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pregnancy

The Complete Guide to Eating During Pregnancy

There are affiliate links in this post. Guest post written by Greg Stein. During pregnancy, people will often say that you are “eating for two”, however, that isn’t quite true. It’s only in your final trimester that you have to increase your caloric intake for your growing baby. Even then it certainly doesn’t mean doubling […]

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4 Essential Nutrients in Pregnancy & the Easiest Way to Consume Them.

There are a lot of things a newly expecting mama has to keep in mind. Just off the top of my head I can think of a few: Exercising regularly, what kind of tuna can she eat, getting enough calcium and vitamin D, should she eat sprouts or sushi, etc. The list can go on […]

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Trying to Conceive

A Journey With Infertility

This guest post is by Brooklyn Lowery. She is a writer at heart and journalist by training. Brooklyn and her husband, Jon, are dear friends of Laura’s husband and Laura. We are honored to have Brooklyn share her story on First Time Mom. Sometimes, there simply isn’t a reason. Sometimes, no amount of doctor’s appointments, or […]

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Trying to Conceive

Trying to Conceive – A Round Up of the Best Articles You Will Find

Trying to conceive is challenging. I mean no one tells you how frustratingly difficult it is to get pregnant because all you hear as a teenager is to be careful or you’ll get pregnant! Then, you try to get pregnant, when the time is right and all of a sudden you’re waiting months, years even […]

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Trying to Conceive

Choosing the Gender: How I conceived a girl naturally

When I got pregnant with my first child I said that the gender of my baby didn’t matter. I really didn’t care whether I had a boy or a girl. For the most part that was true, however, when I found out that I was going to be having a boy I became disappointed. I […]

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Flip Baby Flip

Towards the end of pregnancy your health care provider will pay close attention to the presentation of the fetus (how our baby is positioned in your uterus.) The most common and ideal presentation of the fetus is cephalic presentation also known as the occiput anterior position, in which the baby’s head points down into the pelvis while facing the mother’s […]

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Childbirth Motherhood

What to expect when you get your first postpartum period

Recently, I had a conversation with a friend who is a first-time mom about her first period after baby. I’ve done this pregnancy and breastfeeding thing three times now and I have to admit that I kind of forgot how things have changed (especially since the first time was six years ago). If you’re like me […]

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Breastfeeding

How I Breastfed & Weaned My Toddler

In my post, Realizations of a Breastfeeding Mother, I talked about my decision to nurse beyond my son’s first birthday. I wanted our nursing and weaning journey to be a natural one. I was ready to take my son’s lead and continue breastfeeding as long as he was interested. Breastfeeding a Toddler As my boy grew into toddler-hood […]

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You Don’t Have to Choose Between Your Partner and Your Doula

When I first became a Prenatal Yoga Instructor, I began hearing about and learning about what a Doula was. I learned that a Doula is a woman who guides a birthing mother through labor. How nice! I was intrigued as I had always been very interested in pregnancy and birth. Becoming a Doula seemed like […]

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pregnancy

A Push Present: What do you think?

I’m over at the Twin Cities Moms Blog talking about push presents. Did you get them? If you didn’t, would you have wanted to have a push present? I just thought it was something every couple did and apparently that’s not the case! It can definitely be a hot spot for some people and some […]