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Should I Buy a Pumping Bra? Which One?

When I first saw these bras I knew I had to have one. I was still pregnant and not planning on returning to work, so I don’t know why I thought I had to have one at that time, but they seemed like such a great idea. I saw myself wearing it while working on ..
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An Open Letter to Those Who Make and Donate to Preemies and NICU Babies

I’d made some posts about where to donate various goods if you wanted to make things for charity about a year or so ago. I never dreamed that I would be on the receiving end of some of those charities, as I’ve never been on any assistance or received from a charity in my life. ..
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Free NICU Graduation Certificate

I was a little surprised that our NICU didn’t have graduation certificates, so I made some that you can print for free. The sticker is just a gold seal that I bought from Amazon here. In case they are sold out, the spot where you put the seal is 2″. The template does not have ..
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Free Preemie Tracking Chart for Baby Book or Scrapbooking

When you first enter the NICU, you’re likely going to be confused and overwhelmed. For several days, I merely accepted the information that the nurses gave me. I Googled what I didn’t understand or they would explain it. They were all very sweet. However, you may find yourself, as I did, wondering how your child ..
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Managing Preeclampsia and High Blood Pressure – Signs Your BP is Low or High

Preeclampsia has been estimated to occur in about 10% of pregnancies in the United States. While many studies say as low as 3%, a simple Google search will show hundreds of stories of women who experienced the difficulties of the disease. Part of managing your preeclampsia is paying attention to your body and knowing when ..
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17 to 18 Weeks – Feeling Great

Size of navel orange and dragon fruit, respectively. Keep in mind these sizes are more or less the length NOT the weight.

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The Best Lemon Pepper Chicken Pasta

This lightly sauced dish is perfect year round and can usually be made with stuff you already have on hand. It’s one of my family’s favorites and can be easily adjusted to taste and quantity. The original is patterned after a gourmet pasta kit, Elena’s Lemon Pepper Pasta, which was one of my very favorite things ..
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Toddler Finger Foods: Banana Bites

I had saved this recipe because I really liked the idea long before I had a toddler. It came from www.alittlenosh.net which since seems to have gone down. In the meantime, I thought I’d share her recipe so it didn’t get lost. The great idea behind this was the fact that her toddler liked bananas, but ..
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11 Weeks – Products and Techniques that Relieve Nausea

This week, Frog is about the size of a fig. Anti-Nausea Products – Do They Work?   Anti Nausea “Sea” Bands (Hard Sided) These work on pressure points to alleviate nausea. People also use them for boating or other instances where you might experience motion sickness. These bands are put on  like a wristwatch with little ..
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10 Weeks – Chromosome Blood Test and Why It Is Only Given at 35+

This week, Frog is about the size of a date. Prenatal Blood Testing About mid-week this week is the basic blood work and then the tests that you have the ability to opt out of. The one that most mothers of all ages request is the test that determines gender. One of the primary companies ..
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