How Much Weight Should You Gain During Pregnancy? How Much Weight Should You Gain During Pregnancy?
Share on PinterestIllustration by Alyssa KieferCongratulations, you’re pregnant! You’re now experiencing firsthand that your body is capable of miraculous feats including increasing its blood volume by almost 50 percent — part of that weight gain we’re talking about. As you grow this new budding life, your body also blossoms. The extra pregnancy pounds help to nurture your
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A Body-Positive Pregnancy Guide for People of Size A Body-Positive Pregnancy Guide for People of Size
Share on PinterestIf you’re a woman of size who’s pregnant or trying to conceive, you may find yourself with extra questions about pregnancy in your situation. As a larger person, what can you expect from your nine months of baby-growing? And what exactly is a “plus-size pregnancy”? There’s no official definition of “plus size.” However, according to the C
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Side Lying Breastfeeding: How and When to Do It Side Lying Breastfeeding: How and When to Do It
Share on PinterestYou see your baby smacking their lips and sticking out their tongue, and you know it’s time to feed them. But you’re feeling groggy, exhausted, and physically weak. How are you possibly going to get through another feeding?Breastfeeding your baby every 2 to 3 hours is hard work! You deserve a break, and breastfeeding while lying on your side can help you relax. You ca
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Postpartum Massage Can Help Recovery After Birth Postpartum Massage Can Help Recovery After Birth
Share on PinterestDo you enjoy physical touch? Did you find massage useful to relieve aches and pains during pregnancy? Do you crave pampering and healing now that your baby has arrived? If you answered yes to any of these questions, we’re here to give you the scoop. To put it simply, a postpartum massage is a full body massage that occurs within the first 12 weeks after you give birth to yo
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Secondary Infertility: What It Means and What You Can Do Secondary Infertility: What It Means and What You Can Do
Share on PinterestIf you’re here, you may be searching for answers, support, hope, and direction on how to move forward with infertility after conceiving once before. The truth is, you’re not alone — far from it. Looking at infertility overall, an estimated 12 percent of women in the United States have difficulty conceiving or staying pregnant. And secondary infertility — w
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The Best Postpartum Exercises to Do Right Now The Best Postpartum Exercises to Do Right Now
Share on PinterestIf you buy something through a link on this page, we may earn a small commission. How this works.Whether this is your first, second, or fourth trip around the postpartum block, there’s a good chance your post-baby body feels a lot different than your pre-pregnancy self (you did just birth a human, after all!). But if you’re eager to get moving, you might be wondering
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What Does It Mean to Have a Sunny Side Up Baby? What Does It Mean to Have a Sunny Side Up Baby?
Share on PinterestIllustration by Alyssa KieferSunny side up sounds intensely cheerful, conjuring images of bright morning breakfasts and summer days. But hearing that the baby you are carrying is positioned for a sunny side up delivery is far less cheerful. Looking for information brings up stories of induction, intense back labor, and perineal tearing. Suddenly sunny side up doesn’t seem q
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No Breast Milk After Birth? Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Worry No Breast Milk After Birth? Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Worry
Share on PinterestMany expecting parents dream of the moment they’ll first cradle their little one in their arms and start providing for their most basic needs. For some breastfeeding moms, this expectation may become a source of worry and anxiety if their milk supply doesn’t come in shortly after delivery.First, take a deep breath. Your baby will be nourished and you’ll be OK. W
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Chamomile Oil Benefits, How to Use, and Side Effects Chamomile Oil Benefits, How to Use, and Side Effects
Essential oils are concentrated extracts derived from plants. They’ve become very popular for their potential health benefits.Chamomile essential oil has some solid research behind it. Over the years, it has often been used for a variety of ailments and conditions. This article will take a closer look at the many benefits of chamomile oil, and how you can use it safely.What is the difference bet
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Having a Baby at 50: Risks, Benefits, How to Get Pregnant, and More Having a Baby at 50: Risks, Benefits, How to Get Pregnant, and More
It’s becoming more commonHaving a baby after age 35 is more common than ever, but the buck doesn’t stop there. Plenty of women are successfully having babies in their 40s and 50s, too. We’ve all heard about the tick-tock, tick-tock of that “biological clock,” and it’s true — age can make a difference in terms of natural conception. But thanks to reproductive technologies, one-upping
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