FACT OR MYTH
UNTOLD TRUTH ABOUT PACIFIERS
Pacifiers are tempting. The ability to stop crying on a whim and enable your child to self soothe is priceless to many mothers. However, most parents believe there are some serious cons to pacifier dependence, one of the biggest being teeth deformities. However easy it is to get a child to start taking a pacifier, it is doubly as hard to get them to stop, and more often than not they use pacifiers well into their teeth growing-in years. Read more here!
INSOMNIA DURING PREGNANCY
More than 70% of all pregnant women complain of some type of sleeping problem. The most frequently reported issue is insomnia. There are a number of reasons that explain the occurrence of insomnia during pregnancy, as will be discussed below. Contrary to popular belief, maternal problems with sleep don’t impact the baby’s development. If you have difficulty falling asleep or wake up frequently, rest assured (no pun!) that you are not alone. Read our blogs on The Pulse hereand here, and, available now, our extensive Expert Report written by one of our doctors!
LAST WEEK’S TOP BLOG
COPING WITH BREASTFEEDING JUDGEMENT
One thing you can be sure of when you have a new baby is that everyone, literally everyone will have an opinion on how, when and where you feed your baby. Whether you breast or bottle feed or a combination of the two, breastfeed for ‘too long’ or ‘not long enough’, it appears that you can feel judged for your decisions from the minute you give birth, from family, friends and even total strangers. It can feel relentless and at times I have felt I have needed a pretty thick skin. Read more here!
FUN AND INSPIRATION
Pregistry.com has many fun and useful tools to help you during your pregnancy. One example is our “Fun and Inspiration” section, which is full of photos, comics, and quotes that will make you laugh and give you inspiration during those hard days. Learn more here!