Pregnancy

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    Handsome Boy Names for Your Little Prince

    Most Beautiful Boy Names with Meaning Choosing a name for your little boy is so exciting! There are so many beautiful boy names which makes this really difficult to choose the best name for your baby. Whether you’re looking for handsome boy names or baby boy names that mean handsome, you have come to the right place! As a mother of two boys, I have gathered all the names that are related to our topic today to help you find the most beautiful name for your handsome boy! I created two lists of names, the first one contains boy names that mean handsome and the second list contains more handsome…

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    Is Acai Safe During Pregnancy

    Acai While Pregnant and Breastfeeding If you are a health-conscious woman, you are likely to have tried acai in the past or at least heard of the reported benefits of this superfood. It has been said to help with everything from weight loss to inflammation to giving you clearer skin. Who wouldn’t want to take a supplement that can provide you with all those wonderful effects? But supplements and superfoods can seem a bit trickier once you are pregnant or breastfeeding because now you have a little one to worry about. As a pregnant woman or a woman considering becoming pregnant, you may have considered is acai safe during pregnancy.…

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    Can You Drink Ensure While Pregnant

    Ensure While Pregnant Nutritional drinks, especially the ready-to-drink variety, offer a quick, healthy alternative to getting in the nutrients, vitamins, and calories that we all need to stay active, energized, and healthy. If you are pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant and are a fan of these drinks or interested in using them during your pregnancy, you may have wondered, can you drink Ensure while pregnant? Luckily, the answer in most cases is that you can. Below, we will discuss what Ensure is, how it benefits your body, and whether it is safe to consume during pregnancy. We will also go over its ability to help gain weight or lose…

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    Can You Take Goli While Pregnant

    Goli Gummies While Pregnant Goli gummies have been insanely popular over the last several years. Their ability to pack powerhouse supplements with ingredients and benefits for overall health has made them well-loved by celebrities, health fanatics, and consumers worldwide. If you are a fan of the little gummies and are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, you may have some questions. One of these may be, can you take Goli while pregnant? Below we will talk about what the gummies are and their health benefits. We will also describe the safety of the three varieties and some potential side effects. Finally, we will finish with a bit of information on…

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    Herbalife While Pregnant – Is It Safe?

    Is Herbalife Safe When Pregnant? Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. For more info please read the full disclosure. If you are a fan of Herbalife products, you are not alone. Millions of people use their products worldwide to increase their energy, aid in weight loss and improve athletic performance. As a pregnant woman or someone looking to become pregnant, you may be wondering about taking Herbalife while pregnant. Below we will discuss a bit more about the company, its products, and the safety of its use while pregnant. Some products may be safe, while you should avoid others. The details are below on some of these.  What is Herbalife?…

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    Can You Take Ashwagandha While Pregnant

    Is Ashwagandha Safe During Pregnancy? If you are interested in holistic healing, health, and wellness, you have probably heard of ashwagandha over the past several years. The traditional herbal supplement has skyrocketed in popularity recently, but it is nothing new. It has been used for thousands of years in traditional Middle Eastern medicine. Although you may have heard of this ancient root before, how much do you really know? If you are pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant, you may want to learn more, so you can answer the question, can you take ashwagandha while pregnant. Below we will talk about what ashwagandha is, its benefits, side effects, and if…

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    Waking Up At 3am Every Night During Pregnancy

    How to Deal with Sleep Problems During Pregnancy If you are pregnant, suffering from insomnia, and waking up at 3 a.m. every night during your pregnancy, know that you are not alone. According to the American Pregnancy Association, 78% of pregnant women will experience insomnia during their pregnancy. Now you know it is common to experience interrupted sleep during pregnancy. Let us talk about sleep patterns for pregnant women. We will also discuss what may be causing your insomnia. We will also go over some ways to help alleviate this insomnia. You will experience more restful sleep during your pregnancy. Waking up at 3 a.m. every night during pregnancy does…

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    Can You Drink Hot Chocolate While Pregnant

    Hot Chocolate During Pregnancy If you are pregnant and have found yourself craving a cup of something sweet and warm, you may have wondered, “Can you drink hot chocolate while pregnant?” Below we will talk about hot chocolate’s benefits, risks, and even a homemade recipe for pregnant women looking for a healthy, delicious version. There is also some helpful information on other hot beverages you may have wondered about during pregnancy. What is Hot Chocolate Made Of? As the name implies, hot chocolate consists of good quality chocolate whether milk, dark or white. It is combined with other ingredients to make it a hot, liquid drink. The chocolate is shaved…

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    Strong Sporty Boy Names For Your Future Champ

    Strong Athletic boy names for your little champ If you have big plans for little baby and you are looking for strong and sporty boy names that your husband will love, you got to the right place. I have gathered a bunch of cool athletic boy names that you may like! Sporty Boy Names Rory The name Rory is a boy’s name of Irish origin meaning “red king”. Sebastian Sebastian means “venerable” in Greek, and comes from the Latin word “Sebastianos,” which was used to refer to a person from Sebastia. There are many great athletes named Sebastian, such as Sebastian Vettel (Formula 1 driver), and Sebastian Janikowski (football player).  Evander…

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    Water Names For Babies (Boys & Girls)

    Water related names for girls and boys If you are looking for beautiful water names for your baby, you got to the right place! Water is one of the most important substances on earth. Water is the source of all life, we build cities around it and it’s the most important liquid in our ecosystem – all plants, insects, and animals, including humans, cannot survive without it. There is something very powerful about water names for babies and many parents find water-related names very attractive.  Water names for babies range from the calms of the beach to the wilds of the waves and ocean. Some are more common than others,…

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    I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant Because I Had My Period

    Can you be pregnant and still get your period?  I didn’t know I was pregnant because I had my period. That line may sound like something out of a horror movie for women. Pregnancy is a beautiful thing and maybe you can’t wait to start a family, but not knowing that your pregnant until you go into labor is a terrifying thought. But it does happen. And it happens more often than you think. Many women don’t realize they’re pregnant because they believe they had their period while they were pregnant. Can this really happen? Can you really be pregnant, not realize it and still get your period? Can You…

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    Can You Be Pregnant and Still Have Your Period

    Can You Be Pregnant and Still Get Your Period? As any expectant parent knows, pregnancy is a time of immense change. Not only will your body go through a number of physical changes, but your mental and emotional state will also be challenged. But one of the biggest changes that most women experience during their periods is not getting their periods. It’s one of the first signs of pregnancy, but is it a surefire sign? Can you be pregnant and still have your period? Let’s find out. Can You Be Pregnant and Still Get Your Period? Technically, no. You can’t have a true period while you’re pregnant because menstruation stops…

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    What to do when you find out you’re pregnant

    15 Things to do when you find out you’re pregnant Just found out you’re pregnant and not sure what to do next? A positive pregnancy test can be both exciting and daunting. I remember when I became pregnant, I literally learned something new every day! There are so many things you must be asking yourself, so here is a checklist of what to do when you find out you’re pregnant! How soon can you find out you’re pregnant? If you’re not sure you’re pregnant, you can take a few pregnancy tests to make sure before you go to your doctor. You should wait to take a pregnancy test until the…

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    Timeless Vintage Girl Names

    Old Fashioned Girl Names That Are Making a Comeback Congratulations… You’re about to bring a new life into this world! Whether you just discovered the news or are about to pop, choosing the name for your little girl is one of the most important decisions to make! If there is something about the vintage girl names that makes you feel in love, then you got to the right place! Old-fashioned girl names are perfect for seasoned baby name hunters, as they are usually interesting and fashion-forward and never go out of style. These classic names were good enough for wise and unforgettable women of decades past, and are great for…

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    How to Prevent a Miscarriage From Happening

    Natural Ways to Prevent a Miscarriage It is very natural for women who had a miscarriage in the past or are at risk of having a miscarriage to ask themselves how to prevent a miscarriage from happening? Miscarriages are something no woman would wish on her worst enemy. It is a painful and emotional experience. Therefore, taking any precautions to prevent a miscarriage is the priority of any expectant mother. But before we talk about different ways to prevent a miscarriage, we should ask is it even possible to prevent a miscarriage? Is It Possible to Prevent a Miscarriage? You should know that a miscarriage cannot be prevented in most…

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    How to Turn a Breech Baby

