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The Pregnant Woman’s Guide to Parties
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The Pregnant Woman’s Guide to Parties

Pregnant women are not kept in secret caves until they give birth. They are still functioning humans who like to socialize and even be invited to parties from time to time. Whether it is a quiet party with a few guests or a loud blowout with hundreds of people, there are some party hazards you...

by December 18, 2018December 18, 2018
5 Answers to Your Oddest Questions About Pregnancy
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5 Answers to Your Oddest Questions About Pregnancy

During your first pregnancy, there might be a few questions about your body that you don’t want to ask. There are things that you will feel that might seem odd and things that you could see that will likely go away after your baby is born. Keep in mind that you should talk to your...

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5 Baby Sleep Mistakes You Might Be Making

Image courtesy of Carolina Crossroads Bedtime for baby is a glorious time for parents, whether it is napping during the day or bedtime at night. This is the time for weary parents to regroup, refocus and get some rest themselves! As with any other activity, baby’s bedtime should be relaxing,comfortable, secure and safe. You always...

by September 7, 2018September 7, 2018
The Role of Hormones During Your Pregnancy
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The Role of Hormones During Your Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a fantastic time in a woman’s life. Her body becomes a nurturing home for a precious life, providing everything needed until the baby is ready to make their entrance into the world. To watch the growth of a pregnancy occur is quite amazing and can be seemingly simple. However, the start, progression, and...

How to Help Your Toddler Prepare for a New Baby
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How to Help Your Toddler Prepare for a New Baby

The excitement you feel over having a new baby soon is hard to deny. However, your toddler may not understand exactly what it means to welcome a new life into the home. As a result, you want to help ease your little one into this transition by using a few creative techniques. Involve Your Toddler...

Everything Expecting Mothers Need to Know About HCG
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Everything Expecting Mothers Need to Know About HCG

HCG, human chorionic gonadotropin, is what a woman’s body produces during pregnancy within the wall of the placenta. Once embryo implantation takes place against the uterine wall, HCG production begins. It’s at this point that pregnancy tests start working because HCG levels in a urine and blood sample are tested. Around eleven days following conception,...

How Will Teething Affect Your Baby’s Sleep?
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How Will Teething Affect Your Baby’s Sleep?

Teething is an exciting time when your baby starts growing up and forming his or her mouth. However, it can be an uncomfortable situation that affects the baby’s sleep and yours. Here’s how: It Causes Pain Dentists say the most prevalent of the signs of teething is the pain. It hurts for a tooth to...

Intimacy Problems After Childbirth that No One Warned You About
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Intimacy Problems After Childbirth that No One Warned You About

Life after a baby can be stressful amidst the joy of being a new mom. Physical changes, engorged breasts, urinary incontinence, and sleepless nights are only half of the problems after childbirth. Then, there are the dreaded “intimacy problems” no one warned you about. It’s time to get the 411 before you think you’re losing...

How To Not Spend All Night Hovering Over Your Baby’s Crib
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How To Not Spend All Night Hovering Over Your Baby’s Crib

New Life Blessings has a holistic family-centered parenting approach. Every family is different and we aim to share a varied spectrum of methods that can help you find the best path for your family. We always like to touch upon new gadgets and such, but always try to balance with instinctual thinking. If your baby is...

Scheduled Vs. Ad Libitum Breastfeeding
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Scheduled Vs. Ad Libitum Breastfeeding

So you have made the decision to forego formula and breastfeed your baby. Congratulations to you and your soon-to-be newborn! Breastfeeding is the most natural way to bond with your new baby and allow them the benefit of receiving nature’s gift for them through your body. This is the best way to bond with your...

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