Category: Mama

9 Postpartum Warning Signs You Can’t Ignore

Pregnancy is fantastic, but it can take its toll on your body. Once your baby arrives, you’ll enter the postpartum period. It’s a difficult time for most moms who are exhausted and recovering from birth. As your body changes back to its non-pregnant state, it can throw a few curve balls. Most changes are minor or due to hormone changes, but others can be fatal if ignored. In the US 30% of maternal deaths occur postpartum. The worrying thing is this number is rising each year. Your body will show symptoms that you need help. Your caregivers will monitor...

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9 Easy Ways To Free Up Time To Take Care Of Yourself

Is your schedule so full that you struggle to take care of yourself? As Moms, we often stretch ourselves so far between family, friends, home, and work. You’re too busy dedicating all your time to everyone else but yourself. You need more hours in the day. Well, that’s a sure-fire sign you need to take time out for yourself. Self-care is an essential part of a happier life, especially when you’re a mom. Self-care is the general term given to different aspects of our life. Including the physical, social, emotional, spiritual and mental things. Although that seems like a...

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How To Relieve Constipation In Pregnancy

Are you having trouble with constipation in pregnancy? You’re not alone. Around half of pregnant women experience the bunged up feeling at some point. Constipation makes you feel uncomfortable and downright miserable. The good news is that a few simple changes can help give you some relief. You need to read this guide to relieving pregnancy constipation. It has everything you need to know, maybe even TMI! Pin this guide for later; you may read it when you are stuck in the loo. Pin for Later Constipation In Pregnancy Guide Am I constipated? Constipation is the term used to...

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Pap Smear Test – Tips For When You’re Overdue

Does your heart sink to the moment you get the appointment reminder for the dreaded pap smear test? Yep mine too. Well, we’re not the only ones who dread them. Apparently, 8 million suitable women in the USA are overdue for a pap smear. The trouble is pap smears are life-saving. More importantly, they are lifesaving for moms. Cervical cancer mainly affects women of child-bearing age. That means most women who are diagnosed have children. Or need a hysterectomy before they can have children. I developed this guide to be your pap smear sergeant cheerleader. The aim is to...

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17 Christmas Eve Traditions for Families

Looking for inspiration for Christmas Eve traditions? Christmas Eve is the perfect time to bond and to make memories with your family. It has all the excitement of Christmas day without the stress. Clear your schedule and mark it for a day full of full, laughter and holiday spirit.  You may already have some of your own traditions. If this is our first Christmas as a family it’s the perfect time to start a few Christmas Eve traditions of your own. We’ve picked 17 fun traditions which are easy and loved by kids. You don’t have to do them...

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I’m Ray and I’m going to be your pregnancy and parenting cheerleader.

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