    How can I turn my breech baby naturally? If your unborn baby is in a breech position, you must be asking yourself, how to turn a breech baby naturally? You should know that babies often twist and turn during pregnancy. Most of them will move into the head-down position, also known as the head-first position, by the time labor begins. Although most mothers get scared of having a breech baby in late pregnancy, it is important to note that they are various ways of turning a breech baby. But before we get to the common ways to turn a breech baby, let’s understand better what is a breech position and…

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    Is It Ok To Have Cats While Pregnant – Risks & Safety Rules

    Having Cats While Pregnant: Cat Litter Precautions For Pregnant Women People love to have pets because they are like a part of their family. However, a common confusion most women have is whether having cats while pregnant is ok or not. Pregnancy brings few challenges for you if you own a cat. But don’t worry. All you’ll have to do is just a little planning instead of getting rid of your cat. Furthermore, babies and cats can co-exist peacefully as long as you want them to, so you can keep your furry friend also after pregnancy. First things come first. There are some common myths about cats and pregnancy and…

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    Pregnancy After Miscarriage – You Are Not Alone

    How long after a miscarriage can you get pregnant again? Most women will have a successful pregnancy after miscarriage. In fact, having one or two miscarriages doesn’t mean you’re at higher risk for miscarriage in the future. Spontaneous abortion or miscarriage is defined as the loss of pregnancy less than 20 weeks gestation. According to NCBI, it is estimated that as many as 26% of all pregnancies end in miscarriage and most happen within the first eight weeks. In other words, miscarriages are more common than most women think.  A late period may actually be a miscarriage, and it can even happen before pregnancy is detected. The risk of miscarriage decreased after…

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    Exercises to Avoid During Pregnancy

    Pregnancy Workouts – Exercises to Avoid in Pregnancy Although there are exercises to avoid during pregnancy, that are listed below, moderate exercising during pregnancy can improve your health and give you a safe delivery on your due date. Doing this is essential during pregnancy to prevent common discomforts usually experience by expecting mothers. It is especially beneficial if you are overweight or obese as you will be able to avoid adding more weight and give yourself and the baby better chances of safe delivery.  What makes exercising during pregnancy more exciting is if you were active before pregnancy, it is expected that you will have the determination and endurance to keep…

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    Adorable pregnancy announcement ideas with dogs

    Cutest pregnancy announcement ideas with dogs Expecting a baby? Congratulations!  What can be better than announcing your pregnancy with your dog? These pregnancy announcements are a great way to include baby’s best friend on the fun! Grab your fur baby for a dog pregnancy announcement and create a memorable announcement that will melt everyone’s heart! We have gathered a list of inspiring posts on Instagram we really love. HERE ARE MORE RELATED PREGNANCY ANNOUNCEMENT ARTICLES YOU CAN READ: 13 PREGNANCY ANNOUNCEMENTS TO KIDS PREGNANCY ANNOUNCEMENT IDEAS TO HUSBAND PREGNANCY ANNOUNCEMENT IDEAS AT WORK PREGNANCY ANNOUNCEMENT IDEAS TO PARENTS AND FAMILY PREGNANCY ANNOUNCEMENT INSTAGRAM STICKERS  Cutest pregnancy announcement ideas with dogs…

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    Cutest pregnancy announcement ideas

    Cutest ways to announce your pregnancy! Expecting a baby? Congratulations! If you’re looking for the cutest pregnancy announcement ideas, here are a few that you may like. We have gathered a list of inspiring pregnancy announcements we really love. So, get some inspiration and make sure you snap a photo to share that will melt everyone’s heart. Trust me, they’ll be saying “awww” a lot once they see your pregnancy announcement! HERE ARE A FEW MORE RELATED PREGNANCY ANNOUNCEMENT ARTICLES YOU CAN READ: 13 PREGNANCY ANNOUNCEMENTS TO KIDS PREGNANCY ANNOUNCEMENT IDEAS TO HUSBAND PREGNANCY ANNOUNCEMENT IDEAS AT WORK PREGNANCY ANNOUNCEMENT IDEAS TO PARENTS AND FAMILY PREGNANCY ANNOUNCEMENT INSTAGRAM STICKERS  Cutest…

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    Funny pregnancy announcement ideas that will make you laugh

    Creative ways to announce your pregnancy with humor I love seeing creative and funny pregnancy announcement ideas. When it comes to pregnancy announcements on social media, there are so many great ideas. If you are looking for a unique and memorable way to announce your pregnancy, you should think of something really creative! We have gathered a list of extra funny pregnancy announcement ideas that will inspire you. You’ll get a few laughs and a lot of congratulations as you announce your pregnancy with humor!  Here are a few more related pregnancy announcement articles you can read: 13 PREGNANCY ANNOUNCEMENTS TO KIDS PREGNANCY ANNOUNCEMENT IDEAS TO HUSBAND PREGNANCY ANNOUNCEMENT IDEAS…

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    Easter pregnancy announcement ideas

    Cute Pregnancy Announcement Ideas For Easter Expecting a baby? Congratulations! What better time to announce your pregnancy than during Easter? If you’re looking for super adorable easter pregnancy announcement ideas, here are a few that you may like. We have gathered a list of inspiring posts on Instagram we really love. So, get some inspiration and make sure you snap a photo to share with those who can’t be there in person. Easter pregnancy announcement ideas we love WE’RE EGGSPECTING              View this post on Instagram                         A post shared by Angela Marie Lindsay…

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    Shrimp During Pregnancy: Is It Safe?

    Is shrimp safe during pregnancy? Most women assume that all seafood is off the table during pregnancy. Concerns about mercury and food poisoning may have you kissing your sushi, salmon and shrimp good-bye. But do you really need to keep shrimp off the menu? Is it safe to eat shrimp during pregnancy? What are the risks, and are there any benefits to eating shrimp during pregnancy? Here is what you need to know. Shrimp and Pregnancy You’ve probably heard that raw fish is too dangerous to eat during pregnancy, and some types of cooked seafood is off limits, too. Does that mean that all seafood should be avoided when you’re…

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    Can You Eat Lobster While Pregnant

    Is lobster safe during pregnancy? Many women crave seafood when they’re pregnant. For some women, it’s crab. For others, it’s lobster. You may be under the impression that all seafood is off limits during pregnancy, but that’s not the case. It’s okay to eat some types of seafood. So, can you eat lobster while pregnant? If so, are there benefits to adding lobster to your menu? Lobster During Pregnancy Lobster, like other types of seafood, is a great source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids, both of which are important for pregnant women. But you may have heard that some types of seafood are unsafe to eat during pregnancy. Does…

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    Why Am I Losing Weight During Pregnancy Without Morning Sickness

    Losing weight during pregnancy Weight gain is usually a good sign during pregnancy. It takes a lot of energy to grow a human, so it’s natural to eat more food and gain weight. But what if you’re losing weight during pregnancy? What if you’re losing and you’re not experiencing morning sickness? Could this be a sign of trouble? If you’re concerned about your little one’s health, see your doctor right away. Meanwhile, let’s explore the reasons why you may be losing weight and what this means for your pregnancy. Weight Loss During Pregnancy As a general rule of thumb, you shouldn’t be trying to lose weight on purpose when you’re…

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    Low Carb Diet When Pregnant – Is It Safe?

