Mommy-Baby, Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Support Group

October 6, 2023

When I started going to Réka’s group, way back in the Spring of 2008, it was usually just me and sometimes one other mom-to-be. Even though I speak Hungarian, I was clueless about the system here. Réka’s support, information and advice were priceless. By the time my daughter was a few months old, the group […]

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The pregnant patient’s bill of rights

May 23, 2023

The following Bill of Rights was written with American women in mind, but most of it holds true for conditions in Hungary. In fact, in Hungary, medical establishments and doctors may be even more cavalier about obtaining informed consent from their patients. Nonetheless, you have the right to make informed decisions concerning procedures (most of […]

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Recommended reading for pregnancy and childbirth

May 23, 2023

Following is a list of recommended reading for pregnancy, childbirth and baby care books. Pre-conception Taking Charge of Your Fertility: The Definitive Guide to Natural Birth Control, Pregnancy Achievement, and Reproductive Health Fertility awareness is a scientifically proven, but little known method of birth control. It can also help you in optimizing your chances of […]

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Tips for nausea

December 23, 2023

Nausea is one of the most common symptoms of pregnancy, which happily fades of its own accord somewhere around the beginning of the second trimester (around week 12) for most women. It is often called morning sickness, which is a complete misnomer, as it can occur at any time of day. Some consider this nausea […]

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Constipation in the first trimester

October 23, 2023

The subject of constipation, and whether or not it is normal in the first trimester came up at our last mommy-baby group, so here’s a little bit of information about this first-trimester nuisance. The short answer is that yes, constipation is a very common symptom in the first trimester because pregnancy hormones make peristaltic movements […]

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