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Morning Sickness Survival

Posted by UpSpring on 1/6/2017 to Pre-Natal

Morning Sickness Survival: Tips for Coping with Morning Sickness

Suffering from morning sickness?

If it's any comfort, you're not alone. Approximately 70-80% of pregnant women experience some type of morning sickness (nausea, vomiting, digestive upset, fatigue or heightened sensitivity to smells.) In fact, morning sickness or a feeling of queasiness is the first symptom for many women.

Morning Sickness

While unpleasant, morning sickness is a normal part of pregnancy, and can indicate a healthy baby . Unfortunately, there is no cure for morning sickness, but there are a few natural remedies that can help with the symptoms. Additionally, finding and avoiding things that increase your feelings of sickness (such as exercise, certain foods or smells, or staying up late) can help you get back on track.

How To Increase Breastmilk Supply and How to Know if You're Making Enough Milk

Posted by UpSpring on 11/10/2016 to Breastfeeding

What is Normal Breastmilk Supply?

The first breastmilk you make is called colostrum. It is sticky, and thick and can be clear, white, yellow or brown in color. The baby usually eats about a teaspoon to a tablespoon at each feeding during the first several days of life. The colostrum changes to a more liquid substance within a few days after delivery. This first breastmilk will still contain some of the yellow colostrum for the first 2 weeks, but after that the breastmilk will look whiter in color. A full breastmilk production is said to be about 750 ml/day (25 ounces) but some women may be producing closer to 4000ml/day. (133 ounces) So how in the world do you know if the amount of breast milk you are making is enough, especially if you aren't pumping?

How to Increase Breast Milk Supply

Thinking Beyond the Bootie: Innovative Shower Gift Ideas

Posted by UpSpring on 9/22/2016 to Breastfeeding

Thinking Beyond the Bootie: Innovative Baby Shower Gift Ideas

Attending a baby shower soon and want to be the talk of the party? Well if so you should consider something than the traditional diaper bag or cute onesie. Why not give it a little more thought and bring a new and innovative baby shower gift for the expectant or new mom. Here are ten innovative baby shower gift ideas that are sure to make you stand out from the crowd.

Doc in a Box

Purchase a cute basket and fill it with first aid items for baby including a digital thermometer, infant vitamin D drops, non-aspirin liquid pain and fever reducer, anti-gas drops, etc. Items like these are something baby may need when they get home from the hospital and this basket prevents mom and dad from having to run an emergency errand.

Doctor in a Box

Table for Two

With a new baby in the house, new parents may not be thinking a lot about

Signs of Walking and Nursemaid's Elbow

Posted by UpSpring on 9/16/2016 to Baby Care

When Do Babies Start Walking

As a parent, you will experience many “firsts” with your little one, but one of the most memorable of those will be baby’s first steps. About 25% of babies start walking around 11 or 12 months or age, but for some babies walking can take up to 16 months. Don’t fret if your baby is not walking by the end of the first year. Every baby will follow their own timeline and will use their first year of life to develop coordination and muscle strength. Babies must first learn to sit, roll over and crawl before they start pulling up and standing.

C-Section Belly

Posted by UpSpring on 9/5/2016 to C-Section

Top 6 C-Section Questions from Expectant Moms

C-Section MomAs c-section moms and inventor of C-Panty After C-section Recovery Underwear we get lots of questions surrounding c-section deliveries from nervous moms to be. We wanted to share our top 5 c-section related questions we receive.

1. During a c-section, do they really take out your uterus?

Yes, the uterus is what is commonly called “exteriorized,” or brought outside the body during a c-section delivery. “What?!!,” you say, “take the whole thing out?”.

Alcohol During Breastfeeding

Posted by UpSpring on 8/16/2016 to Breastfeeding

"Can I Drink When I am Breastfeeding?"

It's been 9 long months and you've given up a lot of things. Now that your baby is here, you may be wondering, "Can I drink while breastfeeding?

According to lactation consultants and pediatricians, one of the most common questions they get from expectant or breastfeeding moms is “Can I drink alcohol during breastfeeding?” The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) states that nursing mothers can have an occasional alcoholic drink—the equivalent of a 12-ounce beer, 4-ounce glass of wine, or 1 ounce of hard liquor – but that mom should wait at least two hours per drink before breastfeeding.