Comforting a Gassy Newborn

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Posted by Pregnant Paula on: 04/20/18 8:22 PM

Has your newborn been extra fussy or inconsolable? If you’ve eliminated the obvious reasons for newborn fussiness (hunger, in need of fresh diaper, etc.), she may be having trouble passing gas. Here are some simple steps to help prevent gas in both bottle- and breastfed newborns.

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You’re Pregnant – How to Tell Your Boss

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Posted by Pregnant Paula on: 04/6/18 9:59 PM

You’ve gotten the news from the Doctor, had your sonogram and worked on processing the news yourself and with your family and loved ones. Now, how do you tell your boss you are pregnant? Here’s some advice.

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Baby Growth Percentiles, Tipping The Scale In Your Favor

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Posted by Pregnant Paula on: 03/29/18 3:21 PM

Baby growth percentiles. Are you familiar with them? They’re those charts your doctor uses to compare your child’s development to the averages of other children in the country. We have a few facts about the growth percentile you might like to know.

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Dealing With The Pressures Of Motherhood

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Posted by Pregnant Paula on: 03/23/18 8:43 PM

The opinions vary from person-to-person; it just depends on who you ask. One thing is clear though, mothers in the 21st century are faced with endless options, and tremendous pressures of motherhood. Here are some words on how to cope.

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Navigating Flu Season While Pregnant

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Posted by Pregnant Paula on: 03/13/18 10:38 PM

The flu always spells trouble during the colder months of the year. This year, the flu has been notoriously vicious, with high numbers of hospitalizations, as reported in a recent New York Times article. As an expectant mother, how do you navigate flu season without holing up for the duration? 

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How to Tell If Your Baby Has a Milk Allergy

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Posted by Pregnant Paula on: 03/13/18 1:19 AM

Bringing your new baby home is a delightful experience but stress can arise when your baby gets fussy. Having a baby in tears can be exhausting and be overwhelming for a new parent.  Crying newborns are often dealing with digestive distress or food allergies. There is a difference between a milk allergy and a milk intolerance. A milk intolerance is when your baby is having trouble digesting the lactose in the formula or breastmilk. This is common in newborns as their digestive system isn’t fully developed yet. 

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Exercising While Pregnant: The Do’s and Don’ts

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Posted by Pregnant Paula on: 03/6/18 9:16 PM

What exercises can you continue to do while pregnant? What exercises should you avoid? We’ve got our top and most important do’s and don’t’s for exercising while pregnant!

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Circumcision: What You Should Know Before Making the Cut

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Posted by Pregnant Paula on: 02/28/18 7:19 PM

Parents-to-be are often overwhelmed by the many decisions to be made surrounding the delivery and birth of a new baby. Giving birth to a baby boy is a bit more complicated because whether to circumcise or not is yet another decision that has to be made. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, parents appear to be pretty split on the topic, although the circumcision rate in the United States has always been at least a little over 50% in favor of circumcision for the past 15 years. There are pros and cons to circumcising your newborn, even when religious factors are not part of the consideration, so read through the pros and cons below if you’re still on the fence about what to do.

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Pregnant? Top 10 Countdown – Things You May Not Know

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Posted by Pregnant Paula on: 02/23/18 10:00 PM

We thought we’d do a countdown of our own and give you ten of the eighteen strange, but true pregnancy facts we found. Ready?

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10 Unique Valentine Gift Ideas For The Tired Mama

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Posted by Pregnant Paula on: 02/12/18 3:49 AM

Choosing the perfect gift for the special mom in your life can be a daunting task. She’s lovely, lovable, works hard, juggles it all– and is likely– exhausted. This Valentine’s Day, we have some pointers to help you choose a gift that will help her feel appreciated, refreshed, and loved! 

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