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Eating for Two

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When you’re pregnant, both you and your baby need nourishment in order to thrive. But what does eating for two really mean? Do you get to eat one cookie for yourself and one for the baby, and should you double your portions? In this video, we will look at the diet a pregnant mom should consume and how many more calories are needed to support a healthy pregnancy. We’ll also talk about what foods are healthy, which ones to avoid, and how to manage those cravings that can drive you crazy!

Topics Include: weight gain •overeating •nutrition •Fruits •vegetables •grains •proteins •dairy •fats •oils •meals •snacks •sugars •caffeine •fish •Listeria •unpasteurized dairy •cravings •pica •obesity •underweight www.truetolifeproductions.com

 

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Your 2nd Trimester

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Your first trimester is now behind you and you are likely feeling better. Morning sickness may have eased up and you may be thinking, “I’ve got this!” Your baby is growing rapidly, and you might even be starting to sport a cute little baby bump. The second trimester is often the most comfortable time for a pregnant mom! While you still may not be feeling or seeing much yet, there is a lot going on in your womb. In this video we’ll talk about how your body is changing, your baby’s journey in development, and what you can expect in your second trimester.

Topics Include: •itching •stretch marks •mask of pregnancy •back aches •leg aches •breast changes •Linea Nigra •vaginal discharge •hemorrhoids •varicose veins •dental changes •emotions •bleeding •swelling •headaches •vomiting •morning sickness •dizziness •exercise •smoking •drugs •alcohol •caffeine •fetal development Length 25:09 copyright True to Life Production

 

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The Emotions of Pregnancy

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Pregnancy can be a confusing time when it comes to your emotions. One minute you’re happy and overjoyed, and the next minute you may feel irritable or sad. And then, before you know it, your mood is swinging back the other way! Before you were pregnant, your emotions were likely more even-keeled. But now, look out! They may, at times, leave you feeling like a boat tossed around in a churning sea. Are you crazy? Is something wrong? No. You are pregnant. This video covers the physiological factors behind pregnancy mood swings and emotions, and all of the other factors that may affect a woman’s thoughts and feelings while she is pregnant, including depression, and survival tips to get a woman through the rough patches.

Topics Include: hormones •exercise •fluctuations •hCG •progesterone •dizziness •nausea •stress •negative feelings •temperament •depression •sleep •talk •eating

 

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Bonding With Your Unborn Baby

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From conception to birth, your baby embarks on an incredible nine-month journey. She is developing and growing from her own genetic blueprints. Even though she is different, you can start bonding with her while she is still growing in your womb. Learn about her incredible journey and how you and she are connected and explore the incredible masterpiece that is your son or daughter.

 

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Your Developing Body/Baby 3rd Trimester

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You are moving into your third trimester, and you’re feeling VERY pregnant. Your baby is getting bigger, and you can feel her moving and kicking. What is going on in there?! While your body is changing to accommodate your growing baby, you are likely feeling more tired, but also strangely energized. You have a baby coming soon!! In this video we’ll talk about your changing body, what you might be feeling, your baby’s journey in development, and what you can expect in your third trimester.

Topics Include: shortness of breath •heartburn •swelling •hemorrhoids •constipation •leg cramps •stretch marks •tender breasts •belly button •insomnia •baby dropping •braxton hicks •emotions •exercise •fever and chills •bleeding •labor •mucus plug •ruptured amniotic sac •signs of labor •fetal movement

 

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The Final Stretch

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On your mark, get set, GO! The end of your pregnancy feels like one hundred days packed into one long month that oddly doesn’t seem long enough to get everything done to bring your baby home. There is so much to do and keep track of before birth! In this video we talk about the things in your pregnancy that you need to keep a close eye on, the things you need to prepare for, and how to recognize the important signs of labor. Phew! Hang in there! You really are on the final stretch!

Topics Include: 3rd-trimester •Monitoring fetal movement •kick count •Braxton Hicks •birth plan •home help •baby items •crib •bassinette •car seat •travel •diaper bag •mucus plug •effacement •dilation •rupturing membranes •leaking water •bleeding •decreased fetal movement •contractions •early labor •active labor •transition

 

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Big Belly Mom Hacks

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Everyone may seem like an expert when it comes to your pregnancy. Friends, family, and even strangers may offer advice as you experience the changes that come with your pregnancy. Even when this advice comes from well-meaning friends and family, it is important to make sure it is GOOD advice. In this video, we will talk about how to overcome some of the more usual challenges and discomforts with some mom-tried and approved tips.

