Homemade Postpartum Essentials

Homemade Postpartum Essentials

As you prepare for your baby’s big arrival, it can be overwhelming to sift through all the information concerning what you will need and what you will not. Your baby’s clothes may be in order, diapers ready, blankets and other essentials freshly washed and ready to snuggle into, but something that can easily be  forgotten is that mommy will also need special care after baby’s birth. If this is your first baby, you may not feel prepared for the aches and pains that may accompany your healing process, not to mention the hormonal and emotional changes that can occur. Don’t worry, here is a compilation of some soothing postpartum essentials that can make your recovery much more comfortable and give you ideas about what you may find useful in your first weeks after giving birth.

If you prefer to purchase each item instead of making it yourself, there will be a link for equivalent products.

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10 Reasons to Consider Having a Doula at Your Next Birth

10 reasons to consider having a doula at your next birth

Many mothers have a tough first labor and birth experience. Sometimes our dreams of a certain birth experience fade as something completely different happens than what we imagined. Much of this could be attributed to stress, exhaustion during labor, or perhaps, some unforeseen circumstance occurred during labor that could not be helped. Evidence shows that if you labor with the support of a doula–Greek for “a woman who serves“–you can greatly increase the chances of having the type of birth you hope for; and with much less chance of medical intervention.

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The Art of Breastfeeding: Mastering The Latch

If you’ve never experienced breastfeeding firsthand you may wonder, “Just how hard can it really be? After all, don’t you just put your nipple in the baby’s mouth and they do the rest?” However, the truth is that it can be much more difficult than it seems. One of the most crucial components of successful breastfeeding that many women struggle with at first is getting baby perfectly latched onto their breast. Here are some tips and tricks to help you master the latch.

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Prenatal Genetic Screening, is it for YOU?

Prenatal Genetic Screening -

The moment you see that positive pregnancy test you are bombarded with a wealth of information. And for many of us, several health related thoughts immediately flood our minds. Am I doing everything I can to create a “perfect” environment for my baby? Is the baby growing? Is the baby going to be healthy? And so forth. Within the last few decades modern medicine and research has allowed for some of these worries to be put to rest with Prenatal Genetic Screening and Diagnostics. If you are newly pregnant, here are some factors to consider in your prenatal care.

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Welcome Roman!

Welcome Roman Michael

Since Daily Mom’s launch, we’ve had quite the baby boom and recently, the 8th Daily Mom baby was born! Writer Ariel gave birth to her third child, Roman Michael, on June 30, 2014 at at 8:50pm. Roman was 6 lbs 13 oz and 19 inches long. He was welcomed into the world by his loving family: dad Andy, and older siblings Leila and Landon.

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Keeping up with the Baby Book

It’s on every baby registry checklist. Everyone tells you to get one. So you do. You sit in your new plush glider, the smell of freshly painted walls engulfing you, turning the blank, crisp pages of the most beautiful baby book you spent five hours researching. You have every intention to fill up that book until it’s bursting at the seams. One month later, you’re sitting in that same glider, with puffy, sleep-deprived eyes, spit up stains on a shirt that hasn’t been changed in three days, holding a screaming newborn, with the treasured baby book shoved in the back of a closet, all good intentions long forgotten. There’s hope Mom! We’re here to help make your dream of having a full, up-to-date baby book a reality.

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Welcome Ava!

The Daily Mom baby boom continues with the recent birth of beautiful baby girl Ava! Writer Rockie, her husband Arash, and 23 month old big sister Avene welcomed Ava into the world on May 24, 2014. Ava was born at 6:02am weighing 7.8 pounds and measuring 20 inches long.

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The Perfect Babymoon to the Southwest

The Perfect Babymoon to the Southwest

Are you hoping and dreaming for a little time away before the baby comes? A Babymoon, of sorts, to reconnect with your partner and celebrate your love and connection as a couple, before becoming a family? If you’re in the market for a posh location in the Southwest, where tradition meets luxury, look no further than the Four Seasons Rancho Encantado.

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Essentials for a Beautiful Bump & Giveaway

essentials for a beautiful bumpYou’re pregnant, excited and in love with your little baby bump, but alas, your growing bump, plus the bloat and excess weight gain, has you feeling less than thrilled with your current wardrobe options. You want nothing more than to emphasize that bump, have the rest of you look flawless and give you amazing support for your bump! Here are some shapewear and essentials to get you through the whole 9 months.

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Coping With A Pregnancy After Miscarriage

Coping With A Pregnancy After Miscarriage

Studies reveal that anywhere from 10-25% of all clinically recognized pregnancies will end in miscarriage. Odds are you have experienced pregnancy loss or know someone who has. There are many resources devoted to dealing with overcoming the pain and heartbreak of a miscarriage. But what happens when you get pregnant again? Instead of the exuberance of knowing that you are creating and sustaining a life, many women experience fear, stress and anxiety. Every trip to the bathroom is met with worry that something is wrong. Stomach cramps or twinges are met with anxiety that the baby is in trouble. If your thoughts are overcome with stress over miscarrying again, please read on for tips on pregnancy after miscarriage.

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5 Pregnancy Safe Teas For The Tea Lover

 There is nothing more soothing and comforting than sitting down after a long day with a hot cup of tea, or a warm cup of tea on a cold winter’s day. That is, unless your pregnant. With all the information out there, you don’t know what teas are safe, and all you’re craving is a good cup of tea! The good news is, there are safe teas to drink while your pregnant, and we have five herbal teas that are safe for pregnancy. Some are even recommended by professionals to aid in pregnancy and birth.

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