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Maternity Tips

Navigating the maternity landscape can be daunting and confusing for a first-time mom. When you are directed to your company’s FMLA policy, you are thrown into a hodge podge of forms and documents that require extensive reviewing. Unless you ask the appropriate questions to your Human Resources department and talk to other new mothers, it can be difficult to get all of the necessary answers. Here are some helpful links to help you navigate the maternity and maternity leave scene.

Maternity/Pregnancy

  1. https://www.emedicinehealth.com/pregnancy_week_by_week/article_em.htm
  2. https://www.webmd.com/baby/default.htm
  3. https://www.babycenter.com/pregnancy
  4. https://www.medicinenet.com/pregnancy/article.htm
  5. https://www.parents.com/pregnancy/
  6. http://americanpregnancy.org/
  7. https://medlineplus.gov/pregnancy.html
  8. https://www.plannedparenthood.org/learn/pregnancy
  9. http://www.pregnancybirthbaby.org.au/
  10. https://www.whattoexpect.com/pregnancy/

Maternity Leave

  1. https://fairygodboss.com/career-topics/maternity-leave-101-basic-things-you-should-know
  2. https://www.thecut.com/article/maternity-leave-usa.html
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maternity_leave_in_the_United_States
  4. https://www.parents.com/pregnancy/my-life/maternity-paternity-leave/
  5. https://www.parents.com/pregnancy/my-life/maternity-paternity-leave/
  6. http://www.slate.com/articles/double_x/doublex/2011/12/maternity_leave_how_much_time_off_is_healthiest_for_babies_and_mothers_.html
  7. https://newrepublic.com/article/120939/maternity-leave-policies-america-hurt-working-moms
  8. https://hbr.org/2017/07/a-winning-parental-leave-policy-can-be-surprisingly-simple
  9. https://www.whattoexpect.com/pregnancy/maternity-leave
  10. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2018/02/05/the-worlds-richest-countries-guarantee-mothers-more-than-a-year-of-paid-maternity-leave-the-u-s-guarantees-them-nothing/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.00007187454a

Parenting Tips

Being a parent is not an easy job. In all honesty, and many parents would agree, it is a trial and error process, and unfortunately, our first child is the guinea pig for all of our experiments. Here are some helpful web sites to help with the parenting process:

  1. https://childdevelopmentinfo.com/how-to-be-a-parent/parenting/#.WwS93-4vzIU
  2. https://www.parents.com/parenting/better-parenting/advice/ways-to-be-fantastic-parent/
  3. https://www.parentingforbrain.com/how-to-be-a-good-parent-10-parenting-tips/
  4. https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/childdevelopment/positiveparenting/index.html
  5. http://www.momjunction.com/articles/25-tips-help-become-better-parent_006705/#gref
  6. https://www.webmd.com/parenting/features/10-commandments-good-parenting#1
  7. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/emotional-fitness/201509/top-10-parenting-tips
  8. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/in-control/201708/top-10-parenting-tips
  9. http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/communication-parents.aspx
  10. https://www.parenting.com/article/parenting-advice
  11. https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0515/p642-s2.html?utm_cmpid=aafp&utm_campaign=afp&utm_div=pub&utm_mission=pe&utm_prod=afpj&hootPostID=a8bce38cb309883559ebb4acf53dc8dc
  12. https://www.parenting.com/blogs/mom-congress/melissa-taylor/10-best-books-thinking-parents

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