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The Most Interesting Stories of the Year About Moms & Babies

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The Most Interesting Stories of the Year About Moms & Babies

Our baby bellies and kids make each day’s growth so apparent that we constantly think about the future. But sometimes, it’s important to pause and reflect on the past. This last year had plenty of challenges, but with them came new advances, fascinating discoveries, and parenting tips we never thought of ourselves.

We’ve read through tons of articles and blogs to compile this list with ten of our favorite 2021 stories relating to moms and babies. Whether you are pregnant for the first time or already a parent, there’s something new to learn from each of these listed. It’s far from a complete compilation but covers important family topics that are sure to be on moms’ minds this year...

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The Most Interesting Birthing Traditions from Around the World

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The Most Interesting Birthing Traditions from Around the World

The United Nations estimates nearly 385,000 babies are welcomed into this world each day. Giving birth is universal, and while women around the globe share similar biology, childbirth can be really different from one country to the next. Medical advances, hospital protocols, cultural norms, family traditions, and religious beliefs can all impact what takes place when a baby is born.

From kraamhulp nurses in the Netherlands to burying the placenta in Bali, we’re exploring birth rituals globally. What is common practice in one country can be seen as taboo in another. Even prenatal care can vary greatly, with midwives taking a leading role in several nations and epidurals being much less common in places like Japan or Spain...

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Must-Have Apps to Help from Pregnancy to Parenthood

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Must-Have Apps to Help from Pregnancy to Parenthood

They say it takes a village to raise a child, and they’re not wrong. While you likely don’t have a village to help, there are plenty of useful apps to fill in those gaps. From pregnancy trackers (you know the ones that’ll let you know when your baby is the size of a melon) to post-partum apps that track diapers, feedings, sleep, and more, there are tons of options out there.

We’ve downloaded more than we would like to admit and sorted through the best pregnancy and parenting apps, so you don’t have to. We’ve checked which ones pack the most helpful features, are easy-to-use, personalize, and sync. So when your hormones are surging and you’re sleep-deprived, you can pull out your phone and still stay on top of everything like the multitasking Supermom we know you are...

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10 Ways to Prep Your Body for Delivery: From Pelvic Floor Exercises to Breathing Techniques

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10 Ways to Prep Your Body for Delivery: From Pelvic Floor Exercises to Breathing Techniques
As your due date approaches, you’re probably feeling a mix of emotions, excited to finally meet your little one while also anxious about the delivery. A great way to calm nerves is to prepare. While every woman’s delivery experience is different, there are some tried and true ways to help it go as smoothly as possible. We’re sharing our best tips to help you prep physically and mentally for your delivery. Don’t worry, you got this, Mama!

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