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Holiday Gift Ideas for Pregnant Women

The holidays are an exciting time; and they’re even more exciting when you’re expecting! Here are some great holiday gift ideas for pregnant women.

1. Nook Body Pillow

The gift of a great night’s sleep is high on every pregnant woman’s list. The Nook Body Pillow is filled with memory foam and has a stain-resistant pebble cover, making it the perfect gift for an expectant mother.

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The Facts about Gestational Diabetes

American Diabetes Month takes place every November. Gestational diabetes affects more than 18 percent of pregnant women throughout the country. Though in most cases the condition is only temporary, it’s important to stay informed about the risk factors and life changes that need to happen if you have been diagnosed with gestational diabetes.

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Tips on Traveling While Pregnant

Traveling can be a little stressful, and the stress is only intensified if you’re traveling while pregnant. Whether you’re traveling for a summer vacation or work, it’s important to keep your comfort and health in mind. Here are a few tips for traveling during pregnancy:

1. Focus on Time

Traveling, especially by plane, is all about timing. If possible, schedule trips between weeks 20 and 30 and avoid traveling after 38 weeks of pregnancy. Before purchasing a ticket, it’s also important to check the airline’s pregnancy flyer policy. While some don’t have specific rules for pregnant flyers, others have restrictions and rules.

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Understanding Postpartum Depression

Postpartum Depression Treatment in Ventura, CA

Most women experience postpartum depression after having a baby, and it is considered a normal part of early motherhood.

Postpartum depression, or PPD, is a serious condition that can occur in the first few months after childbirth. It’s often brought on by changes in hormone levels, but other issues can increase the chance of women getting postpartum including:

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