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What do I need to know when buying maternity bras?

What do I need to know when buying maternity bras?

Buy expanders: The best advice I got was to buy these little expanders for the back of the bras. Get a saleswoman who has had kids to help you. ...Read more

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What's the false positivity rate in the maternity 21 test?

What's the false positivity rate in the maternity 21 test?

Low: There is less than 1-2 % false positive rate, this can come from a phenomenon called confined placental mosaicism. If you have a positive maternity 21 test you should consider having a genetic amniocentesis as getting known fetal dna from the amniotic fluid is the only way to know for sure prior to delivery. ...Read more

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Do health insurers often exclude maternity care from insurance plans?

Do health insurers often exclude maternity care from insurance plans?

Not often: This has generally been legislated out of most plans although it was common in the past. Many plans, however, have time limitations so no coverage for many conditions including pregnancy for a period of 4-8 months after signing up to prevent people with no insurance or competing insurance from jumping into a new plan while already having a condition. ...Read more

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How can I find the best maternity bra?

How can I find the best maternity bra?

Lactation consultant: Most maternity stores that sell clothes have a section for maternity bras that are made weli. In addition, most hospitals where babies are delivered have lactation specialists on staff. Many of those specialists may be able to fit you for not only a maternity bra, but (even more importantly) a lactation bra that provides good support and opens for breast feeding. Buy those after the baby is born. ...Read more

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What should I do to plan my maternity leave?

What should I do to plan my maternity leave?

Plan in Advance: Talk to your boss or HR department at the beginning of your pregnancy so that you are not hiding anything. Make a tentative plan in your mind and if something unexpected happens your doctor will help you with it. Make sure you have all the necessary paperwork to your doctor on time, don't wait until the last minute. Once everything is set you can relax and be excited as the time gets close! ...Read more

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When is the best time to take maternity leave?

When you need it.: Best time is when you, your support system, your doc and your employer think it is. It may be different for everyone depending upon a variety of factors which may or may not be under your control. There is no wrong answer. ...Read more

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When is the best time to take maternity leave?

When you need it.: Best time is when you, your support system, your doc and your employer think it is. It may be different for everyone depending upon a variety of factors which may or may not be under your control. There is no wrong answer. ...Read more

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How much maternity leave am I entitled to take?

Depends: If you work for a company that has more than 50 employees then you are entitled to 12 weeks of unpaid leave. ...Read more

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When would be a good time to take maternity leave?

When would be a good time to take maternity leave?

Ehhhh?: When you have a baby. It is purely a personal preference, but some woman prefer to take/start their maternity leave a week or so before the actual due date. Your employer will be able to help you with how many days/months you can take as per their benefits, etc. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What should I think about when planning my maternity leave?

Not working: Think about how happy you will be spending quality time with your new born, while you are not working! Plan your daily routine and get your life in order as you realize all the joys of having a new person in your life. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can I expect in going back to work after maternity leave?

What can I expect in going back to work after maternity leave?

Going back to work: Going back to work poses different challenges.
All of us have felt sad when we leave our little ones, but please, do not feel guilty. As moms we always strive to do what is best for our families.
Get organized before you actually go back, find dependable child care and always have a back up!
learn to delegate and ask for help, make sure you spend special family time, and pencil time for for you. ...Read more

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Is it normal to not want to go back to work after maternity leave?

Is it normal to not want to go back to work after maternity leave?

Yes: Oh my goodness yes!
we have just experienced one of the single most imprtant and exhilarating events of our lives. We have given birth to a tiny, beautiful human being that is ours, we have become moms. Our lives have radically changed and we are also experiencing a multitude of feelings. Take your time and talk about it.


Thoughts and feelings are racing and our hormones are all over the place. ...Read more

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How do I prepare to go back to work after an extended maternity leave?

How do I prepare to go back to work after an extended maternity leave?

No one easy answer: Every family is different. That is why I created a health guide to work-life balance and childcare. Please check it out and add your own suggestions in comments. Https://www. Healthtap. Com/health_guide/54
above all, enjoy every minute of your time with your family. And take lots of photos, too! :). ...Read more

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Hi there, Would someone possibly be able to call me tomorrow? I just want to find out about my maternity cover.

Hi there, Would someone possibly be able to call me tomorrow? I just want to find out about my maternity cover.

What is the question: We do not call you on this site but answer questions related to medical concerns ...Read more

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What is the normal sizing of maternity clothes?

What is the normal sizing of maternity clothes?

Loose is best: This is a time to go for comfort and function over fashion. Pregnant women should look for oversized clothing they already have or can borrow. They can also buy boys' shirts. There is little need to spend a lot of money on fashionable clothes for pregnancy. A couple of pairs of pants and skirts with expandable waist might be enough. If planning to breast feed, pretty but functional tops are good. ...Read more

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What type of doctor specializes in maternity?

