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10 Tips for Surviving the First Trimester of Pregnancy from a Mom of Three

In my experience of carrying three babies to term, the first trimester has always been the hardest by far. The exhaustion, the nausea, the nipple soreness, the constant trips to the bathroom – I could do without all of it (except my little bean, of course). As a nurse, I know that these symptoms are part of the […]

Pregnancy definition and facts*

*Pregnancy facts medical author: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD A normal pregnancy lasts about 40 weeks and is grouped into three stages, or trimesters. Symptoms and early signs of pregnancy that begin in the first semester include: The absence of menstrual periods Breast changes including swelling or tenderness Tiredness Nausea Mood swings Other symptoms A pregnancy test measures the level of […]

Top tips to help your baby’s development

In a relatively short period of time, your baby will change from being a helpless individual to a walking toddler. This momentous achievement depends on muscle development and the growth of the brain pathways that become increasingly specialised in movement control in the first year. Here are a few essentials that can help your baby […]

50 Simple Ways to Make Your Baby Smarter

Infant-development experts believe that the first years of a child’s life are a prime time for learning, but sometimes it may be hard to think of new ways to stimulate your baby. Let these fun—and scientific—activities inspire you. Stimulate Baby’s Vision 1. Make eye contact. Take advantage of those brief moments when your newborn’s eyes are […]

Building a Secure Attachment Bond with Your Baby

Want to create a strong attachment with your newborn? These parenting tips can show you how to respond to your baby’s cues and ensure they have the best possible foundation for life. What is secure attachment? Attachment or the attachment bond is the unique emotional relationship between your baby and you, their primary caretaker. It is […]