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  To lose the pregnancy weight as quickly as you’d like, and feel healthier as you go through your postpartum period, it’s important to take good care of yourself. Getting enough nutrients is especially critical during this crucial time. Here are five tips for eating well to encourage a healthy you. 1. Healthy, More Youthful Skin You’ll need healthy skin to heal after giving birth. And what the body benefits from at this time is collagen. The name itself provides some clues as it’s based on ancient Greek where part of the word translates as ‘glue.’ Similarly, collagen helps skin...

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Sleeping comfortably and safely while pregnant becomes increasingly difficult as time goes on. Discovering which sleeping positions are optimal for your pregnancy needs can be a very arduous task.  To determine the best sleeping positions, we’ve listed the safety issues surrounding certain sleeping positions as well as some sleeping tips to help fall asleep comfortably, knowing your baby is safe. Unsafe Sleeping Positions Pregnancy causes a variety of mental and physical changes to women. These changes lead to disruptions to a woman’s waking hours as well as her typical sleeping routine. Unfortunately, after the first few months of pregnancy, the...

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Photo credit: https://pixabay.com/en/family-sunset-beach-happiness-2611748/ California is a dream destination for many families. Postcard-worthy coastal scenery, world-renowned amusement parks, some of the top National Parks in the country and a long list of other family-friendly adventures await. However, in a state that has been plagued by freeway traffic, overpopulation, wildfires and a number of factors that put a major strain on the environment, it’s especially important to tread lightly and leave as small of a negative impact on the environment as possible. Whether you’re in search of family-friendly Los Angeles vacation home rentals or an outdoors-driven Northern California retreat, these are five...

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Everyone, particularly children, loves Christmas. It’s a special and joyful day especially if it is celebrated with your family and friends. To make Christmas more memorable for you and your family, why not surprise everybody with a unique gift, such as a Christmas Eve box? A Christmas Eve box is a special Christmas tradition and a gift that is given on the 24th of December or earlier. You have to fill the Christmas Eve box with goodies that will excite and surprise your receiver. The items you put in the box don’t have to be fancy, but things that they...

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With the passage of the Affordable Care Act, most health insurance companies are required to cover the cost of breastfeeding equipment and counseling services for you. If your policy is considered grandfathered, you may not qualify to be covered for the cost of the equipment. The company will need to notify you if this is the case. You can get the breast pump either before or after the birth of your child up until they're one year of age. This is based on the recommendations of breastfeeding for the first year. Some companies will even cover the cost of a...

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