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The Best Sleeping Positions for Pregnant Women

Getting good sleep is always an important part of life. Sleep is the time when your body resets, detoxifies, and recharges for the next day. It's also vital for cardiovascular health and brain function and is so essential that a lack of sleep can lead to pregnancy complications.

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5 Autumn Inspired Foods to Ease Pregnancy Symptoms

Congratulations, you are pregnant! Now what? After learning about your positive pregnancy test, you’ll probably start out with some common pregnancy symptoms, bloating, breast soreness, headaches, food aversions and the one that gets talked about the most, morning sickness. 

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Breast Pumping Tips for Beginners

Choosing your pump and learning how it can work FOR you is the first step to confidently achieving your pumping and stashing goals.

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Breastfeeding After Breast Cancer

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While the history of having breast cancer or the risk of the cancer returning does not directly affect the integrity of the breastfeeding relationship, there are some risk factors and possible obstacles, depending on individual situations.

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What is a Midwife?

Once you find out you're pregnant, one of the first things you'll need to decide is who you will see for prenatal care and to attend the birth of your baby. You can choose an obstetrician-gynecologist (OB-GYN) or a midwife. Most people are familiar with OBs, but what is a midwife and what kind of care do they provide? 

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The Ultimate Newborn Schedule: Milestones, Tips, and Motif Baby Care Log

Having a newborn baby in your home is fun, exciting...and exhausting! There are so many things to keep track of--their sleep schedule, diaper changes, feeding times and duration or amount...the list goes on! New parents have a full time job trying to figure out what their baby needs, so we've put together this printable schedule to try to make it easier for you to keep track of it all.

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Which Motif breast pump is the best fit for me?

When considering a pump, take into account pumping needs and the environment you will be pumping in. This includes things like access to an outlet, quiet and clean rooms, on-the-go/in the car while multitasking, and more. 

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Breast Pump Parts Made Easy (When You Need to Replace Them and Why)

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The moment you get your breast pump starts the beginning of your breast milk journey. From unboxing it, learning how to use it, late-night pumping sessions, supporting breastfeeding goals, and more, you and your pump have a lot of work to do together. That's why it's crucial to take care of your breast pump by regularly replacing certain parts so it can take care of you during your entire breast pumping journey.

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Best Foods to Eat While Pregnant

Having a well-balanced nutritional plan is one of the foundational pieces to having a healthy pregnancy. What you put in your body not only affects your health, but your baby's future health and can have an impact on your labor and delivery, too. Which is why it is so important to make sure you know which foods are the best ones to eat during pregnancy and what makes one food a better choice over another food.

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Breastfeeding Your Premature Baby in the NICU - Tips for Success

Breastfeeding a preemie is possible, but a very different situation. Feeding a preterm baby comes with its own set of complexities. Health status and gestational age will play a big role in determining the amounts given, how often, and even the method in which they are fed.

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