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The health of our children is the most important for us all. It is to be cherished and nurtured. During pregnancy you should pay attention - physically and mentally. Your chances of uncomplicated pregnancy and a healthy baby will increase if you stick to few rules. This blog will guide you to give you and your new bundle a healthy life!

Notice: All information on is of a general nature and for educational purposes only. You should always consult with a physician or other healthcare.

by Ivana StamenkovicPosted on: August 20th, 2017
Breastfeeding twins or multiples may seem like an impossible job, but it isn't. And once you get some practice, you’ll enjoy it. When you start, you'll probably have the feeling that you're breastfeeding all day long and that you'll never have some free time just for yourself. Newborns (especially preemies) can nurse very often, even half an hour or so, which can be quite exhausting. It's usual for mothers to worry about so many things, especially if they've become parents for the first time.
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by Ivana StamenkovicPosted on: August 17th, 2017
Once a woman gets pregnant, it's inevitable that her body will change to make room for the baby. Some of these changes are visible (weight gain and stretch marks), while others are not (morning sickness and leg cramps). And some of these changes will only occur after the delivery. One of these changes, which often takes women by surprise is diastasis recti. Diastasis recti (also known as abdominal separation) is a gap between the right and left abdominal wall muscles (Rectus Abdominis).
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by Ivana StamenkovicPosted on: August 11th, 2017
Even though breastfeeding is one of the most natural things in the world, it takes time and practice to learn how to hold and support your baby. But once you find a comfortable position - you'll enjoy it. For successful breastfeeding, it's very important that you find the most comfortable position for both you and your baby. After all, you'll spend hours and hours in that position. The four main positions are the cradle hold, the crossover hold, the clutch (football hold) and the reclining position. First, you need to sit in a chair or on a bed. Choose a chair that has supportive armrests.
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by Ivana StamenkovicPosted on: August 7th, 2017
If you think you finally know everything about the babies, that you've heard and read it all, and that nothing could surprise you - read carefully. Those little beings are full of surprises, but don't worry - most of the weird things that newborns do are totally normal. They sneeze often - Although most parents will first think about it, this doesn't mean that the baby is sick. Most often, she just hasn't yet got used to the world outside the womb - babies might be extra-sensitive to lots of things we're already immune to.
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by Ivana StamenkovicPosted on: August 5th, 2017
When a newborn arrives in the home, most parents are frightened. They worry about whether they'll know what to do and how to do it. They worry that somehow, they'll hurt that tiny little being. To make sure that the baby is healthy and safe, they carefully study everything the baby does, and how she looks. However, not every unusual thing should be a cause of panic. Some weird things that newborns do are totally normal. It's perfectly normal for a newborn to lose some weight in the first 24 hours of life, due to lots of pooping and shedding of the extra fluid
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by Ivana StamenkovicPosted on: July 28th, 2017
If you have a baby, you’ve probably seen (or heard) a number that's given to her right after she's born. A number that looks like 8/10, or maybe 9/9. Or some other combination of two numbers from 0 to 10 separated by a slash. But have you ever wondered what that number is? And what does it mean? That number is the Apgar score, and it represents your baby’s physical condition at one and five minutes after she’s born. The Apgar test is the first test performed after the baby's born, to check her overall health and to determine whether the baby needs any additional medical help.
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by Ivana StamenkovicPosted on: July 25th, 2017
Once you arrive at a certain period of pregnancy, your regular clothes will no longer fit you. It will become too short or narrow and it will start to tighten you. That's the time when you should consider wearing maternity clothes. You don't have to spend a lot of money on buying new clothes since you can also use something that you already have. Ok, maybe the leggings aren't the most comfortable clothes ever. What makes maternity jeans and pants so special is the belly band that provides extra support for your growing stomach.
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by Ivana StamenkovicPosted on: July 6th, 2017
Even though we all know that smoking during pregnancy is dangerous and can leave some serious consequences on the health and development of an unborn baby, we can still see pregnant women smoking everywhere. Most of these women, however, are not aware of how dangerous the consequences of smoking during pregnancy can actually be. Even when it comes to second-hand (or third-hand) smoke. The cigarette smoke contains several thousands of chemicals, some of which are proven to cause cancer. Through the bloodstream of the mother, all of these chemicals reach to the baby, as well.
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by Ivana StamenkovicPosted on: June 11th, 2017
The only way to know for sure if you're pregnant or not is to take a pregnancy test. So, if you're having some early pregnancy symptoms (missed period, fatigue, nausea, breast tenderness…) and you think that you might be pregnant - take a test. It's important to know if you're pregnant or not (especially if you haven't planned for that to happen) since there are some things you should avoid during pregnancy. And if you're pregnant you should start taking folic acid and maybe some other vitamins or medications.
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by Ivana StamenkovicPosted on: June 8th, 2017
Nobody can tell you the right time when your baby will start teething and get her first tooth, but there are some signs that can help you notice these changes. It's important that you notice the signs, so you can try to help your baby to relieve the teething pain and discomfort. Baby's teeth usually come in pairs. You could expect for the first pair to appear as early as three months or as late as fourteen, depending on different factors (when did baby's parents get their first teeth and if your baby is a preemie or not since preemies start teething later)
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