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The Etiquette of Bump Touching For some eager beavers, there's nothing more enticing than the opportunity to touch a pregnant woman's bump. Like moths to a flame - one can see their eyes light up and arms reach out in slow motion before the mother even has the chance to realise what's happening.

You Don't Have To Suffer with Heartburn During Pregnancy One of the problems that occur during pregnancy is heartburn. It can be described as a burning sensation pains the chest and throat region and is commonly a result of acid reflux in the stomach.

Who is affected by depression during pregnancy? Expert: Ashwini Nadkarni, MD, Psychiatrist at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Depression is a medical illness consisting of problems with mood that affect day-to-day functioning. People with depression often experience a general feeling of sadness or an inability to enjoy their usual activities for at least two weeks.

DAY 6: Postpartum Traditions Today's gift is two-part; first a short lecture sample from our postpartum traditions class at the Indie Birth Midwifery School! Emily shares her expertise on the immediate postpartum time and what to look for. This is one of probably hundreds of short lectures our students have access to as part of our 2 year program, OR as an a la carte student!

Can You Get Pregnant While Breastfeeding? The Truth May Surprise You! Can you get pregnant while breastfeeding!? Well, yes. In this article we'll give you all the information you need to understand your fertility while breastfeeding, including:. Even though it's not as likely, you most certainly can get pregnant while breastfeeding.

Maternity-Inspired Photoshoot Ideas For The Holiday Season Holiday season is in full swing! You know what that means: holiday cards are coming in the mail by the dozens. Families wearing the ugliest sweaters imaginable or sunburned to a crisp standing awkwardly where they vacationed in the summer. Holiday family cards are big.

5 Ways to Soothe Heartburn During Pregnancy Although it's common and is generally harmless, heartburn during pregnancy can be super uncomfortable! Heartburn is a burning sensation that tends to come from the chest up into the lower throat, and it is actually caused by some of the hormonal changes in your body when you're pregnant.

Ways To Involve Your Partner During Pregnancy Pregnancy can be a pretty strange time for your partner. After all - you are the one with the physical symptoms, the growing bump and the daily aches and pains. You are the one who tends to get all the attention, the well wishes from strangers and the offers of support from loved ones.

What Are the Signs of Labor? If you're expecting your first baby, you might be wondering… How will I know if I'm in labor? Will early labor and contractions be obvious? Will my water dramatically break as it does on television? Susan Melnikow, a Certified Nurse Midwife, explains how to determine if your labor is the real deal.

DAY 5: Christina's HBAC Story Today's gift is a never-seen-before video of a fantastic birth story. Christina shares her story of a stressful second pregnancy, an IUGR diagnosis and the desire to have a VBAC!

Kasey's Bump Day Blog, Week 29: Mixed Emotions This was a big week that has contained a mix of feelings for me. I started out feeling great about finally being in the third trimester. I was enjoying this new milestone. I felt like we were finally getting close to making it through this pregnancy and this baby joining us.

What to Get When She's Expecting this Holiday Season Well better late than never and a lot of things on this list can be purchased in time for Christmas anyway! Check them out! 1.Letters to My Baby: Write Now. Read Later. Treasure Forever Fill these twelve envelopes with memories and hopes for your bundle of joy.

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Bringing A Baby To A World of Hatred Attacks in houses of worship. Even positive movements, like #MeToo's efforts to create a platform for survivors of sexual assault to share their stories and seek justice, are also reminders of how much violence exists in the world.

3 products to change while expecting If you’ve heard the hype about toxic ingredients, you know there’s some icky stuff floating around in our everyday products. While it’s a good idea to avoid these additives all the time, it’s especially important while you’re expecting. What goes on your body eventually makes its way to your budding bump, too.

Why Drinking Plenty Of Water Is So Important During Pregnancy Why is it so important to drink water? And why if it is so important to drink water is it way more important to drink it when pregnant? And if it is so important how can I make sure I'm drinking enough? These are all great questions.

DAY 3: So You Want to Be a Midwife? The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. - Lao Tzu So you want to be a midwife? Today we are gifting you 50% off our super popular midwife starter kit! Use coupon code 12DAYS at checkout. * Whether you are on the path yet or not, we have…Read More.

Forget 'Morning Sickness' - Let's Talk About NVP Everyone in the world is a product of a woman's discomfort and pain and we don't talk enough about how much of that suffering comes in the first months of pregnancy-in fact, with the common use of the term "morning sickness," we lie about it. I am sensitive to those who would love the problems I'm describing.

5 Things That Surprised Me About Pregnancy There's so much to learn as a first time mom! Here are 5 things that surprised me about pregnancy!

When does morning sickness start? When should we expect this pesky symptom and what exactly does it mean? Morning sickness usually starts during the first trimester at about five or six weeks pregnant. It is often one of the first indicators of pregnancy. Morning sickness can range from a general feeling of nausea to vomiting and in more severe cases hyperemesis gravidarum.

21 Things Only Moms Who Have Been Pregnant in Winter Know Hairy legs + the inability to bend over to shave them = free, all-natural thermal long underwear. 12. Your biggest concern when you see that a blizzard is in the forecast is how quickly you can stock up on every possible food craving before it hits. Water, batteries, and firewood?

Is your body an accurate gender predictor? Women, like Nicola, have claimed for years that their bodies are accurate gender predictors, and show clear signs of carrying a girl versus a boy. But is there really truth to these claims? Obstetrician and gynaecologist at Netcare Parklane Hospital, Dr Mark Van Der Griendt, doesn't believe there is enough evidence.

Travelling while pregnant - how to do it safely Are you planning on travelling during your pregnancy? Here's what you need to know to do it safely, whether by car, plane or train.

Diabetes Insipidus and Pregnancy Diabetes insipidus is a medical condition characterized by excessive urination. It is a fluid imbalance and the urine is very dilute and the person feels extremely thirsty. It is not the same disease as diabetes mellitus, the type of diabetes related to blood sugar.

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