Get the basics on feeding a newborn breastmilk or formula.

Feeding from Newborn to Three Years

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New parents are consumed with concerns for their children: which are the best diapers, what kind of schooling will be necessary, what is the best choices for feeding baby?

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After the Baby is Born

What to Expect After the Baby is Born

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Caring for a new baby is one of the most joyous and challenging times in a woman’s life. At the same time, new mothers must take special care of their bodies after giving birth and while breastfeeding. Read on for tips on caring for you newborn and yourself when you get home from the hospital. […]

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Post Birth Recovery - Find out what to expect including bleeding, weight loss after pregnancy, feeding your baby and postpartum depression.

Post Birth Recovery What to Expect

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Congratulations, you are no longer pregnant! You have a beautiful baby, probably the most perfect baby the world has ever known, and you are eager to speed through your post birth recovery and enjoy your new life as a mom.

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Childbirth Checklist: What to Pack in Your Hospital Bag

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When it’s time to deliver your baby, be prepared for the hospital with this handy checklist. You’ll want to have all of the comforts of home to ensure you’re not worried about anything and you’re completely able to focus on the safe arrival of your new baby. That said, gather the items on the below […]

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The 3 Most Important Childcare Questions, Answered

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After their new baby arrives, many parents utilize childcare — both inside and outside the home — so they can continue to work — or so they can simply have a little “me time” a day or two a week. If you anticipate you’ll want or need childcare after your baby arrives, the time to […]

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Breastfeeding Basics: Tips, Products, Must-Haves and More!

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If you’re planning to breastfeed your baby, then it helps to prepare ahead of time to ensure you’re set up for success, and we’re here to help. From the supplies you’ll need to handy resources to be aware of, this is the breastfeeding cheat sheet you’ve been looking for! Breastfeeding Supplies __ A nursing braThere […]

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8 Things Every Newly Pregnant Woman Should Know

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Whether you’ve been trying to get pregnant or were shocked to see the two lines show up on the pregnancy test, one thing remains: You’re about to embark on an amazing and wild ride! Buckle up and enjoy every last second of your pregnancy. And if it’s your first go-around, here are eight things every […]

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5 Things to Do When You’re Over Being Pregnant

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Pregnancy is not for the faint of heart. It’s definitely a marathon versus a sprint, and by the end, you’re just plain tired. Whether you’re approaching the finish line or you’re days overdue, here are five easy ways to treat yourself when you’re over being pregnant. 5 Things to Do When You’re Over Being Pregnant […]

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6 Baby Gadgets ALL New Parents Need

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Whether you’re a tech fanatic or simply want to cash-in on the modern conveniences that new technology brings for new parents, you’re going to love this round-up of baby gadgets that make parenting — and babying — a whole lot easier! Baby Gadget: Hatch Rest+ Dubbed as the machine that “does it all,” that Hatch […]

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Diaper Bag Checklist: What to Always Pack

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Once you have a baby, there’s one think you’ll never leave home without: the diaper bag. As such, it’s imperative to make sure that your diaper bag is thoughtfully packed with everything you’ll need for a successful outing, no matter how long or short. So whether you’re packing up Baby for daycare or you’re bringing […]

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12 Weeks Pregnant

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Pregnancy Body Changes at 12 Weeks Pregnant You begin to have a “pregnant glow” by the time you are 12 weeks pregnant. Increased blood volume and pregnancy hormones work together to give you that glow. The greater blood volume brings more blood to the blood vessels and hormones increase oil gland secretion, resulting in a […]

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9 Weeks Pregnant

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Pregnancy Body Changes at 9 Weeks Pregnant At 9 weeks pregnant, you may find yourself with a persistent stuffy nose. Nasal congestion and nose bleeds are fairly common during pregnancy. Try using a vaporizer or humidifier to help lessen the symptoms of pregnancy. You continue to feel tired, nauseated, and possibly dizzy. You also may […]

