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Family bonding

One of my favorite things about being a stay-at-home mom is that every morning I get to wake up by having a precious little girl crawl in bed and snuggle with me. This morning we were giggling and the baby was moving around like crazy as usual, so I put Angelina's hand on my tummy so she could feel the baby too. She gets so excited and this time she looked up at me and said: 'Oh Mommy, I'm so in love with Lorelai!' Talk about melting a mommy's heart! - Arwen


Advice and support

Don't forget your Kegels! These exercises are done in order to strengthen the pelvic floor during delivery (to help you push more efficiently) and to assist your body in recovering from childbirth (and to avoid stress incontinence). They are most simply done by contracting and holding the muscles used to stop the flow of urine. For each Kegel, tighten for three seconds, then relax for three seconds. Start with 10 reps a day, and work up to 30 repetitions. Read more about Kegels here!


In the roaring twenties

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Silent films were hot, as were stars Rudolph Valentino and Clara Bow. Presidents Wilson, Harding, Coolidge and Hoover did stints in office, and flagpole sitting, dance marathons and Houdini's great escapes kept the American public entertained.

Here's a look at what the dolls and fellas were naming babies back in the 1920s! Click here to check them out!


Pain-free birth?

Try hypnosis instead of an epidural!

Calming

With the lights dimly lit and soothing music softly playing in the background, the room where Elizabeth Jones Kramer is preparing to give birth to her first child in seems like it belongs at a spa instead of the labor and delivery wing of a hospital. After completing a 10 hour class, Elizabeth is ready to give birth in a quiet and calm setting, free of the fear of extreme pain. Relying on the techniques learned in a course on hypnosis, Elizabeth and her husband Ben will be welcoming their child into the world using a pain and stress management strategy that has helped thousands of women experience a natural childbirth.

Read all about it here!

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