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Childbirth Surprise 8: Recovery

Childbirth Surprise 8: Recovery First Weeks —Following delivery, you will experience pain and swelling in your genital area particularly if you received stitches. It will be difficult to walk and sit, and it will be quite a process especially when using the bathroom. You will need heavy pads for the incessant bleeding called lochia and the hospital will most likely provide ice packs and witch
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Childbirth Surprise 9: Sex After Delivery

Childbirth Surprise 9: Sex After Delivery Sex After Delivery— There is an unspoken assumption that by six weeks postpartum after a vaginal birth, your body will be completely healed and mostly back to normal. After all, that’s when doctors give the OK to have sex, right? Unfortunately most women still feel discomfort beyond six weeks post partum particularly during intercourse . This is because your estrogen
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Childbirth Surprise 10: Back to “Normal”

Childbirth Surprise 10: Back to “Normal”  Back to “Normal”— A good rule of thumb is 9 months on, 9 months off.  There are those blessed few who seem to lose the baby weight overnight, but for the vast majority of new mamas, it takes time to shed the pounds. It is certainly possible to get back to your pre-pregnancy weight, but be sure to take it
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10 Ways to Overcome Labour Anxiety

10 Ways to Overcome Labour Anxiety If you’re experiencing anxiety about your upcoming labour, you’re not alone. In the midst of the excitement of pregnancy many women experience waves of fear and worry about the labour and delivery process. It doesn’t matter whether you’ve experienced labour or not, labour anxiety is very common in pregnant women. Anxiety and fear can occur as early as
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The 3 Stages Of Labour

Welcome to PregnancyChat, I’m Monica and Today we are going to talk about the 3 stages of labour. A Glimpse into the 3 Stages of Labour Labour officially begins when you are having regular contractions and your cervix is 3-4 cm dilated. Anything before this point is considered to be pre-labour or the latent period. Pre-labour is an important process as it begins to
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Book Review: Mommy IQ: The Complete Guide to Pregnancy by Rosie Pope

Book Review: Mommy IQ: The Complete Guide to Pregnancy by Rosie Pope Enter below to win 1 of 5 copies! a Rafflecopter giveaway Rosie Pope is the star of Bravo’s hit show Pregnant in Heels. As well as owning the luxury maternity fashion brand, Rosie Pope Maternity, Rosie also offers a mommy concierge service, MomPrep, to millionaire mommies in New York. As part of
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5 Pregnancy Dos and Donts!

5 Pregnancy Do’s and Don’ts! Although there are many do’s and don’ts for you to think about Today I want to share with you our top 5 choices for pregnancy Do’s and Don’ts! Lets start off with Pregnancy Dos: 1. Do take a supplement There are certain nutrients that are essential for your growing baby. Vitamin D, K, and the B vitamin biotin can
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9 Months In The Womb

9 Months In The Womb: A Remarkable Look At Fetal Development Through Ultrasound From conception to birth, take a unique look at fetal transformation during nine months in the womb. Created by Ultrasound Dimensions and PregnancyChat.com

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Coping with an Eating Disorder during Pregnancy

Coping with an Eating Disorder during Pregnancy As many as 4% of women suffer from anorexia or bulimia, with the rates of binge-eating disorder believed to be even higher(1). While disordered eating is a risk factor for infertility(2), as carrying too little or too much weight can disrupt your menstrual cycle, it is still possible to fall pregnant before you have made a recovery. Even
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Eating For A Healthy Pregnancy

Eating Healthy for Pregnancy Eating healthy during pregnancy is very important both in maintaining the mother’s health and ensuring the baby grows and develops without any problems. On average, you should be eating about 300 more calories per day than you did before you became pregnant. This means that most women can expect to gain between 1 and 5 pounds in the first trimester,
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