Birth Parents Blog

How to Have an Easier Labor

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Feb 13, 2016 1:40:00 PM

Preparing for labor doesn’t mean just packing up your hospital bag; you’ll also want to get ready for labor and childbirth.

You can up your chances of having a shorter, easier labor by using these five healthy tips:

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Topics: Labor preparation, How to Have an Easier Labor, childbirth

What It's Really Like to Choose Adoption for Your Baby

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Feb 12, 2016 11:02:00 AM

There are countless reasons why a woman would decide on adoption for her baby, and none of them are easy. In this post, we hear from three women about what it's like to make an adoption plan for your child, and place them with an adoptive family:

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Topics: adoption plan, adoption for my baby

Ohio Adoptive Family Kyle & Taylor’s Adoption Video

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Feb 9, 2016 10:28:00 AM

Kyle and Taylor are a fun-loving, adventurous family who spend a lot of time outdoors. They have been blessed with a close-knit circle of friends and wonderfully supportive multicultural family. They've always felt called to adopt (and Taylor is adopted herself).

Kyle works as a Structural Engineer and Taylor's a Senior Financial Analyst. Their two-year-old son loves being around other kids at school and in their neighborhood. He'll be a fantastic big brother!

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Topics: Adoptive parent video, Adoptive family, Adoptive couple, Adoptive couple video, adoptive family video, adoptive family from the Northeast, Ohio adoptive couple

The Top 4 Online Pregnancy Tools

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Feb 6, 2016 9:41:00 AM

As you might remember reading about, we blogged last month that  there are tons of free pregnancy apps to choose from. But maybe you don’t have a smartphone, or like using a computer better. There are lots of online pregnancy tools to help guide you through your pregnancy.

From due date calculators to personalized pregnancy calendars, pregnant women today have so many online tools to choose from. The sites listed here will let you learn even more about your pregnancy...

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Topics: pregnancy tips, pregnancy health, online pregnancy tool, online pregnancy tools, pregnancy websites

Pennsylvania Adoptive Family Mark & Stephanie’s Adoption Video

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Feb 5, 2016 9:23:00 AM

Mark and Stephanie have been married for 17 years and have two daughters. They're very excited to grow their family through adoption, and look forward to the added blessing of getting to know you as well, in whatever way you are comfortable.

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Topics: Adoptive family, Adoptive couple, Adoptive couple video, adoptive family from Pennsylvania, adoptive family from the Northeast, Pennsylania adoptive couple

Connecticut Adoptive Couple Karl & Donna’s Adoption Video

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Feb 2, 2016 12:28:00 PM

Karl and Donna are anticipating the joy of being first-time parents together. They a fun-loving couple, who love to travel, and hope to grow their family through adoption! They are fortunate to have friends and families in other parts of the world including Bermuda, Jamaica, Florida, Texas and a vacation time share which allows them to travel to other countries. They're looking forward to traveling with a child!

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Topics: Adoptive family, Adoptive couple video, Connecticut adoptive couple, adoptive family from Connecticut

What’s Restless Leg Syndrome?!

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jan 30, 2016 11:37:00 AM

Many pregnant women get restless leg syndrome (RLS), which means an uncontrollable urge to move your legs to get rid of an uncomfortable, "pins and needles" feeling. It’s not a signal that’s anything’s wrong in your pregnancy, but it can disturb your sleep (which is a royal pain in the butt.)

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Topics: pregnancy health, pregnancy conditions, RLS, restless leg syndrome

5 Workouts That Are Safe During Pregnancy

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jan 29, 2016 10:18:00 AM

Exercise is so great to do when you’re pregnant! It can improve your mood, make your recovery time after delivery quicker, and help with the nausea, constipation, and the tiredness you’re probably experiencing right now. All of the exercises listed here will make your muscle tone, endurance, and blood circulation to rise. You’ll be thankful for all that health when you’re delivering!

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Topics: exercise during pregnancy, pregnancy health, prenatal Pilates

Louisiana Adoptive Couple David & Christina’s Adoption Video

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jan 26, 2016 11:16:00 AM

David and Christina are a military family with a stable, loving marriage and can’t wait to start their family! They look forward to sharing their hobbies and interests, such as their love for music, reading and traveling. David is an Air Terminal Operations in the US Air Force and takes great pride in what he does. Christina works from home as an HR Manager, so she'll be able to be a stay-at-home mom.

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Topics: Adoptive parent video, Adoptive couple video, adoptive couple from the South, Adoptive couple from Louisiana

South Carolina Adoptive Couple Jon and Leslie’s Adoption Video

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jan 23, 2016 10:34:00 AM

Jon and Leslie have a strong underlying friendship which began when they became friends in college. They share a love for art, music, and the outdoors. Jon and Leslie's loving, easy going and adventurous approach to life keeps their family happy and thankful. After experiencing difficulties getting pregnant after the birth of their daughter, they're looking forward to growing their family through adoption.

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Topics: Adoptive parent video, Adoptive couple video, adoption video,, South Carolina adoptive couple, adoptive couple from the South