Pregnancy

Packing Your Hospital Bag

Your baby’s arrival is near and the countdown has finally begun! For almost a year you have been preparing to bring your little one into the world. Whether painting the nursery or sterilizing bottles and pacifiers, all your work has built up to this point…delivery day!

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What You Should Avoid While Pregnant

When pregnant, what you consume or are subjected to is also what your growing baby is consuming or subjected to. This means that you’ll have to steer clear of certain foods, substances, medications and activities. Do you know what you should avoid while pregnant?

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Questions To Ask At Your First Prenatal Appointment

Congratulations! You just found out you are pregnant and now it’s time to schedule your first pre-natal appointment. Typically, your first prenatal appointment will be scheduled during your 8th week of pregnancy. This first visit will most likely be the longest. It will be helpful to arrive to your appointment with a list of questions to ask your healthcare provider.

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Debunking Pregnancy Myths

Finding out you are pregnant usually brings about a mix of emotions such as excitement, nervousness, happiness, anxiety, and even fear.  Whether you are a first time mom or a veteran, it is hard to know what to expect during each pregnancy.  If you are a new mom, you have probably heard some crazy myths and stories about pregnancy. 

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Fighting Summer Pregnancy Swelling

During gestation the body produces approximately 50% more blood and fluids to support your baby’s development.  Swelling or edema is often experienced in the hands, face, legs, ankles, and feet as a result of the additional production of fluid. Fluid retention occurs during pregnancy to soften the body which enables expansion as the baby grows. 

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Things You May Want To Avoid While Pregnant...

Pregnancy is an exciting time in one’s life and to ensure you and your unborn child are as safe as possible here is a list of tasks and chores to avoid while pregnant. Hot tubs – Sitting in hot tubs during pregnancy can cause hyperthermia which is an abnormally high body temperature.

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Creative 'Thank You Gifts for Labor and Delivery Nurses

The next installment in our ‘Creative Series’ focuses on Creative Thank You Gifts  for Labor and Delivery Nurses.  You have a lot of people involved in your pregnancy from family and friends to doctors and nurses.  Labor and delivery nurses play a major role in the birth of your child.

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Push Presents

Pregnant women tend to receive a lot of gifts.  From the baby showers to siblings and friends giving you their baby hand-me-downs, there is certainly no shortage of incoming loot.  Recently there has been a surge in what women like to call “Push Presents”, a gift for mom for being pregnant for 9 months and then giving birth.

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4 Household Chores to Avoid During Pregnancy

During pregnancy, you must take the utmost care of yourself as you are not only responsible for your own well being but for that of the life growing inside of you. During pregnancy there are several household chores that should be avoided. Avoid carrying heavy loads:  Your healthcare provider will provide recommendations on how much weight is safe to carry. 

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