Mommy Influencer Mommy Julie Admits to Experiencing Baby Blues on the First Episode of MomCenter’s Usapang Nanay
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by MomCenter
1y ago
MomCenter Philippines has officially launched the first season of Usapang Nanay with its host and first guest, Julie Anne Septimo, or popularly known as Mommy Julie on TikTok. The show’s first episode allowed Mommy Julie to share her motherhood journey as a first time mom to her daughter Cali. Overwhelmed with Motherhood Just like any mom, Mommy Julie admits to being ecstatic as she entered a new role in her life, that is being a mom; but transitioning from a free-spirited Julie to a Mommy Julie was overwhelming for her as she realized how much of a responsibility being a mother is. But knowin ..read more
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Fuss-Free Staples to Ease You Through Motherhood
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by MomCenter
1y ago
PHILIPPINES, MAY 2022 – Fuelled by the brand’s commitment to create thoughtful designs that cater to every stage of a woman’s life, Love, Bonito launches its newest Embrace collection. From routine medical checks to nesting errands, the refreshed maternity essentials are thoughtfully designed to bring every expecting mom through her journey in comfort and style. Look forward to ultra-soft and breathable fabrics to combat unexpected hot flushes due to changing hormone levels, maternity-specific details to accommodate belly growth as well as nursing-friendly details for breastfeeding moms. Zayni ..read more
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Patrick and Nikka Garcia are Expecting!
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by Em de Guzman-Cruz
2y ago
Patrick and Nikka Garcia are expecting their fourth child! The happy couple shared their new baby news on their YouTube channel, Garcia Family.  In their video, Nikka shares that her pregnancy is the reason why she and Patrick were silent on their social media accounts in the past few weeks. Patrick then shares that he thinks this pregnancy is the most challenging for his wife, mainly due to nausea, food aversions, and morning/whole-day sickness. The couple further admits that the pregnancy is high-risk and that their doctor advises Nikka to stay home, also as a precaution to the ongoing ..read more
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Mythbusters Para kay Mommy at Baby
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by MomCenter
2y ago
One thing women should expect during pregnancy is that there will be tons of advice and tips; they’ll even hear many myths or “pamahiin.” Even these days, some women still follow these myths for the sake of “wala namang masama kung maniniwala” or “better to be safe than sorry.” These pamahiins abound in Filipino culture, and while some people find no harm in trying, the reality is that expectant mothers go through a lot of physical, mental, and emotional changes even after their baby is born, which could contribute to the experiences so many women have had and continue to experience. Sticking ..read more
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Delivering via VBAC: What Moms should Know
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by MomCenter
2y ago
Can moms who gave birth via CS still have a vaginal birth? It’s common to hear the phrase: “Once a C-section, always a C-section,” but does it ring true for everyone today? Not necessarily because for most mothers, VBAC can be an option. Just like Shamcey Supsup is one. But what exactly is VBAC? VBAC or Vaginal Birth After C-Section is a choice offered to moms who might be considering giving birth vaginally to their next child after having a C-section in their prior pregnancy. And it is considered a safe option as studies have shown a 60-80% success rate for women who attempt a VBAC. However ..read more
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Hairy Talk: How can Parents Better Take Care of their Kids’ Hair?
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by Em de Guzman-Cruz
2y ago
My eldest daughter recently asked me, “Mommy, what is that?” and then pointed out my bottle of conditioner. I replied it was my hair conditioner. To which she then replied, “but what is it for?” I explained that I use it to make my hair softer. And of course, just like any normal inquisitive kid, she had to ask, “but don’t I need that too? So my hair can be soft as well?” And that is when I realized, I know how to bathe my daughters and how to care for their skin, but do I know how to take care of their hair? I’m a believer of the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” philosophy, so my daughters b ..read more
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Starting Up Your Labor: 6 Natural Ways to Try
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by MomCenter
2y ago
Moms at the latter stage of their pregnancy more often than not find themselves at wit’s end waiting for labor to either start or progress. Because as most moms eventually discover, labor is not as fast nor as exciting as movies make it out to be. Real-life labor can be slow, uneventful, and can test anyone’s patience – more so moms who are waiting for their bundles of joy after 40 long weeks. This might be the reason why labor-related questions are popular in mommy groups. But can moms speed or even jumpstart their contractions safely? Here are a few ways to naturally induce labor: Move Movin ..read more
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Pregnant During a Pandemic: How to Take Care of Your Mental Health
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by MomCenter
2y ago
Pregnancy can be stressful and it can be normal for moms to worry about their diet, their baby’s health, work, and even financial issues. However, being pregnant in the time of a pandemic, such as the current one, can add to an expecting moms’ anxiety. If you’re currently expecting, it’s ok to be worried in these uncertain times. But at the same time, you also have to ensure that you’re OK. Here are a few tips. What are the signs of symptoms of high stress in pregnant women? Appetite changes Constantly worrying (and even dealing with fears) about pregnancy and delivery Low quality of sleep or ..read more
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What Parents Should Know about Home Birth
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by MomCenter
2y ago
Would-be moms these days have several options when it comes to birthing. Normal birth, CS birth, natural birth, done in either hospitals, lying-ins, or birthing homes. Recently, another option came into the spotlight — home birth. Home births are not new in the country. But celebrities — the most recent of which was Max Collins, doing it has somewhat renewed the public’s interest in it. But we have to ask, what exactly is home birth? What is home birth and what does the DOH say about it? Home birth is defined as the instance of giving birth at home instead of a medical facility such as a hospi ..read more
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Pregnancy in the Time of COVID-19
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by Em de Guzman-Cruz
2y ago
These unsettling times of the COVID-19 pandemic and the prevailing enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) is challenging for all of us, as it affected our daily lives, work, and even our family’s daily routines. But how about expectant mothers or parents? What can new parents expect during this time and what do they need to know with regards to the health and safety of both mom and child? What can moms do to ensure that she and her unborn baby are safe from COVID-19? Here are a few things that expectant parents can do to stay safe: Practice proper hygiene including proper handwashing. Wash your ..read more
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