    Low Carb Diet for Pregnant Women  Low carb diets are a popular way to lose weight. Why? Because they work. But when you’re pregnant, the needs of your baby come before your own. While excess carbs can lead to obesity and other health issues, some carb-rich foods contain important nutrients. So, can you follow a low carb diet when pregnant? Here are a few important things you should know before you start a low carb diet when pregnant. What Are Low Carb Diets? Low carb diets are exactly what they sound like – diets that restrict your intake of carbohydrates. Examples of low carb diets include: Keto, or ketogenic, diet…

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    24 Best Gifts for Expecting Moms That They’ll Actually Use

    Gift Ideas for Pregnant Friend Being pregnant is an exciting time in a women’s life, but it can also be challenging for some expecting moms who experience unpleasant symptoms and discomforts caused by pregnancy. No matter how many stories you hear about how it is to be pregnant, you understand what a pregnant woman really needs only after you experience pregnancy yourself. This is why sometimes it feels really difficult to find the best gifts for expecting moms that they will actually use and like. As a mother of two, I have gathered the best recommendations that an expecting woman would like to receive as a gift. If you are…

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    13 Pregnancy Announcements to Kids

    Fun and Creative Baby Announcement Ideas to Kids One of the bonuses of being pregnant is announcing it to your loved ones, and an added bonus is announcing your pregnancy to your children if you already have other children. Kids run on zero filter, you can never know what their reaction will be when you announce your pregnancy, that is part of the fun. Here is a list of fun games and gift ideas to help you announce your pregnancy to your kids. Baby announcement book An easy way to tell your kids that you are pregnant is by either giving them a book with a story about a new…

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    19 Pregnancy Announcement Shirts for Family

    Do you have some good news to share? congratulations! Pregnancy announcement shirts provide a fun and creative way to share the good news with friends and family. There is nothing quite as exciting as figuring out a novel way to let them know what’s cooking. Of all the pregnancy reveal ideas out there, a pregnancy announcement t-shirt is one of the most practical ways to announce your pregnancy, and it is also a great gift idea for your husband or family. Whether you are looking to make a hilarious, simple, awkward, or classic announcement, here you have a list of shirts for moms, dads, kids, grandparents, and even for cousins.…

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    11 Pregnancy Announcement Cards and Printable Templates

    Cute Expecting Announcement Ideas You’re expecting a baby – congrats! What could be more exciting than news that a baby is on the way? So many people will want to know! A sweet and classic way to announce your pregnancy is by using a cute card or a printable template – that is customized to your taste and pregnancy due date details. After customizing your card, send it online or print at home or take the PDF of your project to a local print shop. There are nine months of joyful anticipation before you meet your precious son or daughter, but you can start sharing the happiness right now. Announce…

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    11 Instagram Story Stickers for Pregnancy Announcement

    Pregnancy Announcement Story Stickers for Instagram Putting together creative pregnancy announcement ideas has become something of an art form. You only get one chance to announce your pregnancy. So, it’s important to consider how you’re going to share the news. Announcing your pregnancy on Instagram is another creative way to announce your pregnancy. This way you can take a beautiful photo and share it on your Instagram with your friends and followers. Click here to discover inspiring pregnancy announcement posts on Instagram we love. Announce your pregnancy in style with these beautiful and super cute Instagram story stickers. Here is a list of 11 Instagram story stickers to announce your…

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    Pregnancy Announcement Ideas for Instagram We Love

    Inspiring Pregnancy Announcement Ideas Announcing your pregnancy is pretty exciting, especially when it comes to spilling the beans online. Social media has made pregnancy announcements much more public — which is probably why we now spend more time than ever brainstorming creative ways to tell the world the same thing: We are pregnant! And when you’re strategizing how to go public with your pregnancy news, you’ll undoubtedly want to take to Instagram with a sweet photo and memorable caption. Here are some catchy, classic, and even funny pregnancy announcement post ideas for Instagram we really like which you might find very inspiring. Pregnancy Announcement Idea No.1 SIMPLE IS BEAUTIFUL  Source:…

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    How to get pregnant fast with irregular periods

    How to get pregnant when your periods are irregular  If you want to get pregnant but your periods are irregular, you’re probably asking yourself how to get pregnant fast with irregular periods. But before we talk about getting pregnant with irregular periods, let’s talk a little bit about what it takes to get pregnant.  It is one amazing feeling when you get married to the person you love. When you start living together, “how to get pregnant?” is the next big question you both have in your mind. This is an important question because everyone loves to make their relationship even stronger by having a baby. Getting pregnant is a…

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    10 Best Foods to Eat While Pregnant

    What are the best foods to eat when pregnant? It is extremely important to take care of your baby, even before he or she is born. This means that you need to pay special attention to the food that you consume. Eating a nutritious diet during pregnancy is linked to good brain development and healthy birth weight, and can reduce the risk of many birth defects. A balanced diet will also reduce the risks of anemia, as well as other unpleasant pregnancy symptoms such as fatigue and morning sickness.  In other words, you need to minimize the consumption of junk food and you should include more healthy foods. When building…

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    How to Choose a Name for Your Baby

    How to pick a name for your baby? When it’s time to choose, you need to choose a name that you will not regret later on. There are so many options that it can get overwhelming to settle on just one. So, here a few tips on how to go about choosing your baby’s name. 1. Always start with the last names first It is usually easier to settle on the last name first because it is pretty straightforward. Choosing the surname first is a step forward in naming your baby. However, don’t be surprised when you find other babies sharing the same last name. There is a limit to…

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    How to Organize Your Home Before Bringing Your Newborn

    Ways to Organize Your Home Before Baby Arrives You may be having your first or fourth child but the principle of getting your home prepared for the newborn still remains. Preparing your home before your new baby comes will help you be much more relaxed and make your life easier. You may need to clean your entire house before the baby comes home including dusting, sterilizing, washing and scrubbing. Here are some tips to help you organize your home before you bring your baby home. 1. Have lots of baskets Baskets can be your little organizers throughout your house. They come in handy for the little items you need to…

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    Last Minute Things to Do Before Baby Arrives

    Things to Do Before Your Baby is Born This page contains affiliate links meaning I may earn a commission if you use them. I only recommend products I use and honestly trust. For more info read the full disclosure.  When preparing for your baby’s arrival, there are some crucial things that you need to do to make both your life and that of your newborn much easier. You might freak out 3 weeks before the delivery day and then time runs out so fast that you are left feeling confused and unprepared. Here is a checklist that should cover your bases. Prepare a post-partum kit It is good that you are preparing for…

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    10 Things Moms Forget To Bring In Their Hospital Bag

    Things You Didn’t Think to Pack for Your Hospital Bag (But Definitely Should!) This page contains affiliate links meaning I may earn a commission if you use them. I only recommend products I use and honestly trust. For more info read the full disclosure.  Are you about to become a mother? Well, if so then another good news for you as you are at the right place to know exactly what you need to carry along when you get hospitalized for childbirth. As you would not be able to pack your bag at the time of delivery, you need to be prepared for it beforehand in order to avoid any problems during your…

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    Fun Pregnancy Announcement Ideas to Parents and Family

    Creative Ways to Announce Your Pregnancy to Your Parents One of the most exciting things about being pregnant is sharing the news with your parents and family besides telling your husband. Your parents might have never told you but they look forward to becoming grandparents and will get really emotional after the news. So to make the moment memorable, you can try any of these creative ideas when trying to announce your pregnancy to friends and family. Buy pregnancy announcement scratch off cards These pregnancy announcement scratch-off cards are pretty cool because you can customize them by yourself! The words “we’ve got something to tell you” are printed on the…

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    Pregnancy Announcement Ideas at Work

    How do you announce pregnancy at work? Besides your biological family, your work colleagues can also be termed as family. You spend most of your time and days with them and they probably know you better than some of your relatives. At first, you may be a little hesitant to share your pregnancy news with them because having such a conversation can be scary. However, telling your workmates that you are pregnant does not have to be scary at all. With some ideas, you can navigate the conversation easily even with your boss. 1.The candy jar Place a jar of jellybeans on your desk and then tape a note on…

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    Pregnancy Announcement Ideas to Husband

    20 cute ways to tell your husband you’re pregnant Your husband will be the first person to know when you are pregnant. Since you get to tell him only once, you have the opportunity to surprise him with the big news. Some of the creative and fun ways to announce your pregnancy to your husband include: 1. Buy him a manual For a first time dad, a manual will come in handy. Get the “how to be a dad” manual and nicely wrap it up. Surprise him when he least expects. 2. Wrap up the pregnancy test This one is simple but very memorable. Wrap your pregnancy test together with…

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    7 Things I Wish My Husband Knew Before Coming to the Delivery Room

    Real Labor Tips for Dads This page contains affiliate links meaning I may earn a commission if you use them. I only recommend products I use and honestly trust. For more info read the full disclosure.  When a woman is in labor, she can be pretty irritable. The pain causes her to sweat, moan and even squeeze her husband’s hand and sometimes the squeeze can be too hard. This was me and probably every other woman who is accompanied by her husband to the delivery room. There are certain things that every husband must know before coming to the delivery room! Here is the list of them: There is a side of me…

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    How long should you wait between pregnancies

    How Long Should You Wait Before Getting Pregnant Again? If you want to get pregnant again and you wonder how long should you wait between pregnancies, this article is for you. Here is all you need to know about interpregnancy intervals – how long to wait between babies and why.  Health experts advise women to wait at least 18 months between delivery and new pregnancy. This means that your baby should be at least one and a half years old before you become pregnant with another baby. Why is it recommended to wait 18 months between pregnancies? This time gives your body time to fully recover from your last pregnancy…

