Pregnancy is an exciting time for any expectant mother, but it’s also not without its challenges. For most ladies, that much talked about the glow and feeling fantastic through each trimester is something of a rarity, and in fact, it can be stressful especially if you have been suffering from ill health or the general tiredness that carrying a baby entails. One of the top things to help reduce any anxiety and stresses during this precious time is to try and keep a level head. This, of course, can be easier said than done when your hormones are flying around, but trying to take control and rationalize thinking about everyday things will stem those first pangs of high-stress levels.
Back and neck pain can be caused by a number of factors when nursing a baby. As you recover from childbirth and pregnancy, hormonal and physical changes might cause pain, swelling and unease in your ligaments. In addition, your body takes time to readjust to the forward weight distribution of the baby in the womb after pregnancy. The most common cause, however, is improper posture and repetitive nursing positions used every day during feeding. This is what leads to pain in the shoulder blade region, back, and neck.
Going on vacation takes a completely different meaning when you have a baby. Simply lounging at the beach or finding spontaneous adventurous may no longer be as easy. All the same, getting away with the family is an amazing way to reset and experience new thrills, and you’ll probably be glad you’re traveling (even if it’s after the fact).
Here are some must-have gift ideas for brand new dads, and those that have been around the block a few times. These gift ideas from Isabelle Grace Jewelry and Finn + Emma speak volumes about how much a father is loved. Plus they can be given to current dads and dads who are expecting their bundle of joy soon.
Congratulations! You made through 40 weeks of pregnancy and probably quite a few painful hours of childbirth. You’re now a proud mama and ready to get back to your pre-pregnancy lifestyle. Here’s what you need to know about the postpartum recovery period and the best ways to start feeling more like yourself.
Keeping track of developmental milestones is one of the most exciting parts of being a new parent. Seeing your child grow before your eyes will quickly make you forget all of those sleepless nights and stressful trips to the doctor. Here are four of the biggest developmental milestones that you should keep an eye out for in the next few years.
Kids will lose their baby teeth as they grow up. This a natural and predictable process. There will be no pain when the tooth is lost. And yes, the new permanent tooth will come through to fill the space and complete the cycle. However, parents need to know how to take care of the gums and the new tooth to handle a natural process in a comfortable manner. You should also know the timetable for the teeth coming in and falling out to care your little one better. Sometimes, things, however, don’t follow that predictable a trajectory for which you should be ready in advance.
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It is no secret that babies require a lot of gear. Especially in this day and age when we have a million accessories, apparatuses and three times more clothing than a baby realistically needs, it’s easier than ever to find yourself drowning in all of it. In fact, since nurseries are often small, and need to fit a lot of things, they end up being messy and impractical after a very short time. Not to worry, there are some simple hacks that will help you get rid of the clutter and make your child’s room the safe, comfortable place it’s supposed to be.
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It’s never comfortable watching your baby go through the teething process and feel extremely uncomfortable. While it’s a normal part of every baby’s development, it’s still hard to see them endure so much pain. There are a few things to remember when it’s time you’re dealing with a baby who’s in the middle of teething.
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Becoming a mom changes your world, but it may not change your need or desire to return to work when your maternity leave is up. Without some planning, your first day back to work could be the first time you and your new baby are apart, which can be difficult for both of you. Thankfully, there are ways to make the transition easier for you both.
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