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3 Strange Facts About Your Newborn Baby

Their first poop doesn’t stink. The black, tar-like stuff called meconium is made up of mucus, fluid from the womb, and anything else they digested while inside mom. But it doesn’t yet have the gut bacteria that make poop smelly. As soon as you start feeding a baby, bacteria will start colonizing their intestines. After a day or so, bowel movements become green, yellow, or brown — with that familiar odor. Sometimes infants stop breathing. Likely when they’re sleeping, they may pause without a…

Can I Bathe My Newborn?

While most parents are eager to give their babies the experience of their very first bath, it is important to ensure that your baby is truly ready. When you first bring your newborn home from the hospital, the stump of their umbilical cord must be kept clean and dry. While it is still attached, sponge baths are the best option for your baby. Typically, after about 1 to 3 weeks, the umbilical cord stump will dry up and fall off. It is important to…

9 reasons you SHOULD have sex during your pregnancy.

Here are nine reasons why pregnancy sex is not only healthy, but why it might be even better than before. 1. An easier labor and recoveryHaving an orgasm increases the contractions in your pelvic floor, which help to strengthen the muscles you’ll need for labor and after delivery. “Once you’ve pushed your baby through those muscles, they’ll have an easier time strengthening up,” said Jeanne Faulkner, a registered nurse in Portland, Oregon and author of “Common Sense Pregnancy: Navigating a Healthy Pregnancy and Birth…

Is It Safe To Eat Payaya (Paw-Paw) While Pregnant?

Diet and nutrition are important for pregnant women. Throughout their pregnancy, women are given recommendations of food to eat while pregnant and foods to avoid. Although fruit is part of a good balanced diet, certain fruits —including papaya —pregnant women are told to avoid include: Grapes. There are various opinions about grapes and pregnancy based on the resveratrol in grapes and the difficulty in digesting grape skins. Pineapple. There’s an opinion that pineapple may cause miscarriage, but this isn’t backed by scientific evidence. Should…

Don’t Eat These Foods While Pregnant!

Eating a balanced diet during pregnancy is important for the health of you and your baby, and eating healthy, nutritious foods now will help your baby be more open to them when they start solids after 6 months. Eating smaller meals more frequently is a good rule to follow, especially if you are experiencing morning sickness or heartburn. What to avoid eating when pregnant: Soft cheese, such as Brie and Camembert (these can contain the dangerous bacteria listeria) and unpasteurized milk and juices Deli…

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