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    Using Epidural Anesthesia During Labor

    Is it safe to take epidural during labor? This page contains affiliate links meaning I may earn a commission if you use them. I only recommend products I use and honestly trust. For more info read the full disclosure.  All women know that with epidural anesthesia they will not feel severe pain during labor. However, it is important not to base your decision solely on this fact. It certainly helps to learn more about this method for pain reduction, how it works and how it feels and what its major pros and cons are. What is Epidural anesthesia Epidural anesthesia is one of the most popular methods of pain relief during childbirth. Women…

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    Candida During Pregnancy – Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

    Can Candida harm my baby during pregnancy? Candida and pregnancy often go together, which is unfortunate for many mothers. Pregnancy is very beautiful and natural, but it often weakens the immune system of the mother, making it easier to fall with other diseases. Many women find that pregnancy leads to fungal infections, often multiple due to pregnancy. If you have ever had Candida with a past pregnancy, the chances are that you will also have something to do with the future. Causes of Candida in pregnancy There are a lot of things that can contribute to Candidiasis. One of those things is the emergence of antibiotic treatment of people and…

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    Premature (Preterm) Labor: Signs, Causes, and Treatments

    Can preterm labor be stopped? Early delivery is also called premature birth. The start of labor after 28 weeks but before 37 weeks is called premature birth. In most cases, baby weighs less than five and a half pounds at birth because it is premature labor. The percentage of early labor is about 5 to 10%, which is a rough approximation. Various factors can cause this. Premature birth takes place between 24 and 37 weeks of pregnancy. In two-thirds of the cases it occurs after a spontaneous start of the delivery. Only a minority of women who present themselves with preterm labor, known as endangered premature delivery (TPTL), develop into…

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    High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy – Hypertension

    How does high blood pressure affect your unborn baby? High blood pressure in pregnancy can be extremely dangerous. This is also known as hypertension, so reducing hypertension in pregnancy is crucial to the overall health of the mother and the unborn child. Many women have this and deliver healthy babies without serious problems. Women with this silent killer during pregnancy can have certain complications with the birth than those without it. Many women have high blood pressure during pregnancy. This can happen even if you have never had high blood pressure before you are pregnant. Blood pressure that increases during pregnancy is a sign of pregnancy-induced hypertension. This type of…

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    Placental Abruption: Risks, Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

    Who is at risk for placental abruption? Placental abruption is a severe, life-threatening condition. During a healthy pregnancy, the placenta is attached to the uterine wall. In some women, however, about one in 200 pregnancies cause a partial or complete separation of the placenta from the uterine wall. This condition is more common during the last stage of pregnancy, the third trimester. When the placenta separates from the uterine wall, many things can happen. First of all, there is a risk of severe bleeding that could endanger the life of the baby and his mother. Partial detachment can deprive the baby of oxygen and nutrients needed for healthy development. This…

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    Placenta Previa: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

    Is placenta previa harmful to the baby? You are most likely reading this article thinking what Placenta Previa is? Well for those of you that have had placenta previa you know that it can be terrifying. Let me share with you in this article about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of placenta previa. Placenta Previa is a condition in pregnancy when your placenta or part of your placenta is covering your cervix. Your placenta attaches to your uterine wall, and this is what your baby uses to grow while inside of you. All your babies blood and nutrients flow through your placenta. The placenta is the organ that feeds the…

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    Third-Trimester Prenatal Screening Tests

    Prenatal Screening Tests You Should Take During the Third-Trimester During the last three months of your pregnancy, your baby becomes bigger, he grows with his fingers and fingernails and opens and closes his eyes. You may feel tired and may be out of breath. It is completely normal. You should also feel more movement from your baby. By the 37th week, your baby can be born and considered early. The longer they stay, the healthier they will be at birth. During your pregnancy, you want to know how your baby grows up. Third-trimester Prenatal tests can provide valuable information about your health and that of your growing child. If your…

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    Second-Trimester Parental Screening Tests

    Prenatal Screening Tests You Should Take During the Second-Trimester In the second trimester, blood tests are often multiple marker tests to further discern or rule out the presence of birth defects. The blood work is usually performed between the 15th and 20th week of pregnancy and is preferably done between week 16 and 18. The test checks levels of alpha fetoprotein (AFP), an indicator of potential Down Syndrome or neural tube defects such as Spina Bifida in the mother’s blood, and the levels of Estriol, hCG, and inhibin-A in the placenta. These four tests, called a quadruple marker, detect 75 to 90% of Down Syndrome cases and 75% of neural…

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    First-Trimester Prenatal Screening Tests

    Prenatal Screening Tests You Should Take During the First-Trimester Screening tests for the first trimester combine fetal ultrasound and maternal blood tests. Common tests include: Fetal neck fold (NT) ultrasound, fetal neck test to determine whether there is thickening or increased fluid. Pregnancy Protein Screening (PAPP-A), one of two blood tests, tests for placenta protein in the first trimester. Abnormal levels may indicate a chromosomal abnormality. The HCG blood test investigates placental hormones for chromosomal problems.   These studies may indicate trisomy 21 or 18, which may indicate Down’s syndrome or other congenital abnormalities. Parents who are aware of abnormalities at this stage are often accompanied to genetic counseling. The…

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    What Are Prenatal Screening Tests and Why Should You Take Them?

    Prenatal Screening Tests As defined under medical parlance, prenatal testing is the process applied to test for diseases or conditions in a fetus or embryo before it is born. It is aimed at determining congenital disabilities or abnormalities like the Down syndrome, chromosome abnormalities, genetic diseases, and other conditions. On another note, the prenatal paternity test is for those who need to know the paternal relationship before the child is born. In this process, the screening can likewise determine the gender of the fetus. In most cases, the tests are administered to determine if the fetus will be aborted. Either way, this is very important because parents would know what…

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    Will Fever Affect My Unborn Baby?

    Fever during pregnancy – Can fever cause birth defects? When you get a fever during pregnancy, you’ll have the same normal signs—high temperature, sweating, shivering, headache, muscle aches, dehydration, and fatigue. There’s a theory that an increased core temperature, whether from a fever or a dip in the hot tub, can cause neural tube defects, such as spina bifida. In theory, high temps at a certain point, very early in pregnancy (we’re talking in the first five to six weeks after conception) could cause the tube to form incorrectly. But that’s just a theory; it’s never been proven. Lots of women have fevers throughout their pregnancies, and their babies turn…

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    Is It Safe to Drink Coffee During Pregnancy

    Coffee and Pregnancy: Can You Drink Coffee While Pregnant? Coffee has become part of our everyday lives. It is a beverage that comes in handy when we are having a long and difficult day at work. Coffee lovers who happen to be expectant always have the question on the safety of the coffee for their unborn child. Questions like: “Is coffee safe during pregnancy?” “Are there any alternatives?” are common among expectant women. The safety of coffee during pregnancy Small amounts of coffee during pregnancy are not bad. However, consuming too much coffee can increase the concentration of the two main components of coffee in your system. These components are…

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    Is it Safe to Get Dental Work Done During Pregnancy

    Dental Work during Pregnancy: Is it Safe? Expectant women experience a rise in hormone levels during pregnancy. As a result, their gums swell, bleed and trap food. This causes an irritation to the gums. Therefore, preventive dental cleanings and annual exams are necessary during pregnancy. Dental work during pregnancy is highly recommended to avoid oral infections like gum diseases. Some of these infections contribute to preterm birth. When is the right time to do dental work during pregnancy? The second trimester is the perfect time to do any dental work during pregnancy whether it is cavity fillings or crown fillings. These should be done to avoid any infections. The second…

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    When Will I Start Feeling My Baby Kick

    Fetal Movement: The Time You Start to Feel the Baby Move It is a moment every expectant mother looks forward to. The most exciting moment of pregnancy. The moment when you start to feel the little flutters of your baby kicking are like no other moments in life. The kicks are a way of reassuring you that your baby is developing. It also draws you closer to the little one inside you. When will you feel your baby kicking? The first movements of your baby, often referred to as “quickening”, happen between weeks 16 and 25 of pregnancy. For the first time pregnancy, you will probably feel the movement in…

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    Is Having a Glass of Wine or Beer Safe During Pregnancy

    Drinking Alcohol During Pregnancy: Is It Safe? Pregnancy is accompanied by many dos and don’ts especially when it relates to food. There are things that an expectant woman should neither drink nor eat. Then there are those which do the body no harm when taken in minimal amounts. During pregnancy, it can be difficult for you to adjust to a whole new lifestyle. The question is always whether the foods and drinks you enjoy are safe for your unborn child. One of the major concerns among expecting moms is the safety of beer and wine. Related: HOW TO EAT HEALTHY DURING PREGNANCY – HEALTHY PREGNANCY DIET FOODS AND BEVERAGES TO…

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    Is it Safe to Fly during Pregnancy?