Topics Include: 2nd trimester •3rd trimester •hacks •clothes •stretchy pants •waistband extenders •DIY elastic waistbands •tops •DIY Tunic •belly bands •DIY belly band •bra extender •sports bra •secondhand clothes •nausea hacks •crackers •ginger •lemon •smoothie •DIY ginger syrup •headache hacks •tendon pain hacks •rest •decaf •yoga •meditation •water •massage •varicose veins hacks •weight •prop feet •swelling feet hacks •skincare hacks •stretch mark hacks •acne hacks •sleep hacks

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Getting Ready, Nesting

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It’s a mystery. Birds do it, hamsters do it, and other animals do it too, including humans. Nesting—is it an animalistic science-proven instinct or just a big belly felt eureka moment? Women in their last month or weeks of pregnancy are often spurred on by bursts of energy, sometimes at a frenzied pace, to get ready for a new baby. In this video, we will look at what nesting is and why it happens. Does it lead to labor or is it just an old wives’ tale? Before you get out your broom and mop, let’s examine some safe ways to get your nesting mojo on and when that mojo goes too far.

Topics Include: 3rd trimester •nesting •energized •cleaning •organizing •cautions •baby’s room •baby equipment •meals ahead •contact list •pack hospital bag •overnight bag •longer-term bag •car seat

 

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At Risk Pregnancies

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There is risk in everything we do in life, including starting a family. Most pregnancies progress just fine, but sometimes along the way, a complication can arise. It’s scary when this happens. In this video, we will look at the different medical conditions that can affect your pregnancy or your health, what to do if you experience concerning symptoms, what symptoms you should always see your medical provider about, and how to get through a complication. In the end, all we want is a healthy baby and a healthy YOU.

Topics Included: 2nd-trimester •3rd trimester •scary pregnancy news •asthma •diabetes •high blood pressure •STDs •depression •thyroid disease •gestational diabetes •placenta previa •preeclampsia

 

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Smoking, Alcohol, Drugs, and Pregnancy

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From the time you find out you’re pregnant, you will want to give your baby the best start at life. However, unhealthy lifestyle choices and addictions can have a serious impact on the growth and development of your unborn baby. This impact can sometimes happen before you even know you’re pregnant. It’s hard to imagine how everything you put in your body - whether it’s inhaled, swallowed or absorbed through the skin - can affect her! Changing lifestyle habits and overcoming addictions is tough and takes strength, perseverance, and often outside help. This video will cover the effects of smoking, drinking alcohol, and using drugs during pregnancy. It will cover how these activities affect your developing baby, your pregnancy, and you. It will also cover some of the long-term, developmental issues your child may face from exposure to these harmful chemicals. This video will offer tips on how to successfully quit smoking, drinking, or using drugs, as well as when you should consider asking for help.

Topics Included: 1st trimester •2nd trimester •3rd trimester •smoking •alcohol use •drugs •addiction •risk to baby •SIDS •stillborn •premature birth •birth defects •lung damage •e-cigarettes •secondhand smoke •third-hand smoke •quitting •fetal alcohol spectrum disorder •FASD •fetal alcohol syndrome •FAS •OTC drugs •herbs •street drugs •marijuana •cocaine •methamphetamine •meth •heroin

 

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Shaken Baby Syndrome

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You’ve seen the stories in the news of babies who’ve been violently shaken and then died from their injuries. Most of us think, “Not me! I would never do that!” There are very few people who set out to hurt a baby. But when you are at your wits end, actions can become chaotic and extreme, and sadly, sometimes end with a baby being shaken violently. Learn the three things you need to do to protect your baby and yourself, and what to do if things go too far.

Topics Included: 3rd trimester •after birth •abusive head trauma •AHT •shaking a baby •crying •inconsolable crying •violent shake •soothing •caregivers •risks •death •disabilities

 

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Mommy Work

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Balancing family and work. With only 24 hours in a day, how do you manage these two full-time jobs and do both well? After all, there ARE only so many hours in a day, and a few of those need to involve sleep! When both your boss and your family require 100 percent of your time and energy, how do you strike a healthy balance? We’ll take a look at how to balance work and family in this video, and how to take great care of yourself!

topics included first-year •anytime •balance •priorities •family time •housework •school •activities •self-time •stress •boundaries •electronics •relationships •motivation •discouragement

 

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Being a Super Mom

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Mommies have to stretch like Elastigirl and wear a lot of capes all at the same time. In addition to scaling large buildings in a single bound, you also have to be organized and run like a well-oiled machine to make it all work. Ever wish you could use the Lasso of Truth with your kids? Well, keep your magic bracelets on, girl, cuz this video will give you tips on how to stay organized, on time, meet the needs of your family, and maintain your superhero status!

