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  • Pregnancy Tips & Advice By Real Mums | Pregnancy & Birth News
    Review Baby Food Recipes HOME BABY KIDS STYLE HOME PRODUCTS WE LOVE DIRECTORY CONTACT PREGNANCY BIRTH Home PARENTING PREGNANCY BIRTH A Mums Experience With Pubic Symphysis Diastasis Natalie King August 9 2014 PARENTING PREGNANCY BIRTH 5 Comments Pregnancy And Knee Pain Hayden Latimer August 3 2014 PARENTING PREGNANCY BIRTH WOMENS HEALTH Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Hayden Latimer August 2 2014 PARENTING PREGNANCY BIRTH WOMENS HEALTH 9 Comments Pregnancy Supports For Back Pain Hayden Latimer July 31 2014 PARENTING PREGNANCY BIRTH PRODUCTS WE LOVE 1 Comment Pain Relief In Labour TENS Machine Hayden Latimer July 31 2014 PARENTING PREGNANCY BIRTH Back Pain Management In Pregnancy Hayden Latimer July 30 2014 PARENTING PREGNANCY BIRTH WOMENS HEALTH 1 Comment Pregnancy Back Pain Hayden Latimer July 29 2014 PARENTING PREGNANCY BIRTH WOMENS HEALTH Binge Drinkers Typically Don t Stop During Pregnancy Hayden January 31 2014 PARENTING PREGNANCY BIRTH Top 20 Baby Shower Games Baby Social November 15 2013 ACTIVITIES BABY ACTIVITIES CELEBRATE PARTY PARENTING PREGNANCY BIRTH PRODUCTS WE LOVE 3 Comments Miscarriage The Facts Baby Social September 12 2013 PARENTING PREGNANCY BIRTH WOMENS HEALTH 1 Comment Common Reasons For Miscarriage Baby Social September 11 2013 PARENTING PREGNANCY BIRTH WOMENS HEALTH A Mums Heartbreak Suffering In Silence Again Baby Social September 5 2013 GETTING PREGNANT PARENTING PREGNANCY BIRTH 3 Comments Foot Pain During Pregnancy Kate McArthur November 25 2011 PARENTING PREGNANCY BIRTH WOMENS HEALTH Foot Pain During Pregnancy Do you have foot pain during pregnancy Here is some relief for you for your foot pain during pregnancy Foot pain Natural Birth A Man s Perspective Hayden November 24 2011 FATHERHOOD PARENTING PREGNANCY BIRTH Warning If pregnant do not read unless planning a C section in which case read on reveling in your decision I remember a friend advising Swelling In Pregnancy Michael November 22 2011 PARENTING PREGNANCY BIRTH WOMENS HEALTH 3 Comments Are You Having Swelling In Pregnancy Are you having swelling in pregnancy Do you know what is Lymphatic drainage Swelling in pregnancy is common The DadBag Hospital Bag Checklist Hayden November 1 2011 FATHERHOOD PARENTING PREGNANCY BIRTH The DadBag What Dad should Pack For The Hospital Fathers to be need a Dadbag for hospital too as well as the Baby Hospital Bag Here is a Hospital Pregnancy Exercises For Getting Into Shape After Birth Hayden October 30 2011 PARENTING PREGNANCY BIRTH WOMENS HEALTH 3 Comments Exercises After Pregnancy For Getting Into Shape After Birth Want to Lose weight after pregnancy then you need to do exercises after pregnancy Post Lose Weight Priniciples Of Getting Into Shape Hayden October 30 2011 PARENTING PREGNANCY BIRTH WOMENS HEALTH Principles Of Getting Into Shape After Birth Do you want to lose weight after pregnancy then you need to do exercises after pregnancy Post Hospital Bag Checklist What To Pack For Hospital Baby Social May 26 2011 PARENTING PREGNANCY BIRTH What To Pack For Royal Hospital For Women Need a Hospital Bag Checklist Not sure what to pack for hospital when having a baby Here is what to pack

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  • Fat Head Linked To Babies IQ |
    melon on top of his body it was easier to just stay sitting Interesting because neither of his parents are big in fact quite the opposite We call them the hobbits because they are so small we have to go over to help them change their light bulbs I m not exactly sounding like a great friend here I am Anyway now he s about a year and a half old their kid is a frikkin genius it s not like he is writing articles for BRW but he can find tiny countries on a globe count to ten recognise all written letters and numbers and read time Look who s laughing now he s no longer fat is running around everywhere like a man baby possessed and he can already spell better than I can Babies IQ Linked To Their Weight Gain In First Month And now it all makes sense Recent research coming out of the University of Adelaide shows that weight gain and increased head size in the first month of a baby s life is linked to a higher IQ at early school age Results published show that babies who put on 40 of their birthweight in the first 4 weeks had an IQ 1 5 points higher by the time they were six years of age compared with babies who only put on 15 of their birthweight Babies with the biggest growth in head circumference had the highest IQs Head circumference is an indicator of brain volume so a greater increase in head circumference in a newborn baby suggests more rapid brain growth says Dr Lisa Smithers the lead author of the study Early Feeding Problems Can Make Your Baby Dumb This is the first study of its kind to focus on the IQ benefits of rapid weight gain in the first