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!
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:
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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