Summer Holiday Safety Tips for the Preggo & Post Partum Mom
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Summer Holiday Safety Tips for the Preggo & Post Partum Mom

What first comes to mind when I ask you about summer holidays and safety?  I’m a product of my generation and immediately think of car accidents (aka drinking and driving) or when it comes to the 4th of July, firecracker safety.  What do either of those activities have to do with pregnancy and post partum? …

Parenting in Front of Your Parents: Helpful Tips
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Parenting in Front of Your Parents: Helpful Tips

Whoever came up the old saying “you can’t live with them, you can’t live without them” must have been referring to their parents or in-laws. Nothing challenges your relationship with your parents more than joining their ranks and becoming parents yourselves. Having your own child often stirs up feelings about both the positive and negative…

Great Expectations of the Expectant Dad, and mom
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Great Expectations of the Expectant Dad, and mom

  Image by Ingrid Franz Moriarty Sometimes, the difference between our expectations and reality is like the difference between water and vinegar. When this happens, especially when it concerns something very important to us, it can be hard to catch our breath, let go of what we had planned, and instead learn to ‘go with…

It’s Getting Hot in Here
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It’s Getting Hot in Here

Summertime means hotter weather and hotter workouts. It’s important, especially if pregnant, to stay safe by drinking enough water and wearing proper clothing. Hyperthermia (abnormally high body temperature) is not uncommon during pregnancy. Hyperthermia is usually caused from fever during an illness. However, it can occur during extremely heavy exercise or prolonged exposure to a…