    Air traveling while pregnant It is sometimes unavoidable to avoid air travel during pregnancy because of one reason or another. Many expectant women are clueless about whether it is safe to fly during pregnancy. While they remain uninformed, they avoid air travel in some instances when they would be perfectly safe to fly during pregnancy. Usually, it is safe for an expectant mother to fly before 36 weeks of the pregnancy. The pregnancy will still be healthy and you will not put your unborn child in unnecessary risk. After 36 weeks, both airlines and healthcare providers restrict your travel. The consent of your healthcare provider before air traveling Every expectant…

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    How to Sleep Better While Pregnant

    Tips for Dealing with Pregnancy Insomnia For many expectant women, getting a good night’s sleep seems impossible. The pregnancy’s progression means that your belly gets bigger. The extra weight you’re carrying can contribute to pains and pressure in your back, hips, or legs. There is no doubt that sleeping with extra weight can be really uncomfortable.  Furthermore, your baby’s kicks get stronger and you feel like you need to use the bathroom every twenty minutes. Eventually, a lot of time is spent awake rather than sleeping during the night. The tossing and turning can really be stressful. Fortunately, you are not alone. There are only a few expectant women who…

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    Is It Safe to Carry Your Toddler While You are Pregnant

    Should you avoid carrying your toddler while pregnant It is common to find pregnant women who still have a toddler who needs to be cared for as well. So one child cannot be assumed at the expense of another. During the early months of pregnancy, many women have no problem with carrying their toddlers. Sometimes there is no other way. It is okay to carry your toddler when you are pregnant if there is no other way. But there are a few health conditions in which you better avoid lifting your toddler and carrying him/her around. How to carry your toddler during pregnancy During pregnancy, your belly definitely expands. This…

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    How Does Stress Affect An Unborn Baby

    Stress and Pregnancy – Can stress cause birth defects during pregnancy? It is not a secret that pregnancy comes with many changes. Your body and your emotions change. The emotions of your family change as well. There is, of course, the joy of pregnancy and hoping to welcome a new member into the family after nine months. However, the changes can take a toll on any woman. It is common for pregnant women to feel stressed. Unfortunately, too much stress has negative consequences on the body. Why stress during pregnancy is harmful It weakens your immune system Stressed people are often sickly because stress can affect the immune system. The…

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    Melasma during Pregnancy – Causes and Treatment

    Melasma: Skin darkening during pregnancy – also known as the mask of pregnancy Women of reproductive ages are vulnerable to patchy brown skin discolorations often noticed during pregnancy.  Between the ages of 20 to 50, a woman can develop brown, tan or blue-gray spots on the face, cheekbone and jawline. This condition is what is referred to as Melasma. Males hardly suffer from melasma. Doctors say that the condition is primarily related to: External sun exposure External hormones like birth control pills Internal hormonal changes especially seen during pregnancy   The cause of Melasma The exact cause of melasma is still an unknown phenomenon. The dark patches as a result…

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    Why Is A Hot Bath Bad For Pregnancy

    Hot Baths during Pregnancy: Is it safe to take hot baths/tubs while I’m pregnant? Pregnancy is a joy for a woman yet it has its own challenges. From the cravings, the weight gain and the backaches, it is the hope of a pregnant woman to simply relax and cool down the body. One way would be having a hot bath. Hot baths are a great way of relaxing and rejuvenating the body. Every pregnant woman desires to just soak in a hot tub and get some relief from the aches during pregnancy. It sure sounds like a good way to do so. However, there are risks that are associated with…

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    How I delivered my 9 pounds baby boy in less than 3 hours

    My birth story – Coping with the unexpected and giving a natural birth to my son During my first pregnancy, I wasn’t as nervous about birth as I was during my second time. I felt prepared for the birth although I didn’t really know what to expect. I took pregnancy yoga classes, visited the hospital to see the labor rooms, participated with my husband in 3 prenatal classes in which we got information about the stages of labor and prepared ourselves to the birth. Both births were natural, with no epidural. Why did I decide to go natural? Well, my pregnancy yoga instructor, who was a young mom herself, deeply…

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    Which Beauty Treatments are safe during pregnancy?

    Safe Beauty Treatments during Pregnancy Many expectant women take advantage of this time to be pampered and their partners choose to indulge them. Whatever you need, you may actually get away with it during pregnancy. Many beauty treatments are safe for you and your baby. These treatments include: 1. Facials When it comes to unclogging your pores, clearing up blemishes or just giving your face a lift, a facial is perfect. Fortunately or unfortunately, your skin is extra sensitive during pregnancy so some products you would have used before you were pregnant may cause some irritation and rashes. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says that products containing glycolic,…

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    Is Facial Bleaching Safe during Pregnancy

    Beauty treatments during pregnancy Pregnant women generally begin to have hair growth on the cheeks, chin, and lips especially in the second trimester. The psychological and physical changes happen to a very expectant woman. It may not be hair growth but there will be definitely something different. Hormones are responsible for all these changes and the facial hair. Despite the pregnancy, expectant women like to look good and feel good. One of the challenges they have to face is to get rid of the facial hair through bleaching. Unfortunately, they are uncertain about the safety of facial bleaching during pregnancy. So, is facial bleaching safe? Research has found facial bleaching…

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    Is it Safe to Breastfeed During Pregnancy

    The Safety of Breastfeeding during Pregnancy Women who find out that they are pregnant while still breastfeeding always worry about it. This is because breastfeeding can cause mild uterine contractions, but these should not be a concern for a healthy pregnancy. The contractions do not cause preterm labor. The contractions are caused by the hormone oxytocin which is released during breastfeeding. Despite the hormone stimulating contractions, it is produced in small amounts, insufficient to cause preterm labor. Furthermore, the contractions are harmless to your unborn child and rarely increase the chances of a miscarriage. There are also pregnancy hormones which pass into your milk, but they pose no risk to…

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    What are The Mental Effects of a miscarriage?

    The psychological impact of a Miscarriage – Pregnancy Loss Studies show that one in every four pregnancies end up in miscarriage. For a long time, the psychological effects of miscarriages were rarely talked about, yet the condition has been linked to post traumatic stress disorder. Unfortunately, the depression and anxiety a woman who has had a miscarriage can last for years even after they end up giving to a healthy child. Their mental problems still remain unresolved. Related: WHAT PERCENTAGE OF PREGNANCIES ARE MISCARRIED? Some of the mental effects of a miscarriage are: 1. Attachment As a baby grows in a mother’s womb, the mother develops a sense of oneness…

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    Which Medications Are Safe During Pregnancy?

