Teen Pregnancy: The Adoption Option | A Child's Dream

Teen Pregnancy: The Adoption Option

Teen Considering AdoptionAn unplanned teenage pregnancy is a life-changing event that brings with it an overwhelming amount of responsibility. Even if you are thinking about placing your child for adoption, you face a lot of responsibilities.

Placing your baby for adoption can lead to a better life for both your baby and you, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s an easy decision to make. You need to be aware of things you can do to make both your pregnancy and the adoption process easier.

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Vacation and Pregnancy | A Child’s Dream

Vacation Activities to Avoid While Pregnant

pregnant woman on vacationWhen you're pregnant, you're protecting not only your own health but also the health of your growing baby. You know how important it is to avoid harmful activities like smoking and drinking, and you try not to eat too much junk food.

Just as it's important to protect your growing baby while you're at home, it's also important to protect your baby when you're on vacation. You don't want to forget about your baby's health just because you're outside your daily routine. Here are a few vacation activities you'll need to avoid while you're pregnant.

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Dealing With Intrusive Comments and Unwanted Advice: 5 Tips for Birth Mothers

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Choosing whether to place your baby for adoption is one of the most important and personal decisions you'll make. Placing your baby for adoption can be empowering, but the choice is no doubt a difficult one. Choosing to give your baby the best life possible, whatever you determine that means, is a selfless and beautiful path to take, but not everyone will understand your decision. Keep these tips in mind when you are faced with unsolicited advice or rude comments.

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Helping Your Kids Understand Adoption | A Child’s Dream

Helping Your Kids Understand Why You're Giving a Baby Up for Adoption

A sleeping baby that will be adopted

Choosing to give your baby up for adoption can be one of the most complex and selfless decisions that you make in your life. When most people imagine birth mothers, they may envision teen girls who are experience first-time pregnancies, but many birth mothers who choose the adoption route already have well-established families of their own.

The number of reasons that birth mothers have for choosing adoption are varied. Whatever your reasons, your children will inevitably need to know about your pregnancy and choice to have the baby adopted. They may then have a million questions and concerns. Follow these tips to best help your kids understand why you are choosing this path for your little one.

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4 Tips to Manage Your Breast Milk After Giving Birth | A Child's Dream

4 Tips to Manage Your Breast Milk After Giving Birth

breast milk being managed after birth

Within a few days of your child's birth, your breasts will fill with milk. It's helpful for all expectant birth mothers to have a plan to cope with this aspect of post-pregnancy care. 

The following tips will help you manage your milk supply and breast discomfort.

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