Archive for December, 2010

Difficulty Urinating

Dec 28, 2010 No Comments

Peeing doesn’t come easily for most women during the first 24 postpartum hours. Some women feel no urge at all; other feel the urge but are unable to satisfy it. Still others mange to urinate, but with accompanying pain and buring. There are a host of reasons why basic bladder function often becomes too much […]

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Bonding

Dec 28, 2010 No Comments

Moments after delivery, you’re handed your long-anticipated bundle of joy, and she’s  more beautiful and more perfect than you ever dared to imagine. She looks up at you and your eyes lock in a heady gaze, forging an instant maternal-child blond. As you cradle her tiny form, breathe in her sweetness, cover her soft face with […]

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The Ins And Outs Of Sex During Pregnancy

Dec 27, 2010 No Comments

Wondering what’s safe and what’s not when it comes to making love during pregnancy? Here’s the lowdown: Oral Sex. Cunnilingus (oral stimulation of the female genitals) is a safe as it is potentially pleasurable throughout pregnancy, so don’t hesitate to go for it (just make sure your partner doesn’t forcefully blow air into your vagina). Fellatio (oral […]

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The First Week

Dec 27, 2010 No Comments

Congratulation! The moment you’ve awaited for 40 (or so) weeks has finally arrived. You’ve put months of pregnancy and long hours of childbirth behind you, and you’re officially a mother, with a new bundle of joy in your arms instead of in your belly.But the transition from pregnancy to postpartum comes with more than just a […]

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Older First-Time Mothers

Dec 26, 2010 No Comments

If you are 35 or over, you will have been offered an amniocentesis because of the higher risk of fetal abnormality. The amniotic fluid will have been screened for a number of chromosomal disorders, which include down’s syndrome and spina bifida. Of course, you don’t have to have this test, but many mothers find it […]

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Weight Gain When You Are Expecting More Than One

Dec 26, 2010 2 Comments

Get ready to gain. Most practitioners advise a women expecting twins to gain 35 to 45 pounds and a women expecting triplets to gain an average of 50 pounds (a little less if you were overweight prepregnancy; a little more if you were underweight). Sound like a piece of cake, right? Or maybe two pieces […]

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Eating Well With Multiples

Dec 26, 2010 1 Comment

Belly up to the buffet table, mom-feeding four means it’s always time to chow down. While you won’t literally have to quadruple intake  (any more than a woman expecting a single baby born has to a double it), you will need to be some serious eating in the months to come. Moms-to-be of multiples should indulge in […]

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Final Preparation

Dec 26, 2010 No Comments

Even though your baby is not due for some weeks,  you should be ready in case he or she decides to put in an early appearance. Check the nursery and make sure all the baby’s sheets and blankets have been washed and aired. Soft out all the baby clothes and put the ones you will want immediately after […]

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Discomforts In Late Pregnancy

Dec 25, 2010 No Comments

As you find getting around more difficult and everything generally more of an effort,  you may because irritable over the smallest thing, you will be impatient for your baby to arrive, and concern about the impending birth and worries about how you will cope with being a parent can make you short-tempered, especially with your partner. Tell […]

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As Birth Approaches

Dec 25, 2010 No Comments

Between weeks 36 and 38 the baby’s head is likely to “engage”. This is when it settles downwards, deep in your pelvis ready for the birth . You should feel some relief from the pressure in your abdomen when this happens which is why it is sometimes referred to as “lightening “. You will start to feel less breathless […]

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Vitamin Supplements

Dec 25, 2010 No Comments

Virtually no one gets a nutritionally perfect diet everyday, especially early in pregnancy, when round-the-clock morning sickness is a common appetite suppressant, or when the little nutrition some women manage to get down often doesn’t stay down (sound familiar?).Though a daily vitamin supplement can’t take the place of a good prenatal diet, it can serve as some […]

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