The Christian Mamas Guide to Having a Baby: Everything You Need to Know to Survive (and Love) Your Pregnancy by Erin MacPhersonPregnant women may discover that while they are thrilled about the baby, pregnancy can be another thing entirely. Instead of glowing theyre glistening. Theres morning sickness. And suddenly a favorite pair of jeans no longer fits. Erin MacPherson has created a comprehensive guide thats packed with information that every newly pregnant Christian mama needs including exercising while pregnant, a detailed guide to each trimester (including sleep, doctor check-ups, pregnancy sex), how to use your Bible as your pregnancy resource, and how to use this time of waiting to really draw closer to God through prayer. Filled with helpful tips (how do you quell that not-just-in-the-morning sickness?), humorous accounts (doesnt everyone crave peanut-butter-and-olive sandwiches?), and supportive spiritual advice (what does a godly pregnancy attitude actually look like anyway?). The Christian Mamas Guide to Having a Baby has the advice a mama-to-be wants to hear. Erin MacPherson assures, at the end of nine months, you really will be glowing.
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By Colleen Fisher Tully Oct 25, Photo: iStockphoto. At each diaper change, gently wipe the tummy area clean with warm water, allowing the cord itself to stay dry. Avoid tucking it inside the diaper, which Michelle Ponti, a paediatrician in London, Ont. And be mindful not to knock or hit the sensitive area by accident. Bathing Hold off on giving your baby a bath for about the first week of life. In the first month of life, Ponti says a sponge bath versus a dunk in the sink or tub is all your baby needs to stay fresh and clean.
His head may be smooshed from his journey through the birth canal, and he might be sporting a "bodysuit" of fine hair called lanugo. He could also be puffy-faced and have eyes that are often shut and a little gooey. After all, he just spent nine months in the womb. But pretty soon, he'll resemble that beautiful baby you imagined. Up until then, you're working for a boss who only complains! To get through the exhaustion and emotional upheaval, keep this in mind: your efforts aren't lost on baby in those early days.
You can buy the bassinet and learn Lamaze, but you can never truly prepare for having a baby. There are no shortage of women willing to.
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You can buy the bassinet and learn Lamaze, but you can never truly prepare for having a baby. The pain may be worse, or less, than anticipated; labour might take minutes, or days, and your long-planned vaginal delivery may turn into a caesarean. Sadly, however, miscarriage, stillbirth, infant death and post-natal depression do happen and not talking about it isolates parents at the time when they most need support. Yes, you might poo during labour ironic, as many mums describe it as akin to doing a gigantic turd. It can be really hard in every sense so whether you chug prune juice or mainline laxatives, do what you can to ease that excrement.