Nursing Clothes to Obsess Over

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When I sat down to write about Boob Design, I thought to myself “How can I write this without coming across like a fanatic?!”. Well, as it turns out, I can’t. I am a fanatic about Boob so I have to be honest!

The search for nursing clothes that you actually want to wear is over!

Boob Design has truly nailed it. They have managed to incorporate clean design, sophisticated colors, organic fabrics, perfect fit and most importantly – easy access! To put it very simply, Boob Design nursing clothes are all you need.

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I’m Pregnant! 18 Ways to Tell Your Husband & Family

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You have checked and double-checked, in fact you probably tested with 3 home pregnancy kits and still aren’t sure that you believe it. You’re pregnant! Before you start buying your nursery furniture online, you have to tell those who mean the most to you! Here we have compiled a variety of ways, some popular and some original, for you to surprise your sweetie or family with this important news.

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5 Books that will have you laughing through pregnancy

Are you currently pregnant, yet find yourself completely turned off from reading informational pregnancy books?  Sometimes, you just want to be able to read a book, and relate to the funny parts of pregnancy (fart jokes, anyone?). If reading light-hearted books is more your thing, the below list will be sure to tickle both you, and your partner’s,  funny bone.

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Tracking Your Pregnancy

Finding out you’re pregnant can be exhilarating and exciting. But that 40-week mark can seem so far away, especially in the beginning. A fun way to countdown to your baby’s birth is by doing a weekly photo and jotting down some memories and milestones from that week. Whether you blog or just journal, below are some tips and ideas to get you started.

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Your Vitamins: Explained

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“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Sure, we’ve all heard that anecdote, attributed to Benjamin Franklin, but have we considered its relevance when it comes to our vitamins? Often we can prevent common sickness by starting a daily vitamin regimen rather than spending hundreds of dollars on doctor visits and prescriptions for what began as a common cold.

Even if you do take your vitamins faithfully like your mother always told you, you may not know why they are important or what they are truly doing for your well-being. Here we have broken down the ingredients of your vitamin bottles into facts that are easier to swallow.


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Post-Cesarean Emotions & How To Cope

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This post is part of a series of articles on Cesarean birth. For more on dealing with recovery from your Cesarean, please visit our Life After C-Section Series.

After the birth of your baby by cesarean surgery, it is common to feel a wide range of emotions that can be difficult to process. It is normal to feel alone in this, because the people around you are so elated at the birth of your new baby that they assume you must feel just as overjoyed. Postpartum hormones and the stress and sometimes trauma of a birth experience are not something we prepare ourselves for while pregnant. Naming your emotions and finding some coping strategies will get you on the road to recovery and bonding with your new baby.

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Hospital Bag Necessities

Part of feeling prepared for your little one to arrive is to efficiently pack your hospital bags with all the possible necessities you can think of. It’s easy to get carried away but it’s also hard to make sure you have all your bases covered. If this is your first baby, you likely don’t know the details of how this is all really going to work out and what will help you get through it. This list of hospital bag necessities is of the must-have variety. Items such as make-up or hair dryer are not here. You can certainly have a baby without those things and still be comfortable. Feel free to pack your luxury comfort items but it’s quite possible you won’t even touch them!

This list is broken down into separate bags: Labor Bag, Recovery Bag, Partner’s Bag and Baby’s Bag. If you know that you will be laboring and recovering in the same room, you can easily pack your labor and recovery items into one bag.

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Life After C-Section: What to Expect After a C-Section

Moving Around After a Cesarean

The first and most important thing you need to be aware of is that any movement is going to feel impossible after a c-section. In order to make things more bearable bring your own pillows. The hospital pillows are pretty flat and you are going to need to prop yourself up into comfortable positions. Take help from any friends and family to get you up in those first few days and take advantage of the different chairs in the room to get into different positions. Don’t be shy asking the nurses for help venturing from your bed either, especially the first trip to the bathroom. The sooner you get moving, the faster you will start healing so try to take your first short walk within 24 hrs after surgery.

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