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To the Pregnant & Shamed


    For expecting parents who weren’t expecting to be expecting, there can be more than joy following the big news. The question of what people will think comes before the pregnancy is even verified. Excitement is replaced by fear when it comes to making the announcement. Being in public with a baby bump, you feel like everyone is looking at you. Judging you. If you recognize yo...


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Alternative Childbirth Options to Consider


For generations, regular hospital childbirths have been the norm. But an increasing number of expecting parents are now looking to alternative options. Women are wanting to be more connected to their birthing process, shunning cold, sterile environments, and seeking to minimize medical interventions. While 99% of childbirths still occur in the traditional way, options are opening up for mothers an...


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´╗┐How Can I Keep my Baby Safe?


There’s been quite a lot of controversy over the idea of “babyproofing”. Some may think it’s unnecessary, “Why do I have to lock the toilet seat? I’ll just watch my baby at all times.” Which is okay. If you have the opportunity to be there with your child 24/7, be my guest! Some, on the other hand, may not be lucky enough to watch their child’s eve...


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What is Best for My Child, Breastfeeding or Formula?


The question of all questions that ponders in our minds as an expecting or second time mother- What is best for my child? Breastfeeding or Formula? We all as mothers have gone through the same lectures of how to raise our children from either family members or friends. We confuse ourselves with all these opinions and sometimes just get lost minded and forget about what we want for our child. We f...


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What Diapers are best for my Baby?


When searching for the best diaper for your baby you are not only looking for reliability and comfort, but you are also making sure you won’t be breaking the bank in the process. One of the most difficult choices you have to make when looking for the right diaper is finding the perfect balance in-between quality and quantity. You can be on Google all day looking for the “right” a...


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Gaining Weight While Pregnant


“The beauty of my body is not measured by the size of the clothes it can fit into, but by the stories that it tells. I have a belly and hips that say, “We grew a child in here,” and breasts that say, “We nourished life.” We create amazing things.” - UnknownThe average weight gain of a pregnant women is between 25-35 pounds. As a mother we all know how difficult ...


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I am 16 and Pregnant!


I remember like it was yesterday, sitting on the cold tile of my bathroom floor, bawling my eyes out. I felt faint, dizzy, and absolutely horrified all at the same time. There I was, barely old enough to drive, staring at this little stick that had the power to change my life forever. And there it was, bright pink and mocking, glaring me right in the face, a plus sign. How was I ever going to expl...


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How Much Does a Baby Really Cost?


Having a baby is the most important, beautiful and exciting experience in life! At this time there are so many things to think about and consider, and finances are a huge part of that. Even when you budget and search for sales, the cost of a baby can be overwhelming and hard to predict. Most people know that having a baby is pricey, yet they don’t realize the real cost of raising a child. Ma...


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Knowing Your Newborn Sleeping Schedule and Patterns


  The basic routine of a newborn baby is sleeping and eating.  New parents may have concerns about whether or not their child is sleeping too much, however, there is no written rule that applies universally to every child.  On average, a newborn baby will sleep between 8 and 9 hours during the day time, and an additional 8 to 9 hours during the night.  Newborns also have a ten...


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Your New Baby's Feeding Schedule


When your baby first arrives, it may seem like they are always hungry, and that is not too far from the truth.  When you start to consider the feeding schedule of a newborn, you need to keep in mind that every baby is an individual, with particular likes and dislikes.  It is not possible to exactly predict when each child will be hungry, or how much they are going to eat at any given tim...


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