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    Baby names can have so many different meanings- either based in language, culture, or just personal meaning for the family. Naming your baby is a deeply responsible process. Research has found that a person's name often shapes people's perception of them, especially when put in front of a group...
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    The decision to circumcise your son is a personal one, and one that's no longer 'the' thing to do just because you have a baby boy. More and more mamas are choosing to keep their sons intact, and more medical professionals have opinions about it as well. What does one pediatric urologist think...
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    They say there's nothing like being a mother, and we agree. There isn't. But something we don't often share about motherhood is how hard it is. More, we don't share why new motherhood is so hard, and we think now's a good time to remind mamas everywhere that they're not alone. I spent over a...
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      Bedsharing is something that many parents have done for hundreds of years, and only truly questioned in the last few decades with the advent of direct campaigns against bed-sharing and cosleeping. There are so many positive benefits to bed-sharing for both parents and children, though, and we...
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    It's impossible to avoid: Coronavirus exists and you need to protect yourself! And, if you find yourself pregnant during this global health crisis, you may, out of concern, turn to antimicrobial sanitizer. But research does NOT back that up, and actually suggests that pregnant women should...
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    It's a myth that you have to be completely ready for the baby when they make their grand appearance. In fact, you might be quite surprised at just what you don't need for a new baby! Let's face it. When we get those two pink lines (or find out we're pregnant however we find out), the dreams...
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    When you bring your little one into the world, the last thing you're probably expecting is for anything to go wrong and require the services of Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU). But, such is quite often the case for many mamas and their babies, and having a baby in NICU is an experience that's...
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    A recent study confirmed what many of us mamas already knew: delaying baby's bath is a good thing. The study, published in the Journal for Obstetrics, Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing, concluded that delayed newborn baths (waiting for 12 or more hours after baby is born) increased the exclusive...
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    Are you curious to see where your child's name ranks in the most (or least) most popular baby names in the United States? The most common names of the DECADE have been compiled. Does your name make the list? Does your baby's? Is making the list something you aspire to or something you purposely...
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    The Social Security Administration has provided its annual list of popular baby names. The list is compiled from data on all U.S. births in 2018 and gives stats on the top 1000 baby names of that year. Most commonly used girls' and boys' names were chosen by as many as 20,000+ families - while...
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    I faced it three times before I recognized it. My erratic moods, my worries about every tiny little thing - I had assumed all of these were a normal part of my new life as a mother. Everyone had told me my whole life would change. Seeing danger everywhere, that must be a part of what they'd...
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    Here's a guest post by Hailie Wolfe on a topic we all can relate to! Everyone poops. It's true. It's a normal, everyday part of life that we don't think twice about. Until we give birth and have our first postpartum poop. True Story -"When Abbie was one week old (Christmas Eve), Kevin went to...
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    What's in a name? Well, a lot, actually, and parents are often looking at the meanings of names just as much as they are the popularity of names when it comes to giving their wee ones lifetime monikers. So just what are the most popular names of the last century? Odds are, you have someone in...
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    As our world's technological advances continue to occur at astronomical speeds, do you ever wonder how baby gadgets can actually undermine our intuition? Even though we find so many advancements that make our lives easier, we worry about how we're taking our own mothering power away. Things that...
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    Despite the many stock images and celebrity photos of breastfeeding, most of us out here in the real world know it can be hard - especially in the beginning. Here are five things new moms should know about breastfeeding. 1. Water is key Staying hydrated is a must while breastfeeding; not only...
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    Many moms will spend a substantial amount of time preparing for the births of their babies, but not consider preparing for breastfeeding. We tend to assume breastfeeding will go well, so the setbacks or hurdles surprise us. Sometimes it goes beautifully and is simple from the beginning, but...
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    Pregnant mamas: if you're expecting a baby in March, you should join our March Due-Date Club, a safe space where moms can share advice, info, and experiences about their pregnancy journey! Click here to join our amazing tribe of women, preparing to give birth in March. Here are some great...
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    The Bradley Method for natural childbirth prepares expecting mothers (and their coaches) for childbirth through education, breathing, relaxation, nutrition, and exercise. When I became pregnant with my first son, I honestly had no clue what to expect from childbirth. I had seen extremely...
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    Many mamas-to-be spend hours researching and drafting their ideal birth plan, which is great. But I believe that making detailed preparations for after baby arrives is just as important. Nearly halfway through my second, and likely final, pregnancy, I began to ponder how I wanted to savor slow...
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    It's International Day of the Midwife, and worldwide, women are celebrating the wonderful presence midwives have in our birth stories. Here are five reasons midwives make life better! 1. Midwives can lead to better birth outcomes. A recent study, the first of its kind, showed that when...
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