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The Best Labor Pain Relievers

A lot of women experience fear and anxiety about the birthing process. It's easy to just forget about that part when you decide you want to get pregnant, and soon you might find yourself just around the corner from your first delivery! It's totally normal to feel scared and anxious about this new experience. It's referred to as "labor" for a reason - it's hard work to bring a baby into the world. If you're determined to have a natural birth, we have a few tricks up our sleeves to help you make it as comfortable as possible...(or at least as comfortable as one can be when pushing a human out of their body.) Even if you don't plan on a natural birth,...

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Monitoring Your Baby’s Growth and Development

Right when the baby is formed in the womb, the journey of motherhood begins. It comes with its joys, fears, travails and much more that you can’t feasibly expect. Seeing your child grow up to become an adult is a canvas of joy, filled with countless memories to cherish for the rest of your life. The future of our society relies on the babies today. This means that the overall wellness of these children is essential for the sustenance of society.The World Health Organization and other health related bodies have continually reiterated the importance of protecting infants and children from all forms of ailment causing activities as children are more susceptible to malnutrition and various infectious diseases that can be...

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Stop Telling Women Trying To Get Pregnant To ‘Just Relax’

We all know that giving birth to a new life is nothing short of a miracle. But these days, reasons like stress, hormonal problems, unhealthy lifestyles and other similar factors lead to more and more problems in conceiving. What often comes next is the anxiety and depression caused due to it. How many times is a woman is unable to conceive even after repetitive efforts? And how many times has a woman has been told to relax? People who suggest this need to understand that de-stressing won’t alone solve the problem. Here are some of the real problems which might be an obstacle in conceiving a baby.  Linking stress with infertility If you’re linking stress with infertility, then you’re believing in...

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Essential Oils and Pregnancy: 5 Must-Know Tips

You might have heard about the wonders of essential oils and how these natural bounties can make a difference to your overall health. If you are pregnant, you might be wondering if they are good for you or if they are safe to use. The answer will be tackled in this article. As much as essential oils give a lot of benefits to the body, special care should be taken during pregnancy. The following tips will give you an idea of how to use essential oils if you are pregnant or lactating. 1. Do not use essential oils during the first trimester of pregnancy. The first trimester is overwhelming for most women. This is the stage when you get to...

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How you can make pregnancy more comfortable

A quickly expanding bump (along with a few quickly expanding other things!!), an achey back, swollen ankles and feet, and it's just so darn HOT! Oh, pregnancy!  It's not the most comfortable time of your life, but it certainly doesn't have to be as uncomfortable as we've been trained to believe.  Here are a few of our favorite pregnancy hacks to make pregnancy more comfortable. Be proactive, not reactive: Don't wait until you're feeling the aches and pains of pregnancy to start using these tips. If you can protect your muscles, joints, and body before they start hurting, you're more likely to hurt less in the long run. Movement: It might sound counterintuitive, but moving your body helps you continue...

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