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So, you’ve gotten over the elation of being pregnant. Now, despite the joy of having a little one growing in your belly, you (and your husband or boyfriend) need to deal with the nagging symptoms of pregnancy. Here are just a few tips to help you to survive:
Congratulations on your new baby! And no, this is not a list of more to-dos. Just 5 gentle reminders for some new mum sanity and support:
First of all, eat for your health. A healthy mama is a healthy child! So don’t count calories and be too worried about losing weight – all of the weight will drop off over time with breastfeeding and moderate exercise.
Also, with all the toxins and chemicals found in food these days, it’s good to go for food options that contain fewer pesticides.
“As of 2011 the “dirty dozen” that tested highest for pesticides, according to the Environmental Working Group, were apples, celery, strawberries, peaches, spinach, imported nectarines and grapes, sweet bell peppers, potatoes, blueberries, lettuce, and kale and collard greens.”
Here are some things you can include in your diet:
Do you have a yoga practice? Is it an essential part of your life, no matter how busy you are as a mother and all the other roles that you juggle? Well, we think that’s great! It’s also possible to blend these aspects of your life, and to maximize the joy you get out of them. One way is to get your kids to do yoga with you. It’s possible at any age, including when they are just babies.
Of all breast cancer cases, 15% of women who develop it have family members who have been diagnosed with it before. That means a whopping 85% of it develop breast cancer from factors other than heredity, such as bad eating habits, environmental toxins and stress.
Are you in your last trimester? Then this article is for you. The final trimester brings with it a lot of emotions, like excitement for the new baby, some anxiety – and probably even ‘I can’t wait for it to be over!’ After all, you may be feeling huge, need to pee all the time, and in general, just over being pregnant. One major thing that many women experience at this stage is pregnancy fatigue. Fatigue and loss of sleep is particularly common in the last trimester for a few reasons:
Breastfeeding moms would probably agree that having great support and comfort is essential for breastfeeding success. No pokey wires or uncomfortable fabrics – the process can be eased by picking a great bra that is not only comfortable, but gives you an easy breastfeeding experience.
Are you thinking of which nursing bra you should invest in? Here are some considerations:
Did you know that your earliest experiences with your baby will help you in a successful breastfeeding journey? Here are some tips that may help:
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