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Tips On Juggling Work + Motherhood There is no doubt about it - going back to work after having your baby is tough, but feeling guilty about it won't do anybody any good. Let's talk real talk about juggling work and motherhood and the things you can do to ease the transition. The Hard Stuff.
Skin-to-skin: The healthiest place to begin Skin-to-skin contact means holding your baby against your bare chest or tummy. It has many health benefits for both you and your baby. *The current research relates to individuals who have given birth and identify as mother. Your bare chest is the best place for your baby to adjust to life outside the womb.
5 weeks pregnant: advice, symptoms and what to expect One word that is going to crop up a lot in the next eight months - hormones. This week, your pregnancy hormones are going to start kicking in - think of these as chemical signals that tell your body to get ready to start growing a baby. This means a lot of mood swings!
17 pregnancy side effects explained and how long it takes for them to 'go back to normal' From acid reflux to skin tags to stretchmarks - here is every pregnancy side effect women may experience and how long it typically lasts.
What Pain Medications are Safe During Pregnancy? Aches and pains are common during pregnancy. Often, these discomforts can be managed with a little rest or relaxation, but what should you do when the discomfort progresses and you need more intense pain relief?
Celebrating Christmas when Your Heart is Broken: Three Angel Tree Ornaments Christmas 2014 was a difficult one for me. I struggled badly to find the joy that I was sure I should be feeling. I was pregnant with my rainbow daughter but this was far from the Christmas I had imagined at the beginning of the year. I remember putting up the tree and feeling stuck between what was and what was coming.
Pregnancy & Newborn: Search and Rescue Thanks, Pregnancy and Newborn for recognizing an amazing and effective product! A relaxed esophageal sphincter means stomach acid can sneak back up into your esophagus and result in the uncomfortable burning sensation known as heartburn.
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Robyn's World: Pregnancy Safe Remedies From Healthy Mama Read more at Robyn's World.
I Gained Over 50 Pounds With Each Pregnancy And I Have No Regrets Truth be told I miss the days of growing a child and eating copious amounts of peanut butter cups, but I had my glory days - three times over - and damn, they were fun.
Can Ramzi Theory guess your baby's gender from just SIX weeks? You no longer have to wait till 16-20 weeks to find out your baby's sex, according to Ramzi Theory.
6 weeks pregnant: advice, symptoms and what to expect Six weeks pregnant - here's what to expect. This week your baby's face will start to develop and you'll probably start experiencing pregnancy symptoms.
How to get the most out of your pregnancy photoshoot They are a beautiful way to treasure the memory of your nine months pregnant. Got a maternity photoshoot in the diary? Here are six top tips to make the most out of it… Show us your pregnancy photoshoot pics in our Facebook group for mums/mums-to-be - #mumtribe!
Travelling during pregnancy: 6 road safety tips to follow Travelling during pregnancy can sometimes be tricky. Long road trips can be uncomfortable, especially when you're further along in your pregnancy. If you plan to travel, it's best to do so before 28 weeks. However, as with any mode of travel, it's important to chat to your health care provider before you start the journey.
Tips for Coping with Baby Separation Anxiety You and your baby have formed a very close bond. You have feeding well established, she is growing stronger every day, and is a happy and content baby most of the time, however there is one small problem. Over recent weeks, she has become very clingy, getting upset when you leave the room or are out of sight.
Expecting but not Pregnant after Loss, Week 9: Our Journey to a Gestational Carrier after Loss All the tests came back with no issues or problems, and the game plan for a new pregnancy was not all that different. Maternal fetal medicine talked to us about taking baby aspirin daily, more monitoring, non-stress tests, and some other additional imaging, but most of that started at week 28.
How big is my baby at twelve weeks? Here's what to expect during week 12 of your pregnancy, what happens during your 12-week scan and everything else you could possibly need to know about hitting the second trimester… At 12 weeks, your baby is about two inches - which is about the size of a small plum!
Mitral Valve Disease: Will this Complicate My Pregnancy? Virtually any type of heart condition makes pregnancy more complicated. As pregnancy advances, the cardiovascular system changes as well. The volume of blood increases and to allow such a volume increase, blood vessels widen to decrease the resistance to flow through the blood vessels.
Rachel Bump Day Blog, Week 22: #WhatWouldIGive We are loss moms left wondering. I participated last year, writing about my first miscarriage, Marjorie. Last year she would've been four, so we thought we would give her a rocking horse, since her name derived from a Counting Crows song called Another Horse Dreamer's Blues.
What Does Your Winter Baby's Zodiac Sign Say About Her? Are you expecting a little Sagittarius, Capricorn, or Aquarius? Find out what to expect, according to her zodiac sign.
What You Must Know About Bassinets And Cribs Nursery decorating is exhilarating when your pre-baby nesting drive kicks in but is not so fun when you are confronted with the cost and the time commitment once you have your baby. Whereas diapers and burping clothes are at the forefront of your mind, ruffles, carpets, colors, and baby bassinets are not.
What's the Best Birthing Ball Size for Me? - Mother Rising A birthing ball is an exercise ball that helps ease pregnancy symptoms, but can also encourage a less painful more straightforward birth. However, not every woman will use the same size ball. Use this guide to choose the best birthing ball size for your unique pregnancy and birth.
The best Black Friday weekend deals on pregnancy & maternity products Black Friday weekend is here! If you're pregnant, or you've just had a baby, you will no doubt be on the look-out for great savings on pregnancy and maternity products. We all love to save a bit of cash, and with Mat leave pay packets in mind, discounts are a godsend.
Congenital vs. Inherited: What's the Difference? We hear the words "congenital" and "heredity" all the time, sometimes even in a nonmedical sense. Someone can be called a congenital liar, for example. We also talk about heredity nonmedically, too, like when someone inherits a fortune.
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