    Medicines during Pregnancy: Safe Medications and Alternative Pregnancy does not make you immune to illnesses. As a matter of fact, it is common to find expectant mothers under the weather. The concern is always the safety of over the counter medication. There are some which are safe during pregnancy while others should be completely avoided. Some have effects on your baby which you may not know. Therefore, it is always important to go for pre-natal clinics to consult your doctor on what medications you can take. They will help you analyze the benefits and risks and help you find alternatives. Even as you do so, be transparent with your doctor…

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    Facts about Fertility and Infertility

    What should you do when having a problem to conceive? Every couple is always excited as they try to get pregnant. The ruminations of who your will baby will look like are always a joy. There is always the question of what kind of parent you will be and how life with a baby will look like. However, as time goes by, you begin to realize that you are not getting pregnant. Month after month, you start to become anxious which is quite a natural feeling. With the anxiety comes emotional and psychological stress. So what point does the nervousness become a justified worry? How long you should try before…

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    The Statistics of Miscarriages

    What percentage of pregnancies are miscarried? A number of expectant mothers are usually concerned with the risks of a miscarriage. The statistics of miscarriages are quite alarming. Fortunately, the probability of losing a pregnancy reduces as the pregnancy progresses. Every woman has a different risk in experiencing a miscarriage depending on a range of factors. In some cases, a miscarriage can be detected even before the woman is aware of her pregnancy. Find more about the signs and symptoms of a miscarriage here. A pregnancy loss is a result of incontrollable factors. Statistics show that 80% of all miscarriages occur in the first trimester. This is between 0 to 13…

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    What Are the Causes of Bleeding and Spotting in Pregnancy

    Vaginal Bleeding and Spotting during Pregnancy It is common for expectant mothers to bleed or spot during their pregnancy. This is especially prevalent in the first trimester of the pregnancy. In many cases, light spotting is no cause for alarm. However, there are instances when the underlying cause of the bleeding is quite serious. Therefore, it is important to be aware of the causes of bleeding during pregnancy. Furthermore, a health check by your doctor is always essential. Bleeding in every trimester is caused by different reasons and this is what we will look at the beginning with the first trimester. First Trimester Bleeding 20% of pregnant women have reported…

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    Is Dyeing Hair during Pregnancy Safe

    Hair Treatments During Pregnancy There are many questions that have come up with regards to hair treatments during pregnancy. Pregnancy does not mean looking shabby. Expectant women also want to look good. However, most hair treatments have chemicals and thus many pregnant women are skeptical about using them for safety reasons. One of the preferred hair treatments is coloring which includes permanent, semi-permanent and temporary dyes.  Other treatments include curling, bleaching and relaxing. Dyes and pregnancy The research into the safety of dyeing hair during pregnancy is quite limited. But most of the research done indicates that the chemicals found in dyes are very minimal. Furthermore, these chemicals are not…

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    Preeclampsia: Symptoms, Risks, Treatment and Prevention

    Preeclampsia and High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy What is Preeclampsia in pregnancy? Once known as Toxemia, it is caused by a defect in the placenta which causes a pregnant woman’s blood pressure to rise, endangering mother and baby. Affecting about 7% all pregnancies, it is the most common of the serious complications of pregnancy. About one in 50 women are afflicted by severe preeclampsia. In severe cases, preeclampsia can be very dangerous to both mother and baby. The mother could develop seizures and, due to the possibility of a low platelet count caused by the disease, could hemorrhage. In the meantime, the baby would be living in a hostile environment…

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    Zika Virus & Pregnancy: What Every Woman Must Know Before Getting Pregnant

    Should I delay pregnancy because of Zika virus and how can I protect myself? Further testing and information are pending more research. At this time however one thing is certain, pregnancy and Zika shouldn’t go together. You might be thinking why the Zika virus is a big deal for you if you are an expectant mother? Well, before that let’s just talk about what it is and how it spreads. The Zika virus is mainly spread by mosquito bites and sexual transmission. The virus does not cause major harm to adults. But it greatly affects babies, if the mother contracts the virus during pregnancy. So, coming back to the question,…

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    Beauty Treatments to Avoid during Pregnancy

    What beauty treatments should you avoid during pregnancy? It is understandable that during your pregnancy, you may want to look beautiful but still ensure that your unborn child is safe and healthy. Pregnancy is such a delicate period that you cannot do anything you feel like even if it is necessarily good. There are beauty treatments that you need to completely avoid if you want to keep you and your baby safe. They include: 1. Tanning beds Tanning beds are not recommended for anyone let alone pregnant women. Tanning beds can cause you to overheat and put your baby at risk. In addition, you may put yourself at risk of…

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    Where to Deliver Your Baby

    Where Can I Deliver My Baby And How To Decide Which Is The Best Option? How do people make choices about health care? How, for example, does a pregnant woman decide whether her baby should be born at home or in the hospital? Most women give birth in hospitals supported by their OB-GYN. However, women are increasingly looking for birth centers for midwives and experienced nurses and holistic and natural treatments. Of course, some women decide to give birth at home. Whatever your preference is, here are some of the options that are available to you, including alternatives to public and private care. The choice you make about delivery depends…

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    What Are Braxton Hicks Contractions and why do they occur

    How do you know if you are having Braxton Hicks contractions Very few women undergo pregnancy without fear, and the contractions of Braxton Hicks are some of the things that can cause a lot of anxiety during pregnancy. If you’re a mom, then chances are you’ve heard of Braxton Hicks contractions and may have even found out the hard way. Often called false labor (rightly so) Braxton Hicks contractions often feel like the real thing to the first time mom. But what are Braxton Hicks contractions, and how do you tell when it is actual labor and not glorified stomach cramps? Braxton Hicks contractions start to occur as early as…

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    What To Expect When Your Water Breaks

    Water Breaking During Pregnancy: What Does It Feel And Look Like? Water breaking during pregnancy is one of the things that can happen to all pregnant women. The breaking of the water membranes is a sign of labor. Pretty often this is a bit traumatic, but not always and it does not ever happen before labor starts. If you think the wet spot in front of you is from water breaking during pregnancy, sniff it, and if it smells like something sweet, not like ammonia, it’s most likely that your water just broke. Among the most common questions about water breaking are; If the waters broke with a gush, how…

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    Vaginal Tearing During Childbirth: Tips To Help Prevent Tearing

    How to prevent vaginal tearing during childbirth? The birthing process can be a mixture of emotional and physical stress, in which even natural injuries can develop. However, while it is perfectly natural for tearing to occur during the delivery of a child, there are instances in which a doctor’s interference can produce even more significant, more painful damage to the mother’s body. In these instances, it is possible that this negligence can lead to a painful healing process following what should otherwise be a great moment of relief and happiness, as well as additional hospital attention and treatment expenses. Whenever a physician contributes to the pain and suffering of a…

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    Hyperemesis Gravidarum: Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment

    Severe vomiting, nausea and losing weight during pregnancy – Hyperemesis Gravidarum Many pregnant women sometimes have nausea, but excessive vomiting and weight loss can be very unhealthy for both mother and baby. In this article you will learn what hyperemesis gravidarum is and what are the signs, symptoms, and treatments are for it. Vomiting and Morning Sickness are very common in pregnancy, mostly occurring in the first 3-12 weeks. Although commonly known as ‘Morning’ Sickness it is possible to experience nausea and/or vomiting at any point during the day, and some women can find themselves being sick or vomiting all day long. It is known to be caused by hormonal…

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    Urinary Tract Infection During Pregnancy: Symptoms & Prevention

    How to avoid Urinary Tract Infection during pregnancy? The most important phase and the most beautiful of a woman is the pregnancy period and childbirth. Releasing a child cannot compare with anything, it is happiness. Pregnant women are encouraged to take care of their mental and physical being for a healthy baby. They must follow their health with their offspring not only for nine months but up to two years after birth. Pregnancy hormones change your entire system, including your urinary system. The urinary tract is a fertile breeding ground for bacteria. They multiply rapidly and then spread into the skin, and then into the stools when your womb starts…

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    Yeast Infections During Pregnancy: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

    Vaginal Yeast Infection In Pregnancy Now that you’re pregnant, you must be feeling so excited about the little bundle of joy that’s about to arrive towards the end of the last trimester. It’s such a sensational journey, yet not without challenges. For a number of pregnant women, all they need to do is just to handle the normal changes in their life and the symptoms of pregnancy are not severe. But to some, they experience a couple of encounters that require immediate medical attention. Some of the serious symptoms to watch out or during pregnancy are conditions like excessive weight gain, bleeding, and severe swelling of legs, face and fingers,…

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    Bacterial Vaginosis During Pregnancy: Symptoms & Treatment

    Is bacterial vaginosis (BV) dangerous during pregnancy? The relationship between bacterial vaginosis and pregnancy is not yet clear, but the symptom is associated with an increased risk of preterm birth. Bacterial vaginosis is a vaginal infection that affects women and is due to an excess of harmful bacteria. Symptoms include a white, sticky discharge that smells like a smell. Consult your gynecologist during pregnancy if you experience vaginal itching, irritation or a burning sensation. What is Bacterial Vaginosis? Bacterial vaginosis is, in fact, an imbalance of bacteria in the vagina. This leads to the proliferation of bacterial species. The cause of this infection has not yet been established, but it…

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    Gestational Diabetes – Symptoms, Causes And Treatment

