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Our Six Favorite Pregnancy Books to Read While You’re Expecting

Whether you’re a mother-to-be or just looking for a gift for that expectant mother in your life, we’ve compiled some of our favorite go-to pregnancy books. From countless facts to funny stories from mothers who’ve been there and come out the other side, this list has a little of everything for anyone looking to learn […]

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9 Weeks Pregnant: 6 Common Symptoms and Advice

You’re two months into your first trimester, and so many exciting things are happening: It’s the end of the embryo stage! Your baby is the size of a grape and you can hear its heartbeat on an ultrasound! And even though, from the outside, others may not be able to tell you’re pregnant yet, there […]

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Why Does Pregnancy Make You Tired?

For anyone familiar with pregnancy, it’s no surprise it goes hand in hand with fatigue. In fact, a 1998 study by the National Sleep Foundation reported that 78% of women experience more interrupted sleep during pregnancy1. And while fatigue is normal and to be expected, what causes it? Rather than just one contributing factor, there […]

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Depression During Pregnancy: Symptoms and Treatment

When it comes to depression and pregnancy, there’s a silent stigma still lurking in the shadows. Being pregnant is often raised to an almost-holy status. After all, you’re bringing new life into the world. You’re told you just have this glow about you. People–sometimes even total strangers–congratulate you, ask you when you’re due, or even ask […]

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15 things you should know when you have a baby in the NICU

As a NICU nurse, I have first-hand experience helping babies and parents. I would like to share these tips you should know if your baby is in the NICU.

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Premature Birth Facts That You Might Not Know

What’s all the fuss about premature birth?

Why is premature (or preterm) birth such a big deal? I had no idea that a premature baby – one who is born before 37 weeks – is actually a very common thing. And I had no idea that a premature baby has way bigger consequences than just a week or two in the NICU.

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