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7 Things You Should Know Before You Try To Get Pregnant

By Maria T. Pepin

It’s an exciting time in your life! You and your significant other have decided to expand your family and take the plunge into parenthood. In order to give yourself the best chance for a healthy pregnancy and baby, there are a few things you should do before you try to get pregnant. Know Your Family
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Baby Addiction: Do some people feel like they NEED to keep having babies?

By Tina Payne Bryson

It’s been hard lately not to follow the story of Nadya Suleman, the single mother who recently gave birth to octuplets (to add to her the six children). Her story became a major media story and initiated a national discussion about certain parenting issues, especially as they relate to family size.
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Becoming A Dad: What You Need To Know

By Nancy Da Silva

In all the excitement of announcing a pregnancy, the dad sometimes gets pushed aside. It’s as if the mother created the baby inside of her all by her lonesome. Science is advanced, no debate there. But it’s not that advanced just yet. Men are told that they have to be patient, gentle and understanding.
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Becoming A Dad: What You Need To Know

By Nancy Da Silva

In all the excitement of announcing a pregnancy, the dad sometimes gets pushed aside. It’s as if the mother created the baby inside of her all by her lonesome. Science is advanced, no debate there. But it’s not that advanced just yet. Men are told that they have to be patient, gentle and understanding.
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My Partner Doesn’t Want Another Baby! Navigating Disagreements About Family Size

By JustMommies staff

Disagreements about family size are very common among couples. Even those who have discussed it repeatedly before having children often find that, after having one or more, one partner’s desires change. How can couples work through such a disagreement? Discussion In your discussions, it is key to understand
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Planning Your Family? One Isn't the Loneliest Number

By Susan Newman

When asked their favorite number, many people hardly hesitate before choosing seven. But when asked the number of children they favor, couples contemplating starting or growing a family have a much harder time deciding -- and agreeing upon – the perfect number. When it comes to the complex calculus
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Preconception Diet: What you should know before trying to conceive

By JustMommies staff

You’ve heard the advice hundreds of times about what it takes to eat right, like eating more fruits and vegetables and whole-grain foods, and cutting back on sugars, caffeine, and fats. But when you’re getting ready to get pregnant, that advice is more than just an abstract ideal. Eating right is
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Should We Have Another Baby?

By Elizabeth Pantley

Deciding whether to expand your family by one more - whether this would be your second child or your sixth - is one of the most significant decisions you will make in your lifetime. There is no crystal ball to show the consequences of your decision in the future. A great number of variables come into
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The Family Feud: When you are ready to start a family and he is not

By JustMommies staff

So you want to have a baby? If you are reading this, you probably are thinking of having a baby. There are a lot of reasons why women want to have children. Some want children to fill a void in their life or solve a marital problem but most want children for more sincere reasons. Wanting a baby is a
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The Real Costs of Having a Baby

By JustMommies staff

Whether you’re just thinking about having a baby or if you already have a baby on the way, it’s never too early to start making a “baby budget.” It’s not cheap to have a baby these days – and there are more expenses than you might realize – but if you plan ahead, you can make smart budget
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