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    Here's a good post on natural family planning...

    Here's a good post on natural family planning. It's similar to the calendar method but much better.

    Hope this helps :)

    Kate
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    It's wonderful that you have your mother-in-law...

    It's wonderful that you have your mother-in-law who would take care of your child :) Extended family is always a great option when work and mothering coincide.

    Can you tell me what history your...
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    I co-slept with all of my babies. In fact my...

    I co-slept with all of my babies. In fact my husband loved having the babies between us.

    The benefit to baby is that the risk of SIDS is less because they pattern their breathing after you, and...
  4. So glad to hear that co-sleeping is working for...

    So glad to hear that co-sleeping is working for the whole family. It is a beautiful thing :)
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    I would encourage you to get an OTC pregnancy...

    I would encourage you to get an OTC pregnancy test. It is not to early to test. Most tests are so sensitive that they will pick up the pregnancy hormone (hCG) even before you miss your period.
    ...
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    Hello tonimaria, Can you share more about how...

    Hello tonimaria,

    Can you share more about how long school will take, and once you are done with school, what your career will demand of you? Will you work full time and have someone else care for...
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    Hello tonimaria, and welcome to the Pregnancy,...

    Hello tonimaria, and welcome to the Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond forums!

    It's wonderful that you are considering starting your family. We look forward to helping you as you embark on this journey....
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    I actually had my first two children nap until...

    I actually had my first two children nap until they were about 6 years old because I was doing child care in my home and I needed that quiet time for me. My problem wasn't so much that my children...
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    Here's one more video by Dr. Jack Newman which...

    Here's one more video by Dr. Jack Newman which shows breast compressions.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObT5MELLqGA
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    Usually nipple confusion/bad attachment happens...

    Usually nipple confusion/bad attachment happens when the dummy is introduced too early. However, introducing it after 8 weeks of age shouldn't cause nipple confusion.

    However, being that you are...
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    Hello Laura, Welcome to the Pregnancy, Birth...

    Hello Laura,

    Welcome to the Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond forums! How wonderful that you are familiar with the benefits of homebirth. I'm sorry your births ended up being hospital births, but I...
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    Great! Let us know how it goes. Would love to...

    Great! Let us know how it goes. Would love to know if it works or not :-)
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    Hello silentcecilia, I think I had an...

    Hello silentcecilia,

    I think I had an overactive letdown and didn't realize that's what it was. All I know is that as soon as my milk let down, my babies would sputter and choke, as they pulled...
  14. The first homebirth I experienced stalled, and...

    The first homebirth I experienced stalled, and the midwife encouraged the couple to make love and then sleep as much as possible for the rest of the night. Everyone that was there for the birth went...
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    Hello MEDPorter, I conceived my children at...

    Hello MEDPorter,

    I conceived my children at the following ages:

    Ages of Conception

    Baby #1 - 27
    Baby #2 - 29
    Baby #3 - 33
    Baby #4 - 37
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    Midwives and homebirths vs. hospital births is...

    Midwives and homebirths vs. hospital births is one of our favorite topics here on the Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond forums!

    I had five homebirths, but before I learned about midwives, I always...
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    I know you've been asking questions about...

    I know you've been asking questions about preparing your body for pregnancy, so I'm going to take this opportunity to briefly talk about that, along with nutrition during pregnancy and breastfeeding....
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    Hi Megan, A protein shake can be very...

    Hi Megan,

    A protein shake can be very convenient, but often they have sugar in them which is something you'll want to avoid during pregnancy. Eating too much sugar during pregnancy can cause...
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    Continuing with your regular exercise routine...

    Continuing with your regular exercise routine during your first trimester of pregnancy should be fine.

    As your belly grows, you'll need to adjust your exercise routine.

    Here's a great exercise...
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    Hi Megan, One of the best things you can do...

    Hi Megan,

    One of the best things you can do now is to learn how to read your body's personal fertility signs. My husband and I used natural family planning for 7 years, to avoid pregnancy, and...
  21. Hello Tiff, There are lots of wonderful things...

    Hello Tiff,

    There are lots of wonderful things you can do to help increase your milk supply if you find that it's not enough for your baby.

    I will say that one of the biggest things that...
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    Hi Tiff, As you are entering your 3rd...

    Hi Tiff,

    As you are entering your 3rd trimester, it will be important to keep your fluid intake up. You will be producing more amniotic fluid for your baby, and if you don't drink enough water,...
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    Hi Tiff, Manuka honey has many wonderful,...

    Hi Tiff,

    Manuka honey has many wonderful, healing properties, and can be used during pregnancy. Enjoy it in your tea and use it on your skin or however else you may need to use this wonderful...
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    Hi LAMOM, Welcome to the forums! I'm a mother...

    Hi LAMOM,

    Welcome to the forums! I'm a mother of 5, but my youngest is now 11 years old (and the oldest is 24). I saw, from some of your other posts, that you are about 6 months pregnant. I'm...
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    Hello Tiff, Most women do not produce any milk...

    Hello Tiff,

    Most women do not produce any milk until they give birth. Sometimes a woman will produce milk before birth, but it's fairly rare.

    Don't be worried if you don't produce any milk...
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