Archive for January, 2011

4 Benefits Of Expecting Multiple

Jan 17, 2011 4 Comments

Good news! There’s never been a safer time to conceive, carry, and give birth to more than one baby, and for lots of reassuring reasons. Here’s what you have going for you as a mom-to-be of multiples these days: 1.  A heads-up. Since the discovery that you’re carrying multiples almost always comes early on in pregnancy these […]

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12 Basics Of Breastfeeding

Jan 13, 2011 3 Comments

1. Pick a quiet location. Until you and baby have breastfeeding down pat, set yourselves up in an area that has few distractions and a low noise level. 2. Have a beverage at your side so you can drink a baby drinks. Avoid anything hot (which could scald you or your baby if it spilled); […]

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Veins During Pregnancy

Jan 12, 2011 No Comments

Visible Veins Not only are these veins (which can make your entire chest and belly look like a road map) normal ad nothing to worry about, they are a sign that your body is doing what it should, they’re part of the network of veins that has expanded to carry the increased blood supply of […]

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Dealing With Discomfort

Jan 11, 2011 No Comments

The fetus is getting quite big and will be putting pressure on your diaphragm, which may mean that you are now finding it more difficult to breathe. This breathlessness should paas once the fetus’s head drops into the pelvis and becomes engaged in a few weeks ‘ time. Try sitting and standing as straight as […]

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14 Ways To Recover From a Cesarean Delivery

Jan 10, 2011 No Comments

Recovery from a C-section is similar to recovery from any abdominal surgery, with a delightful difference: Instead of losing an old gallbladder or appendix, you gain a brand-new baby.

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Emotions In Late Pregnancy

Jan 08, 2011 No Comments

It is not just your body that is going through great changes while you are pregnant. Your whole way of life is changing and this can lead to conflicting emotions, especially during the last few months. You may wonder how you are going to cope with all the new responsibilities and be concerned about your […]

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Afterpains

Jan 08, 2011 No Comments

Thought you’d felt the last of those contractions? Unfortunately, they don’t end immediately with delivery – and neither does the discomfort they cause. Those so-called afterpains are triggered by the  contractions of the utreus as it shrink (from about two and a one third pounds to just a couple of ounces) and makes its normal descent back […]

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Your Due Date

Jan 07, 2011 No Comments

Life would be a lot simpler if you could be certain that your due date is actually the day you will deliver, but life isn’t that simple very often. According to most studies, only 1 in 20 babies is actually born on his or her due date. Because a normal full-term pregnancy can last anywhere […]

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Where’s the Breast Milk?

Jan 07, 2011 No Comments

Not only is your baby not starving, he isn’t even hungry yet. Babies aren’t born with a big appetite or with immediate nutritional needs. And by the time your baby begins to hunger for a breastful of milk (on the third or fourth day postpartum), you’ll undoubtedly be able to serve it up. Which isn’t […]

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No Longer Positive

Jan 06, 2011 1 Comment

It sounds like you may have experienced a chemical pregnancy, a pregnancy that ends practically before it even begins. In a chemical pregnancy. the egg is fertilized and begins to implant in the uterus, but for some reason it never completes implantation. Instead of turning into a viable pregnancy, it ends in a period. Though experts […]

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Engorged Breasts

Jan 06, 2011 No Comments

Just when you thought your breasts couldn’t get any bigger, they do. That first milk delivery arrives, leaving your breasts swollen, painfully tender, throbbing, granite hard – and sometimes seriously, frighteningly gigantic. To make matters more uncomfortable and inconvenient, this engorgement (which can extend all the way  to the armpits) can make nursing painful for […]

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