Birth Parents Blog

The Top 5 Free Pregnancy Apps

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on January 1, 2016

Smart phones (like iPhones and Droids) are great for lots of things, such as checking your email & Facebook, playing games, adding fun apps, checking the weather, and setting up reminders for yourself.

But did you know that there are also lots of great pregnancy apps out there? We’ve put together a list of 5 free apps that we think are handy to have to answer your questions when you’re pregnant:

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Topics: Healthy pregnancy, pregnancy tips, pregnancy week-by-week

Prenatal Appointments - What to Ask Your Doctor

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on December 22, 2015

Try to keep all your doctor’s appointments. Even if you have had a child before, it is good to receive the care you need to during this pregnancy.

If you have trouble getting there, let your adoption professional know. Doctor’s appointments are important to you and your baby’s health.

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Topics: Healthy pregnancy, prenatal appointments, doctor's appointments

Are You Pregnant and Want To Stop Smoking?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on December 19, 2015

If you've just found out that you are pregnant and are concerned about the effects of smoking on your unborn child, you're not alone. Many women suddenly want to quit once they find out they are pregnant, but how?

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Topics: unplanned pregnancy, Healthy pregnancy

Cold or Flu During Pregnancy?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on December 12, 2015

With the cold and flu season here, you may get sick this winter. Many pregnant women will get a cold or the flu, because of a weaker immune system. Your immune system is lowered to allow the life inside of you to develop without being attacked by your body. Read on to find out what to do if you do get sick...

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Topics: Healthy pregnancy, pregnancy help, pregnancy tips, sick during pregnancy

Pregnant? 6 Great Tips to Get you Through Thanksgiving Dinner

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on November 24, 2015

If you're pregnant, you’re probably gotten lots of advice about what not to eat during pregnancy: under cooked meat, soft cheeses, too much caffeine, etc. So, here’s a quick list of tips to help you through Thanksgiving dinner when you’re pregnant:

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Topics: Pregnancy, Holidays, Healthy pregnancy, pregnancy tips

What in the World is a Kegel?!

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on November 20, 2015

If you’re pregnant, you’ve probably heard this advice before: "Make sure to get lots of rest! Drink plenty of water! And do Kegels!" But, many women don’t know what a Kegel is, how to do them, or even what they’re for.

So just what is a Kegel?

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Topics: Healthy pregnancy, pregnancy tips, exercise during pregnancy

Is It Safe to Exercise During Pregnancy?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 24, 2015

The answer to the often-asked question “is it safe to exercise during pregnancy” depends on how much you exercised before you got pregnant.

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Topics: Healthy pregnancy

First Trimester Screening

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on August 29, 2015

At around 11 to 14 weeks into your pregnancy, your doctor will see if you want come in for a few optional first trimester screening tests. Read on to find out what these tests are all about!

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Topics: Pregnancy, Healthy pregnancy

Is Pregnancy Affecting Your Brain?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on August 21, 2015

If you're pregnant and feel like it's turning your brain to dough, you're not alone. "Pregnancy brain" makes your short-term memory worse. Some women have told us that they go to the grocery store only to forget what they went there to buy.  Or maybe you wrote a list on the back of your hand and forgot where you put your pen.

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Topics: Pregnancy, Healthy pregnancy

Your Pregnancy Nutrition: Are You Getting Enough Iron?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on September 6, 2014

As you read pregnancy books and browse websites, you may have read that it’s important to get enough iron in your diet when you’re pregnant. But why do you need iron during pregnancy, and how much?

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Topics: Healthy pregnancy