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Top 20 Books to Read to Your Baby in Their First Year

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Top 20 Books to Read to Your Baby in Their First Year

If you’ve ever watched an infant’s eyes light up when a book is placed in front of them, you know that reading can stimulate the mind even at an early age. Even though words mean little to them, verbal cues are picked up on and help develop language skills. Bedtime reading is also a great time to bond with your baby and introduce them to the world beyond their home.

There are so many colorful and creative books to choose from, and it can sometimes be overwhelming. To help you set up your baby’s first library or know which ones to add to your registry, here’s a guide with our top 20 books to read to them as infants up until their first birthday. A growing library is a wonderful thing, so use this as a starting point and add your favorites to the shelves whenever you’d like...

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Tips for Surviving a Big Thanksgiving Dinner While Pregnant

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Tips for Surviving a Big Thanksgiving Dinner While Pregnant

There's a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving, like that little one on the way! While this is a great time to gather around the dinner table with family, being pregnant can make it a bit more challenging to navigate. From avoiding morning sickness triggers to preventing awkward family encounters if you haven't announced your pregnancy, there are plenty of reasons you might be stressing out about Thanksgiving.

Not to worry, we're here with some Thanksgiving tips for navigating these situations, figuring out what to wear, determining what you should and shouldn't eat, and more. With this guide in hand, we promise you'll survive this kick-off to the holiday season!...

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Suffering from Morning Sickness? These Natural Remedies Can Help

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Suffering from Morning Sickness? These Natural Remedies Can Help

Being pregnant can do all sorts of strange things to your body, from physical changes to surging hormones. One common complaint is morning sickness, and sadly, despite its name, it is not just limited to the mornings. No one knows precisely what causes this, but nearly 80% of women experience nausea during pregnancy.

Just because this is a typical experience during pregnancy doesn't mean there isn't anything you can do about it. There are several safe, natural remedies that offer relief from morning sickness. We've researched some of the best tips and treatments to ease your nausea, so you don't have to suffer through this.

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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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Healthy Fall Recipes Perfect for Pregnancy

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Healthy Fall Recipes Perfect for Pregnancy

Fall is one of the best times to be pregnant. It’s the perfect weather, not too hot and not too cold, and full of rich colors and flavors. Sure, it’s best known as pumpkin spice season, but autumn harvests provide so many other delicious tastes too, from apple cinnamon to butternut squash or toasted caramel.

This is an excellent time to show off your culinary skills with all that seasonal produce, so we’ve scoped out some healthy fall meal options that taste amazing and are sure to leave you satisfied.

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