    Everything You Need to Know About Gestational Diabetes Gestational diabetes is one of the general comorbidities of pregnancy. This form of diabetes is diagnosed for the first time during pregnancy and disappears after their completion. Undetected, there is a risk for the mother and the yet unborn child. Consistently carried out screening and early treatment reduces the risk for the mother and her child. What is Gestational diabetes Gestational diabetes (GD) is defined as a carbohydrate metabolism disorder, which occurs or is diagnosed for the first time in a pregnancy. The definition does not exclude the possibility that the diabetes was undetected before the pregnancy. But diabetic women who become…

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    Doulas: Should You Hire A Labor Coach And What Are The Benefits

    5 Top Reasons to Consider Getting a Doula Should you hire a doula?  Using a doula has many pros and cons.  We’re going to talk about the advantages and disadvantages of hiring a doula and if you need one, or if they will be a waste of money. However, we are going to talk about their benefits in this article. What do doulas do during labor? You can boil it down to someone to support women in labor.  They’re very hands-on in helping you cope with the pain. Rubbing your back Helping you breathe Support you emotionally Ease physical tension and pain Advocating for you Provide breastfeeding support right after…

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    Water Birth: What Are The Benefits and The Potential Risks

    Is a Water Birth Right for You? Probably the most intuitive and natural act that women are designed to do is to bring a beautiful baby into this world. However, even though giving birth to a child is the most fantastic experience a mother can have, it is still a great challenge for women to develop their confidence, trust in their intuition and let their maternal instincts be in control, especially today with all the pressures given by our modern world. Water birthing is a common name given to the method of giving birth underwater. The birth itself does not have to occur underwater for the birth to be considered…

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    Labor Induction – Which Medical Techniques Are Used?

    What Medical Techniques Are Used To Induce Labor And What Risks Are Associated With Each One? There are medical ways to induce labor as well as natural ways to induce labor. Medical techliques to induce labor is what doctors use to try to help labor along using medications or other medical techniques. It is not usually done unless there’s a true medical need for it. When is it done? Your doctor might suggest a medical induction in some cases: Not having conductions after your water broke More than 42 weeks into your pregnancy The baby is in risk In case of certain infections, such as chorioamnionitis When there is a…

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    How To Deal With Labor Pains During The Delivery?

    Tips To Relieve Labor Pain – Childbirth Though labor pain is one of the most dreaded pains, it rewards you with the most beautiful gift, the gift of life. When you go through intense pain, you feel that it will never end, but from the birth of your child all this pain seems to disappear and you forget everything. There are many methods to control this pain. Some medicines are also available. However, you have a general idea of how to deal with work-related pain and discomfort, so that your childbirth becomes a more comfortable experience for you. Tips to relieve labor pain Everyone knows that labor and delivery are…

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    How and Why should I Quit Smoking During Pregnancy

    How to stop smoking during pregnancy Pregnancy and smoking; there are no two words in the English language that sound worse next to each other than these two. Smoking is positively one of the most dangerous things that pregnant women can do to their babies. But there is good news. There are smoking cessation techniques available today that make it very easy for expecting mothers to quit smoking. Read on to see how you can easily quit smoking to protect your baby and yourself. Why should you quit smoking during pregnancy? Time for a brief look at why smoking is dangerous for your baby. Think of your baby being, let’s…

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    Depression During Pregnancy: Signs, Symptoms & Treatment

    How to Deal with Anxiety and Depression During Pregnancy Getting depression at some point in your pregnancy is common and to be expected. About 10% of all pregnant women will go through depression during pregnancy. Depression during pregnancy often happens as a result of hormonal imbalances caused by your pregnancy, because your body needs to prepare for the oncoming baby. Pregnant women tend to discount their feelings, and check it off as “being hormonal.” However, if you think you might be getting depression during pregnancy, giving your physician a call and discussing the issue and your options is important. Depression during pregnancy – why does it happen? Depression during pregnancy…

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    C-Section | Cesarean Section: Purpose, Benefits & Risks

    Is a Planned C-Section Right for Me? There are two ways in which a woman can deliver a baby – naturally (vaginally) or through a cesarean section also called c-section. Statistics show that the number of c-section cases has risen dramatically in recent years. In the US, this method is used in one out of four births. The question is whether this method is suitable for you. The cesarean section involves the making of incision across the mother’s belly and uterus. The baby is delivered through the cut. Since this method is not natural and involves certain risks, doctors recommend that it is used only when there are medical reasons…

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    Episiotomy during childbirth: Is It Better Than Tearing?

    All You Need To Know About Episiotomies What is an episiotomy? Episiotomy, also known as perineotomy, is a surgical incision of the perineum and the posterior vaginal wall generally done by a midwife or obstetrician. An episiotomy is usually performed during the second stage of labor to quickly enlarge the opening for the baby to pass through. It is a surgical cut in the muscle area between the vagina and the anus that allows more room for the baby’s shoulders to pass through during birth. This is normally carried out when the medical team is worried about your safety during a complicated and prolonged birth or worried about the safety…

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    Different Types of Childbirth and Delivery Methods You Should Know

    Childbirth: What are your options? When most people think of delivering a baby, they either think of the traditional vaginal delivery or the increasingly common cesarean section (c-section). However, due to complications, health reasons, or otherwise, some babies are being delivered using several other methods. Remember, each type of baby delivery holds certain risks for both the mother and the child and should be performed only by a doctor or other delivery expert. Vaginal Delivery The typical way to deliver a baby, vaginal births are the primary type of delivery in which a mother pushes the child out through the birth canal. A mother may choose to get drugs to…

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    What Are The Common Treatments For Miscarriage

    Treatment of miscarriage If a miscarriage has started, nothing can be done to stop it. Every treatment you receive will be designed to prevent heavy bleeding and infections. An interview with the doctor or nurse helps you determine which treatment options are best and safest for you. Most women who experience a complete and spontaneous miscarriage go to a hospital or health center when they experience pain and bleeding before they complete the miscarriage. After a medical evaluation, when there are no more complications, the woman is sent home. In case of difficulties, it may be advisable to have the woman admitted to the hospital. There are three primary ways…

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    What Are The Causes Of Miscarriage

    What Causes a Miscarriage – Top Causes of Miscarriage There are numerous reasons for the miscarriage to occur — and many of them are beyond control. Get insight into the most common causes of miscarriage. Miscarriage is a medical incident that happens to some women and then it remains a mystery, which is very hard to take, knowing that they don’t know, and in many cases cannot find the right answer for what happened. Types of Miscarriage Not all the miscarriages are the same, so you have to know which is which to get the right treatment and support. 1. Threatened Miscarriage If you notice a little vaginal bleeding or…

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    Natural Ways to Induce Labor

    Labor Induction Tips Have you ever thought about inducing labor naturally? If your due date is passed and ready to go into labor so that you can finally get your pregnancy over, there is a good possibility that it may have crossed your mind. Well, even if this isn’t exactly what led you to this article, you will still discover the best way to induce your labor. Many pregnant women who are in the final stages of pregnancy, or women who have experienced pregnancy, will tell you that the very painful stage in a woman’s life would be labor. If you ask any mother, for instance, you’ll hear the same…

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    Natural Birth vs. Epidural: Which One Should I Choose

    Natural/Drugs Free Childbirth or Epidural: What Are the Pros and Cons? Deciding how you want to give birth can be a little overwhelming. The important thing is to find what you feel is right for you. The best way to make this big decision is the good old pros and cons list. It’s just, smooth and precise! A generation ago there was not even a discussion about epidural versus natural birth. Your mother probably did not have much choice in here childbirths. One of the biggest questions about the birth you can have is whether you want an epidural or natural birth. There are advantages and disadvantages to both. Before…

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    How To Deal With Labor Fears

    Tips To Manage Labor And Delivery Fears From pooping to tearing, there are plenty of worries and fears you might have surrounding birth. But the more you know, the less scared you’ll be. It’s normal to be afraid of giving birth. Here’s how to calm your mind. It’s completely normal to have labor fears around delivering a baby – many women fear the prospect of pain, while others worry about undignified behavior (yes, pooping on the table does happen!) or needing to have interventions. Others are simply scared of becoming a parent. It’s not surprising to be afraid of labor and delivery. Tips To Manage Labor And Delivery Fears The…

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    Can Infertility Be Cured?

