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When you think of pregnancy side effects, it’s usually the most common ones that come to mind, such as nausea, backaches, joint pain, morning sickness, sleep deprivation and the like. Aside from these symptoms, there are actually a whole lot more side effects you may not know about. 

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You could still feel your baby’s movements in your belly yesterday, but the next day you get severe bleeding and cramps, and suddenly everything becomes absolutely still and quiet. Then, you find out that you’ve just had a miscarriage. 

Losing your baby can be a devastating nightmare. While not many people like talking or even thinking about it, the statistics don’t lie — miscarriages happen more often than we think.

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Ah, the joys of pregnancy. Nothing beats that moment when you’re able to hear the first heartbeat and feel the fluttering kicks of your little baby growing healthily inside of your belly. 

From week 0 till week 40, have you ever wondered what else your baby is doing inside your womb? Certainly they must be doing something else besides floating in your womb and sleeping all day, right? 

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Having morning sickness during pregnancy is probably one of the worst symptoms ever! You feel nauseous and weak when it hits, and the tiniest of smells might trigger another retching episode where you’ll probably spend the better part of the hour on the bathroom floor, less if you’re lucky. So, is there anything you can do to prevent morning sickness?

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Confinement herbal baths are a great way to keep yourself clean and hygienic after a long day of mummying around. Besides helping you stay comfy and refreshed, certain baths also have other benefits to them, such as improving your blood circulation, relieving your body aches, and more. That’s why it’s so important to choose the right confinement herbal bath for yourself.

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A mother breastfeeding her baby

Breastfeeding is, essentially, a mother feeding her child with milk produced by her body through the breasts, called breastmilk. Breastmilk is the ideal food for babies because it’s chock-full of nutrients, antibodies, and enzymes. It also has just the right amount of protein, vitamins, and fat to help the baby grow and develop healthily.

Here are 4 interesting facts and benefits you should know about breastmilk and breastfeeding.

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Bathtime is the best time for your baby to get a-splashing! 

As new parents, baby bathtime can seem like a Great Big Task, especially if your baby doesn’t seem to like taking baths very much. A bath should be calming and relaxing, not agitating and frustrating. So, what can you do to make them less fussy whenever bathtime rolls around? 

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Times have changed since when people used to gather herbs on their own for making their own herbal drinks, soups, and solutions. Now, everything is about convenience, efficiency, and effectiveness. Similarly, a lot of taboos that surround confinement are actually based on less-than-ideal living conditions back in the days.

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Pregnant women use up a lot of energy and also lose a lot of blood when giving birth. It isn’t unusual for them to look pale and tired after a few intense hours on the delivery bed. Besides the painful aftermath of childbirth, their body is also learning to produce breastmilk for the first time, which means that their confinement diet should consist of more essential nutrients than before.

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Whether it’s your first, second, or third time in confinement, there isn’t anything in the world that is warmer, more inviting, or more looked-forward to than when you’re finally allowed to have a good, clean shower. 

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