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Body Changes During First Trimester of Pregnancy

body changes during pregnancyYour baby grows rapidly during the first trimester of pregnancy, and your body changes at the same time. However, most of these developments will go unnoticed by anyone except you and, to a lesser extent, your partner. Many women find it hard to believe that they look much the same as normal, but they do. Your uterus grows to accommodate the developing baby, but by the end of the first trimester it is still no bigger than an avocado pear. Few people will see any difference in your partner may notice that your breasts are fuller, and that your nipples have increased in size abs darkened. Some women do fill out a little.

Pregnancy Symptoms

Pregnancy symptoms is about to give you the sign wheter you’re pregnant or not. All pregnancies are different and, accordingly, …


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Natural Birth Video: The Benefits of Natural Birth For Baby

Childbirth is a life changing event which can be both exhilarating and draining, the greatest experience of one’s life or the worst. Childbirth carries tremendous dogma, old wives tales, traditions, and controversy.

Adults have their own rhyme and reason for birth choices. Doctors and midwives make choices for convenience, scheduling, to avoid lawsuits or for profit. You may make decisions based on personal beliefs, research, the influence of others, your own benefit, and quite likely for what you believe to be the good of the baby.

Doctors and midwives may claim to “first do no harm”, but that apparently does not hold true in childbirth which is evidenced by the United State’s embarrassingly high infant mortality rate. It is your job as the parent then, to distinguish fact from fiction to uncover what is really in the best interest of your child. What is really best for your baby? What is your baby thinking or feeling during childbirth? What does your baby want?

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It is fairly logical to assume that a baby does not want to experience pain. Many birth interventions such as breaking the water, labor inductions, forceps or surgery can cause the baby pain by forcing the babies skull against the mothers pelvis, nicking the baby with a scalpel, or the unimaginable pain of forceps dragging them out of the birth canal by their head.

Five Ways to Prevent Miscarriage

According to National Infertility Association and contrary to the common belief, as many as 70% of pregnancies may end in miscarriage! With more than 50% of losses going undetected and mistaken for a period. Formerly it was believed that only 15-20% of pregnancies end in miscarriage. Those figures seems small to the alarmingly high numbers reported today.

The two most common reasons a miscarriage occurs are:

1. The product of pregnancy – the embryo was damaged and could not develop into a healthy baby.

2. The environment – the embryo’s environment did not support its healthy development.

Baby Skin Care

Baby skin care is more about preventing diaper rash than preventing acne, but nonetheless, it’s an important topic. People don’t often think about the need to care for a baby’s skin, perhaps because it’s so perfect. Few things feel more soft and supple. Proper baby skin care can mean the difference between a happy baby and one that’s constantly complaining.

Besides diaper and heat rash, babies can develop a condition called ‘cradle cap’. Baby skin dries easily and it can even sunburn because melanin production is low. And because of the surge in hormones at the time of birth, babies can break out in acne, although baby skin is far less oily than an adult’s.

Get Your Baby Sleeping Better

Having a new baby is an incredibly exciting time, but it can also be filled with a great deal of anxiety. One major source of that anxiety is if you have a baby who isn’t sleeping well. Sleep deprivation will quickly wear you down, and your baby will be exhausted and irritable as well. When this pattern goes on for months, a once happy little family can rapidly turn into a tired and cranky crowd.

Much of this angst can be eliminated by helping your baby learn to sleep independently. A baby who sleeps who sleeps independently is usually a baby who sleeps through the night and takes nice, long naps on a consistent basis. Enabling your baby to learn how to sleep better should be a simple and gentle process, and most often your baby even have to shed a tear. This article will provide you with some important tips from the baby sleeps  book, Sleep Baby Sleep, and will help get you started on your way to having a better sleeping baby and a well-rested house.

Underwater Childbirth

Gone are the days when there used to be limited options to have baby. If you do not like those sterile and medication conditions of a traditional hospital, then there are various other possibilities available for you. Many people search for such information online to avail these options.

One of the popular option for child birth is the method of going underwater. In an underwater childbirth you or your spouse are in a tub filled with warm water. Some people consider underwater childbirth as the philosophy of natural transition and non-intervention during the child birth.

Ten Myth About Childbirth

Here’s the skinny on childbirth. You will hear all kinds of stories about childbirth. What’s true and what is simply a myth. We have listed ten of the most common myths about childbirth.

1. My water will break if I am truly in labor.
Amniotic fluid surrounds your baby during pregnancy. If you are in your last weeks of pregnancy you may be expecting a gush of water prior to the onset of labor. For most women their water does not break before labor begins and often does not break until you are in active labor if it breaks on it’s own at all. In fact, quite often your doctor or midwife will break the bag of waters at some point during labor.

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