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For most first-trimester mamas the idea of having sex during pregnancy is not only completely unappealing but also slightly daunting. Even if you can get past the fact that you feel like crap, have zero energy, and can hardly keep your breakfast down, you still might be worrying about the safety and, well, logistics of having sex with a bun in the oven. There are many myths and misconceptions about intimacy during pregnancy so we’re here to dish out a little truth while giving you the confidence and knowledge you need to keep the flames burning while your little one cooks.
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There are few things more daunting for a new parent than the idea of having to travel with a new baby. Whether it’s a quick hour trip to grandma’s, an eight hour drive to the beach for summer vacation, or a three hour plane ride home for the holidays, there are a number of things you can do to ensure your journey is tear free. Well, for the most part. Here’s how to travel with an infant.
Baby showers. Many feel they are simply glorified parties that allow friends and family to gather, play silly games, eat finger foods and give expectant parents a chance to have one last hoorah before baby arrives while they rack up some sweet baby swag. Sounds like the last dozen you attended right? Well although the term baby shower may be more modern, the history of baby showers, or the tradition of celebrating pregnancy and birth, stretches back centuries and stems from a deeper purpose than just ‘showering’ a mother with rattles and teeny tiny baby socks.
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There are about a bazillion books out there that provide all manner of help for new and expecting parents. I’d venture to guess that many of you reading this post probably have one, or ten, on your bookshelf at home. The question is do the books on your bookshelf give you the type of help you really need? If Baby 411 by Denise Fields and Dr. Ari Brown is one of those books then the answer is most likely a resounding YES!