JayDee Vykoukal

JayDee is a mom, writer, and Doctor of Physical Therapy. She’s passionate about helping women live their best lives through community and education. Outside of her work as a health and mom blogger, she loves traveling the world and exploring the great outdoors with her family.

What Is an Ectopic Pregnancy? How To Notice the Signs and Get Help

An ectopic pregnancy occurs when a fertilized egg implants itself outside the uterus, usually in one of the fallopian tubes. This type of pregnancy is not viable and can be life-threatening for the mother if left untreated. Thus, early diagnosis and treatment are essential to prevent serious complications, even death. What Is an Ectopic Pregnancy? …

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You’re Doing It All Wrong: The Abs Workout You Need, According to a Physical Therapist

Since the dawn of advertising, there has been some new trend or gimmick guaranteed to get you rock-hard abs like all the people in magazines. We all remember the ab rocker from the 90s that every stay-at-home mom had in their basement. It was an impulse buy they hoped would help redefine their waistlines. But …

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How To Be a Good Mother: Start With Ditching Perfectionism

A mom’s job description is constantly evolving. From pregnancy to raising a baby or toddler and eventually letting her kids go to explore the big wide world. Many mothers wonder, am I doing a good job? While there’s no such thing as a perfect mom, most agree specific characteristics qualify a mother as doing her …

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What Causes Morning Sickness? And How to Ditch The Nausea

Morning sickness is one of the most common and annoying pregnancy symptoms, affecting up to 80% of pregnant women. Typically, it beings around week six of pregnancy and starts to go away in the second trimester. However, it can vary significantly between women and even with each pregnancy. While it can be unpleasant and uncomfortable, …

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