5 Reasons Kids Are Sweeter Than Christmas Morning

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Every woman dreams about kids. Every woman dreams to be pregnant. Pregnancy is the most important period in your life. Pregnancy is a revolutionary step to a new life. Pregnancy can change you and your thinking. Pregnancy can change your lifestyle and your habits. It is awesome and an exiting experience. Without doubts, you want to share this happy news with all people! It’s important to find someone that understands you and your feelings! Nobody understands you better than mommies.

Pregnancy is an extremely responsibility. There are many things to consider for a healthy pregnancy. The proper nutrition, regular exercising, vitamins, and the list goes on. It’s important to avoid strenuous work and stress for a healthy pregnancy. Stop smoking and drinking! It’s crucial to talk with your baby. It’s important to prepare for the birth of your baby. Create a birth plan! Buy maternity clothes and comfortable shoes! From time to time, pregnant women experience anxiety and depression. Time and again, pregnant women need to talk about our feelings. Pregnant women regularly need support and advice.

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Maternity Style Trends For Summer

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This coming summer is shaping up to be a scorcher. Make sure you have the wardrobe to suit. The following article lists the upcoming trends. Here’s a little secret from me to you; maternity trends are the same as normal old trends. The difference is in the way you wear them. Your homework is to find a way to make them work for you. You want to put your unique spin on the following:


Chic can be hard to pull off without adding layers. Layers are the last thing you want during summer. Pull off chic over summer by buying yourself a wrap dress. You may have seen Kate Middleton rocking one. This look is great for work and casual occasions. It’s also a great style because the fit embraces your bump.


When are they never in? Honestly, stripes are always a good ‘go to’ in times of doubt. I don’t know where I would be without stripes… Scratch that, I would be in the corner of the room repeating the phrase “I have nothing to wear.” Make stripes a little more summer by going for colour. Look for a dress with straps, skirt, short or singlet. There are lots of options out there.


Pastels are a great way to pull off feminine without looking girly. It’s pink for the mature without losing the fun or the girly sweetness. It’s all about staying away from dark colors in the summer. Try color blocking with pastels. Block colors streamline the figure, making you appear taller and leaner.


This is the main color of obsession for this summer. Go extremely bold with a pair of emerald green jeans. Don’t be afraid to make a statement. If you feel jeans aren’t going to be suitable for this season, there are plenty of other options.


It’s rare but once in a while there is a cool night in summer. You just need something light to throw over what you’re wearing. Go with something light and bright. The baggy look is in. It gives an instant appeal of casually cool. Who doesn’t want to look like that just happened to roll out of bed looking fabulous?


Say ahoy to sailor stripes. This is different from the stripes mentioned earlier. There is not a selection of colors to choose from. To pull off this look the stripes must be navy blue and white. The best thing about this trend is it’s not really seasonal. You can dress it up with a jacket and scarf for winter. It looks great with statement jewelry too. Perfect!

Mum’s Two Cents

Pregnancy was one of the most fascinating phases of my life as a woman. To say that I thoroughly enjoyed my pregnancy is such an understatement! It was then that I discovered things I never knew about myself. It was also then when I started fully reveling in my womanhood and enjoying little girly treats like foot spa, pedicure {I had my very first when I was several months pregnant!}, and a photo shoot with a bunch of other pregnant ladies who all happened to be my friend!  :heart:

It might have been a tad frustrating trying to fit into my pre-pregnancy clothes while struggling to be stylish and comfortable all at the same time, but dressing up when I was pregnant was as interesting as the little beansprout tickling my protruding bump every so often. After all, pregnant women gets all the attention and no one wants to be seen looking drab. Putting colorful and comfy clothes and dresses is a surefire way to make anyone happy, and it is just exactly what pregnant women needed!

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Health Insurance When Planning Children

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There are so many things to think about when planning for a child, from child proofing your home, making sure you have read all the relevant literature to buying all the essential clothes and paraphernalia. But the most important thing to think about when preparing for a baby is you and your child’s health. Health insurance should never be treated as an afterthought so to help navigate you through the world of private cover, here are some pointers:

Reasons for Private Cover

There are many reasons to go for private cover, these include:

  • For birth and after care services, private health care is actually the most affordable option, especially if there are complications
  • You have the power to choose your obstetrician
  • Private hospitals have much lower rates of newborn resuscitation or admission to intensive care
  • The ratios of neonatal death rates are as follows: public hospitals – 3:1000 and 1:1000 –private hospitals
  • The rate of severe perinea tearing is much lower in private hospitals

Waiting Periods

Many health insurance policies have waiting periods, this means your health may not be covered for some time after you have started paying your premiums. With this in mind, it is important to take out insurance the moment you start planning on having children.

If you and/or your partner already have health insurance, now would also be the best time to get in touch with your policy provider and ensure you are covered for all pregnancy and birth related services as well as enquiring about adding your newborn to the family policy.

Getting the Right Cover

All private health funds should cover the following basic needs:

  • Doctors’ and obstetricians’ fees
  • Hospital accommodation
  • Labour ward costs

Some additions to the basic points you may want to consider are:

  • Pre-natal class fees
  • Ultra-sound costs
  • Post-natal check-up fees for you and your baby

The additional points will most likely come with an additional charge. To get the best deal always make sure you compare private health insurance. You should also make sure there is no gap in the cost of your treatment. This could mean making a co-payment and paying an excess for treatments that are supposedly covered under your policy. Some insurers may seem a little cagey about information on co-payments or excess so make sure you check with an online health insurance advice centre like Choosi, for accurate information.

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