month of life for healthy newborn babies Dr Smithers said Overall newborn children who grew faster in the first four weeks had higher IQ scores later in life and that the study further highlights the need for successful feeding of newborn babies Dr Smithers also commented that the findings suggest that if infants are having feeding problems there needs to be early intervention in the management of that feeding Big fat or should I say deliciously cuddly babies have always been so cute but now there is even more reason to love your beautiful fat baby IF YOU LIKED THIS YOU MAY BE INTERESTED IN THESE New Oovy Kids Australian Fashion Label Booms A Mums Experience With Pubic Symphysis Diastasis Nursemaid s Elbow A Common Injury In Toddlers Greenstick Fracture Pregnancy And Knee Pain Carpal Tunnel Syndrome We love to hear from our readers If you want to become a Baby Social Member receive all of our savvy finds fun craft recipes activities as well as special offers promotions make sure you sign up to our newsletter in the right sidebar Were always on the look out for cool savvy finds to feature

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  • Breastfeeding Around The World | Our Top 5 World Health Organization Facts About Breastfeeding
    all mums Breastfeeding Around The World How breastfeeding around the world varies from country to country not everywhere has laws like we do In Egypt women cannot breastfeed in public due to their habits and religion However in other African countries such as Ghana Kenya Nigeria Uganda Zambia and many others mothers can breastfeed babies without cover and shame wherever they are and it is completely normal The culture in many African countries frowns on exposing the body in public yet showing the breast for baby feeding purposes is encouraged Iran women are forced to wear head covering However in these countries women are allowed to breastfeed in public but it is not common In Saudi Arabia breastfeeding in public is prohibited women in Saudi Arabia only breastfeed their infants discreetly It is prohibited for women to show any part of the body in public except the face and the hands World Health Organization Breastfeeding Breastfeeding is one of the most effective ways to ensure child health and survival WHO recommends breastfeeding should begin within one hour of birth breastfeeding and should be on demand as often as the child wants day and night Bottles or pacifiers should be avoided If every child was breastfed within an hour of birth given only breast milk for their first six months of life and continued breastfeeding up to the age of two years about 220 000 child lives would be saved every year Breastfeeding Our Top 5 Here is our Top 5 from the World Health Organization 10 facts about breastfeeding Health benefits for infants Breast milk is the ideal food for newborns and infants It is readily available affordable safe gives all the nutrients they need for healthy development and contains antibodies that help protect infants from common childhood illnesses such as diarrhoea and pneumonia the two primary causes of child mortality worldwide Benefits for mothers Exclusive breastfeeding is associated with a natural method of birth control 98 protection in the first six months after birth Breastfeeding reduces risks of breast and ovarian cancer later in life Breastfeeding also helps women return to their pre pregnancy weight faster and lowers rates of obesity Long term benefits for children Adolescents and adults who were breastfed as babies are less likely to be overweight or obese Also they are less likely to have type 2 diabetes and perform better in intelligence tests Infant formula Formula does not contain the antibodies found in breast milk and Malnutrition can result from over diluting formula to stretch supplies When infant formula is not properly prepared there are potential risks arising from the use of unsafe water and unsterilized equipment or the potential presence of bacteria in powdered formula Starting solids To meet growing babies health needs mashed solid foods should be introduced as a complement to continued breastfeeding at six months of age Noting that breastfeeding should not be decreased when starting solids IF YOU LIKED THIS YOU MAY BE INTERESTED IN THESE Pregnancy And Knee

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  • Raising Awareness World Breastfeeding Week | Breastfeeding Support: Close To Mothers
