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Pregnancy FAQs

These are a handful of commonly asked questions about pregnancy activities and safety. If in doubt, please consult your healthcare provider.

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Breast Milk Donations

Through our partnership with Northwest Mothers Milk, Nurturing Expressions accepts Breast Milk Donations at our boutiques in Poulsbo, Tacoma, and West Seattle.

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Healthy Eating while Pregnant

Eating a consistent, nutritious diet throughout your pregnancy benefits both your growing baby and you. What you eat directly affects how well your body copes and recovers from the physical changes of pregnancy and birth. Eating well also helps with the mental and emotional challenges of carrying and delivering a baby.

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Postpartum Blues (Postpartum Depression)

Postpartum depression (PPD or peripartum depression), also known as the “baby blues,” may occur any time between one week and a month after a person gives birth. Some common symptoms of PPD include depressed mood, loss of interest, problems sleeping, fatigue, irritability, and weight gain.

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Common Lactation Questions

These are some Lactation and Nursing (breastfeeding, chestfeeding, pumping) FAQs with answers from an IBCLC. It is never normal for breastfeeding / chestfeeding to hurt.

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