Why Are Prenatal Vitamins So Important?!

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I am so grateful to have had two healthy pregnancies. Before we even thought about starting a family, I knew that I wanted to have access to the best essential and nutritional options if I were to fall pregnant.

But what I wasn’t really aware of at the time, is that taking care of yourself prior to falling pregnant was just as important!

Luckily for me, I had a few friends who were pregnant before me and they educated me on the steps you need to take prior to planning for a family.

Probably the most important piece of advice I received was to take prenatal vitamins.

Not only are they important during pregnancy, but also before AND after, while breastfeeding.

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Taking Care Of Yourself During Pregnancy

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This week is Pregnancy Awareness Week In South Africa. The purpose of it is to promote and educate women and the public about pregnancy and also to enhance healthy pregnancies – as well as healthy babies.

I think it’s a great initiative, as new and expectant Moms need all the support they can get.

In line with Pregnancy Awareness Week, Pampers and I thought it would be appropriate to share some tips for expectant Moms on how to keep healthy and stay informed throughout pregnancy and beyond.

Here are a few tips to keep you and baby healthy and safe: 

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My Pregnancy Memories – Making Memories With Pampers

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This picture was taken at my Baby shower, which was exactly a day and a half before Aidan was unexpectedly born. It’s basically my last special pregnancy memory as just less than 48 hours later, I was holding Aidan in my arms.

He was born 3 weeks before his due date and I had such a lot planned for those last few weeks. I wanted to work for at least another 2 weeks, I wanted to do the final touches to Aidan’s nursery, but most importantly I wanted to spend a lot of special time with Alyssa before her whole world changed. Although things didn’t work out that way, it worked out just fine.

My pregnancy with Alyssa was different.

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What Having Two Kids In The Space Of Two Years Has Done To My Body

I was chatting to some girlfriends recently, comparing notes about our experiences as Moms. We all concurred that once you have a baby (let alone 2 or 3) your body will never be the same as it was pre-pregnancy day’s – EVER again.

Yes, sometimes Women do not pick up alot of weight during their pregnancy and do fit into their pre-pregnancy clothes within days of giving birth – me being one of them –  your body will however still have some form of evidence that you’ve become a Mom!

Here’s my list of evidence that I’ve given birth before:

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