Why women need to take extra care of their health before conceiving a baby.
If you are planning to conceive, how you treat your body becomes very important. You’ll want to watch your alcohol consumption, avoid smoking and watch what you eat. You’ll also want to take a very important supplement says obstetrician Dr. Paul Bernstein co-author of Canada’s Pregnancy Care Book . “Parents need to spend a certain amount of time with the older sibling to reassure him or her that he or she is still important. Say things like “we didn’t get another baby to replace you, we got another baby because babies are so cool” or whatever works. Also, you can help kids of this age, that is two and a half going on three, to feel that they are the big boy or girl and that they have a different role in the family. They’re not the baby, they’re the ones that has competencies, that can do things by themselves, dress themselves or whatever it is, and emphasize those competencies so that the child really does feel special.”
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