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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3 Screening Tests for Birth Mothers | A Child’s Dream

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A Guide to 3 Common Prenatal Screening Tests for First-Time Birth Mothers

A healthy pregnancy that is safe for both the mother and the baby is the primary concern when it comes to prenatal medical care. There are numerous regular appointments to attend for general check-ups on both mother and baby's health, as well as several screening tests.

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6 Emotions Birth Mothers May Experience During the Adoption Process

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For adoptive parents, the process of bringing a new child into their family is primarily a happy one. For birth parents, however, the emotions experienced during the adoption process can be more complex.

Regardless of your specific situation, the adoption process can trigger a number of strong emotions because you are, in a sense, "losing" a child. When it comes to your emotions, it doesn't necessarily matter whether the pregnancy was unplanned or you are excited to place your baby with a loving adopted family. The intense emotions you experience may surprise you.

In this blog, we list six of the common emotions birth mothers may feel during this transitional period.

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Breaking the News: Tips for Telling People You're Unexpectedly Pregnant

For women who want to get pregnant, pregnancy announcements are happy and exciting. But what about women who got pregnant unexpectedly and aren't sure what to do now?

If you find yourself in this situation, you probably worry about how to tell the people around you your big news. You worry about how they might react and how your pregnancy might affect your relationship with them.

Follow these tips to make telling your loved ones a positive experience.

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