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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

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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

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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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Better-Quality Sleep While Pregnant | A Child's Dream

4 Tips for Better-Quality Sleep While Pregnant

Getting adequate sleep is one of the most important steps a pregnant woman can take to maintain her health and encourage the healthy development of her child. The average adult needs seven to nine hours of sleep, but pregnant women may need several hours more, either at night or through daytime naps.

However, because pregnancy can be emotionally strenuous and physically uncomfortable, some women have trouble getting the sleep they need.

In this blog, we discuss four strategies pregnant women can use to get more restful sleep.

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The Role of Birth Fathers in the Adoption Process

When discussing the adoption process, most conversations include the birth mother, the adoptive family, and, of course, the child. Many conversations about adoption do not include the birth father.

This omission can leave some birth mothers unprepared for the role that the baby's father may have in the process.

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