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Compare Childcare Costs in Your State

Compare Childcare Costs in Your State
A nanny will cost anywhere from $15 to $25 an hour depending on their expertise and where you live. Au pairs, or live in nannies from another country, average out to be $7.85 an hour for the 45 hours they work a week. Daycares can be comparable in price to getting an au pair, depending on the location and number of children.The main difference in cost between an au pair and daycare is a larger bulk of the childcare costs comes at the beginning of the year to two-year stay with the family. Compare childcare costs in your area with Go Au Pair’s interactive map of average childcare......
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Three ways Moms Married to Medicine can also balance a family

Three ways Moms Married to Medicine can also balance a family
There is no question if medical school is a sacrifice - to your time, your sanity, your relationships and especially for close relationships who happen to be a small toddler or two. There isn’t a MDmom with young children who hasn’t had to question her decision to choose medicine as a career at some point. Is it worth the sacrifice?  Am I ruining my children?  The long hours and copious amounts of studying required is doable, but am I hurting the kids? Making the decision to follow your dream as a doctor to save lives and heal, is not a bad decision. But looking at it from a childc......
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Advice on Au Pair childcare from MD mom raising kids

Advice on Au Pair childcare from MD mom raising kids
Any mom who is a practicing doctor knows finding the right childcare is unbelievably difficult, especially for the overnight shifts and sudden trips to the ER.   As a single mom starting medical school, Irene of Ohio, had a lot to think about. Babysitters and day cares were just not going to be the right fit. She needed some afterhours help and she needed someone who can step in at a moments notice if she had to run to the ER. After Irene did a lot of research she knew getting an Au Pair was the right childcare for her situation.   Overall Irene says the Au Pair cultural childcar......
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6 Tips To Give Birth With A Smile

6 Tips To Give Birth With A Smile
A lot of potential mothers want to experience all the emotions of pregnancy so that they can vividly remember each moment. The human mind has however been shown to remember the pleasant moments as opposed to the painful ones. It is for that reason that women ought to be encouraged to lead pregnancies that have been well thought out. This ensures that the pregnancy is exciting and giving birth is an easy time where one has a birth with a smile. In as much as every woman’s pregnancy week by week journey varies from another, there are some things that can be done during pregnancy to ensure birth......
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Pregnancy Fitness Week By Week

Pregnancy Fitness Week By Week
Fitness is essential during pregnancy. In this sector, we look at the various routines you have to follow every week. We will look at 40 weeks although most pregnancies will go for 38 weeks. Trimester One Week 1 and 2 This is the first week after your last period. Chances are you are not yet pregnant. You need to come up with a workout routine so that you stay active. Week 3 You are now pregnant, but no symptoms have showed up. You now need to know what you are supposed to eat to keep the baby (babies) healthy and manage the weight increase. Week 4 Pregnancy symptoms such as bloating, ......
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Pregnancy Nursing and Your Eyes

Pregnancy Nursing and Your Eyes
When three words are presented together; pregnancy, nursing, and vision, one of those doesn't quite seem to fit. Yet, your eyes are a part of your body, and there are few parts of a woman that go unchanged during pregnancy. One woman's story recounts a time when she went to the grocery store and couldn't read some of the labels no matter how closely she looked because her vision was suddenly blurry. It was such a sudden change that street signs she had no trouble reading on the way to the store were unreadable on the way home. She visited an optometrist who prescribed eyeglasses to her - a w......
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Conception, Pregnancy and Healthy Child Birth for Women Over 40

Conception, Pregnancy and Healthy Child Birth for Women Over 40
 Overview Fertility declines with age in women and odds of getting pregnant are lower after reaching 40 years, although this varies per person. Health experts say it is nearly impossible to become pregnant after 45 years of age. Many women above 40 years turn to fertility treatments in order to conceive. Regardless of your age, pregnancy has its own advantages and disadvantages. According to fertility specialists, trying to get pregnant after the age of 40 can be harder because your egg supply decreases as you get older, and older eggs may have chromosomal problems, increasing the ri......
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