    all about Australian Breastfeeding Statistics Statistics from the recent 2010 Australian National Infant Feeding Survey3 results indicate that Australia is lagging behind the World Health Organization breastfeeding recommendations In Australia 96 of mothers initiate breastfeeding Thereafter sadly exclusive breastfeeding rates drop off dramatically Less than half 39 of Australian babies are still being exclusively breastfed to 3 months less than 4 months Less than one quarter 15 Australian babies are still being exclusively breastfed to 5 months less than 6 months World Health Organization Breastfeeding Recommendations Exclusive breastfeeding for babies to 6 months of age and thereafter for breastfeeding to continue alongside suitable complementary foods for up to 2 years and beyond The National Health and Medical Research Council recommends exclusive breastfeeding for around 6 months and then for breastfeeding to continue alongside complementary food until 12 months of age and beyond for as long as the mother and child desire Exclusive breastfeeding means that the baby receives only breastmilk Breastfeeding is the normal way of providing young infants with the nutrients they need for healthy growth and development Virtually all mothers can breastfeed provided they have accurate information and the support of their family the health care system and society at large World Breastfeeding Week Objectives To draw attention to the importance of Peer Support in helping mothers to establish and sustain breastfeeding To inform people of the highly effective benefits of Peer Counselling and unite efforts to expand peer counselling programmes To encourage breastfeeding supporters regardless of their educational background to step forward and be trained to support mothers and babies To identify local community support contacts for breastfeeding mothers that women can go to for help and support after giving birth To call on governments and maternity facilities globally to actively implement the Ten Steps in particular Step 10 to improve duration and rates of exclusive breastfeeding World Breastfeeding Week Offer Your Support In honor of World Breastfeeding Week and in an attempt to help kerb the sharp decline in Australian breastfeeding rates as babies grow and get our Australian statistics in line with the World Health Organization breastfeeding recommendations We suggest you use this week as a good excuse to offer a helping hand to any breastfeeding mums you may know and show your support to them sustaining breastfeeding by offering to cook them a meal help clean their house or watch their gorgeous little bub for an hour or two so they can get some much needed rest All so they can focus on what is most important breastfeeding of course IF YOU LIKED THIS YOU MAY BE INTERESTED IN THESE Pregnancy And Knee Pain Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Sitting Posture Reduce Back Pain Going Back To Work How To Accurately Measure Weight Loss Back Pain Management In Pregnancy Pregnancy Back Pain We love to hear from our readers If you want to become a Baby Social Member receive all of our savvy finds fun craft recipes activities as well as special offers promotions make sure

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  • How to Make Vicks Vapor Shower Disks | Vicks Vapor Shower Disks
    can be tough not being able to have a break to get over a cold nor is it good having to constantly clear your child s running nose or help a hubby get through the dreaded man flu As a kid I loved Vicks Vapor rub on my chest but wish I had come across this idea to learn how to make Vicks Vapor Shower Disks sooner It s always great to have a 100 natural alternative to making your own shower disks and it saves money too The great thing is that these Vicks Vapor Shower Disks really work I am not a doctor so if you have any medical conditions please consult a medical practitioner prior to making and using these DIY shower disks What You ll Need 3 cups of bicarbonate of soda 2 3 a cup of water Essential oils eucalyptus rosemary and lavender Muffin tin Muffin liners How To Make Vicks Vapor Shower Disks Step 1 Mix baking soda with water gradually pouring in Add more water if needed Make sure it is like a thick paste Step 2 Pour into muffin trays allowing 2 3 full each one and Bake at 180 degrees Celsius for 20 mins Step 3 Add 1 drop of each Essential oils per muffin liner eucalyptus rosemary and lavender to the top once cooled allowing them to soak in the oils Step 4 Allow to cool for 24 hours before using so they are nice and hard This mixture should make 12 When you feel a cold coming on or you have a runny blocked nose Add a shower disk to the bottom of your shower floor whilst you have your daily shower and feel the snot flow out Gross I know but it works and your sinuses feel nice and clear afterwards Tips To stop the Vicks Vapor Shower Disks from crumbling we encourage you to add the essential oils after you have baked them remove the disks from the tray before the muffin tray has completely cooled and also ensure the liners are removed from the disks before you add them to the shower These vapor disks can be stored in a plastic container or mason jar in the cupboard IF YOU LIKED THIS YOU MAY BE INTERESTED IN THESE Pregnancy And Knee Pain Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Sitting Posture Reduce Back Pain Going Back To Work How To Accurately Measure Weight Loss Back Pain Management In Pregnancy Pregnancy Back Pain We love to hear from our readers If you want to become a Baby Social Member receive all of our savvy finds fun craft recipes activities as well as special offers promotions make sure you sign up to our newsletter in the right sidebar Were always on the look out for cool savvy finds to feature If you know of a modern product that you recently found and love please share in the comments below or upload it to this form on Baby Social so we can blog

