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 Mommy To Be Health 1 December 2009

By Debra Geymayr and Heather Lopez
Do these words strike fear in your heart? An episiotomy is an incision between your vagina and your anus and was traditionally done to prevent larger tears and postpartum incontinence. However, according to the Mayo Clinic, this procedure is pretty much unnecessary unless you have …

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 Mommy To Be Happiness 1 December 2009

By Heather Lopez
I was pregnant in December for both of my pregnancies. My daughter was born on the 20th, just in time for Christmas. I remember struggling to find something that fit over my belly, but still looked sexy and cheerful for the season. With my daughter, I just got …

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 Mommy To Be Fitness 1 December 2009

When you are pregnant, your body goes through a tremendous amount of changes. You will gain weight and retain water. You will be eating more than you are used to. You may experience back pain, leg and feet swelling, stretch marks, cramps, constipation, and yes, your feet may get irreversibly …

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 New Mom Happiness 1 December 2009

By Kathleen Cuneo, Ph.D.
Before you ever had children you may have conjured up a scene in your imagination for a joyous, heartwarming holiday season. Perhaps you imagined your own version of a madonna and child scene as you held your new infant in the glow of the holiday lights. Perhaps …

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 New Mom Nutrition 1 December 2009

By Cydney Smith
It’s December, the holiday season is upon us, as are the days of early darkness. During this time of year, where cultures around the world celebrate birth, light and love, it may be easy for the new mom to forget to celebrate and nourish herself.
For the new mom, …

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