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  • Essential Guide to Cord blood banking
    October 20, 2021

    Essential Guide to Cord blood banking

    While you are pregnant, you will be asked if you want to bank your baby’s cord blood. Here’s some information to help you make your decision: What is cord blood? It is the blood from your newborn’s umbilical cord. Why...

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  • Prenatal Massage
    October 16, 2021

    Prenatal Massage

    Soothe Those Aches Away Those aching shoulders and back of yours are just crying out for a massage. A massage is a lovely way to soothe tired muscles and lower your stress hormones. But you’ll be wondering if it’s safe...

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  • 5 Pregnancy Sleep Problems and Their Solutions
    October 15, 2021

    5 Pregnancy Sleep Problems and Their Solutions

    With all that’s going on in your body, it’s no surprise that sleep is eluding you. Here are some suggestions to have you sleeping through the night. 1.Taking Frequent Leaks Problem: Increased hormones can mean having to run to the...

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  • Tips to Get Your Energy Back
    October 14, 2021

    Tips to Get Your Energy Back

    It’s normal to feel tired when you’re pregnant, especially during the first trimester and again during the third trimester. Here are some tips to get you up and going: 1. Listen to your body. If you’re tired, rest. Pace yourself and...

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  • Dealing with the Blues during Pregnancy
    October 12, 2021

    Dealing with the Blues during Pregnancy

    While most people have heard of postnatal depression, perinatal depression is less well known. Yet the blues can hit you even during pregnancy. Be good to yourself. Taking care of yourself emotionally as well as physically should be your top...

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  • Survival Guide for The Expectant Dad
    October 7, 2021

    Survival Guide for The Expectant Dad

    Hubbies can often feel left out in a pregnancy. Yet your wife is feeling especially vulnerable and needs your support more than ever. Here are some practical ways you can get involved: Pregnancy Test: - Be the one to purchase...

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  • Healthy Gums, Happy Pregnancy
    October 4, 2021

    Healthy Gums, Happy Pregnancy

    As your baby develops tooth buds, you, too, need to take good care of your teeth and gums.  The pregnancy hormone, progesterone, may cause your gums to be extra tender, especially when you brush and floss.  Some tenderness is normal...

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  • That Gagging Feeling
    October 2, 2021

    That Gagging Feeling

    Are you often hit by waves of nausea? You’ve been struck by morning sickness. Some women compare it to seasickness; others say it’s like the worst hangover they’ve ever had.  Morning sickness affects three in four pregnant women. It usually...

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  • The Mask of Pregnancy
    September 29, 2021

    The Mask of Pregnancy

    Troubled by unsightly dark patches marring your previously spotless complexion? Rampaging hormones cause skin cells called melanocytes to churn out more melanin (pigment). Darkening appears on your face (known as chloasma or the mask of pregnancy), under your arms and...

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