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8 Weeks Pregnant

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Pregnancy Body Changes at 8 Weeks Pregnant When you are 8 weeks pregnant, your uterus is now the size of an orange. You may have early pregnancy symptoms such as acne, tender, swollen breasts, nausea, and extreme fatigue. Indigestion and bloating are common complaints of pregnancy. A slowed digestive process causes these symptoms and allows […]

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4 Weeks Pregnant

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Pregnancy Body Changes at 4 Weeks Pregnant Congratulations! Now that you’re 4 weeks pregnant, your focus from now on is to be healthy. Rest, eat right, get regular exercise, and establish a steady schedule of prenatal visits with your care provider. You’re doing everything for two now, which means taking care of two people the […]

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5 Weeks Pregnant

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Pregnancy Body Changes at 5 Weeks Pregnant Your body is creating a new life, and at 5 weeks pregnant you may be feeling exhausted and unusually irritable or emotional. Your increased metabolism and growing uterus may be causing more frequent urination. Your breasts may be particularly tender now and you may find that sleeping in […]

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6 Weeks Pregnant

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Pregnancy Body Changes at 6 Weeks Pregnant At 6 weeks pregnant, morning sickness may be rearing its ugly head. Nausea affects one third to one half of all pregnant women and usually subsides or even disappears by the start of the second trimester. It may be caused by a higher level of estrogen, as well […]

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7 Weeks Pregnant

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Pregnancy Body Changes at 7 Weeks Pregnant More symptoms of pregnancy may appear in when you are 7 weeks pregnant. Nausea and morning sickness, constipation, vaginal discharge and excess saliva are some. Rapid acceleration of hormones can cause your face to break out. Wash your face twice a day with a gentle cleaner and drink […]

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10 Weeks Pregnant

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Pregnancy Body Changes at 10 Weeks Pregnant At 10 weeks pregnant, changes in your body that may start to appear include complexion changes (blotchiness, acne), mood swings, and weight gain. Tiredness and nausea are very common still. Your waist is starting to disappear. Hormonal changes occur during pregnancy that can affect the gums. The gums […]

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11 Weeks Pregnant

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Pregnancy Body Changes at 11 Weeks Pregnant By 11 weeks pregnant, most women have gained very little weight. It is important to stick to (or start) eating a healthy diet. You will only need about 300-500 calories extra a day while you are pregnant. Make those calories premium, they help your baby grow. Avoid junk […]

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New Baby Needs Checklist

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Not sure what to buy? Confused by the multitude of baby items? Use this checklist to get ready for baby without buying unnecessary items. Health & Bathing Supplies for New Baby ___ nasal aspirator ___ diaper rash ointment ___ baby fever reducer ___ thermometer ___ gentle baby soap ___ no tears shampoo ___ blunt baby nail scissors ___ baby brush and comb […]

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Chinese Birth Chart - How to use it to predict whether you are having a baby boy or girl (also known as the Chinese Birth Calendar or the Chinese Pregnancy Calendar)

Chinese Gender Predictor

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Ever heard or thought of a way to determine the gender of your baby? Are you now pregnant and want to know the sex of your baby? After all, once you know the gender, you can starting thinking about naming your baby girl or baby boy for the next several months! Chinese Birth Chart If […]

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Baby Shower Themes

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Baby showers can either have a theme or not. The choice to host a theme shower is up to the hostess. Having a theme has a few benefits, but it also has a few complications. It makes it easier to plan games, decorations, the cake and to add extra flair and style to the shower […]

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The Chinese Pregnancy Calendar Chart will tell you if you're having a boy or a girl!

Chinese Pregnancy Calendar

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The Chinese Pregnancy Calendar is based on legend, and has been used to predict whether an unborn child will be a boy or a girl. According to legend, the Chinese pregnancy calendar was buried in a royal tomb almost 900 years ago and was just recently discovered. The Chinese Pregnancy Calendar is also known as: […]

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Pregnancy Cravings & Pregnancy Food Aversions

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When it comes to pregnancy food cravings, the old wives tale of pickles and ice cream is one that people look out for right away. Pickles and ice cream may never be one of your food cravings in pregnancy, but many pregnant women do report craving certain foods more often during their pregnancies. Some women […]

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