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Which Is Better – Breastfeeding or Formula?

Published in Birthing Plans, Diet & Nutrition, Home Preparation, Stages of Pregnancy on 6th November 2016

Trying to decide if you should breastfeed or bottle-feed your baby can be a difficult choice. While studies have shown links to good health that breastfed babies enjoy further down the road, formula is a safe and convenient alternative to breastfeeding. Here’s what you need to know about both options The Details: Breast milk is […]

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Which Genes Will Your Baby Inherit?

Published in Birthing Plans, Diet & Nutrition, Getting Pregnant, Stages of Pregnancy on 6th November 2016

After you decide to conceive or have a baby, it’s inevitable that you’ll start to think about what the little girl or guy is going to be like. Will the baby have his dad’s eyes or smarts? Will she have her mother’s dimples or laugh? If you’re wondering about genes and what your baby will […]

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What to Do Before You Get Pregnant

Published in Birthing Plans, Diet & Nutrition, Getting Pregnant, Home Preparation, Stages of Pregnancy on 6th November 2016

Becoming a new parent is great, but it’s also great to plan for your new role as a mother. That’s why you should be aware of the many things you should consider doing in preparation for a pregnancy. The possibilities include to-do’s related to your health, your finances, your marriage, your career and much more. […]

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Top 8 Fertility Aids

Published in Birthing Plans, Diet & Nutrition, Getting Pregnant, Stages of Pregnancy on 6th November 2016

Those who are ready to have kids may try to get pregnant for years. What can you do to help ensure conception? You’ve probably heard the myths and superstitions around getting pregnant since you were a teenager, but you are just going to look silly lying upside down with your legs in the air. Instead, […]

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7 Causes of Infertility in Women

Published in Birthing Plans, Diet & Nutrition, Getting Pregnant, Stages of Pregnancy on 6th November 2016

Generally speaking, a woman is infertile if she has been regularly trying to have a baby for 12 months without success. Failure to conceive for a full year is the official definition of infertility, as outlined by the American Society of Reproductive Endocrinology. Short of a year of unprotected intercourse without conceiving though, how can […]

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How to Schedule Work Around Your Pregnancy

Published in Birthing Plans, Diet & Nutrition, Getting Pregnant, Home Preparation, Stages of Pregnancy on 6th November 2016

Getting pregnant is a major life change, and it can be hard to strike the proper balance between being a new mother and being a career woman. The reality is assuming the mantle of new mom and continuing to work a job is sometimes very challenging to handle at the same time. Here are some […]

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How Long Should You Breastfeed?

Published in Birthing Plans, Diet & Nutrition, Getting Pregnant, Home Preparation, Stages of Pregnancy on 6th November 2016

Talk to five different people about how long you should breastfeed, and you’re likely to hear five different answers. The general consensus is that breastfeeding is a great idea for at least the first six months of a child’s life, but after that, it starts to get a little fuzzy. Which is it, then? Is […]

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10 Pregnancy Myths

Published in Birthing Plans, Diet & Nutrition, Getting Pregnant, Home Preparation, Stages of Pregnancy on 6th November 2016

There are many myths about pregnancy, and they have varying degrees of truth to them. Before Western medicine and diligent study could test these hypotheses, people had to rely on folk wisdom and their own observations. Thankfully, you can now sort out fact from fiction and enjoy these myths for the entertainment value they represent, […]

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8 Super Foods for Pregnancy

Published in Diet & Nutrition, Getting Pregnant, Home Preparation, Stages of Pregnancy on 6th November 2016

Proper nourishment of your body before and during pregnancy is important, not just for your baby’s health and development, but for your health as well. The tired old phrase that you’re “eating for two now!” doesn’t just refer to your new voracious appetite; it also means that what nutrition your baby needs is going to […]

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6 Foods and Drinks Pregnant Women Should Avoid

Published in Diet & Nutrition, Home Preparation, Stages of Pregnancy on 6th November 2016

While pregnant, you may experience an increase in appetite, wanting to eat almost constantly to help your body nourish your growing baby, or you may experience a drastic decrease in appetite due to fatigue and nausea. You may even experience weird cravings, such as pickles, olives, candy or even dirt! No matter what you are […]

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