Category Archives for Pregnancy Calendar

Prepare To Help Your Pet Adjust To Your New Baby

If you have a dog or cat, you’ll need to think ahead for when you bring home your newborn. Make sure your pet’s vaccinations are up-to-date before your baby arrives.  One best practice many moms-to-be find successful when it comes to introducing pets and babies is to take a blanket for their new baby to […]

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Labor Signs Falls Into Two Categories—“Labor’s Coming” And “Labor’s Happening”

Ninety percent of women go into labor between week 37 and week 42. Some women deliver before 37 weeks (which is considered preterm; others, go past 41 weeks, and may get induced, depending on their doctor and hospital’s policies.) It’s time for you to know the signs of labor. You’ll probably be going into labor […]

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Cramps At Week 34—What To Do If They Happen To You

Cramping in your third trimester is usually normal and nothing to worry about as long as the cramping is mild. In many ways—this is just your body warming up for labor and delivery. However, in weeks 34 to 37 of your pregnancy, if you have other symptoms at the same time—like feeling faint or dizzy, […]

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Songs For Your Labor And Delivery Playlist

Playing music in labor and delivery can calm you, as well as distract and inspire you when painful contractions set in. Research shows music is particularly useful in labor because it can help slow down brain waves and get you into a mental space where you’re better able to cope and get through labor. Data […]

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Learn About Episiotomies And Why Chances Are In Your Favor That You Won’t Have One

The majority of women today don’t have an episiotomy—which is the small cut into the perineum (the area between the vagina and the rectum) made by your healthcare provide to widen the vaginal opening during delivery. Years ago episiotomies were believed to prevent tearing of the vagina and damage to the pelvic floor. However, studies […]

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Successful Breastfeeding May Require Some Help

If you are experiencing any breastfeeding issue, a lactation consultant may be your best bet in being guided through the breastfeeding process and learning successful nursing techniques. Lactation consultants assess and figure out what’s the cause of mom’s breastfeeding challenge (or challenges). They then customize a detailed plan to help you achieve breastfeeding success, including […]

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The One Guideline You Need To Remember For Infant Car Seat Safety—Plus A Few Tips!

Did you know that hospitals won’t let you take your baby home without a car seat properly installed? While it’s true that the rules and standards for manufacturing infant car seats continue to change—there is one guideline from both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that has remained pretty constant […]

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What Will Be Your Prenatal Healthcare and Delivery Costs?

Prenatal and delivery costs can range from about $9,000 to over $250,000 (depending on where you reside, whether you have a vaginal birth or a C-section birth, and whether you have any complications). To avoid paying extra for prenatal care and delivery (or for anything you shouldn’t have to pay for), it’s important that you […]

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Lavender Oil Can Calm, Relax, And Aid Sleep From This Point On In Your Pregnancy

In your second and third trimesters, some essential oils are safe to use and will not affect your baby’ development when used as directed—lavender oil is one of them. The truth is lavender is one of the most versatile, natural and safe therapies you can find to use. You can add a few drops to […]

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Pregnancy Nesting—Instinct And Feeling Restlessness

Nesting behavior is an instinct or urge in moms-to-be to clean and organize in their desire to get their homes ready for a baby. They will feel restless and won’t be able to sit still and “do nothing.”  Scientist say it is caused by the increase of estradiol, and tends to be strongest in the […]

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