 

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Car Seat Safety

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Parents are responsible for keeping their children safe, including traveling safely with them. Car seat recommendations and laws change and vary by state. Add to that the stress of figuring out which car seat is right for your child and car, and how to install and use it correctly. It can feel overwhelming for a parent making these important decisions. This video will help sort through the choices a parent has when faced with selecting the right car seat. It will also give tips on correctly installing a car seat, and where to go for help if it is too confusing. Finally, this video will cover how to correctly use the seat once installed so parents may feel confident their children are traveling safely.

 

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Mommy Nutrition

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Let’s see…the choice between chocolate cake or a Snicker’s Bar for lunch vs a healthy alternative. The choice is tough, isn’t it? What feels good vs what is good! This video looks at why a mommy’s nutritional needs are important and how you can make healthy choices 90 percent of the time so that you don’t have to feel guilty about those occasional “feel-good” choices. We’ll take a look at what your nutritional needs really are, and how you can easily meet them, with just a little planning.

 

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SIDS

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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS, is a scary and confusing subject for most parents. Much research over the years has led to many different recommendations that have greatly reduced the chances of an infant dying unexpectedly. Should you be reasonably worried about SIDS? What can you do to reduce the risk of SIDS happening to your baby? And, how important is it to follow these recommendations? This video will answer these questions and help parents have the peace of mind about SIDS as well as a game plan to reduce the risk of SIDS dramatically for their babies.

 

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Newborn Sickness

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Colds, the flu, stomach bugs, rashes, and other bacterial or viral infections. These are many of the illnesses parents face when raising children. How do you treat a fever, avoid dehydration, or cope with a nasty cold? Most illnesses can be treated at home. This video takes a look at the common potential illnesses an infant may get within their first year of life and how to treat them. We’ll look at what should go into your home first aid kit, ways to help prevent or keep from spreading illness, and when you should see your medical provider.

 

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Infant CPR

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Newscasts are filled with stories about SIDS, drownings, accidents, and other scenarios involving babies and children. Knowing that you are responsible for keeping your baby safe is scary for any parent. What would you do if your child was choking or stopped breathing? Could you save your baby’s life? This video instructs parents or caregivers on how to perform choking and CPR procedures on a baby if they have a breathing or cardiac emergency. While this does not replace an accredited CPR class, this video will familiarize a person on these important lifesaving steps.

 

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Baby On The Move

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Even before your baby was born, she was on the move. Much of her physical development before and after birth leads to her ultimate goals of standing and walking. From the earliest milestones to when she is finally walking, skipping, and jumping, a baby must learn many new skills along the way. This video will walk a parent through the developmental milestones that ultimately lead to their baby’s first steps. It will also offer helpful tips to create a safe environment for a baby’s exploration, and what to do if they come to a bump in the road, where their baby is not hitting those key milestones.

 

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Infant Expectations 0-3 Months

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In the first three months, it may seem that all your baby does at first is eat, sleep, poop, and repeat. But really, a lot of changes occur as your newborn discovers life outside the womb. They are developing physical strength, learning to communicate and interact with you, and taking in all the sights and sounds of their new world. And to top it off, they are hitting important milestones that start them on their way to growing up! In this video, we talk about what milestones are and the milestones your baby should be hitting by three months!

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Infant Expectations 3-6 Months

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When your baby was born, the only sounds they made were contented coos and grunts when eating or loud wails when they needed you. But just six months later, your smart little baby is babbling newly discovered sounds like, “mmmm” and vowels like “ah” that when strung together will be music to your ears! And your excited squeals encourage them in just the right way. In this video, we talk about the development you’ll see in your baby in the three to six-month range and how you can encourage and help your baby learn.

 

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Infant Expectations 6-9 Months

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You have brains in your head and feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. And just as Dr. Seuss suggests, your baby is discovering their mobility! They’re beginning to move around on their own and interact with their family and other familiar people in their lives. Their brains are developing so quickly, and they’re learning so much! In this video, we talk about your baby’s brain development and the milestones you’ll see them hitting by nine months!

 

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Infant Expectations 9-12 Months

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It’s hard to believe that your baby is getting ready to hit their first birthday! That’s epic! They have changed so much from when they were first born! Soon you’ll have a toddler to chase after! And with this comes a bit of independence that can create a little bit of insecurity for both you and your baby. In this video, we talk about those milestones your baby will be hit by one year and the things you can do to help your child adjust to their new-found independence.

 

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