The Gift of Life
Pregnancy Information and Baby Development Stages, Unique Baby Names, Foetal Development, Problems in conceiving, breast feeding and baby formula choices
Being pregnant can be the most joyous time of your life!.
However, for many women, falling pregnant is sometimes not as easy as imagined. And once you are pregnant, things can become a bit confusing without knowledge of the changes occuring from within your body.
For newly pregnant woman, this is a time of huge hormone change, which can present a variety of confusing and sometimes distressful symptoms!
Just be assured - all of the symptoms you are experiencing are for the most part, a normal part of being pregnant.
Once you've decided to try to conceive there are many things to think about and prepare for, including :
BREAST FEEDING OR BOTTLE?
The tradition method of feeding is of course breast feeding.
But for many woman this may not be an option. We have a look at the benefits, difficulties and the alternatives
Contrary to expectations, there's a lot to learn about the basics of breastfeeding. Have a look at the best breastfeeding position for you.
Set up a quiet corner as your personal nursing sanctuary at home.
BABY'S DEVELOPMENT IN THE WOMB
For the new mother-to-be, foetal development, stage by stage, provides a fascinating insight into the development of your new baby.
Also important for the pregnant woman is a guide to healthy eating and what foods to avoid during pregnancy.
What you eat is of vital importance to your baby's foetal development.
Read more ...
READING AND SINGING TO YOUR BABY
Such an important development stage for your baby - from birth to toddler!
Just to get you started .... read more
One of the biggest concerns for women during and immediately after pregnancy is the appearance of stretch marks
Just because you're a mom doesn't mean you don't want to feel beautiful, and stretch marks can certainly stand in the way of that.
Don't let stretch marks stand in the way of enjoying your pregnancy and the experience of new motherhood.
Read more about ways to prevent or minimise stretch marks
SAFETY IN THE HOME FOR YOUR TODDLER
Home is the haven for all of us, but it is important to realise that there are many hazards within the home environment, and it is of paramount importance to baby proff your home. Just some simple adjustments can prevent tragedy.
Take a look at some of our safety tips, from everyday, yet potentially poisonous, substances and garden and pot plants, to dangers of electrical appliances etc.
If you would like to submit any unusual birth story or stories concerning your children, please email us at ; firstname.lastname@example.org and we will publish them for you on our readers' page
Coming soon is our on-line shopping pages, where you will be able to order unique baby clothes, baby donuts, sleeper mats, educational toys, safety devices for baby and much much more.
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Of special importance, don't forget to print out our pages on Poisonous plants in your garden and house so that you can be sure that baby is not unintentionally exposed to danger!
There is also an essential colour coded chart of poisons and emergency steps to take.
Print it out and put it up on your fridge so that it is always close at hand!!!
Poisoning and Pre-hospital Management Chart
Before I was a Mom
Before I was a Mom I never tripped over toys or forgot words to a lullaby.
I didn't worry whether or not my plants were poisonous.
I never thought about immunizations.
Before I was a Mom - I had never been puked on.
I had complete control of my mind and my thoughts.
I slept all night.
Before I was a Mom I never held down a screaming child so doctors could do tests.
Or give shots.
I never looked into teary eyes and cried.
I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.
I never sat up late hours at night watching a baby sleep.
Before I was a Mom I never held a sleeping baby
just because I didn't want to put it down.
I never felt my heart break into a million pieces when I couldn't stop the hurt.
I never knew that something so small could affect my life so much.
I never knew that I could love someone so much.
I never knew I would love being a Mom.
Before I was a Mom - I didn't know the feeling of having my heart outside my body.
I didn't know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby.
I didn't know that bond between a mother and her child.
I didn't know that something so small could make me feel so important and happy.
Before I was a Mom - I had never gotten up in the middle of the night every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay.
I had never known the warmth,
The wonderment or the satisfaction of being a Mom.
I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much before I was a Mom.
And before I was a Grandma, I didn't know that all those "Mom" feelings more than doubled when you see that little bundle being held by "your baby"...
And remember that behind every successful mother... Is a basket of dirty laundry.