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    1. Preparing for Pregnancy Emotionally

      Only you can know if you’re emotionally ready to have a baby. But checking in with yourself is a smart way to start your journey to motherhood. Pregnancy is different for everyone. You can’t know exactly how the experience will be for you. And that’s OK. “Just because you don’t know what’s coming do

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    2. Your Best Days for Making a Baby

      You're ready to get pregnant, and you want to know when you're most likely to conceive. That means figuring out when you're ovulating. You can try to pick out your most fertile days on your own, but there are tests and kits that can give you a clearer idea of the best time for baby-making. First, re

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    3. The Truth About Pregnancy Stretch Marks

      Many things change after you have a baby: schedules, sleep time, and sense of freedom, to name a few. Along with a changing schedule, there are the many physical changes you’ll see. Chief among them is stretch marks. For many women, stretch marks are as much a part of having a baby as diapers and fe

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    4. Going Back to Work After Baby

      The nursery is painted and the cabinets are stocked with newborn-size onesies. Now, it's time to think about how you'll get back to work after the baby's here. Linda Glass, an executive coach and career strategist, mom, and former director of Global Talent Strategies for Starbucks, shares her top fo

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    5. 5 Things to Do After a Surprise Pregnancy

      An unplanned pregnancy can be quite a shock, but there’s no reason to panic. You’re not alone. Almost half of all pregnancies in the U.S. are surprises. Here are the first five steps you should take.    1. Call your primary care doctor or ob/gyn and make an appointment. “It’s important to see your d

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    6. What Shots Do Moms-to-Be Need?

      If you're unlucky enough to come down with the flu, you'll probably feel miserable for a few days. But if you happen to be pregnant, you could get really sick -- sick enough to wind up in the hospital. You might even go into labor prematurely, or give birth to a smaller-than-normal baby. By arming y

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    7. Pregnancy Brain: Myth or Reality?

      You may have heard about little bouts of forgetfulness during pregnancy. It's sometimes called momnesia or sometimes "pregnancy brain." At least one Australian study has cast doubt on whether there is such a thing as pregnancy brain. But what if it's real? What can you do about it while you're pregn

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    8. Baby Crib Features

      During the first few months of life, your baby will spend up to 20 hours each day asleep. That’s why it’s so important to buy a crib that’s comfy and safe. Search for these features when you shop for cribs: You don’t need the priciest crib. Safety is more important than the design or price of the cr

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    9. Baby Carrier Features

      Babies may look tiny, but they can get pretty heavy after you've been lugging them around all day! One way to keep baby close to you without straining your back is with a carrier. Carriers support your baby, keep your hands free, and give you more mobility than a bulky stroller. Confused about which

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    10. Baby Swing Features

      A swing can magically calm even the fussiest baby. As it gently lulls your baby to sleep, you can finally get a few things done! But just like any other piece of baby gear, keeping your baby safe is of the utmost importance. Here are your choices when it comes to swings: A standard swing is made up

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