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Hip Dysplasia in Babies and Young Children

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Hip Dysplasia in Babies and Young Children
Many of us have heard of babies having hip dysplasia, congenital dislocation of the hips, or perhaps even “clicky hips”. But understanding what’s involved can be a little confusing. The correct name for hip dysplasia is Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH).  This is because it can develop after a baby is born and isn’t […]

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Early Conception: Symptoms of Your First Trimester

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Early Conception: Symptoms of Your First Trimester
The first three months of pregnancy is an incredibly special time. And although it may not attract as much interest as the other two trimesters, it’s undoubtedly just as important. A baby completes their development in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy – all that’s left to do is for them to grow, gain weight […]

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5 Things You Haven’t Tried That Will Help Baby Sleep

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5 Things You Haven’t Tried That Will Help Baby Sleep
Baby sleep help is one of the top requests we get at Welcome Baby Care. Read on for a few helpful tips. If you’re wondering what’s the secret sauce in helping Baby sleep, we’re here to tell you that it’s not magic, but there are definitely some things you can do to move your little […]

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Lactation Support for New Moms – Getting a Strong Start

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Lactation Support for New Moms – Getting a Strong Start
If you’ve opted for breastfeeding, support starts right away   As more scientific research is released regarding the positive benefits of breastfeeding, hospitals and doctors are increasingly encouraging new mothers to breastfeed, and providing the tangible support that can help them do that successfully right from the start.   Here’s what you can expect…   […]

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What I know now… About Infant Sleep

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What I know now… About Infant Sleep
When our first baby arrived in my family, we almost couldn’t believe it when he slept for a 5 hour stretch at just 3 weeks old. We’d heard all the sleep-deprivation, nightmare stories from our friends who assured us that a good night’s sleep would be a distant memory for at least 6 months. Of course, he didn’t always […]

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Akeeva Alvis Pocket Stroller Review and Unboxing

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Akeeva Alvis Pocket Stroller Review and Unboxing
In this family, the mom does everything and the dad plays with new toys. In this case, it’s a stroller. Here’s a comprehensive review of the Akeeva Alvis Travel Stroller from BabyMall PH.   Unboxing: The Alvis came in pretty sturdy packaging so I’d be pretty confident that it’ll reach you in working condition if […]

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What To Expect | More Than One Child

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What To Expect | More Than One Child
I’ve missed blogging here. And I have missed two months of posts already. It’s not because I’m too busy (well, my hands are always full) but it’s mainly because I’ve started a new project. I recently joined Young Living Essential Oils and I realized that I’ve been thinking a lot about how to make our […]

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4 Ways To Normalize Plus Size Pregnancy

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4 Ways To Normalize Plus Size Pregnancy
When we have conversations about something society has labeled taboo, we can transform the way people perceive it. Here are four ways to normalize plus size pregnancy. The post 4 Ways To Normalize Plus Size Pregnancy appeared first on Plus Size Birth.

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I Am 1 in 4. I Am A Mother!

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I Am 1 in 4. I Am A Mother!
I am 1 in 4. 1 in 4 pregnancies end in loss. I never wanted to be a part of this club. My pregnancy was 100% healthy but on July 26, 2018, my life changed. The post I Am 1 in 4. I Am A Mother! appeared first on Plus Size Birth.

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Motherhood // Who would you have been?

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Motherhood // Who would you have been?
One year ago today we found out that you were no more. It’s been on my mind a lot this… The post Motherhood // Who would you have been? appeared first on Make, Do & Push!.

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Baking a Bun // Reflections on reaching the third trimester

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Baking a Bun // Reflections on reaching the third trimester
Every time I take a photo of Busby and H-Bear together, all I can think is: “Hopefully, soon, in a few… The post Baking a Bun // Reflections on reaching the third trimester appeared first on Make, Do & Push!.

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Pregnancy // Window to the Womb, Doncaster (Part Two)

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Pregnancy // Window to the Womb, Doncaster (Part Two)
At the beginning of September, we headed back to Window to the Womb in Doncaster for our 4D scan. We… The post Pregnancy // Window to the Womb, Doncaster (Part Two) appeared first on Make, Do & Push!.

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Siblings // September 2018

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Siblings // September 2018
September! And we’re all back to school, including H-Bear who started at preschool last week and is absolutely loving his… The post Siblings // September 2018 appeared first on Make, Do & Push!.

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Pregnancy // Why we’re hypnobirthing again

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Pregnancy // Why we’re hypnobirthing again
I entered H-Bear’s pregnancy feeling a combination of elation and terror. I was completely over the moon to be holding a… The post Pregnancy // Why we’re hypnobirthing again appeared first on Make, Do & Push!.

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Baking a Bun // 30 weeks pregnant

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Baking a Bun // 30 weeks pregnant
Sunday 23rd September 2018 30 weeks pregnant today! And apparently Bun is the size of a platypus. I can’t believe… The post Baking a Bun // 30 weeks pregnant appeared first on Make, Do & Push!.

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85 Healthy Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Snack Ideas

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85 Healthy Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Snack Ideas
During pregnancy it’s essential to eat a balanced diet rich in vitamins and nutrients, both to keep you healthy and energized during a demanding time for your body, and to help your baby form vital organs and brain power. These healthy pregnancy snack ideas (also great for breastfeeding) all incorporate those essential elements for good health, […]

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If you’re gaining too much weight during pregnancy but eating healthy

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If you’re gaining too much weight during pregnancy but eating healthy
Is weight gain during pregnancy such a bad thing? There is a major disconnect happening between some doctors and their patients seeking their care during pregnancy, and it’s time for it to stop. This article is sparked by the absolute FURY I felt for my client yesterday who contacted me still in tears after having not […]

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Can I love my body and still want to lose the baby weight?