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  • Mirena contraception | Mirena - The Hip Contraception For The Horny
    hormones to prevent pregnancy Many women prefer this choice of birth control because it is cost effective since it can be used for five years without being replaced As well as this research suggests Mirena is 99 effective as a form of birth control Throughout the course of the IUD s life Mirena releases progesterone hormone into the woman s uterus Mirena is different to some other birth control methods which releases hormones systemically into the blood system and with Mirena there is no use of estrogen at all Mirena Contraindications Not Recommended For All Women Your gynecologist will have to do a thorough check up before prescribing Mirena Mirena is not recommended for all women women who may be pregnant women who want to have more children later in life women who have history of pelvic infections or abnormal uterine bleeding and those with a history of breast cancer or other female cancers such as cervical cancer will not be suitable for Mirena as a birth control option Side Effects Of Mirena As A Birth Control Option There are rare reports of puncture of the uterus if the IUD moves out of place It can sometimes cause infection or can even lead to Pelvic Inflammatory Disease There are other reports of women having cases of ovarian cysts when using Mirena Also carries with it an increased risk of having an ectopic pregnancy for women who using this specific birth control As with any medication it is important you are informed about any risks or potential side effects of that specific medication or therapy and Mirena is no exception to this rule Make sure you get all the appropriate information regarding Mirena from your health practitioner prior to making your decision with them about using Mirena or for that matter any birth control method Depression Another Concern Some women have reported experiencing hormonally related depression and anxiety symptoms with Mirena and a very small percentage of women have also noted systemic effects such as bloating nausea nervousness Any changes should be noted after application of Mirena like with any sign or symptom it is useful to be aware of your base line levels prior to application of Mirena this way any change can more accurately be assessed Hence knowing what too look out for prior to application will help you in reporting change and therefore any significant changes can be discussed with your gynecologist so you can decide whether you should continue the approach Remember everyone is different and as a result every woman may have a different reaction to Mirena knowing what to look for and discussing any effects with an expert is the best way to make sure Mirena is the right option for you IF YOU LIKED THIS YOU MAY BE INTERESTED IN THESE Pregnancy And Knee Pain Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Sitting Posture Reduce Back Pain Going Back To Work How To Accurately Measure Weight Loss Back Pain Management In Pregnancy Pregnancy Back Pain We love to

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  • Signs You're In Labor | False Labor Pains | Braxton Hicks Contractions
    strength is a strong indicator of real labor Location of pain This is another important factor of real labor Through this factor you can easily determine the difference between the false and real labor contractions The location of Braxton Hicks pain is confined to the abdomen but the location of real contractions can radiate from the back of the body to the front of your body What Do Braxton Hicks Contractions Feel Like Braxton Hicks contractions can be feeling similar to a mild menstrual cramp tightening of abdomen Usually these contractions are not painful and these are irregular contractions Compared to real labor these Braxton Hicks contractions don t get stronger over time Braxton Hicks contractions don t last for a long time period and don t increase with walking or by changing position How Do I Deal With Braxton Hicks Contractions Braxton Hicks contractions are usually due to dehydration To overcome this drink a lot of water this can sometimes help and reduce any false labor pains Note the time of contractions and then feel the location of pain It will definitely help you to identify what is happening If you still don t understand what is going on then you should consult with your Midwife or Doctor If the pain is serious and