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Paid maternity leave in California – How do you get it and for how long?

Maternity and family leave after baby If you are a California resident and pregnant you might be thrilled to hear that you can actually get paid maternity and family leave. Your partner can take family leave too. This was such a huge stress relief when I had my baby not to have to go back …

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Membrane sweep – the easy labor starter, or not?

Stripping the membrane Many pregnant women – myself included – are getting restless towards the end of the pregnancy. You just finally want that baby out. With the baby getting bigger every day there is no room anymore and you are probably getting uncomfortable. I tried every “trick” to get into labor…but nothing worked. There …

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Postpartum Depression – How I learned to live with it

Postpartum Depression is a serious condition. This article tells the story of a mom suffering from PPD (short for postpartum depression). Postpartum depression usually occurs in moms shortly after they had their baby. It is also called postnatal depression. More than 3 million cases are known each year in the united states. This makes it …

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