Finished Lesson #9


The picture above shows me finishing up lesson #9! I’ve already started on lesson #10 and seem to breezing through that one too. It is just amazing to know how fast time is going by. I have around 2 months left and it seems like she will be here before we know it.

Many of my friends have seen me using BabyPlus and have asked what it is and why I’m using. I let them know that BabyPlusis a series of audio lessons that are specifically tailored to every stage of infant growth in the womb. These lessons consist of natural sounds similar to the comforting rhythm of the mother’s heartbeat. As your child grows during the prenatal development stages, the lessons also change slightly and evolve. Basically, it’s a great way to give your baby a head start. I also let them know about the benefits:

BabyPlus® parents report babies at birth and infancy:

  •     Are more relaxed & alert at birth
  •     More readily nurse
  •     Display increased ability to self-soothe
  •     Are more interactive & responsive

And later in life demonstrate:

  •     Earlier developmental milestones
  •     Longer attention spans
  •     Improved school readiness
  •     Strong learning skills

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Just Started Lesson #2


As I close in on the half way point in my pregnancy, I started using the second lesson of BabyPlus. I’ve noticed a few things in the past couple of weeks:

  • I really enjoy my relaxation time using BabyPlus. It gives me an hour to put my feet up and bond with my baby girl.
  • The soothing sounds of BabyPlus not only put me to sleep, but the cat seems to enjoy it too!
  • My husband is a drummer and really loves hearing the steady beat of the BabyPlus system. He’s secretly hoping our girl takes after him and plays the drums.
  • I can’t wait to meet my BabyPlus baby for the first time and see all the wonderful benefits BabyPlus has had on her!

I’d love to hear from you! Post your photos and comments on the blog our BabyPlus social media: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Cord Blood Banking/Donation

Before your baby is even born, the umbilical cord serves as his or her (or their) lifeline. Did you know that after your baby is born, that lifeline can give hope to others? When patients with leukemia, lymphoma or other life-threatening diseases need a transplant, cord blood can be an option and a life saver. How does it work? It starts with parents donating their baby’s cord blood to one of several cord blood banking centers. Then, the doctor will look for a donor or a cord blood unit with a tissue type that matches their patient. If they’re a close match, that patient can receive the cord

Cord blood donation is completely safe for you and your baby. No blood is taken from your baby. It’s only taken from the umbilical cord after your baby is born. Additionally, your labor and delivery will not be affected. Today, 18% of transplant patients receive cord blood that was generously donated to a public cord blood bank.

Parents may also choose to store their baby’s cord blood. While donating cord blood is usually free, storing cord blood can come with certain costs. But, you’ll want to be sure to check as each state and banking center is different. Learn more at these websites:

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Foods To Skip During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is an incredible gift. And, it’s our job as moms to ensure that our babies are getting the healthy nutrients they need. It’s also important to keep them protected by avoiding certain foods that are not considered safe during pregnancy. We’ve compiled a list of off-limits-foods for you:sushi-roll-1345449-m

  • Alcohol. Currently, there is no known safe amount of alcohol during pregnancy. Therefore, it’s recommended that you avoid it all together.
  • Raw meat. This includes seafood and shellfish, and undercook beef and poultry. So, sorry ladies, no medium-rare steaks or sushi for nine months.
  • Deli meat. Deli meats have been known to contain listeria, which can cause miscarriage. While the risk is very low, it’s just safe to stay away from it for now.
  • Fish with mercury. These include swordfish, shark, mackerel and tile fish.
  • Smoked fish. Again, these can be contaminated with listeria, so it’s best to avoid smoked fish.
  • Raw eggs. Raw eggs or any foods that contain raw eggs should be avoided because of the potential exposure to salmonella.
  • Soft cheeses. You’ll need to steer clear of brie, camembert, roquefort, feta, gorgonzola and mexican style cheeses that include queso blanco and queso fresco, unless they clearly state that they are made from pasteurized milk. All soft non-imported cheeses made with pasteurized milk are safe to eat.
  • Caffeine. As a general rule, caffeine should be limited to fewer than 200 mg per day during pregnancy.

As a final note, be sure to wash all fruits and veggies before consuming them. We hope this helps and that you don’t crave any of these yummy foods until after baby arrives.

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