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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! Length 23:37 min 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. 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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

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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. Length 19:31

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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!

 

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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.