hello to peeing ALL. THE. TIME. It’ll feel like your baby is at war with your bladder.⁣ ⁣ ⬇️What does this mean in terms of labour? ⁣ The good news is that when your baby drops, you’ll probably go into labour soon. The bad news is, there is no way of knowing how soon! For some women it might be one day, for others it could still be a couple of weeks. ⁣ ⁣ ⬇️If you are a first time mom dropping will probably happen before labour, if you have had a baby before this will likely happen simultaneously with labour. ⁣ ⁣ ⬇️Some women feel way more pressure once their baby drops. If you are like that, try as much as you can to keep your feet up. If you have a pregnancy pillow, use it between your legs when you sleep. A massage is a great idea right about now. ⁣ ⁣ Try to relax, knowing your baby will probably be here soon and all this pressure will go away!👶🏻😍⁣ ⁣ Did your baby drop before labour? How long before you gave birth?🤰⁣

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Meet Jane and Joe

While sharing her wise words and information with the world in a very fun manner, Preggo Lego is actually the journey of a couple named, Jane and Joe.

Hanna has followed their story, which started with fertility woes, through to conception, early pregnancy signs, ultrasounds and the niggles, feels and thoughts they are experiencing when growing a bub – and all with lego!

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💔You’re not broken because you’re not getting pregnant as fast as you thought.⁣ ⁣ 💔You’re not broken because you feel like everyone is getting pregnant before you.⁣ ⁣ 💔You’re not broken because every time you get your period you feel like a failure.⁣ ⁣ 💔You’re not broken because you never see two lines on a home pregnancy test.⁣ ⁣ 💔You’re not broken because you had a miscarriage.⁣ ⁣ Repeat this mantra over and over again and make yourself believe it. Reframe your mind with this mantra to focus on the positives in your life instead of the negatives. Think of all the things you are grateful for and focus on being thankful for everything you do have right here and now.⁣ ⁣ Repeat after me: You are not broken.❤️⁣ ⁣ Tag a friend who needs to hear this today and comment why you TOO are not broken. ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #babytalk #birthwithlego #nonmom #thisiswhatinfertilitylookslike #infertilitysucks #infertilityawareness #iam1in8 #infertilitywarrior #ttc #ttcsisters #ttccouple #ttcjourney #4weeks #7weekspregnant ⁣

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This is an exciting day for Jane and Joe. They have their first trimester ultrasound today. Jane is a bit nervous because she does’t know what to expect, but Joe is so happy because he thinks this experience will make the pregnancy more real for him! 🤰🏼⁣ ⁣ It’s not standard, but a lot of women get an ultrasound in their first trimester.🤗⁣ ⁣ Most of your ultrasounds during pregnancy are done directly on your belly, but because your baby is teeny-tiny in the first trimester, the ultrasound tech uses a transvaginal wand to perform the ultrasound. ✨The wand is basically like a long stick. The ultrasound technician puts a condom and lubricant on and gently inserts it into your vagina. It shouldn’t hurt at all, although it can be uncomfortable at first. It’s definitely not as long as the one on the picture! 🤪😂⁣ ⁣ During this scan they will measure the embryo and depending on how far along you are in the pregnancy they will look for cardiac activity, that’s just a fancy term for heart beat! If you are more than 6 or 7 weeks pregnant they can usually detect a heart beat, but not always! Remember, every pregnancy is different, and you may think you are further along than you actually are and if your doctor is worried about anything you might be scheduled for a repeat scan. 📺⁣ ⁣ The technician will be measuring the gestational sac – that’s where your baby lives and the yolk sac – which is what nourishes your baby in the beginning. Basically they compare those measurements to a bunch of other ultrasounds to determine how many weeks you are! They also do a bunch of other measurements to make sure your pregnancy is progressing as it should!☺️⁣ ⁣ The first trimester ultrasound is the most accurate ultrasound for dating the pregnancy so if you aren’t sure on your dates according to your last period, this ultrasound will be the best way to figure out when you are due.🤰🏼⁣ ⁣ Did you have a first trimester ultrasound? How was your experience? Please comment below!😊⁣ ⁣#babytalk #birthwithlego #preggolego #firsttrimesterultrasound #ultrasound #pregnancyeducation #firsttrimester #pregnancyblog #4monthspregnant #earlypregnancy #secondtrimester #30weekspregnant #preggers #bump

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Jane is hunched over the toilet 🚽, yet again (by the way, who else thinks it's so gross to stick your head in a toilet, makes me nauseous just thinking about it 🤢). She thinks it's crazy that it's called "morning sickness" because she can get it literally any time of day! 🥴⁣ ⁣ The reason women suffer from "anytime pregnancy sickness" is not completely understood. It is likely linked to the production of the pregnancy hormone hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin). This hormone steadily increases in your body after the fertilized egg attaches to the uterine lining. The sickness usually starts at around week 6 and gets much better by the time you enter your 2nd trimester (for most).😉⁣ ⁣ People will give you TONS of advice on how to manage this sickness. Try some things out and see what works for you! I didn't have terrible nausea with Atlas, but when it got really bad, eating plain salty foods, like crackers, usually helped and I remember that the nausea was the worst when I was hungry.⁣ ⁣ 🔸Eat small meals frequently.⁣ 🔸Eat what you crave and what makes you feel good. 🥯⁣ 🔸Take a B6 supplement.⁣ 🔸Try drinking Ginger ale!🥤⁣ 🔸Talk to your doctor/midwife about medication.⁣ 🔸Take your prenatal vitamin at night before bed.💊⁣ 🔸Have a snack before you get up in the morning. ⁣ ⁣ Did you suffer from anytime pregnancy sickness🤢? What were your go-to remedies?⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #babytalk #birthwithlego #preggolego #pregnancysickness #morningsickness #nauseainpregnancy #preggers #preggo #firsttrimester #secondtrimester #14weekspregnant #18weekspregnant #4weeks #weekspregnant #babyontheway #earlypregnancy #thebump #cutepregnancy #bellybump #preggobelly #bumpie #headintoilet #3monthspregnant #5months #babyprepping #babyprep

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Pregnancy niggles in bricks

One of the best things about Hanna’s page is the way she can create a relatable picture using lego that has us all nodding, and then wanting to read up on her info about it.

