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Breastfeeding helps reduce the risk of maternal type 2 diabetes.

  Like many women, I too was diagnosed with gestational diabetes during my pregnancies. This was not unfamiliar to me as it ran in my family, but to many it can come as a total and shocking surprise. About 5-9% of pregnant women nationwide develop high blood sugar levels even though they didn’t have diabetes before pregnancy. This condition, drastically raises a woman’s risk for type 2 diabetes later in life. If left untreated, blood sugar levels can soar and cause a host of health problems, including heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, blindness, and amputation. A recent National Institute of Health (NIH)...

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Staying healthy during pregnancy this Autumn

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            As flu season approaches in November, it’s not a bad idea to get the flu shot a bit early. Typically, many clinics and pharmacies will offer the flu shot as early as October. If you are pregnant, doctors recommend getting the flu shot. It is also recommended for children under the age of 5. There are many types of flu strains, and it is a highly contagious illness, so it’s always a good idea to protect yourself against it. To avoid influenza, always practice good hygiene habits such as regular hand washing, keeping your...

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Eating for Two: A Maternity Eating Plan

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As soon as we see that first positive pregnancy test, our first thought goes to - What should I eat to keep my baby healthy?  All of our diet plans are thrown out the window to make sure that we have a healthy balanced diet.  While eating for two does mean a few extra calories daily, about 300 during the second trimester and 450 during the third trimester, it does not mean you should add an extra large bag of potato chips! So what should you be eating?  Here are some recommendations on what to include in your maternity eating...

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BellyMoms Maternity at the ABC Show Fashion Runway in Las Vegas

Our award winning Margo maternity dress that also functions as a nursing dress shown at the ABC Maternity Square Runway at the ABC Show in Las Vegas Nevada. BellyMoms Maternity and NursingWear

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Top 10 Summer Nursing Essentials

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BellyMoms Maternity and Nursingwear Top 10 Summer Nursing Essentials We are finally getting into the midst of summer!  Hurrah, who doesn’t love summer?!  It’s the best time to enjoy the outdoors with your little ones and to wear those flirty dresses, fun sleeveless tops and tanks.  But dressing in a way that is both fashionable, cool and comfortable as well as easy to nurse in can be challenging.  So to help you with this dilemma, we here at BellyMoms would like to share our top 10 Summer Nursing Essentials. Nursing Shelf Tanks – These are the perfect nursing mom’s summer...

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