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I’m Christina Simpson and I am a mother of 2 little princesses and a dear little boy. I like to write stuff on PassionMommy, a blog about parenting and motherhood that aims to help other moms in distress (that is, when I’m not at a tea party with my girls or looting treasures with my little pirate boy).

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Dec 20

5 Signs of Pregnancy While Breastfeeding You Need to Look Out For (Don’t Miss #3!)

By Christina Simpson | Breastfeeding , Pregnancy

Can You Get Pregnant While Breastfeeding?

It’s been quite a popular belief: you can’t get pregnant while you’re breastfeeding. But, how accurate is this statement?

Many moms rely on breastfeeding as an efficient and natural method of contraception, calling it the Lactation Amenorrhea Method (LAM). This contraceptive method is based on the fact that breast milk production hinders the ovaries from releasing an egg, thus preventing ovulation and the possibility of pregnancy. It is considered to be at least 98% effective, given that certain conditions are met.

Once the conditions change, however, LAM is no longer considered effective, which means that you need to start looking for another contraceptive method if you want to prevent pregnancy.

The average number of months before menstruation returns for a mom who has just given birth is 14.6; that is if you practice ecological breastfeeding. Otherwise, you can expect your period to return anywhere from 11 weeks to 24 months (or more) postpartum.

Still, the question remains: can you get pregnant while you are breastfeeding? The answer is yes. Unless you are relying on a separate contraceptive method other than LAM, there is a good chance that you’ll get pregnant, even while breastfeeding. This is especially so if you are still sexually active from the sixth month onward.

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Dec 19

How Long After Implantation Can I Test for the Most Accurate Results

By Christina Simpson | Pregnancy

About Implantation

If you have been trying to get pregnant for some time now, you may be familiar with the word “implantation". This is the process when a fertilized egg attaches itself to the wall of the uterus after a long journey through the fallopian tubes.

This process is one of the most critical processes that your body has to go through if you want to get pregnant. While it happens naturally for most aspiring moms, there are also some cases when a little help from the doctors is needed because the egg fails to implant itself naturally.

One thing that you should remember as an aspiring mom is that you should have a good overall reproductive health to ensure that everything goes smoothly. While there is no one main specific reason why natural implantations fail, the process is studied to be more successful when the fertilized egg or the embryo is healthy, and the womb is ready to accept it.

Testing is one of the most anxiety-ridden parts of getting pregnant. No matter what the method you used to test whether you are pregnant or not, there will always be a chance that the result you get is not accurate.

A good way to get accurate results regarding your pregnancy is to do it at the right time, and that is usually a few days after the implantation has taken place.

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Dec 09

What is the Best Pregnancy Pillow for You?

By Christina Simpson | Pregnancy , Reviews

What’s a Pregnancy Pillow and Why Use One?

As you get closer to your due date, your belly grows bigger, and you will start to notice that your body will start to feel tired, painful, and sometimes even sore from all that extra weight you are carrying. Of course, one practical solution to this common pregnancy dilemma is to lie down and have a good rest. However, there will be times when even lying down on the bed and resting can be a challenge.

Because of your growing baby bump, you might find it difficult to look for a position that’s cozy and comfortable for you. This is one of the reasons why pregnancy pillows were created. Ergonomically designed to give you support in areas where you need it the most when you are lying flat down in bed, a pregnancy pillow may just be what you need to help you get through the last few weeks or months of your pregnancy.

Is a pregnancy pillow a something that all pregnant women are required to purchase? Absolutely not. It does help, though, if you could get yourself one, especially if you’re struggling to find a comfortable position when napping during the day or sleeping at night.

While you most certainly can work with the regular pillows that you already have at home and rely on them for support for your baby bump, pregnancy pillows are more ideal because they are specially designed to fit and follow the contour of a pregnant woman’s body, especially your bump.

The idea, is to have something that will make you feel secure and comfortable all-over while also providing your back, your sides, and sometimes even your neck with the right amount of support and the right level of elevation that it needs to keep you from tossing and turning all night long.

**Below, you'll find more detailed reviews, but you can also click links above to check current prices and read customer's reviews on Amazon.

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Nov 01

6 Best Baby Bath Tubs and Good Reasons to Invest in Them

By Christina Simpson | Baby , Reviews

From the first day that you bring your baby home to the day that he finally learns to do it on his own, bath time is one of the few moments that you will get to enjoy and make special with him. Aside from making sure that you have the right baby toiletries on hand, there’s one thing that every mom needs to make certain of, and that is finding the best baby bath tubs and choosing the perfect

It may not seem like such a big deal, but having the right bathtub for your baby can make bath time for you and baby a lot easier, safer and more fun. There are tons of different bathtubs to choose from, and each one of them differs from the next.

So what are the different kinds of bathtubs, you ask? Well, there are those that come complete with accessories that will help you bathe your baby from Day 1 to his toddler years, and there are also those that have features that let you know whether the water is too warm or too cold for baby. There are even some bathtubs that look so good; you’ll want to squeeze right in!

Of course, these cool and convenient features come with a price. But, what’s a few more dollars compared to making bathtime a cherished moment that your little one will lovingly remember as he grows, right?

**Below, you'll find more detailed reviews, but you can also click links above to check current prices and read customer's reviews on Amazon.

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Oct 19

What Can I Do to Get Good Looking Breasts After Breastfeeding

By Christina Simpson | Breastfeeding

What are the Common Breast Issues Breastfeeding Moms Face?

Pregnancy and breastfeeding can affect and change your body in countless ways, and one of the things that a lot of moms dread the most after going through the whole ordeal is to get saggy uneven breasts. It may seem superficial, but having good looking breasts after breasts after breastfeeding matters to a lot of moms.

Breast shrinkage is one of the most common issues that moms face after breastfeeding. From being a perky B-cup, you may find yourself buying smaller A-cup bras after your child has been weaned off the boob. There are a ton of things that can make your breasts shrink: smoking, genetics, and aging are just a few of them.

Another issue that moms face after breastfeeding is having sad-looking droopy, saggy boobs. While this issue may be blamed mostly on pregnancy, there’s no denying that breastfeeding is a major contributor to the problem too.

Of course, there are many other boob-related issues that post-breastfeeding moms face, but more than identifying these, what we’d all love to know is how to fix them.If you’re a mom who’s anxious about having pretty, perky breasts after breastfeeding, read on and discover what you can do about it.

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