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Jane is out of commission yet again, she had to lie down on her couch due to a terrible headache. She seems to be getting them a lot lately! 😳⁣ ⁣ Headaches during pregnancy are very common. They typically are the worst during the 1️⃣st and 3️⃣rd trimesters.⁣ ⁣ You have a surge of hormones in the first trimester and a dramatic increase in blood flow in your body during that time 💉When your blood volume increases, there is increased pressure in your system, including in your head, which causes the headaches. Also, during pregnancy it is very easy to get dehydrated which can cause massive headaches as well.⁣ ⁣ What sucks is so few medications are safe during pregnancy! You cannot take any NSAIDs such as aspirin, Alleve or ibuprofen. 💊🚫⁣ ⁣ So what can you do to deal with them?⁣ ⁣ 🔅Get plenty of rest. Try to rest in darkness and silence. ⁣ 🔅Practice deep breathing or meditation to combat the stress.⁣ 🔅Exercise, ask your provider what is ok for you. Yoga 🧘‍♀️ is great during pregnancy!⁣ 🔅Eat healthily. Lots of nutrient dense foods and less processed stuff!⁣ 🔅Drink plenty of fluids.💧💦⁣ 🔅Use hot or cold packs on your head.⁣ ⁣ Headaches can sometimes be a cause for concern in pregnancy (although usually not in the first trimester). If headaches are accompanied by any of the following symptoms it can be a sign of pre-eclampsia so talk to your provider immediately!⁣ ⁣ 📍Blurry vision.⁣ 📍Weight gain.⁣ 📍Swelling.⁣ 📍Pain in your upper right abdomen.⁣ ⁣ Did you get pregnancy headaches? What helped to relieve them?⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #babytalk #birthwithlego #preggolego #pregnancyheadache #pregnancysymptoms #headache #firsttrimester #12weekspregnant #pregger #preggo #thebump #pregnantlife #pregnantlifestyle #bumpupdate #bumpdate #futureparents #firsbaby #firsttimemom #pregnancyinfo #pregnancyinformation #pregnancyblog #pregnancyeducation #expecting #futuremom #babyiscoming #33weekspregnant #bumpie #babyontheway #babybumplove

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Jane has always been a back sleeper, but now that her belly is getting bigger, she finds it to be so uncomfortable.🤰🏻😬⁣ ⁣ Nothing terrible will happen if you lie on your back during pregnancy, but it's not recommended due to a few things.⁣ ⁣ Your belly is really heavy and all the weight can compress two major blood vessels, the inferior vena cava and the aorta. 💉 This will decrease blood flow to major organs and to the placenta, so blood flow to your baby is decreased temporarily! 👀⁣ ⁣ Don't worry if you lie on your back for a short period of time though. Simply flip to your side if you do find yourself on your back. The left side is preferred because it really helps with the blood flow to the baby!👌⁣ ⁣ If you've been in labour before, you might have been asked to flip to your side to improve your baby's heart rate on the monitor, this is the reason it sometimes dips when you are flat on your back.📉⁣ ⁣ Sleeping on your back can also cause problems with your breathing, hemmerhoids and problems in your digestive system. It can lower your blood pressure due to the compression of the major arteries, and potentially make you dizzy or cause you to faint. ⁣ ⁣ So Jane, try as much as you can to rest on your left side, but don't fret if you find yourself on your back every now and again!😉⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #babytalk #birthwithlego #preggolego #babycoming #backsleeper #babyontheway #preggers #preggo #mommytobe #preggobelly2019 #babycoming2020 #dadtobe #bumppic #mamatobe #parentstobe2019 #thirdtrimester #pregnancyzone #preg #pregnancydiary #20weekspregnant #38weeks #pregnancy #pregnancyeducation #labouranddeliverynurse #pregancy #bellybump⁣

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Thank you, Hanna!

Are you giggling now? So on point, right?

Thank you Hanna, for brightening our day and making those of us who are up the duff feel more understood.

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Hi 👋🏻, there are a ton of new faces here the last couple of days and weeks, so I thought I’d introduce myself! 🥰⁣ ⁣ My name is Hanna. I’m a mom, wife and work as a labour and delivery nurse! ✨ My absolute favourite thing is to empower women with knowledge so they can take the power back during their pregnancies and births. I believe in doing so, women go into parenthood with confidence, which is important for future generations.🌈⁣ ⁣ Birth matters! ✨ Your choices and your voice matters! I want to help you get that voice by giving you ALL the information and ALL the knowledge!⁣ ⁣ Did you ever think LEGO could help you learn about important topics like pregnancy and birth? Well, now they can! 💡⁣ ⁣ Please don’t hesitate to shoot me an email or a message 📩 if you have any questions or would like to chat! I do my best to answer you all. ⁣ ⁣ From the bottom of my heart ❤️ thank you so much for following me and for following Jane and Joe navigate their way through pregnancy, birth and postpartum. ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #babytalk #birthwithlego #preggolego #pregnant #pregnancy #pregnantlife #pregnantbelly #preggo #momtobe #babyontheway #laboranddeliverynurse #momlife #thebump #newborns #birthing #mothershape #pregnancyeducation #40weekspregnant #birthisnormal #overdue #igavebirth #birthstory #birthisbeautiful #pregnancyblogger #pregnancyblog

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