The Strengthening Families Program

The Strengthening Families Program

The Family is the basic unit of society – it is composed of parents rearing their children to become better individuals in the future. But what happens when the child that you’ve taken care of is leading a different road, is there a way to bring them back? The...

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Positive Parenting Solutions – a look under the hood

Positive Parenting Solutions – a look under the hood

Positive Parenting Solutions by Amy McCready is one of the most popular and successful parenting classes out there. Amy has appeared on TV multiple times and she has been endorsed by The New York Times, the Today show, Steve Harvey and medical professionals galore....

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Back to school blues?

Back to school blues?

At this time of year parents and kids thoughts turn to going back to school after the long summer vacation. This can be an exciting time, particularly if your children are starting school or going to a new school for the first time. It can also be a challenging and...

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Your post-delivery body: What happens in the first 24 hours after giving birth

Your post-delivery body: What happens in the first 24 hours after giving birth

In order to bring a precious bundle of joy in the world, you will have to go through the whole 9 months of pregnancy – including all the back pain, mood swings, nausea, vomiting and even the stretchmarks. But who knew that delivering your baby is just the beginning? Some changes still happen overnight and most importantly during the 1st 24 hours after giving birth.

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Why pump when breastfeeding?

Why pump when breastfeeding?

It is natural for moms to want the best for their babies and fortunately, moms are equipped to provide the best with the ability to breastfeed! Aside from being created naturally by the body, breast milk is healthy and is rich in antibodies that help boost the immunity of your baby too. Of course, not all moms have the luxury to feed their babies 24-hours a day and because of that, milk pumping was introduced.

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Pregnancy weight tracker

Pregnancy weight tracker

Part of pregnancy is gaining weight, but how much is normal? Know the usual weight gain during pregnancy and learn how to keep track of it.

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Pumping to Induce Labor – How To Do It and What To Look Out For

Pumping to Induce Labor – How To Do It and What To Look Out For

Did you know that nipple stimulation works effectively when you are trying to induce labor? In fact, this is an ancient technique that has been used for centuries, when midwives realized that nipple stimulation could excite the pregnant woman’s uterus thus contractions would often start occurring almost immediately. Stimulating your nipples with a breast pump in order to induce labor is a natural way of inducing your labor, if that is what you would like to do, as it is very different to how it’s usually done at the hospital. As a matter of fact, women are usually having to deal with a rupture of their membranes and this procedure can be considered as extremely painful, disrespectful and even intrusive.

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Emotional Health for new dads

Emotional Health for new dads

Do you know about the term Paternal Postnatal Depression (PPND)? You probably haven’t heard of this because during the postnatal period most people are focused on new moms – and rightly so, as they need a lot of support and love during this transitional time.

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