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7 facts about pregnancy and c-section that people don't talk about

It’s time we talk about the awkward experiences that come with pregnancy and c-section. “I wasn't prepared for my husband to feel weird having sex with his pregnant wife.” What’s yours?

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Cord Blood and Cord Tissue Banking Basics

Taking care of your baby is what matters most as a parent, including their health now and long into the future. Cord blood and cord tissue banking is becoming commonplace when it comes to your little one’s future. Here is what you need to know.

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7 Things You Can Do To Speed Up C-Section Recovery

What does faster C-section recovery after pregnancy mean? It can mean different things to different people at different stages of their post-partum recovery which is why it is important to adopt a holistic perspective that addresses all factors that can speed up C-section recovery and assist in returning new mothers to optimal health.

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Having a planned birth? Every extra week counts.

Planned birth in the absence of any risk factors for mother or baby should not occur before 39 weeks. If we do this, we will reduce the likelihood of short-term problems and also improve children’s longer-term development.

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Pregnancy nutrition

The benefits of probiotics for pregnancy

If you’re looking for health support that’s research backed and easy to use, probiotics are queen. Your probiotics actually perform a number of tricks specifically fabulous for pregnant bods. We have some clever things probiotics are known to do while that gorgeous bun of yours bakes. Read on....

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Pregnancy concerns & diet solutions

Pregnancy is exciting, exhilarating and totally different for every woman. Below is a list of some common pregnancy concerns plus some positive action steps you can take that might help make your pregnancy all it can be.

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Food Choices for a Healthy Pregnancy

While you’re pregnant, your body protects and nurtures your baby. You can provide the essential nutrients your baby needs by eating the right foods throughout your pregnancy and while you're trying to conceive. Don’t forget that what you eat today can affect your baby’s health tomorrow.

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Pregnancy and breastfeeding nutrition

This talk includes tips and tricks on how to save time by making nutrient dense snacks and meals that will nourish and fuel the body and how to boost breast milk supply.

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Pregnancy health

Why do I need a maternity bra?

You may be asking yourself the question. Do I need to buy a maternity bra? The short answer is yes! When you are pregnant, your belly changes, as do your breasts. This is because they are getting ready to feed your baby.

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3 Postpartum body changes that you can't ignore

"Why do you still look like you're 5 months pregnant?" Postpartum is not pretty. It's slow, painful, physically and mentally challenging. And here are 3 postpartum body changes that you can't ignore!

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When Should I start Wearing a Maternity Bra

Knowing when to start wearing a maternity bra is a question that is often asked. Its really important your maternity/nursing bra fits well and should be comfortable enough to wear all day long.

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A midwife's top tips for sleep and rest during pregnancy

The importance of sleep, good sleep hygiene and how this can impact on long-term health and well-being is an important part of overall physical and mental health for an expecting mother.

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