Placenta Encapsulation

The placenta is the organ that surrounds the fetus in the womb and allows for the exchange of nutrients, blood, and waste with the mother….

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Breastfeeding While Pregnant

You may have just started adjusting to breastfeeding only to find out you are pregnant again. You might have a rush of questions and concerns….

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Postpartum Massage

Postpartum massage can be as important and beneficial as massage during pregnancy. Postpartum bodywork is an effective and holistic approach for the many adjustments to…

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Preventing the Baby Blues

Preventing the baby blues is something almost every expecting mother wants to do. Mothers-to-be often spend hours and days making preparations for their little ones,…

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Nutrition During Breastfeeding

The following articles are provided by organizations partnering with the American Pregnancy Association to deliver related information to you. The mention of specific products or services…

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Attention Mothers and Mothers-to-be: Consider Omega-3 Supplementation for the Health of Your Baby

The following articles are provided by organizations partnering with the American Pregnancy Association to deliver related information to you. The mention of specific products or…

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Do I have a form of Postpartum Depression?

Over the last several years, postpartum mood disorders have gained more attention from the media and the public. You might even be wondering if you…

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Baby Blues

Mood swings after the birth of a baby are not uncommon. While the “baby blues” are the least severe form of postpartum depression, it is…

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Umbilical Cord Care

The umbilical cord transported nutrients from you to your baby throughout your pregnancy. Now he or she has a purplish-blue stump that is about a…

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Monitoring your Newborns Weight Gain

It seems some of the most common questions that parents hear from the moment a new baby arrives is “what does the baby weigh?” and…

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Newborn Jaundice

After the birth of a baby, it is common for care providers to watch a newborn closely. One of the things that your care provider…

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Colic

The term “colic” has been around for years, often used to describe any baby that cries for an extended period of time. Many parents wonder…

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Breastfeeding and Jaundice

After the birth of a baby, it is common for care providers to watch a newborn closely. One of the things that your care provider…

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Soothing your crying Baby

There is no sound like that of a crying infant. Something about it can often cause many moms to literally ache to fix whatever is…

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First Year Development: Infant Development

Perhaps your six month old has not rolled over yet, but the child development chart shows that some babies start rolling over at five months….

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Changing a Diaper

Changing your baby’s diapers may seem like a frightening task, especially if you have never been around babies before. Don’t worry, it is not that…

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What’s in Breast Milk?

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) strongly recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life and that breastfeeding continue for at least 12…

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It’s all about the Latch

The most important part of successful breastfeeding is the latch. If your baby is not properly latched on to your breast, feedings could be painful. …

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Breastfeeding vs Bottle feeding

There are advantages and disadvantages to both breastfeeding and bottle-feeding. Ultimately the decision should be made by the parents. The following table outlines several of…

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Breastfeeding: Overview

  Breast milk is produced naturally by women and provides the basic nutrition for a baby during the first several months of life. Breast milk…

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