The countdown to when the new baby arrives has begun! Whether you’ve had a baby before, or this is your first bundle of joy, it’s an exciting time for you and your family. While doctor’s appointments and planning for the long-term are being dealt with, there are other aspects to consider. Decorating the nursery can be one of the most important parts of preparing for the new arrival. This is a space that you and your baby are going to be spending a lot of time in, so it’s essential to make it as comfortable as possible for both you and baby.
Maybe your diet needs some improvement or you already eat pretty healthfully. But once you discover you’re pregnant, your nutritional intake becomes even more important. How much and what types of food should you eat to help ensure a healthy baby? What nutrients are particularly important? And what’s the best way to eat after the baby arrives? Read on for a brief overview of what every mommy-to-be - and new mommy - should know about maternal nutrition. (If you have any specific questions about what you should be consuming during or after carrying a baby, talk to your doctor.)
If you are one of the thousands of women who must spend the last weeks, even months, of your pregnancy on bedrest, time can stand painfully still. Here are some tips to get you through the waiting.
From bump to baby, new parents are constantly trying to prepare themselves for what is to come, but sometimes necessities can get overshadowed by the ‘nice-to-haves.’ When registering for a baby shower, parents should always consider choosing practical gifts, such as diapers and wipes.
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