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Learn basic things such as diapering, washing and bathing a baby, its body care as well as the basic principles of clothing and nutrition before the birth of your child. You will get information about what babies and parents need in the first months. You can exchange with other parents. All this allows you to make informed decisions.

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: September 1st, 2017
When you eagerly expect to become pregnant, every change will seem to you as a sign. But many of these changes are similar to the ones happening during the pre-menstrual period. Late or missed period - The most well-known symptom, although many others may appear before it. When your menstruation is unusually late - it's time to take a pregnancy test. Spotting - This is called the implantation bleeding, and it occurs from six to 12 days after the egg is fertilized.
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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: May 29th, 2017
If you're planning to get pregnant, it's important that you know your blood type (A, B, AB, O) and Rh (Rhesus) factor (Rh+, Rh-), since it may have a significant influence on your pregnancy and your baby's health. And if your Rh-negative it's also important that you know what is the Rh factor of your baby's father. The Rh factor is an inherited antigen often present on the surface of red blood cells. It is named after a type of monkey in which was first found.
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by Ivana StamenkovicPosted on: May 24th, 2017
Since we live in a stressful world, yoga classes have become very popular in the last few years. Yoga exercises are an excellent way to maintain the balance between your body and mind. But not all yoga is safe for everybody. Pregnant women should choose classes that are designed especially for them - prenatal yoga classes. It's important you consult your health care provider before you start (or continue) with yoga exercises.
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by Ivana StamenkovicPosted on: May 16th, 2017
It's important to take special care during pregnancy and avoid all the things that can harm your baby. One of the main reasons to plan your pregnancy is so that you can start with special care from the beginning. This may seem like a long list but it's important for you to know about these activities, so you can easily search for more information and decide if the risks outweigh the benefits.
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by Ivana StamenkovicPosted on: May 15th, 2017
If you're pregnant it's perfectly normal to have cravings for your favorite food. And you should enjoy eating anything you wish for, as long as you avoid these few types of food and follow guides for safely storing and preparing food. It's important to be particularly careful during pregnancy. Food can harbor parasites or bacteria such as listeria, toxoplasma and salmonella, that cause food poisoning.
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by Ivana StamenkovicPosted on: May 6th, 2017
Calculating due date isn't an exact science, but knowing your expected date of delivery (EDD) is important. Just don't get too emotionally attached to it, since most likely you won't deliver on that day. Only about 5% of women give birth on their due date.
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