Healthy weight gain during pregnancy

Whether you are planning a pregnancy, or on your way towards a delivery, weight gain is a thought that grabs your attention often. If you are starting out with those extra pounds that you have put on before pregnancy, it takes a toll on your body that can be very discouraging. Although the doctors recommend that every woman should gain a certain amount of weight to sustain a pregnancy, you need to be sure that you are managing your weight and know when you have gained more than what is suggested...
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Infant sleep patterns

One of the many subjects that worries new parents is whether their new-born infant is getting quality sleep. This not only refers to the duration of their sleep, but also the frequency of their naps and the positions that they adopt while they nap. Speaking of sleep duration, here is a rough chart of how much your baby should be sleeping at different stages of infancy: Newborn - 4 months Total Sleep: 16-18 hours Night-time Sleep: 8-9 hours Naps: 7-9 hours (3-5 naps) 4 months - 12 months...
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Baby’s first fever

  For first time parents, their baby’s first fever is usually a scary situation. But if you’re well prepared, it is nothing to panic about. Infants are very delicate in the first few months of their life and their immune system takes time to develop. So it is important to pay attention to any changes in your baby’s behavior. Touch your baby’s forehead and check to see if it is warm. It is not always necessary for the baby’s body to heat up if he/she has a fever. Look out for symptoms ...
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Signs of Postpartum Depression

  Postpartum Depression usually affects women right after childbirth. It normally occurs in the first year after delivery.  Frequent changes in your mood or the way you feel about everyday things are the affects of depression. It mostly effects women but can also be seen in men who are new fathers and even in couples who have adopted. Without proper counseling, the depression may last a long time. Postpartum depression is common in people who: Are relatively younger parents. Have f...
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Your 3 month pregnancy diet chart

Eating healthy and having a nutritious diet is always good. The importance increases when you are pregnant. It is essential to have a healthy diet throughout your pregnancy, but the first trimester matters the most. So, here is a healthy 3 month pregnancy diet chart to help you out. Before we start listing down some essentials on your first trimester pregnancy diet chart, let it be known that a perfect pregnancy diet is that which strikes the right balance between essential nutrients, car...
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Baby Care Tips You Should Know

When you hold your baby for the first time you’re unable to describe the feeling. But, once you bring your little angel home, it is possible you get frantic about how to take care of your baby. Especially if you are first time parents. So, here are a few newborn care tips to help you out. The first guidance can begin from the hospital staff itself. While you are still there, you can ask the doctors and nurses for advice on what all you need to take care of when holding your baby, about breast...
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