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New word: Baby lag

The out of sorts feeling you get when you've been up three times in the middle of the night with a crying or feeding baby and the next day you have a headache, upset stomach and general disorientation.  Baby lag is like jet lag, only worse because there is a cumulative effect of sleep deprivation. …

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7 tips for recovery from a C-Section

I recently wrote about my unplanned C-section recently on here, and today I wanted to share a few tips on how I had a good recovery from the surgery. Remember – your body is recovering from major surgery, as well as adjusting to caring for a newborn, so have realistic expectations! It will take …

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10 Things You NEVER Say to a Mom with a Colicy Baby

Having a child with colic is tough and tired business no matter what, but it’s unnecessary, cruel and unusual hell for first time mothers. We’re neurotic, worried, tired, possibly hurting because there are stitches in our VAGINAS (or perhaps a gaping hole in our stomachs), and we feel like we …

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Research suggests that breastfeeding can reduce infants’ arsenic exposure

The benefits of breastfeeding has been long documented, and we know that nursing our infants can boost their intelligence, increase their immunity, and reduce their chances of developing type 1 and type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol later in life. Now a new study from Dartmouth College in …

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Is Home Birth Ever a Safe Choice?

Though the proportion of pregnant women who choose to give birth at home in the United States is still very small — about 1 percent — the number is higher than at any time in 25 years. Britain recently rewrote its national health guidelines to encourage home births for women with low-risk …

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Weird dreams during pregnancy and what they mean!

Nocturnal KnowledgeUnravel your weird pregnancy dreams and understand your deeper worries. Pregnancy can supercharge your dreams. In fact, they might be so bizarre that they’re hard to forget—especially when they’re a bit scary. Surging hormones make your dreams more vivid and also make …

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How Real Moms Save Money This Holiday Season

Here are some good ideas for keeping expenses low (or at least lower) around the holidays. We especially like ideas around making things ourselves and home baking since it really gets us into the holiday spirit to spend a Sunday afternoon baking cookies to give to friends. Quite frankly though, …

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Are Antidepressants Safe During Pregnancy?

Are Antidepressants Safe During Pregnancy?While past advice was that depression during pregnancy was more dangerous than the possible side effects of drugs to treat depression, this thinking is changing.Are Antidepressants Safe During Pregnancy? - NYTimes.com.

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Having a baby is expensive! How are you saving?

You're excited about having a baby, but worries about how you'll afford it are starting to rain on your parade. We all know babies are expensive, but you never really grasp just how much of a hole they'll burn in your pocket until they're here.According to the Department of …

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App review: Lullaby Karaoke

Lullaby Karaoke is the New Way to Rock Baby to SleepIf you think about it, getting a baby to sleep is a lot like karaoke night with your friends: There’s a lot of singing, someone has to be carried to bed, and details are a bit hazy in the morning. The two are practically destined to …

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