Tuesday , 24 October 2017

Pregnancy & Birth

Do you wish your partner could have stayed overnight after the birth?

Alone with a newborn, exhausted, and struggling to breastfeed – would you have liked your partner to be able to stay with you after giving birth if it were possible?   When it comes to letting your partner stay the night after you’ve given birth – hospital policies vary. Some don’t allow it at all, some let the dads stay …

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Photographer Finds Way To Incorporate Deployed Dad into Maternity Shoot

The magic of Photoshop reunites expecting parents for amazing photoshoot It’s not easy being a military spouse. It’s even harder when you’re expecting a baby and your husband is deployed 7000 miles away. Thanks to Photoshop and an ingenious photographer, one couple’s distance was made a little more manageable. When Nicole hired Traci Lynn, of Traci Lynn Photography, the photographer knew …

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How to Support a Friend Dealing With Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression is a common, yet tremendously painful burden for many new moms. It’s reported that as many as 20 percent of women experience some form of the condition after giving birth, but many never seek help or even talk about their struggle. While celebrities like Chrissy Teigen, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Adele have opened up about their own battles with …

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Foods to Increase Hemoglobin during Pregnancy

Dropping hemoglobin levels cause a major concern during pregnancy. Expecting mothers have to take care of their hemoglobin levels more as their body undergoes a massive change during these nine months. The body works harder to nourish the developing fetus. Blood volume in the body also increases by about 40% – 50% during this period, which is a huge volume. …

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The Miracle Twin: A Story of Birth, Loss and Organ Donation

My mom didn’t know she was having twins until after she delivered my sister, Jenny. Ultrasounds weren’t typically done in the late 70’s, so there was no cause for concern when it appeared as though my 5’11” mom was simply having a big baby. But seven weeks before her due date, what she thought was a reaction to spicy food …

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YUMMY MUMMY? What are placenta pills, why is Danielle Lloyd going to take them after giving birth and which celebrities have used them?

Countless famous faces have made the decision to encapsulate their afterbirth and consume it for the nutrients FORGET celebrity diets or fitness plans – placenta pills are the latest trend to sweep the world of showbusiness this year. Only this week, Danielle Lloyd admitted she’s going to eat her placenta – shocking Loose Women’s Coleen Nolan. But what are placenta pills …

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How Flu Shots May Improve Your Chance Of Getting Pregnant

Flu shots are a must have during pregnancy to make sure mother and baby do not get severely ill. For years, the Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization have recommended that pregnant women get seasonal flu vaccines. But now scientists have found evidence that flu vaccinations actually improve the quality of pregnancy, and may possibly increase the …

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Pregnant mum issues warning to others about this virus

Slapped cheek is a common virus most often affecting children. It’s usually a mild illness with no complications. However, if a pregnant woman catches slapped cheek, it can cause complications and affect her unborn baby. A mum-to-be has written a moving Facebook post to make other parents aware of the potential dangers of slapped cheek in pregnancy. Lula Besana’s son fell …

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This Dad’s Reaction to His Rainbow Baby Being Born Is Beyond Moving

Every child’s birth is full of emotion, but for parents expecting a rainbow baby, there’s a unique set of overwhelming feelings that accompany the day of their baby’s birth. Austin, TX, birth photographer Leilani Rogers is used to photographing all types of births, but this one in particular featuring the Madden family is giving us serious chills. Hope and Hunter …

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