Thursday Thoughts ~ Baby Shower Games

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Did you play baby shower games, or are you planning to?

Here are a few links to websites offering free, or a minimal amount, on fun baby shower games.

http://www.creatingreallyawesomefreethings.com/fun-baby-shower-games/

https://www.etsy.com/shop/thepartystork?section_id=10625555

http://ideasbabyroom.com/10-baby-shower-games/

Monday Moments ~ Preparing Siblings For A New Baby

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How are you preparing your older children for the impending birth of a new brother or sister?

Here are just a few ideas to share:

1) Allow your child to express his or her feelings throughout your pregnancy. When they ask questions, answer them (based accordingly to their age).

2) Get any changes out of the way BEFORE the baby arrives. If you are going to be moving your child(ren) to another room, do so so they have time to adjust. Work on toilet training and weaning if you feel they are ready.

3) Sibling birth classes are often offered. If you think your children are having a hard time adjusting to the idea of a new family member, consider a class to help them transition.

Monday Moments ~ Glucose Tolerance Test

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Pregnant women can develop a condition known as Gestational Diabetes (diabetes brought on by pregnancy) that can cause risk to both a mother and her baby. A glucose tolerance test is a common types of testing for potential gestational diabetes.

There are several different tests that are intended to identify gestational diabetes in women who are expecting. The first, which is called the Glucose Challenge Screening, is a preliminary screening test usually performed between 26-28 weeks. If a woman tests positive during the test, the second test, called the Glucose Tolerance Test, may be performed. This test will diagnose whether diabetes exists or not by indicating whether or not the body is using glucose effectively.

Have you gone through the Glucose Tolerance Test? If so, what were your results? Share with us!

Monday Moments ~ What Is CVS Testing?

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What is CVS testing?

This diagnostic test involves a sample of the chorionic villi (tiny finger like projection on the placenta). These cells contain genetic information that can analyze chromosomal abnormalities and inform you on your baby’s gender as well if you want to know. This test is used to determine specific conditions such as:

Down’s syndrome

Cystic Fibrosis

Thalassaemia

Certain types of hemophilia

Duchene’s Muscular Dystrophy

Turner Syndrome

Sickle Cell Anemia

Fragile-X syndrome

Phenylketonuria

Antitrypsin Deficiency

If you have a family history of any of the above and/or are over 35 years old, your doctor may recommend a CVS test.