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Secrets of the Second (and Third) Pregnancy

Secrets of the Second (and Third) Pregnancy

Any woman can tell you no matter how many times she’s been pregnant, pregnancies (and labor) can be so similar it’s almost scary, but they also can be as opposite as night and day.
Pregnant-zzzz: Getting the Sleep You Need When You’re Expecting

Pregnant-zzzz: Getting the Sleep You Need When You’re Expecting

Pregnant women are often told to “sleep now, while you can”—but sleeping during pregnancy is easier said than done. Just ask Emily Waggoner, who was surprised to find herself sleepless while pregnant with her daughter, Sarah, now 3.
Creating a Birth Plan

Creating a Birth Plan

Creating a birth plan is a great way to make sure the doctor, parents, extended family and medical staff are all on the same page.
A Labor of Love

A Labor of Love

Through each step of pregnancy, you’re not only mothering your growing baby, you’re preparing emotionally and physically for the final, most challenging leg of pregnancy’s marathon: labor and delivery. Wondering what to expect?
Children’s Mercy NICU and Fetal Health Center

Children’s Mercy NICU and Fetal Health Center

Children’s Mercy is the area’s only Level IV NICU, which means they are able to provide the highest level, most acute care to the tiniest of patients. With 80 beds, they have the capacity to care for many kiddos.
Supporting early births

Supporting early births

Six years ago when Katie Gonzalez’s son, Matthew, was born at 24 weeks gestation and weighed only 1 pound, 5 ounces, he was the smallest baby in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Overland Park Regional Medical Center. He stayed there for 121 days and endured a number of procedures and complications.
Eating Healthy When You Are Expecting

Eating Healthy When You Are Expecting

Eating well when you are expecting doesn’t have to be overcomplicated.
Creating a More Comfortable Pregnancy–Naturally!

Creating a More Comfortable Pregnancy–Naturally!

Many moms have discovered they enjoy pregnancy more, are more comfortable as their baby grows and feel like they are better supported emotionally when they use 100 percent pure essential oils.
Going the Distance:

Going the Distance:

Your doctor warned you these last few weeks of pregnancy would be the toughest. And she was right.
7 Pregnancy Myths Busted

7 Pregnancy Myths Busted

We are here to debunk those myths and let you know the facts—the “do’s and don’ts” of pregnancy.
Making the Most of Your Maternity Leave

Making the Most of Your Maternity Leave

Many moms will tell you they think working a full-time job is easier than being a full-time stay-at-home mom.
Take It or Leave It

Take It or Leave It

When I was pregnant with my first, I had my hospital bag loosely packed somewhere around 35 weeks. With my second, I had very little packed at 38 ½ weeks. (What a shame since a surprise home delivery left no one time to pack anything else!) I landed somewhere in the middle with my third, packing my bag around 37 weeks. No matter where you are in your pregnancy, there is no right or wrong time to pack your bag—but there are definitely items to include on the “must-have” list.
Nesting 101

Nesting 101

Nesting isn’t just for the birds. And if you’re entering your third trimester, there’s a good chance you know it all too well. Nesting, the act of preparing for a little one’s arrival through sporadic bursts of energy coupled with unusually strong compulsions to clean or organize, can take on a life of its own, particularly in the last few weeks of pregnancy.
Bringing Home Baby

Bringing Home Baby

The nurses have waved their final good-byes, you’ve loaded up the government approved car seat and you are driving ever so slowly back home. You are officially the parent of a brand new, living, breathing child. And you are on your own.
Pregnancy Pains

Pregnancy Pains

How to manage the common aches, pains and general discomfort associated with pregnancy.
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