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What The Color Of Your Breastmilk Can Mean

Small Town Births/Instagram and exclusive_pumping/Instagram If you were asked to picture the color of breastmilk, you’d probably imagine a white or yellowish bottle of it. Or maybe you’d imagine its milky white goodness dribbling out of the corner of your baby’s mouth—or, let’s be honest, shooting straight across the room when your baby unlatches. Either way, it’s probably a whitish color that you’re thinking of, right? Well, the fact is that breastmilk usually is white or yellowish white (liquid gold!), but sometimes breastmilk changes color. After all, […]

Nigerian State Pushes to Keep Pregnant Girls in School – Human Rights Watch

Tens of thousands of pregnant girls and adolescent mothers are banned or discouraged from attending school across Africa. Ekiti State in southwest Nigeria has adopted a policy to ban the expulsion of girls from schools during and after pregnancy, an important step in ending the longstanding discriminatory practice. Although Nigeria’s Child Rights Act protects the rights of girls to education during and after pregnancy, many continue to face expulsion because there is a lack of awareness and no policies in place to ensure their continuation in school. […]

21 Weeks Pregnant — Your Baby Is The Size Of A Bread Bowl

Scary Mommy Your Body at Week 21 Pregnant At 21 weeks, you are in the sweet-spot of your second trimester, you’ve gained 13 to 15 pounds, but don’t stress out if it’s a little more or less than this. Every woman’s journey is different. It’s a good idea to get in moderate exercise to help reduce the risk of gestational diabetes, help with swelling, aches and pains, and circulation. Always consult your doctor before trying a new form of exercise. Nesting During Pregnancy You know what they […]

I Love My ‘Mom Pouch’ and Stretch Marks More Than I Ever Thought I Would

Courtesy of Lindsay Wolf It’s almost bedtime, and the kids are going bonkers. My nine-month-old has just learned how to walk, so he’s traipsing around the room like he owns the joint (and he kinda does). My 3-year-old is donning a cape and nothing else, as she runs around in circles making airplane sounds and pretending to fly. Meanwhile, I’m trying to stay inconspicuous as I lay down in a quiet corner, so I can keep zoning out on my phone in peace. Courtesy of Lindsay Wolf […]

Pregnant women have no choice but to wear ugly clothes – San Francisco Chronicle

When I became pregnant, I figured plenty of things were going to get harder as my belly grew bigger, such as getting a good night’s sleep or sticking to my workout routine. One thing, however, I did not anticipate: how infuriatingly difficult it would be to find a half-decent outfit. A year ago, I believed the conventional wisdom that maternity clothes have vastly improved since my baby boomer mom and Gen-X cousins were pregnant. Now that I’m shopping for a third-trimester baby bump, I realize my faith […]