due date has not arrived yet then you should visit your doctor or Midwife immediately What Is The Difference Between False Labor And True Labor The main difference is a baby but I m guessing you may want to know the things to look for before it gets to this stage False labor Contractions are not as strong Contractions don t last for as long Often is a Strong contraction followed by a weaker contraction Only feel contractions in the front body of your body abdominal area Contractions can stop when you walk or may even stop when you rest Irregular contractions True labor Last for a longer period of time Regular intervals Contractions continue when you change your position Get stronger over time Pain moves from the back of your body to the front Signs Of True Labor Bleeding Fluid leak Menstrual cramps Regular pain from the back to front of your body Contractions more than 6 times in an hour Pressure to your vagina Vomiting diarrhea nausea Compared to real labor if you are having Braxton Hicks contractions then you can do the following when you feel discomfort Change position Rest or sleep Relax Massage your body Drink water Eat something Remember if you have following symptoms you should call your midwife or doctor Vaginal bleeding Regular strong contractions every 5 to 10 minutes Leaking of fluid continuously If you can t walk while feeling contractions Continuous baby movement Hopefully this will help you identify the difference between any real and false labor pains NOTE The information given here on False Labor Pains is meant as a guide only and does not replace professional medical advice and information IF YOU LIKED THIS YOU

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  • What is Pre-eclampsia | Swelling during pregnancy | Pre-eclampsia
    of the feet legs and hands Pre eclampsia can be present during the second half of pregnancy in third trimesters or in latter part second it is considered early for pre eclampsia to be diagnosed before 32 weeks early onset of the condition is associated with increased morbidity Pre eclampsia is said to affect approximately 6 8 of all pregnancies worldwide so considerably common for such a serious condition Causes Of Pre eclampsia According to some research general causes of pre eclampsia include poor nutrition insufficient blood flow to uterus or high body fat there are many theories about the cause of pre eclampsia but the main cause is not known yet It runs in families just like a chronic high low blood pressure It is suggested that women with high blood pressure have a higher chance of developing pre eclampsia General Causes Thought To Be Related To Pre ecalmpsia Include First time pregnancy Women under 20 or women over 40 years Diabetes Multiple fetuses women carrying twins triplets or any other multiples have more chances of developing pre eclampsia Obese before pregnancy if you are obese before your pregnancy then the chances of developing pre eclampsia are higher American or African ancestry High blood pressure blood disorder or kidney disease Insufficient blood flow to the uterus Poor diet Immune system problem Blood vessel impairment Gestational hypertension Chronic hypertension Preeclampsia superimposed on chronic hypertension A previous history of pre eclampsia or history of pre eclampsia in the family increases the chance of developing this condition Long interval between pregnancies If you are having a prolonged interval between your pregnancies then the chance of developing preeclampsia will be high New paternity pregnancy with a new partner each time increase the risk of preeclampsia Vitamin D deficiency Insufficient intake of Vitamin D increases the risk preeclampsia Protein levels higher levels of certain proteins in the blood or urine can increase the chances of preeclampsia Other Signs Of Pre eclampsia Weight gain Abdominal pain Headaches Changes in reflexes Dizziness No urine or reduced the output of urine Vomiting and nausea Though not all swelling during pregnancy is pre eclampsia if you notice swelling with any of the above mentioned signs symptoms or risk factors then you should see your doctor or midwife right away and mentioned you are concerned you may have pre eclampsia How Can Having Pre eclampsia Affect Your Baby Due to insufficient blood flow your baby may not receive enough blood Pre eclampsia can lead premature births and can result in causing learning disability cerebral palsy epilepsy hearing and vision problems NOTE The information given here on Pre eclampsia Common And Dangerous is meant as a guide only and does not replace professional medical advice and information IF YOU LIKED THIS YOU MAY BE INTERESTED IN THESE Pregnancy And Knee Pain Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Sitting Posture Reduce Back Pain Going Back To Work How To Accurately Measure Weight Loss Back Pain Management In Pregnancy Pregnancy Back Pain We love to

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