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Creating a Baby Budget

Creating a Baby Budget

How to prepare for your expenses before and after baby arrives. You’ve taken a pregnancy test, and it’s positive. Congratulations!  Many thoughts are racing through your excited head, including money. How much will you need to set aside monthly for the expenses of your new family member?  Having children is no inexpensive feat, that’s for […]

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Signs of Labor and When to Go to the Hospital

Signs of Labor and When to Go to the Hospital

The 3 Major Signs of Labor, Plus More Subtle Signs You’ve read the pregnancy books, you’ve attended classes at your hospital and you’ve heard every piece of advice (solicited or not!) for what to do when you’re going into labor. But do you know for sure when it’s truly the right time to head to […]

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The Importance of Prenatal Vitamins

The Importance of Prenatal Vitamins

All Prenatal Vitamins Are Not Created Equal “Train. Say your prayers. Eat your vitamins.” – Professional Wrestler Hulk Hogan We don’t have to be professional athletes to need vitamins. In fact, because of our often-lacking standard American diets, everybody can benefit from taking vitamins regularly. Why? Because we probably don’t get all the nutrients we […]

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Quick Guide to the Signs of Labor

Quick Guide to the Signs of Labor

Learn the signs and symptoms of labor, so you’re ready to head to the hospital and meet your baby. It’s almost the end of the episode. The friends have all made it through the funny argument and everything is back to normal. Out of frame, the pregnant friend says, “Guys? Guys?” and they all turn […]

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Six Surprising Facts About Breastfeeding

Six Surprising Facts About Breastfeeding

What you didn’t know about breastfeeding. Breastfeeding can be an appealing choice for mothers worldwide, and it’s a wonderful way for babies to get ideal nutrition, not to mention colostrum to help kickstart a baby’s digestive system. Breast milk is loaded with antibodies and contains everything a baby needs for his first six months.   Breastfeeding […]

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What is Preeclampsia, and How is it Prevented

What is Preeclampsia, and How is it Prevented

Know the Signs of Preeclampsia and Treatment Options Preeclampsia affects upwards of eight percent of pregnancies and is something doctors monitor pregnant women closely for. If not treated quickly, preeclampsia can cause severe complications for the mother, including renal failure, liver failure and cardiovascular problems. In most severe form, preeclampsia can lead to eclampsia, at […]