New babies, especially first born children, require a great deal of equipment. They need a crib, a changing table, a car seat and plenty of clothes. There is a wide variety of items available for babies. Every year, companies work hard to provide new designs in nursery items. Baby cribs...

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It used to be that a woman dated, got married and then became pregnant. This was the order of events imposed by rigid societies. Modern times have changed the order in which these events happen. Sometimes marriage is not even part of the equation with modern couples. They date, get...

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Fashion designers for weddings dresses have often been hard pressed to keep up with new trends. At one time it was considered gauche for a woman to wear a dress that was not full length, but that has changed for modern brides. Dress length, color and styles have been updated...

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There have been many times in the past when women quit their jobs once they had a child. This was because it was often difficult to balance work and home life. Being pregnant took a huge toll on a woman. Once the baby was born, her time was even more precious. Feedings every three hours were difficult enough, and those times didn't include all the other needs of the new baby. Women were hard pressed to return to work right away. Many companies have recognized the stress of maternity and have expanded the time allotted to new mothers. Instead of 6 weeks, many companies now offer maternity leave from 6 months to a full year.