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Pregnancy

5 Great Baby Shower Gift Ideas

  You are invited to a baby shower and you want to pick out the most mocha-fabulous gift for the mommy-to-be and the expected baby.  Sure, you could easily go off the baby registry if the mommy and daddy decided to do one, or if you would like to be a little more creative, you [...]

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Tummy Won’t Tone? Diastasis Recti Could Be the Problem

Every hot mama or mom to be worries about toning up the tummy muscles. But a common condition that occurs during pregnancy and sometimes childbirth could be causing the bulge around your navel area and call for some special exercises. VIONNA JONES, MochaManual’s resident fitness diva explains.

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To Crunch or Not To Crunch

After having a baby, many mothers are ready to get their body back to normal, right away.  Many women will automatically think of doing crunches to rebuild their abdominal muscles. But are crunches the best exercise for post-pregnancy?                Vionna Jones

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Faithful Over That Which Is Another Man’s

Before I was a husband I was a father.  But before I was a father of my own I became a surrogate to another’s by design, if not directly by choice. Within five minutes of first meeting my wife she told me that five years ago, she dropped out of college at nineteen to have [...]

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The First Year Finale: What To Expect As Baby Turns One

The First Year Finale by MochaManual.com Staff You’re in the final stretch of year one, but first you have eating, sleeping and behavioral changes to contend with. Buckle up for the final stretch.        

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Your Checklist

Choosing a Doctor Your doctor is going to be your best friend for the next forty weeks, so choose wisely. Follow these steps when choosing a doctor:          

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Tests, Tests and More Tests

Tests, Test, and More Tests Just for Dads… For the next nine months, you life will likely revolve around a miasma of tests, scans, appointments and doctor visits. In the third trimester, those doctor visits become even more frequent, believe it or not! And if your other half is over age 35, there may be [...]

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Morning Noon & Night Sickness

Morning, Noon and Night Sickness Just for Dads… You may be shocked and dismayed to find out that your usual morning routine of cuddling and doing other stuff with your honey, has now been replaced with morning sickness.   

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