Our experience on pregnancy, childbirth, and raising an infant

Our experience on pregnancy, childbirth, and raising an infant

It is all about taking charge. Taking charge of pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting decisions is sometimes quite frightening. Therefore, take all the help you can get. 🙂 Speaking of help, this page lists all the the maternity-related posts we have written so far. We still have so many things to say as all parents do. In the following posts, we seek to answer many questions like, what was the run-down for the “before” part of childbirth? What are the common pregnancy symptoms? Which prenatal vitamins and folic acid are important before and during pregnancy? Or, how frequently did we go for a prenatal checkup during pregnancy? What kind of training classes parents should enroll in? Do we have enough information regarding natural childbirth and C-section? Is the car-seat we are thinking about good enough for an infant?

The articles also cover what was the baby feeding strategy when our son was an infant, how we helped our baby burp, and our reaction toward spitting, vomiting and crying. How is the sleep cycle in the fourth trimester? Or, even how frequently should the diapers be changed?

Caffeine during pregnancy

Maternal nutrition is very important while an embryo/fetus is still developing. Parents need to take extra caution considering that some of the products adults consume can be damaging to the baby’s health whilst in the uterus and later on in life. I avoided all sorts of caffeine when Dear Son was in the tummy. I avoided all sources of caffeine ...
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Alcohol while breastfeeding

Really? I said “Really” but I get it. There are times when depression kicks in easily after childbirth. Mind wants to take a little rest as well as the body. I do not drink. Therefore, alcohol was not a problem for me when I was breastfeeding Dear Son. In this article, I am documenting my two cents collected from the ...
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Web information on pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting

Resources are abundant in the Internet. We now-a-days jump to the internet before speaking with anyone about anything. Our search spans from searching a place to finding online reviews to doing extensive research for educational materials to why our baby's poop is black. 🙂 We searched for many items related to our child over the last few years. I (Dear Mom) scrolled through many of ...
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Postpartum depression and challenges

In one of our last posts under the maternity category, we listed baby-related activities including feeding, burping, and sleeping. In reality, the childbirth experience has great many dimensions. There are so many different angles of this experience that it is difficult to explain. It is most certainly like trying to understand what an elephant looks like only by touching parts of ...
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What to do and expect in the hospital during childbirth

It sounded so easy, such a fun, when we heard about others having babies. In practice, it is difficult, and of course stressful, we admit. However, it is as exciting as it gets and worth every bit of stress. We thought we would use an infographic representation of what to do during the three-days stay at the hospital. This is ...
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A few items to keep in mind after childbirth

We stared this discussion in a previous post. Our second post in this sequel covers the "after childbirth" part. Before I continue with this episode related to the “after” part of childbirth, here are a few more items that I should have mentioned in the previous episode: 🙂
  • Getting enough calcium is important when someone is pregnant. Calcium is necessary for ...
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A few items to keep in mind during pregnancy

I was taking driving lessons a long time ago. Let’s just say the person giving me the lesson was the instructor. Instructor: Before changing a lane, you need to look at the rear view mirror. Now, look at the mirror. Me: Ok. I did. After a while, Instructor: Sooo, what did you see? Me: A nice mirror. Instructor: Can you ...
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