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Teeth Brushing and Nausea in Pregnancy Are you pregnant and struggling to put a toothbrush in you mouth every morning? Whilst nausea and vomiting are commonly mentioned when discussing early stages of pregnancy, some of the most frustrating side effects of the condition are often missed out.
7 steps to finding the perfect baby name It is hard to know where to start when you're trying to choose the perfect baby name so that's why we have put together this step-by-step guide to picking the best name for your baby. Write down all the letters of the alphabet on a piece of paper.
5 Things to Look for in a Nursing Bra To help you find the perfect nursing bra for your perfect nursing breasts, we asked for some advice from the lingerie experts at Journelle, which just started carrying maternity intimates from our favorite designer brands, including the best bras for pregnancy, nursing and pumping.
Cheese During Pregnancy: What's Safe and What's Not? But what about cheese during pregnancy? If you're confused about what is and isn't okay, let's cover:. Cheese is a great source of calcium, so why is there so much talk about cheese you shouldn't eat during pregnancy? Listeria, a type of food poisoning, can lead to vomiting and diarrhea.
Kasey's Bump Day Blog, Week 28: Third Trimester! It feels pretty incredible to say that I am finally in the 3rd trimester of pregnancy! At this point, I have been pregnant for 70 weeks of my life.
Winter issue out now Welcome to the Winter issue of B - our Family issue! Inside this gorgeous issue and on the website, you'll find lots of features, tips and advice on your pregnancy. We also have over £1400 worth of prizes to give away this issue. We have some amazing Mini-Me Fashion for both you and your little ones.
Intrauterine Growth Retardation: When Babies are Too Little Newborns are little wonders. We all marvel how something of such a small size can be a living, breathing person. When a baby is too small, however, doctors become concerned. They want to know the reason for the newborn's small size. They also know that complications may occur in babies that do not appear to be growing as well as expected.
What You Should Do If You Are Heading Back To Work After Giving Birth Congrats on surviving the first couple of weeks of having your baby! You have learned to successfully navigate the sleepless nights, the endless diaper changes, and how to deal with constantly being tired. Now it's time to head back to work.
25 French Baby Names that will Have Your Kid Feeling Très Chic The biggest trends in baby names right now are beautiful sounding and unique choices. That's why you don't want to overlook baby names from the French language. Many are easy to pronounce and offer up cute nicknames, and most are unlikely to be super-popular when your tike heads to preschool in a few years.
What it Feels Like to Have a C-Section, According to Moms Who Have Been Through It The whole thing felt very scary. I was freezing cold and shaking hard as they wheeled me in. I was told I would feel pressure, but what I felt was deep, aching cramps. I felt like I was inside of a bad movie; looking up at this sterile room. I tried to focus on my husband but even his voice didn't do much to calm me down.
'Lotus Births' Are On The Rise But the idea of having a rotting organ attached to my baby for days on end during the postpartum period is just about the least appealing idea I can possibly imagine. Supporters of the idea feel that practicing lotus birth is the most natural and spiritually fulfilling way to deal with the afterbirth.
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.
Peripheral Neuropathy: Issues for Pregnancy and Breastfeeding If you suffer from any condition that affects one or more peripheral nerves - nerves located outside the brain or spinal cord - this is called peripheral neuropathy and it can result from a variety of conditions. The most common cause is diabetes, in which case the nerve condition is called diabetic neuropathy.
Tips for maintaining a healthy diet during pregnancy When you're pregnant, you're undoubtedly more concerned about what you're eating than usual. This is only normal - after all, you are carrying a growing, precious new life that's dependent on you. It's important that you eat well to ensure your baby is as healthy as possible before entering the world.
Advent After Loss What do you see when you look at these paintings*? Do you see Mary carrying her son, Jesus? Do you see hope and promise and a light in the darkness? Or do you see fear and uncertainty and the potential for life-altering loss? As someone who has lost a child, the Christmas story is complicated to say the least.
The Fertility Diet: 7 Foods to Help Fertility If you are trying to get pregnant, your diet can impact on your fertility. Learn more about these 7 foods to help fertility that you should add to your diet.
Pregnancy Wheel: What Is It? And Do You Need One? Wondering what that round piece of cardboard is for? It's called a pregnancy wheel. Find out why you might go your entire pregnancy without ever seeing one.
Pregnant with a Cough: How to Cope Maybe you got a cold first, which is miserable in itself, but that turned into a cough that insists on lingering and now you are dealing with sore abdominals and not able to get good rest. Here, we will discuss causes of coughs during pregnancy and what you can do to feel better sooner.
Nappy bag packing checklist A well-stocked nappy bag means you'll be ready for anything when you're out and about with a baby! When Murphy came up with his all-too-true rule he might have had babies in mind because the first time you rush out the door without a spare nappy will be the day baby decides to show you what a number three really is!
December is the perfect time for setting boundaries! December is a busy month full of family commitments, social gatherings, and expectations. For the pregnant mama, this time can feel INTENSE. Pregnancy is a fantastic opportunity to begin setting boundaries, which basically means you get really good at saying what feels right and what doesn't.
Why We Need An Over-The-Counter Birth Control Pill Making the pill available over the counter wouldn't be a substitute for comprehensive sex education or making other forms of birth control accessible. However, it does offer one more option without many of the barriers that currently exist.
Recommended Pregnancy and Birth Books To Read When Pregnant I'm sharing my list of recommended books to read when pregnant. Yes, it's long. No, you don't have to read them all. But they are all great!
Which Classes to Take During Pregnancy: Childbirth, Breastfeeding, and Newborn Care One question I had for other moms and my doctor was, "What are the best classes to take during pregnancy, if any?" And just like with everything else, I received mixed reviews, so I decided to take them all. Let me break down your options for which classes to take during pregnancy.
How To Deal With Aches and Pains During Pregnancy Before I got pregnant, I didn't realize how many kinds of aches and pains were common. I expected that the third trimester would eventually get uncomfortable, but it turns out that pregnancy achiness can strike at any time! Here's what I learned about easing discomfort, head to toe.
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