Do it right: Telling your child about baby number two

You are going to have another baby – but when and how do you break the news to your older child?It seems that both experts and moms have different opinions about the best time to share your pregnancy news with older children. Gina Bangert, of Martinez, California, chose to tell her two-year-old daughter about their new baby as Bangert entered her second trimester, once her chances of having a spontaneous miscarriage decreased. But Nancy O’Reilly, Psy.D., a clinical psychologist in …

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Second-time moms on how to sail through pregnancy, labor

When those two pink lines confirmed I was pregnant with Baby Number Two, I breathed a huge sigh of relief. Not only had the ovulation predictor helped ensure conception, but I was now a veteran pregger—and much more relaxed about the next nine months.I thought about all the things I wished I had known the first time—realities about pregnancy that would have saved me a lot of worry and hand-wringing. Like the fact that lower abdominal aches don’t mean you’re necessarily having an …

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Don’t ignore these pregnancy warning signs!

Let's face it, pregnancy comes with its share of uncomfortable sensations. There's swelling, lightheadedness, teenage-style acne, and more. The amount of potential side effects to growing and developing a new life are enough to make your head spin. But if you ran off to the emergency room every time you had back pain or felt nauseated, you'd never be at home.By and large, the weird physical and emotional feelings you'll experience are par for the course during pregnancy. But there are a few …

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5 foods that promise a stronger, healthier heart for baby

 What you eat during pregnancy has a direct impact on your developing baby. The more nutritious choices you make today, the better off your little one will be. Throughout these nine months, your child is growing and changing at a remarkable pace - it almost seems as if one day he or she is a clump of cells, and the next a little being who hiccups in your womb!All of these incredible changes are made possible by baby’s heart, which is already pumping blood by your seventh week of …

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How to get dad-to-be involved in your pregnancy

Key ways to stay connected and enjoy pregnancy, birth, and beyond! Is the dad-to-be in your life feeling sidelined during your pregnancy? While there's not much you can do about who carries your growing and developing baby (we wish!), there are some important ways to help your partner feel like he's really needed. Whether he's ready to jump into this new venture enthusiastically, or if he prefers to take baby steps, we've compiled plenty of ways to get dad-to-be involved, connected, and fully …

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Snack on this during pregnancy for a shorter, easier labor

Let’s face it: Childbirth is no walk in the park. But a study published in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology offers a glimmer of hope to moms-to-be. It turns out that adding a sweet fruit to your late pregnancy diet could shorten labor and reduce your risk of being medically induced.So, what should you load up on at the grocery store? Dates.The study, spearheaded by Jordan University of Science and Technology, tracked 69 expectant moms over the last four weeks of pregnancy …

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My Wife and I Are (Both) Pregnant — The Cut

Think you have it rough as an expectant mom? Imagine if your partner were pregnant, too! There'd be no one to make midnight ice cream runs, rub your back, or expertly navigate your hormonal mood swings. Here's the story of two women who decided to have a baby together - and were more successful than they ever could have planned. They even gave birth 4 days apart!Source: My Wife and I Are (Both) Pregnant -- The Cut Read more: Woman gives birth at 30,000 feet with help of the airline

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5 tips for soon-to-be dads during delivery

For soon-to-be dads, navigating the life-altering and memorable experiences of labor and delivery can feel almost as tough at times as giving birth to a baby themselves. (Just don't say that too loudly around your special lady!)From trying to figure out how to comfort a woman during this painful process to determining when the time is right to head to the hospital, there are a variety of different situations that can occur in between your partner's water breaking and cradling your newborn …

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New mom dances to avoid a c-section (video)

Watch as this laboring mom-to-be dances to avoid a c-section. When labor stalled, she flipped on Watch Me (Whip/Nae-Nae) and unknowingly created an inspiring video demonstrating how music and movement can help ease labor pain.As reported by the New York Daily News, the East Point, Georgia woman was determined not to have a c-section. Her nurse advised squats, but happily filmed the new mom dancing between contractions instead.The result: A vaginal birth of a healthy nine pound six …

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Woman gives birth at 30,000 feet with help of airline crew

A woman gave birth two months early while on an international flight from Indonesia to Los Angeles. The “very, very pregnant woman” went into labor about halfway through the flight, passenger Amira Rajput told INSIDE EDITION. “We didn’t really know that the woman was giving birth,” Rajput said. At 30,000 feet, the China Airlines pilot asked if there was a doctor on board, but staff remained calm, Rajput said. Source: Passenger Gives Birth to Premature Baby at 30,000 Feet With Help …

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