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Can I love my body and still want to lose the baby weight?
I wanted to get a little vulnerable today and tell you about a struggle I have as a body-positive fitness professional. I have now been a pregnancy and postpartum coach for three years, and have coached hundreds of clients. My  website has now reached over 3.5 million women in the past 5 years. And I still struggle […]

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What to do when people comment on your pregnant or postpartum body

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What to do when people comment on your pregnant or postpartum body
Recently, I asked my Active Pregnancy Facebook group about the comments they received about their bodies during their pregnancy. These are just a few of the responses: “You look huge!” “Should you be working out that hard?” “You look so little.” “You’re all belly.” (All 4 of these were to the same person) “You are […]

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Healthy Meal Prep Tips for Busy Moms Who Have No Time + Free Printable Guide

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Healthy Meal Prep Tips for Busy Moms Who Have No Time + Free Printable Guide
Healthy meal prep is something us moms want, but we are busy, busy, busy. We have careers, children, new babies, appointments, unpredictable schedules and sleep. But we *know* we need to take care of our health. We *want* to eat what is good for us and promotes a healthy pregnancy or healthy postpartum weight loss. […]

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Why you might not be eating enough to lose weight while breastfeeding

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Why you might not be eating enough to lose weight while breastfeeding
You’ve established your milk supply and ready to drop the extra weight of pregnancy, but it’s not budging. You’ve tried everything that worked before pregnancy but it just isn’t cutting it this time. Your frustration levels are through the roof! Why isn’t healthy eating and exercise “working”? Calorie needs increase during breastfeeding; an estimated 500 calories per […]

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Pregnancy Apps: Are You Using the Best One?

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Pregnancy Apps: Are You Using the Best One?
You watched as other moms posted their bump pictures and announced the arrival of their new baby. And now, it’s your turn! You want to know allll the details. Sure, you could Google every little thing (and you probably will), but why do all that extra legwork when there are pregnancy apps that can tell […]

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The Best Pregnancy Books for Natural Mamas

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The Best Pregnancy Books for Natural Mamas
Trying to get pregnant? Just got a positive pregnancy test? If you’re anything like me, you’re going to want to read up on everything—and I do mean everything—about pregnancy and childbirth, so you can make the best decisions for you and baby. During this quest, you’ll find a bewildering amount of ones, but which are […]

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Negative Pregnancy Test? Could It Be Wrong?

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Negative Pregnancy Test? Could It Be Wrong?
You’re experiencing all the early signs of pregnancy. You missed your period. You’re moody, nauseous or just have a hunch that you’re pregnant, but you keep getting a negative pregnancy test. What gives?! Believe it or not: It’s possible to get a negative pregnancy test result and still be pregnant. I have one friend who tested at five […]

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How We are Preparing for a Zombie Apocalypse (and Other Disasters)

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How We are Preparing for a Zombie Apocalypse (and Other Disasters)
I have two worsts fears: Spiders and zombies. Several years ago, I watched a TV series about a post apocalyptic zombie-filled world and felt the sudden urge to get my act together and create an emergency preparedness kit. It’s one of those lessons we’ve had in church for years and years, but it took the […]

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3 Babies in and I Finally Understand the Glorious Wonders of a Travel System

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3 Babies in and I Finally Understand the Glorious Wonders of a Travel System
I skipped the whole baby travel system thing with my other two kids. For one, none of my babies have been big fans of car seats, and they all loved to be held or worn in a baby carrier. Strollers and car seats seemed extra heavy and bulky, so we sorta skipped over the travel […]

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A Newborn Photoshoot So Cute It’ll Make Your Ovaries Ache

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A Newborn Photoshoot So Cute It’ll Make Your Ovaries Ache
Eight years ago we did a newborn photoshoot with Lil’ J and she mostly wasn’t having it. Little Lee Lee also, wasn’t really feeling like posing for photos when she was a week old. It must be a thing with my daughters. I think it’s because they don’t like to be set down. Our first […]

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Love the Child You Have, Not the One You Wish You Had

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Love the Child You Have, Not the One You Wish You Had
“Mommy, what does D-O-O-R spell?” We were riding in the car and my daughter was reading the letters off of a button. It’s not exactly the question a mom wants to hear from her 8-year-old. By “normal” standards it’s one of those words someone her age would instantly see and know. The question sent a prick […]

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Period Panties? Here’s What I THINX

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Period Panties? Here’s What I THINX
As mothers our dream is to give our kids a better childhood than we had right? It’s only natural to want that. For me, middle school was hard. It wasn’t terrible, but it still sucked for so many reasons. For one, that’s when my period started. I’m not one of those people who can pinpoint […]

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Harlow and Mazzy Start 1st and 4th Grade!

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Harlow and Mazzy Start 1st and 4th Grade!
Just like the rest of the kids in New York (and much of the east coast, I think), Harlow and Mazzy had their first day of school yesterday! Above is the obligatory first day of school pic— taken the day before school started because I don’t need that kind of stress in my life. If […]

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