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How your breasts change during pregnancy

How your breasts change during pregnancy

When a woman gets pregnant, her body changes and transforms. Surely the most obvious change is the increase in the size of the belly, but did you know that the breasts also grow and change? So in this article, we will talk about the changes and sensations that a woman usually experiences in her breasts during pregnancy. Before we start, a little note to understand this topic better: the mammary gland at birth is the same in girls and boys….

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The 7 most frequently asked questions during the third trimester of pregnancy

The 7 most frequently asked questions during the third trimester of pregnancy

The last trimester of pregnancy has arrived, and this can raise new questions about this process. Let’s go over some of the most frequently asked questions in the third trimester of pregnancy: How will I know if I’m in labor? It is very common to be afraid of not knowing what the signs of the onset of labor are. As in any other natural process, your body usually sends signals that indicate that a change is coming. When labor is…

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Will I be able to breastfeed with these nipples?

Will I be able to breastfeed with these nipples?

Every mother-to-be wonders at some point during pregnancy whether her nipples will be suitable for breastfeeding her baby. Nipples come in all shapes and sizes; in general, all of them are ideal for breastfeeding. Babies do not extract breastmilk by squeezing the nipple; they must latch on and suck the nipple and a good portion of the areola simultaneously because this is the only way to get the milk out. What is the purpose of the nipple? Given all nipples…

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The 9 most frequently asked questions during the second trimester of pregnancy

The 9 most frequently asked questions during the second trimester of pregnancy

During your pregnancy, the doubts that arise during the process change. Let’s answer the most frequently asked questions: When will I notice my pregnant belly? If this is your first pregnancy, you may have the feeling that it is difficult for your belly to show. This is very common. The uterus, which will multiply its size at the end of pregnancy by 500 (500!), is growing slowly. To give you an idea, in week 12 of pregnancy, your uterus has…

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“It wasn’t hard to get something positive out of it” Gestational Diabetes Story

“It wasn’t hard to get something positive out of it” Gestational Diabetes Story

After a previous pregnancy with a lot of complications in the first trimester, in this pregnancy, when I passed the 13th week, the truth is that I relaxed a lot, I thought everything was going to go smoothly until delivery. In fact, I started to get informed about the birth plan places where to give birth. And suddenly, the second-trimester blood test came back: BOOM! Gestational diabetes.  I remember that I went to tell my partner in tears; my words…

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Skin-to-Skin contact

Skin-to-Skin contact

A human baby is born totally helpless. It needs its mother to survive: her food, her arms, her body, her temperature, her sound, her presence. When a baby lies on her mother’s body, she feels safe, knows she is protected, and can relax. Today, we talk about skin-to-skin contact, which even sounds like medical treatment and which is actually what humanity has been replicating throughout its existence as part of our survival strategy as a species. What is the Mother…

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10 tips to prepare for breastfeeding while pregnant

10 tips to prepare for breastfeeding while pregnant

No one would think of driving a car without preparing to do so. First, we have to study the theory, then take a few (and sometimes many) driving lessons, and then we still need to gain experience and start driving many times before we can change gears without thinking about it, and only then will everything start to flow automatically. The same happens for breastfeeding; we really should prepare for what is to come, we should prepare for breastfeeding. And…

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Breastfeeding during pregnancy: when can weaning be necessary?

Breastfeeding during pregnancy: when can weaning be necessary?

Breastfeeding during pregnancy is becoming more and more common. It is not easy for mothers, as they are likely to receive uninformed comments and opinions regarding the risk of breastfeeding while they are pregnant. None of this is true, and when everything goes well in the pregnancy, there is no reason to stop breastfeeding. But what if something goes wrong? Today, we want to see the other side of it and talk about the cases in which giving up breastfeeding…

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What I mean by respected birth

What I mean by respected birth

When we talk about respected childbirth, each person can feel it or live it in a different way, and we can see it from many perspectives: the mother, the partner, the baby, the midwife, the assistant, and the obstetrician. Each person could give a different definition of what a respected birth is for her. In the end, although we could, in fact, there are protocols with items that advocate for a respected birth, the experience and the individual perception of…

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Colostrum – a treasure

Colostrum – a treasure

Some cultures have considered — and some alarmingly still do — that colostrum is useless or bad and should therefore be avoided. In these cases, babies have even been left for several hours, sometimes days, without eating anything at all or were fed with traditional preparations. But nothing could be further from the truth since colostrum is unique liquid gold, perfectly adapted to the specific needs of a newborn baby. Colostrum begins to appear between 12-16 weeks of pregnancy and…

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