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Pregnancy after 40

It can be more than a little disconcerting to hear yourself described as “elderly” or “of advanced maternal age” when you only recently celebrated your 40th birthday, but, in the eyes of the obstetrical profession, that’s exactly what you are.

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Packing for the Hospital

If you’re planning a hospital birth make sure that you are prepared for your stay – even if you’re just going to be there for one day. By the end of your pregnancy you’ll be anxiously awaiting the arrival of your new baby. You should do your best to plan ahead and have a bag ready so you don’t find yourself scrambling for supplies if and when your water breaks!

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Language in the First Year – A Road Map for Speech Development

There are few things more exciting as a parent than watching your child’s ability to communicate with you grow and blossom. Between birth and age three, children’s language skills develop dramatically, and there is often a wide range of normal when it comes to children saying their first words. “The typical benchmark for a child saying their first word is 12 months old, but it’s often analogous to when children take their first steps. There can be wide age variations as to when children say their first words,” says Ellen Meyer Gregg, a Professor of Audiology and Speech-Language Sciences. Here’s a road map to help guide you through the early years of speech-language development:

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Eat Up! Natural Remedies for Common Pregnancy Ailments

Glowing skin, doubled cup-size and shiny hair are all commonly touted as side effects of pregnancy. But there are some other pregnancy symptoms usually kept on the quiet, such as heartburn, nausea and constipation. You know, the things no one ever really talks about when mentioning the lovely “glow”. The good news is that there are simple, natural remedies for these common pregnancy ailments, and you can find them all at your grocery store.

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