We See You

Loss comes in all kinds of intensity and darkness that can be both fleeting and stagnant. Many of us in our time of grief seek support from family and friends and perhaps other resources. But it astounds me that even in this day and age, parents who suffer miscarriage often feel like they have to …

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Private Lives (and the Not So Much)

Once upon a time, women didn’t have to fret a great deal about keeping their pregnancy to themselves, at least not in the first trimester. When social media wasn’t (gasp!) a thing (and unless a woman chose to share her news with others), the general public was kept in the dark until she began to …

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Tips to Beat the Summer Heat for Pregnant Women

Pregnancy has it up and downs to begin with but handling a heat wave in the mist of that can be overwhelming. In honor of the first day of summer, June 21st, we have compiled a list of ways for mother’s to survive a summer pregnancy! Drink Plenty of Fluids This probably seems obvious. You …

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10 Zika Free Destinations

If you are pregnant or are thinking of becoming pregnant it is very important to know the risk associated with zika virus and where it is safe to travel. Zika Virus is becoming more known and is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. It can be transmitted through sex and …

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10 Foods to Increase Lactation

Having an adequate milk supply for your baby is essential to his/her nutrition. If you are looking to increase lactation these following foods can help: Water While not a food, water is one of the most important items needed for an adequate milk supply. “According to studies, 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated.” Try drinking …

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Does Your Baby’s Sex Play a Role in Pregnancy Symptoms?

“Women have claimed for years that their bodies react differently whether they’re pregnant with a male or female baby. Now evidence, published in the February issue of the journal Brain, Behavior and Immunity, shows the sex of a baby is associated with pregnant women’s immune responses.” Researchers from The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center …

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How to Relieve Morning Sickness

Congratulations! The early stage of pregnancy is exciting, but may cause morning sickness. Some women never experience it, whereas others can be sidelined by it all day and for many weeks. Whether you’re battling with nausea every day or just occasionally, here are some tips to help reduce morning sickness symptoms: Get plenty of rest. …

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What to Expect During Your Third Trimester

Congratulations you are at the beginning of your third trimester. “Babies weigh about 2.2 pounds by the start of the third trimester. They can blink their eyes, which now sport lashes. And their wrinkled skin is starting to smooth out as they put on baby fat. They’re also developing fingernails, toenails, and real hair (or …

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