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What are the Most Popular Baby Names for 2013?

What are the Most Popular Baby Names for 2013? Have you been weeding through baby name books and Internet sites in search of the perfect name for your new baby?  Do you have everything lined up except the name? Earlier this year the Social Security Administration released its list of the most popular boy and girl baby names for 2013.  If you would like
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What are the Benefits of Breastfeeding?

What are the Benefits of Breastfeeding? When a baby is born, mothers are faced with the decision of whether or not they want to breastfeed. Although breast feeding is not an option for everyone, research shows that breast milk is extremely important to an infant’s development. If you think that breast milk might be an option for your baby, read on to learn more
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The Essential Birth Bag Guide

The Essential Birth Bag Guide Download the Childbirth bag checklist here >>> Birth Bag Checklist Hi, Monica Healy here, thanks for signing up for my essential birth bag guide. After having six children and working with thousands of expectant mums each year I’ve learned a lot about the key ingredients of a birth whether you are having a natural home birth or a hospital birth
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What to Expect During Your First Trimester

What to Expect During Your First Trimester If you are newly expecting, or are hoping to conceive your first child, you may be wondering what to expect during the first trimester of your pregnancy.  We have listed here a few of the most common experiences to expect during your first trimester. Nausea.  During the first trimester of your pregnancy, it is normal to experience
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Some Thoughts on Coping with Miscarriage & Loss

Some Thoughts on Coping with Miscarriage & Loss Coping with Miscarriage and Loss Many times when a woman or couple suffers a miscarriage, well-meaning friends and family try to offer comfort by saying things like “You can get pregnant again” or “I’m sure you’ll have a new baby in no time”. Unfortunately, these kinds of sentiments don’t help at all and can even make
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Should You Push For Your Baby?

Parents Share Their Stories About The Push For Your Baby by Lamaze Cherington:                 It was truly a magical experience. Diana:                          It’s not like it is on TV like right where I just “Oh, we just rushed to the hospital, boom, there’s the baby.” Desiree:                      For me, I just wanted the most positive experience from my daughter and I. Jessica:                       Am I going to have
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Preparing for a Natural Birth

Preparing for a Natural Birth If you are interested in having a natural birth you might consider trying prenatal yoga. The following is a list of techniques on how yoga can help with a natural birth experience. 1. Breathwork: The yoga breath you learn in class is perfect for helping you breathe through contractions. You stay present with the pain, not fight it which causes tension.
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Becoming a Dad: Dads Can Get Postpartum Depression Too

Becoming a Dad: Dads Can Get Postpartum Depression Too Once baby arrives, it seems the focus is all on baby and how mom is handling the transition. It is perfectly normal for men to feel as if they are lost in the shuffle during this time. One issue that many people don’t realize is that dads can also suffer from postpartum depression . When
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Pregnancy Nutrition: How to Make Healthy Choices

Pregnancy Nutrition: How to Make Healthy Choices Pregnancy Nutrition plays an important role in producing healthy babies. Keeping a healthy lifestyle throughout your pregnancy is important for both baby and mother. The steps to a healthy pregnancy are not hard to achieve once you know what you and your baby will need. “Eating for two” means eating twice as much, right? You might be
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Pregnancy-Safe Home Remedies for Minor Ailments and Irritations

Pregnancy-Safe Home Remedies for Minor Ailments and Irritations Every year, Americans suffering minor ailments spend millions of dollars on over the counter medication; many of which have possible side effects that can cause additional health problems. It’s especially important to be careful of any medicine taken during your pregnancy. Always call your doctor if you feel sick or experience discomfort of some sort while
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