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SI Joint Pain: Exercises to Focus On Learn the most beneficial exercises to focus on to reduce SI joint pain. Understand what types of movements should be avoided as well.

Can I get enough Calcium if I don't drink milk? With the update of Canada's Food Guide earlier this year, there may be some confusion as to the importance of calcium, especially during pregnancy. Calcium-rich foods help to build strong bones and teeth, healthy muscles and maintain normal blood pressure - all of which is important for your growing baby.

Rachel's Bump Day Blog, Week 23: Managing the Holidays and Family Time Managing the holidays and being pregnant. Seems like a straightforward statement. You are pregnant and you get through the holidays. Ok. Now, let's add in that you are a loss mom and everything scares the bajesus out of you. So, when people are at dinner hand you some turkey that looks a little pink and you pass, they consider you to be rude.

What midwifery options are available, now that I'm pregnant? Unsure of whether to go for an independent midwife, one on the NHS or from a private hospital? What options are available? We explain all the care on offer…

How To Pick The Perfect Stroller For Your Baby That word alone can cause many moms much stress. Strollers come in a price spectrum much like cars, there are various high-end brands such as Bugaboo, and Doona, and the other cheaper strollers that don't require a splurge and you can get pretty easily at your local Target.

How to Use Witch Hazel Pads for Postpartum Recovery - Mother Rising Witch hazel pads for postpartum recovery are a soothing and effective way to heal the body after birth. Witch hazel is an astringent that can reduce inflammation caused by common end of pregnancy and postpartum complaints like hemorrhoids, bruising, tearing, and stitches.

Supporting a Pregnancy After Loss Mom During the Holidays Means Giving Her Permission Children around the age that a loss mom's deceased baby should be. Blissfully happy pregnant women who haven't experienced loss. Memories of being pregnant during the previous holiday season. And the list goes on. The bottom line is, holiday gatherings can be difficult for expectant mothers who are also grieving.

Best Christmas Gift Ideas for Blossoming Mamas-to-Be If you're looking for the perfect mum-to-be Christmas gift this year then look no further. Mama Mio have Christmas presents for pregnant women all wrapped up with these four luxurious gifts sets.

Strep Throat During Pregnancy Streptococcal pharyngitis is a bacterial infection. It is caused by bacteria called beta hemolytic streptococcus. There are many members of this bacteria family. The type that causes strep throat is group A. Other than making you sick and tired, strep throat should have no effect on your pregnancy or your baby.

How Accurate Are Home Pregnancy Tests? If you've just taken a home pregnancy test and gotten a result you're not sure about, this blog post is for you. We'll discuss how these tests work and what the chances are of both false positives, where the test says you're pregnant and you're not, and false negatives-where the test says you're not pregnant and you actually are.

Genital Warts: What You Should Know You may not think of warts as a disease, but they are a disease, one that is transmitted by a virus. Genital warts are warts that grow on the genitals or around the anus and are considered to be a sexually transmitted disease. All types of warts are caused by viruses that are in the family of human papillomaviruses.

Shady Grove Fertility Opens Second Jointly Managed Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Fellowship Program in Partnership with USF Health's Mors Shady Grove Fertility announced today a new partnership with USF Health's Morsani College of Medicine.

How to Progress Prodromal Labor ASAP - Mother Rising The following are helpful tips and tricks on how to progress prodromal labor, a frustrating and exhausting end of pregnancy phenomenon, as soon as possible. Of course, if you're experiencing prodromal labor consult with your doctor or midwife to see what they recommend.

21 of the best caffeine-free and non-alcoholic drinks Whether you're giving that glass of pinot a miss now you're pregnant or trying to cut down on espresso coffee while you breastfeed, there are still plenty of options when choosing drinks.

What to eat at Christmas when you're pregnant, according to a nutritionist Nutrition expert Henrietta Norton explains what to fill your plate with if you're pregnant - and which foods to avoid!

Pregistry's Friday Recipe: Hot Cocoa Mix Homemade hot cocoa mix takes all of 5 minutes to assemble and is far and away better than the packaged stuff. Six simple pantry ingredients are all you need for the richest, most delicious hot cocoa you've ever had. And since it scales up beautifully make a few batches, scoop into pretty jars and give as a unique and welcome gift!

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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