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Know When You Are Fertile?

The notion that your fertile time is between days 10 and 17 may not be reliable. A study conducted by researchers at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences showed that late ovulation was common and that women can be fertile on almost any given day of the menstrual cycle. This is important to know when you're trying to avoid pregnancy. And when you're trying to become pregnant, it's worth giving any day a try.

Source: British Medical Journal, November 2000.

Bundling Up Your Little Bundle in the Car

It's cold in the car at first, and then when you get going it can be hot. How do you make sure your baby is warm enough, but doesn't get overheated?

  • Put a pad on the car seat so it's not cold when you first put the baby in.
  • Strap the baby into the seat, and then put a blanket on top. That way, if it starts to get hot, you don't have to struggle with the seat buckle to remove the blanket.
  • You can keep the coat or jacket on for the entire ride, unless you really crank the heat while you're driving.

Prepare Your Nipples

Nipples can become quite tender when you first begin to breastfeed. To make them less sensitive, during your pregnancy try rubbing them briskly with a towel when you get out of the bath or shower.

Source: N Wesson. Natural Mothering. Healing Arts Press, 1997.

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