Christy Garrett's Blog Posts Tagged 'while' (11)

My Breastfeeding Journey After I Returned to Work After My Youngest Son Was Born – Breastfeeding and Working Moms

I was bummed with the thought of having to return to work after I had my baby.  Due to the circumstances, I was unable to stay at home with my baby after my maternity leave was over.  I remember counting down the days until I returned and I felt a deepening sadness overwhelm me.  Once, I returned to work…

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Added by Christy Garrett on November 17, 2013 at 5:40pm — No Comments

Top 15 Must Haves to Pack into Mom’s Hospital Bag During Pregnancy

What items do I need to pack in my hospital bag when preparing to have a baby?  Most new moms tend to over pack their own hospital bag and most of the items that they take with them are safely tucked away in their bag and are not used.  Most of the time the hospital will supply your basic supplies such as soap, lotion,…

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Added by Christy Garrett on July 26, 2013 at 4:51pm — No Comments

3 Ways to Lose the Baby Weight

Pregnancy weight is a touchy subject for many new mother’s.  No matter how much you gain soon after your baby is born most mom’s are ready to get the extra weight off.  Many mother’s typically lose a small amount of weight after having their baby.  However, I often hear mom’s talk about losing the baby weight a few weeks after they have given birth.  Rapid weight…

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Added by Christy Garrett on July 18, 2013 at 5:27pm — No Comments

Can I Safely Lose Weight While I Am Breastfeeding?

If you plan on breastfeeding your baby, it is important that you maintain a healthy lifestyle that you achieved while you were pregnant with your baby.  Breastfeeding your baby will burn anywhere from 300 to 500 calories a day.  Most new mom’s are anxious to lose the baby weight that they put on during the nine month pregnancy.  However, it…

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Added by Christy Garrett on June 30, 2013 at 3:31pm — No Comments

8 Tips for Pregnant Mom’s to Survive a Summer Pregnancy

The summers seem to be getting hotter and hotter each year.  It is not always possible to avoid a pregnancy during the summer months, if not more mom’s would avoid it.  If you do end up pregnant during the summer months, you can expect that it will feel hotter outside than a normal summer due to your growing belly.  A pregnant mom during…

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Added by Christy Garrett on June 14, 2013 at 4:20pm — No Comments

Do’s and Don’ts While Working – List of Suggested Job Restrictions During Pregnancy

Many mom’s don’t think about how their current job duties may affect their health during the course of their pregnancy, especially, towards the very end when you are often the most uncomfortable.  Most mom’s will be able to work through the entire duration of their pregnancy with very minimal job restrictions or pregnancy related complications.  However, if you…

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Added by Christy Garrett on June 6, 2013 at 5:32pm — No Comments

Working Moms: Daycare Arrangements Need to Be Made Before Your Baby is Born

Are you planning on returning to work after your maternity leave is over?  If so, you need to begin thinking about where you want your child to go to  daycare at while you are at work.  In fact, you need to begin your researching your options roughly five or six months ahead of time to ensure that you will have a secure spot for your child.  Many providers…

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Added by Christy Garrett on June 5, 2013 at 4:59pm — No Comments

Why is it Important to Take Prenatal Vitamins While Pregnant or When Trying to Conceive?

Pregnancy can take a toll on a woman’s body; therefore, it is important that you take care of your unborn baby and your own body.  Prenatal vitamins are very important and help ensure that you are getting enough nutrients.  Make that you pick up the vitamins that your doctor has prescribed or has asked you to…

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Added by Christy Garrett on April 19, 2013 at 4:57pm — No Comments

5 Ways to Keep Your Child Entertained While Sick

Yesterday I didn’t get the opportunity to write a new blog post.  My baby normally goes to daycare during the day because it is hard for me to care for him by myself due to my current medical problems.  Tuesday late afternoon I got the dreaded call from the daycare that my baby boy was running a fever and…

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Added by Christy Garrett on March 29, 2013 at 11:21am — No Comments

Best Method for Cleaning Your Breast Pump While On the Go or at Work

In June of 2011, I began using a breast pump on a regular basis to start building a stash of breast milk for my baby so that he would have plenty of milk once I returned back to work. When I returned to work, I knew exactly where I would have to use my breast pump but I never did put much thought into how I planned on cleaning my breast pump parts after I finished a pumping session. Luckily at my job, we had a break room that had a clean sink. Thankfully, I didn’t have to worry about…

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Added by Christy Garrett on January 7, 2013 at 10:07pm — No Comments

What Risks Are Involved in Getting a Tattoo While Pregnant?

Getting a tattoo while you are pregnant may seem like a great idea.  However, it is better to wait until after you have had the baby before deciding to get a tattoo.  Many reputable tattoo places won’t touch a woman who is pregnant or breastfeeding.  When you are pregnant your body is already working in overdrive to protect your fetus from everyday airborne illness, viruses, allergens, ect.  Read more at…

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Added by Christy Garrett on November 2, 2012 at 3:06pm — No Comments

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