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Health Insider: Promising Sleeping Tips for Pregnant Mothers

Are you expecting a child and having trouble sleeping at night? Worry not, because you'll be able to doze off comfortably with these sleeping tips for pregnancy mothers. Our bedtime solutions will have you feeling better in no time. Having a baby is one of the greatest things in the world. It's a moment of pure joy, as you welcome a new member of your family. But during pregnancy, many women experience sleep disturbances which are common, and this can result in restless nights and tiresome mornings. In fact, a study by the National Sleep Foundation reveals that 78% of women experience issues with sleep while they are pregnant. The reason for these sleep disorders are things like hormonal fluctuations and physical...

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3 Reasons Playing in the Park is Healthy for Your Child

Science has long proven that being outdoors can improve physical and mental health. However, a study published this week proved that you can reap these benefits without having to walk outside. Instead, simply viewing nature scenes can increase your mood and ultimately improve your health. The study took a highly stressful experience, going to the dentist, and tested the impact of viewing nature scenes during the visit. The researchers found that patients who watched nature scenes via virtual reality devices had lower blood pressure, cortisol levels, and heart rate which translated to less stress and happier patients. If you or your kid fear the dentist, like 22 percent of the population, looking at nature scenes in a magazine or through art can...

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A Comprehensive Healthy Pregnancy Guide

image via Flickr Pregnancy is indeed a wonderful experience but it is also a time that is characterized by uncertainty. This is because many women have concerns and questions as they face each and every challenge that pregnancy presents to them. It is quite difficult to know exactly what to listen to with pieces of advice coming from every person and that is why it is important to have accurate information. This will help you to arrive at good decisions with regard to how to take proper care of yourself.   Prenatal nutrition Image via Flickr Healthy eating is crucial to having a healthy pregnancy. Expectant women need to consume a variety of foods that comprise of nutrients, minerals and...

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Postpartum Depression: Coping with the Baby Blues

Coping with the Baby Blues The baby blues are an often-neglected aspect of the pregnancy process that many fail to have a conversation about before it can be too late. But to be clear, this isn’t meant to scare you. The headline is that the baby blues is a common experience, affecting approximately 70% of new mothers, although for most they only last for a couple of weeks.     What are the Baby Blues? The lead up to having a baby can be that of pure euphoria. Especially in the weeks leading up to the birth, your brain is loaded with dopamine, getting you excited for the new life coming into the world soon. Indeed, when you’ve given birth this...

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It's BABY TIME: 6 Signs You're (Really) In Labor!

For roughly nine months you carry your little one, and finally you're due any day now. And then you feel it...pressure down there, a wave of pain or tighten across your belly and pelvis, and you're convinced it's time to head to the hospital since baby is sure to arrive any minute! You head that way, only to find out...you're not really in labor. The truth is, it's a common mistake, especially for first-time moms! Early labor symptoms and Braxton Hicks contractions can start a few weeks before your due date, making it hard to tell the difference between false labor and the real thing. How do you know when it's time to go to the hospital or call your midwife?...

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