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Trying For A Pain Free Childbirth: Is It Possible? This Is How To Prepare

Everyone tells you childbirth is going to be difficult and painful, and you don’t know when that moment will come.  Perhaps drawing on your mother’s experience or family history, you get an idea of what it could be like.  But the whole journey feels entirely out of your control. Welcome to parenthood. Birth Story My …

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Alternative Medicine Practices to Try During Pregnancy

You may have heard that alternative medicine can be helpful for those who are trying to get pregnant, but did you know that some types of alternative medicine can be surprisingly beneficial during pregnancy, too? Prenatal massage and acupuncture during pregnancy can help address many pregnancy-related discomforts, including fatigue, aches and pains, and even nausea. …

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Must Have Baby Gear For First Time Moms: Baby Registry Checklist

Maybe you planned a friend’s baby shower, but when you’re due one of your own it can become overwhelming! There are the hormones, the responsibility, the financial commitment and all the preparation. Add into that mix the seemingly relentless marketing of baby gear and you can easily find yourself exasperated. Overwhelmed by the endless choices …

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Ultimate Guide to Herbal Teas for an Easier Pregnancy and Postpartum

Pregnancy and the postpartum period are supposed to bring you joy, right? Well, they also bring a slew of discomforts.  It’s hard to feel joyful when you’ve got symptoms like swelling, hemorrhoids, and nausea! To make things worse, almost all traditional medicines are off limits.  Luckily, there are solutions in the form of pregnancy herbal …

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