Being that this is my 3rd time packing for a 3 night, 4 day stay in the hospital (I have C-Sections), I feel well prepared for what’s to come and know just what I need for our time there! I wouldn’t say that I over-pack but I definitely like having my stuff with me so I don’t take…Continue
Added by Angelique Lorence on February 20, 2013 at 1:42pm — No Comments
Added by Joanie Winberg on February 19, 2013 at 10:18am — No Comments
When I took my son to his 9 month old well baby check up, his doctor told me that she wanted to make sure that he was off the bottle around his first birthday. I really didn’t think this was going to be possible to wean him from the bottle by the time he was a year old but it was easier than I expected it to…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on February 14, 2013 at 1:40pm — No Comments
My baby is showing the signs that he is getting close to being ready to potty train. A few weeks ago, he started telling when he has a soiled diaper. He says, “I poop” when he soils his diaper. He hasn’t quite figured out the difference between urinating and pooping. I am excited and nervous at the same…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on February 11, 2013 at 4:24pm — No Comments
Most people think that bed rest is fun and relaxing; however, if you ask a pregnant mom who has been on bed rest for a few days they will quickly disagree with you. After a few days, most mom’s are bored out of their mind because they have already caught up on their favorite shows on the DVR and watched…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on January 29, 2013 at 5:18pm — No Comments
Taliban Escape! One Woman’s Journey out of hell
Irene S. Roth
It is difficult to believe that so many women still live in extreme violence and are killed in the hands of their partners. We all want to think that this doesn’t happen. But as Aabra shows in Taliban Escape, violence against women is a growing problem.
Taliban Escape is about one woman’s struggle to free…Continue
Added by Irene Roth on January 21, 2013 at 4:37pm — No Comments
Beginning in the third trimester of pregnancy, a woman should begin thinking about breastfeeding. This gives a mother plenty of time to begin preparing for the arrival of her baby and to begin researching about how to prepare for it. It is hard to prepare for the actual practice of breastfeeding; however, there is lots of information that a mom needs to know about breastfeeding that could come in handy.
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Added by Christy Garrett on January 19, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments
A normal hospital stay for a c-section delivery is 3 to 4 days depending on your hospital’s policy, doctor, your health, and your babies health. Once the hospital discharges you, it is important that you have help once you get home so that you can rest as much as possible. I remember when they were getting ready to…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on January 18, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments
Once your doctor has finished your c-section, the nurses and surgical assistant prepare to move you off of the operating table. At this point you still can’t feel your lower extremities and I distinctly remember trying to move them but they were heavy and wouldn’t budge. They got me moved back into the…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on January 17, 2013 at 8:41pm — No Comments
A C-Section is a major surgery and can be very scary for most moms, it was for me. I was terrified when the ultrasound technician discovered that my son was breech. My doctor order an ultrasound to check my amniotic fluid levels once I reached 40 weeks because with my oldest son, my fluid levels dropped after…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on January 16, 2013 at 7:31pm — No Comments
As I approach the, “Holy Moly, I better get ready for an infant!” stage, I’ve been starting to put together my diaper bag and hospital bag for baby #3! I feel like I’ve come a long way in packing my diaper bag. When I had Rocco, I was (obviously) a first time mom and packed him up as if we were going away for a week! I…Continue
Added by Angelique Lorence on January 15, 2013 at 2:29pm — No Comments
Sensational Saturday - it is sensational to read a book that is good for you and your kids.
Over the course of the last few weeks, the Sensational Saturday articles have focused on older books that are good for you. We have looked at the non-religious inspirational aspects of the Bible, Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers for its…Continue
Added by Janeane Davis on December 29, 2012 at 11:02am — No Comments
Many pregnant women don’t think about touring the hospital that they are planning to deliver at; especially, a mom who has given birth before. When I was pregnant with my first child, I would have never thought about taking a tour at the hospital. I took a Lamaze class when I was pregnant with my daughter and as a class we took a tour of the labor and delivery ward and learned about the hospitals procedures.
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Added by Christy Garrett on December 5, 2012 at 5:37pm — No Comments
The moment you find out that you are expecting, many women are often overwhelmed and have mixed emotions. Most women are thrilled to be expecting while other’s are scared to death. All of these emotions that you are feeling are normal.
Learn ways to deal with your pregnancy hormones at Uplifting Families.
Added by Christy Garrett on December 4, 2012 at 11:24pm — No Comments
Many pregnant women often wonder how much weight they should gain during the duration of their pregnancy? Most doctors and midwives recommend that most healthy moms gain between 25 to 35 pounds. The term “eating for two” is a common phase that pregnant women use, when in fact most women only need to eat only a small amount of additional calories a day. Read the full story at Uplifting…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on November 27, 2012 at 10:03pm — No Comments
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Added by Mommy Ro on November 26, 2012 at 11:10am — No Comments
Sally is a stay at home mom to her newborn infant. She planned on exclusively breastfeeding her baby; however, one day Jacob decided to skip a feeding. When Sally was pregnant, she never researched breast pumps or what to do in case she ended up with engorged breasts. She wasn’t prepared when her breasts became engorged and they began hurting.
Learn more at: Uplifting…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on November 23, 2012 at 3:18pm — No Comments
Many parents work very hard to decorate a nursery for their baby; however, most parents will tell you that their child didn’t sleep in his or her own room for the first few weeks. During those first few weeks most parents choose to keep the baby in their room so that they can easily check on them during the middle of the night. Read the full story at: Uplifting Families…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on November 22, 2012 at 10:26pm — No Comments
The March of Dimes Report Card compares each state’s preterm birth rate to the March of Dimes goal of lowering the rate to 9.6 percent of all live births by 2020. Today, March of Dimes released their latest report card, along with a video: http://youtu.be/SecBApEgNk4.
The U.S. preterm birth rate dropped for the fifth consecutive year in 2011 to 11.7 percent, the lowest in a decade, giving…Continue
Added by Rebecca H on November 19, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments