Many mothers find pregnancy to be the most exciting journey of their lives and look forward to reliving the experience all over again. I loved being pregnant but was really nauseous up to around week 13 of my first pregnancy, from then on I began to enjoy one or two ‘good days’ each week where I didn’t feel so bad. Gradually the good days increased until by 16 weeks, I was feeling 100% again. Those weeks of nausea dragged by and I dreaded feeling the same way during my next pregnancy. I needn’t have worried though because I didn’t have one bit of nausea next time around which was a massive relief! Let’s take a look at all you need to know when trying for your next baby...
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Tongue tie is a fairly common condition in newborn babies; more so in boys than girls. The skin joining the tongue to the bottom of the mouth is shorter than normal, which can cause difficulties in breast or bottle feeding. It’s considered a hereditary condition, seeing as there are no known causes. Tongue tie can be easily corrected using a quick and simple surgical procedure. The tongue is separated by cutting the skin below it. In most cases, this can be carried out without anesthetic, as there are hardly any nerve endings under the tongue, and feeding can go back to normal within 24 hours.
Approximately 15% of newborns are born with colic every year — a condition diagnosed when a baby cries for more than 3 hours a day. Considering all things, it's hard to believe that more colicky newborns parents are not institutionalised every year! I know it almost sent me over the edge! The subject of colic, its causes and cures, for ages has flummoxed parents and health care providers.
Becoming a mom for the first time is a happy, exciting, and utterly scary experience. Though you’ll have read a lot about what to expect, nothing can really prepare you for the real thing. You’ll have a lot of questions, so we’ve put together a list of frequently asked questions to help.
When our kids were young, we soon fell into a routine of me doing everything and my husband doing nothing. I used to think that by the time I explained something to him, I could have just done it myself plus I didn’t want to have to ask! I wanted him to notice things and take the initiative; which led to him feeling useless and distancing himself and me resenting him for not being a mind-reader!
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