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26 Critical Things To do In 3rd Trimester

26 Critical Things To do In 3rd Trimester

Labor pain can be SO intense and there really is nothing sweeter than getting that Epidural when you need it. I had Epidurals with all three of my babes and it was great!  As much as I would have liked to go natural, I just couldn't do it, and that's fine....

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The Amazing Benefits Of Delayed Cord Clamping

The Amazing Benefits Of Delayed Cord Clamping

Sometimes instead of feeding from the breast you decide to pump exclusively. It could be because of latch problems or supply problems or perhaps you just want to do it that way because that's what suits you best. Or maybe your baby was premature and cannot breastfeed,...

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15 Ways To Speed Up Labor And Delivery

15 Ways To Speed Up Labor And Delivery

Delayed Cord Clamping is a really good idea and the health benefits of this practice are so compelling.  When your babe is born, as much as 25-60% of the fetal blood supply remains inside the placenta. Waiting to clamp the umbilical cord, for just 30-60 seconds...

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9 Ways to Help Avoid Tearing During Childbirth

9 Ways to Help Avoid Tearing During Childbirth

Having a baby is totally exhausting and it can sure take a while. A first-time mama will labor for 12-24 hours on average. Sometimes longer.  But there are things you can do before and during labor that will help make the process just a bit easier and...

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Is It Braxton Hicks Or Real Contractions?

Is It Braxton Hicks Or Real Contractions?

Tearing during childbirth is very painful and ranges in different degrees of severity.  Many women birth large babies without a tear at all and others tear birthing tiny babies. It just depends on your body.  There are things you can do to prevent tearing or...

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13 Ways To Cope With Labor Pain Without An Epidural

13 Ways To Cope With Labor Pain Without An Epidural

It's hard to tell when you're at the end of pregnancy if you're having real contractions. After all, Braxton Hicks can be uncomfortable just like real contractions. Braxton Hicks are practice contractions so that your body can prepare for labor, in case you weren't...

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What To Expect The First Week Home With Your Newborn

What To Expect The First Week Home With Your Newborn

Delayed Cord Clamping is a really good idea and the health benefits of this practice are so compelling.  When your babe is born, as much as 25-60% of the fetal blood supply remains inside the placenta. Waiting to clamp the umbilical cord, for just 30-60 seconds...

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How to Fix Flat Head And Avoid The Helmet

How to Fix Flat Head And Avoid The Helmet

What You'll Learn In This Post: The Ride Home Can Be Rough You Will Miss The Hospital  You'll Be Really Uncomfortable  You'll Feel Sad And Strange You'll  Be Extremely Tired Yet Energetic  Breastfeeding May Be Really Difficult  You Should Have...

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How To Get Through Labor Transition Without Crying

How To Get Through Labor Transition Without Crying

If you've never had a baby before you may be wondering what to expect right after you give birth. Things can move pretty quickly and it's a very exciting time.  Usually, they follow a very specific routine and that's what I'll go over today so You'll know just...

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The 4 Stages Of Labor

The 4 Stages Of Labor

There's nothing harder than those first six weeks at home with your newborn. You may feel prepared but once you get home it hits you. You will feel unbelievably overwhelmed but there are plenty of things you can do to make it less scary.  Here are some really...

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