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10 Foods that Fight Morning Sickness

Here are ten foods that fight morning sickness!
  • Ginger
  • Veggies, particularly starchy ones like potatoes, turnips, and winter squash!
  • Fresh Fruit like Berries, Citrus, and Melons!
  • Soups and Broths
  • Unsweetened Dairy Products
  • Healthy Fats
    • Nuts
    • Seeds
    • Avocado
    • Olive Oil
    • Coconut Oil
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5 Tips to Alleviate Morning Sickness

  1. Don't Skip Breakfast!
  2. Eat smaller meals throughout the day.
  3. Don't go more than 3-4 hours without a snack.
  4. Drink water! Lots of it!
  5. Take Prenatals with a snack or take them at night.
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Countdown Tool : Rubber Band Ball

Make a rubber band ball with 42 rubber bands and remove one every week for a visual reminder of how much time is left!
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10 Care Tips for Episiotomy and Vaginal Tears

  1. DO NOT TOUCH IT
  2. Use a squirt bottle to clean after using the bathroom
  3. Use a damp cloth with soap in the shower
  4. Dry cloth to dry, do not rub, just pat!
  5. Do your best to not bend over
  6. Do your best to not lift heavy objects
  7. Use a pillow under your booty for a comfy rest
  8. NO SEX
  9. Don't look at it
  10. Give it time to heal
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Diapering Expectations

If your baby is breastfed, expect soft bowel movements that look like seedy mustard.

If your baby is formula-fed, expect firmer stools that are tan or yellow and have the texture of peanut butter.

If your baby is a girl, always wipe front to back to help prevent the spread of bacteria.

If your baby is eating solids, stool color and how often your baby has a bowel movement will change. In fact, not all babies who are eating solids have a bowel movement every day.
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Flannel Sock with Rice

Fill a flannel sock with rice and microwave it for one minute. Place it by baby to help sooth and relax at night!
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3 Steps to Choosing the Right Diaper

  1. Look for a diaper that is soft and will be comfortable on your baby.
  2. As your baby grows, use her weight to find the right size. If you don't know your baby's weight, ask your baby's doctor to weigh her.
  3. Choose an absorbent diaper.
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Oral Care for Baby

DO clean your newborn's gums. Use a soft, moist washcloth. When baby's first tooth appears, use a soft infant toothbrush with water or a clean, damp cloth after each feeding. Don't share cups or utensils with your baby. Cavity causing bacteria can pass from your mouth to the baby's.

You also shouldn't lick your baby's pacifier to clean it. Rinse the paci with water instead.

Don't dip a paci in honey or sugar before giving it to baby. Don't feed your baby high-sugar drinks and don't put him to bed with a bottle or sippy cup. The sugary fluids can increase the risk for tooth decay. When baby's first tooth comes in, try offering him a chilled teething ring or a cold wet washcloth to chew on. If this doesn't help, ask your doctor for more soothing options.
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3 Body Changes for Mommies Postpartum

Lose lots of hair
Hormones cause it, returns to normal in about six months.
Leak urine
Pelvic muscles and nerves are weakened during both pregnancy and birth. Returns to normal in about six weeks.
Sweat a lot at night
Your body is getting rid of extra fluids. Returns to normal in several weeks.
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3 Unusual Baby Wipes Container Uses!

  • Snack Boxes in the car or pantry
  • Art storage
  • Small Toy storage.
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Carter's and OshKosh Sizing Chart

Size Height Weight
Preemie (P) Up to 17 inches Up to 5 pounds
Newborn (NB) Up to 21.5 inches 5-8 pounds
3m 21.5-24 inches 8-12.5 pounds
6m 24-26.5 inches 12.5-16.5 pounds
9m 26.5-28.5 inches 16.5-20.5 pounds
12m 28.5-30.5 inches 20.5-24.5 pounds
18m 30.5-32.5 inches 24.5-27.5 pounds
24m 32.5-34 inches 27.5-30 pounds
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Children's Place Sizing Chart

Size Height Weight
Newborn (NB) Up to 18 inches Up to 7 pounds
0-3m 18-23 inches 7-12 pounds
3-6m 23-25 inches 12-15 pounds
6-9m 25-27 inches 15-18 pounds
9-12m 27-29 inches 18-22 pounds
12-18m 29-31 inches 22-27 pounds
18-24m 31-33 inches 27-30 pounds
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Gymboree Sizing Chart

Size Height Weight
Preemie Up to 17 inches Up to 5 pounds
5-9lbs 17-20 inches 5-9 pounds
0-3m 19-23 inches 7-12 pounds
3-6m 23-25 inches 12-17 pounds
6-9m 25-27 inches 17-19.5 pounds
6-12m 25-29 inches 17-22 pounds
12-18m 29-31 inches 22-27 pounds
18-24m 31-33 inches 27-30 pounds
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Gerber Sizing Chart

Size Height Weight
NB 17-21 inches 5-8 pounds
0-3m 21-24 inches 8-12 pounds
3-6m 24-26 inches 12-16 pounds
6-9m 26-28 inches 16-20 pounds
12m 28-30 inches 20-24 pounds
18m 30-32 inches 24-28 pounds
24m 32-34 inches 28-32 pounds
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Old Navy and Gap Sizing Chart

Size Height Weight
Up to 7lbs Up to 18 inches Up to 7 pounds
0-3m 18-23 inches 7-12 pounds
3-6m 23-27 inches 12-17 pounds
6-12m 27-29 inches 17-22 pounds
12-18m 29-31 inches 22-27 pounds
18-24m 31-33 inches 27-30 pounds
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hCG Levels Chart

Weeks since last menstrual period mIU/ml
3 5-50
4 5-426
5 18-7,340
6 1,080-56,500
7-8 7,650-229,000
9-12 25,700-288,000
13-16 13,300-254,000
17-24 4,060-165,400
25-40 3,640-117,000
nonpregnant 55-200 ng/ml
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