What type of doctor specializes in maternity?

Ob/Gyn: Obstetricians/gynecologists are the experts in childbirth, maternity, and women's health, though there are also some internal medicine specialists and subspecialists in endocrinology who have additional interest and training in women's health issues. ...Read more

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Will I have to wear maternity clothes?

No: You will have to wear loose clothes. Maternity, or just big, is up to you. I liked hospital scrubs, myself. ...Read more

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When will I need to start wearing maternity clothes?

It depends: You can begin to wear maternity clothes when your own clothes are no longer comfortable. ...Read more

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What are some tips for finding comfortable maternity clothes?

What are some tips for finding comfortable maternity clothes?

Maternity clothing: Many department stores carry an inexpensive, fasionable, maternity line (check old navy, gap, and target). Many women are able to wear their own pants in up to mid second trimester with a "belly band" which helps to keep regular pants (unzipped) up, and show off that bump with a cute top. Trade with other moms or check out a consignment shop. (also a great place to find baby supplies!). ...Read more

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Can someone write a doctors note for me for my maternity leave?

Your Dr.: Health Tap is for advice and medical answers to certain questions. A note for maternity leave would need to physically come from your Dr. Or health care provider. Assuming you are going to give birth, or just did, call your Dr./provider who took care of you and they may be able to do this. You most likely may have to go to see them for the note, as there may be a fee associated with any note. ...Read more

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Will the color of mamary areola become lighter after maternity delivery?

Will the color of mamary areola become lighter after maternity delivery?

Possibly: Although the color of areola may lighten after pregnancy, it is unlikely to return to pre-pregnancy coloration. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm 510 and I'm pregnant. I can't find maternity dresses long enough.?

What to do if I'm 510 and I'm pregnant. I can't find maternity dresses long enough.?

Check the internet: Surely, there are maternity companies that cater to women who are tall or plus sized. There are so many women in your height that any maternity wear company can make a "fortune" or a seamstress will. ...Read more

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What kinds of things should women do during maternity leave to prepare for the baby?

What kinds of things should women do during maternity leave to prepare for the baby?

Congrats!: Congratulations on your upcoming child! I found this a good preparation article especially as it has a link to car-seat reviews. It's important to research and invest in a good car-seat to protect your child. A safe crib is also the next best investment to make. Don't forget to consider having a prenatal visit with a Pediatrician to find the right one for you.

http://www. Babies. Sutterhealth. Org/laboranddelivery/ld_prep4b-arriv. Html ...Read more

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I'm having hard time computing when should I file for maternity, my due is on 30/10/13? Wondering why it has 40 weeks, my 7th month is 08/08/13 ryt?

I'm having hard time computing when should I file for maternity, my due is on 30/10/13? Wondering why it has 40 weeks, my 7th month is 08/08/13 ryt?

If your due date is: 30/10/13 your OB should have explained that it is calculated from your last period and it is 40 weeks from your last period until your due date, your OB goes by weeks gestation, not months, so u would be 21 weeks gestation tomorrow 18/6/2013. ...Read more

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How do I buy maternity clothes if having triplets?

How do I buy maternity clothes if having triplets?

Not too difficult: You will probably have to jump ("bump") up to higher sizes earlier in the pregnancy. There are a variety of maternity boutiques present that can help you. Pregnancy currently is something to be proud of and to show in an obvious way instead of a generation ago when it was somewhat hidden and clothes for later pregnancy were more like tents. ...Read more

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Which questions should I ask when touring the maternity ward in my hospital?

Which questions should I ask when touring the maternity ward in my hospital?

Visitor policy: Some good questions to ask are about the visitor policy. You want your family to be able to come but also to have alone time to sleep, breastfeed or bond with your baby. You should also ask about the rooms: if you will be sharing, moving during your stay. Finally, you should ask about anesthesia: is there an anesthesia provider at the hospital all the time or just some of the time? ...Read more

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What is the difference between fmla, maternity leave, and short term disability?

What is the difference between fmla, maternity leave, and short term disability?

Forms: FMLA forms protect your job. You don't get paid but it allows you to take time off without risk of truancy. Maternity leave is the term for taking off time for pregnancy. ST disability is a different form that goes to the state so that you can get a percentage of your income reimbursed while you are out of work. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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What is the maternity 21 blood test? How sensitive and specific is it? Does it have false positive rate?

What is the maternity 21 blood test? How sensitive and specific is it? Does it have false positive rate?

False positive: Prenatal testing for chromosomal abnormalities can help determine whether your baby has certain genetic conditions. Knowing more about the health of your baby can help you, your family and your health care provider make informed decisions about your pregnancy. For a more detailed clarification I would suggest a consultation with your ob/gyn to get more information. ...Read more