    Common Infertility Treatments For Women Infertility treatments for women vary depending on the cause, the age of the woman, how long she has been infertile and many other personal preferences. Some causes of infertility can no longer be corrected, although a female can still be able to conceive with the means of assisted reproductive technology or other methods to bring back fertility. Infertility is the inability of getting pregnant after a year of unprotected sex. Men and women can be responsible for infertility. As far as infertility in women is concerned, the treatment of female infertility is vital for those who are trying to conceive, but they have still not…

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    How To Manage Weight Gain During Pregnancy

    Tips to avoid gaining too much pregnancy weight Weight gain and pregnancy go hand-in-hand. The only difference is some women gain less while some earn more. A mother-to-be must pay particular attention to the number of pounds she packs during pregnancy because being overweight and underweight are both undesirable conditions. Weight gain during pregnancy is the way the body ensures that the expectant mother and baby have sufficient resources to successfully negotiate birth and thrive in the following days, weeks and months. Increasing weight provides clear nutrients for the development of the baby and also enables the mother to breastfeed during the first months of life successfully. It should be…

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    Breech Birth: What Are Your Options for Delivery

    Delivering a Breech Baby For a proper delivery, it is necessary for a baby to be in the head-down position to be ready to exit its mother. When a baby is not correctly situated, it is called a breech birth. There are several different types of breech positions as well as several different ways to handle a breech birth. This article will provide an overview of breech births so that you can be prepared in case your baby moves into breech position. During the last trimester of pregnancy, a baby fine-tunes its body and necessary skills, but the primary goal is to gain weight and store body fat. Thus, it…

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    The Placenta – What is it, Common Positions & Complications

    Placenta: what is it, what are the common positions and what are the most common placental problems? The placenta is a female body organ which develops in the uterus during pregnancy. This organ provides nutrients and oxygen to the growing baby and takes out waste substances from the baby’s blood. The placenta conjoins to the uterus wall, and the baby’s umbilical cord comes from it. This organ is often attached to the side, top, back or front of the uterus. In a few cases, the placenta may attach to the lower uterine area (placenta Praevia). Nutrients and oxygen pass from the blood supply to the placenta. Then the umbilical cord…

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    How to Get Pregnant Fast

    Tips for Getting Pregnant Faster Once you have made the big decision to start your own family, you may not like to wait any further before having kids as soon as you tie the knot with your heart rob. But it is advised not to wait too long (if you must wait) after that before trying to conceive. This is because, getting pregnant most times is not just all about having intercourse, but it got to do with timing and to create the enabling environment. If you like to take the bull by the horn and kickstart your pregnancy plans, then you need to know how to get pregnant fast.…

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    How to Eat Healthy During Pregnancy – Healthy Pregnancy Diet

    Pregnancy Diet and Nutrition Tips When we talk about a pregnancy diet, we are not referring to all those low-calorie foods that help you to lose weight in no time. This is because dieting to lose weight during pregnancy can have fatal consequences for you and your unborn child. This is particularly true when such weight loss exercises will restrict you from having vital nutrients such as folic acids and iron. As a pregnant woman, it’s normal to be on the lookout for a healthy pregnancy diet, one that will nourish both you and the baby. However, at this point, you should know that overeating of some foods such as…

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    What Are the Common Causes of Fertility Problems in Women

    What can cause infertility in females? According to medical experts, infertility occurs in a situation whereby a woman fails to get pregnant after one year of unprotected sexual intercourse. In the US alone, it is estimated that about 18% or women are experiencing trouble getting pregnant or having a successful delivery. Although men experience infertility problems but not as women, who are mostly hit by infertility. In most cases, infertility problems can become very difficult to diagnose. Often, medical practitioners conclude after conducting a series of tests on the patients and asking some questions about the medical history to ascertain the real cause of infertility. The causes of infertility vary…

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    Natural Remedies and Tips to Reduce Morning Sickness During Pregnancy

    How to ease morning sickness? Morning sickness definitely isn’t fun. Along with constipation, pregnancy acne, and heartburn, it can be among the strangest but commonest things which happen when pregnant. What causes morning sickness? When will it stop? And what I should do to feel better? These questions will be answered in this post and share few natural morning sickness remedies to help you resolve this morning sickness and also prevent morning sickness as a whole. It is very common. Most pregnant women usually experience vomiting along the early period of pregnancy, and even worst, up to 70 percent of women often go through nausea to an extent along the…

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    How to Lose Weight During Pregnancy Safely

    How to Lose Body Fat During Pregnancy Safely Are You Overweight, Obese, or Normal Weight? Being obese during pregnancy can put you at risk of pregnancy complications as a result of your weight. You may look big and still have a healthy weight, but you will only know this if you check your weight using the right tool. You can know if you are overweight or obese if you use the BMI calculator. The online calculator measures your body fat against your height and weight to arrive at the result. You can then compare what you have against the ideal normal body weight to determine your weight level. BMI Calculation…

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    Foods and Beverages to Avoid During Pregnancy

    What foods and drinks should I avoid during pregnancy? As a woman, you will agree with me that pregnancy is the most dreaded aspect of womanhood. It is a period in the life of a woman where you have to exercise ‘extra’ caution regarding what you eat and drink. Life is growing inside you, and you don’t want to expose your unborn child to potential harm as a result of your flimsy and avoidable mistakes. Some type of food and drinks might be harmful to both you and your baby if taken in excess but safe when consumed in moderation while others are not even safe at all, regardless of…

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    13 THINGS I HATED THE MOST ABOUT BEING PREGNANT

    My Pregnancy Experience Sometimes, there are things a pregnant woman doesn’t like about being pregnant, being pregnant could be exciting and frustrating at the same time. While I was happy for my pregnancies, and I adore my kids to the moon, YES there were a few moments I didn’t enjoy being pregnant. To be honest, there were a lot of things that made me hate the whole idea of being pregnant. No woman should feel unhappy about being pregnant; being pregnant is what we women do, right? When I became pregnant for the second time, I chose not to stay silent about it anymore and share my pregnancy feelings, struggles…

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    What are the signs of infertility?

    Common Signs of Infertility in Women and Men After 1 year of unprotected sex, about 85 percent of couples will get pregnant. After that period, the inability to get pregnant might be a sign of infertility. However, it depends on the age of the couple as well. In the case of women, the main symptom is not getting pregnant but, in this situation, a man can be infertile as well. There are many other types of symptoms that you may notice in this situation. However, the signs of infertility may depend on the cause. There are various health conditions that often make it hard to get pregnant. In some cases,…

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    Will using marijuana affect your chances of getting pregnant

    Does using Marijuana Affect Fertility? Are you using marijuana? Is it only for medical benefits that comes with marijuana? Do you want to whether marijuana will affect your chances of getting pregnant or not? Well! you are not the only one dealing with such issues. It is important for you to get a clear idea of whether it is safe for you or not. Effect on reproductive hormones Sometimes It may get difficult for you to get pregnant. Few studies showed that if marijuana is used for a long time, it causes problems. There can be a little downfall in the production of the reproductive hormones for both males and…

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    Is It Safe To Tan During Pregnancy

    Tanning During Pregnancy – Is It Safe? All pregnant women want to look beautiful. If you are pregnant, and you are not feeling attractive, you can try different methods. One thing that can-do wonders with your appearance is tanning during pregnancy, but you must be careful and know the risks in order to maintain a healthy pregnancy. There are many ways you can bring a tanning effect to your skin. Some of the common methods women use to tan their skin include the use of creams, lotions, foams, beds, and the sun. Let’s discuss these methods, which is the best and what are the risks involved. Risks involved in tanning…

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    7 Nutritious Fruits To Eat During Pregnancy

    Best nutritious fruits for pregnant women Maintaining your diet during pregnancy is very important. You should have healthy nutrients to assure that you can have a healthy baby. If you are passing through your days of pregnancy, you may be having a craving for sweets. However,   try to avoid going for the candy bars or cakes – they will ruin your teeth. Fruit is the best answer. It not only satisfies your sweet cravings but also fulfills your nutritional needs. Enjoy your pregnancy diet with this delicious fruit. 1. Oranges Good for Vitamin C Oranges can help you in staying hydrated. They work as an excellent source of the folate.…

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    What to Eat to Conceive

    Nutrition While Trying To Get Pregnant When you are planning to conceive there are many things that you have to consider and the most important one is your diet. If you are not able to pay attention to your diet changes then you might need to deal with various complications during pregnancy and it will affect the health of your child. While you are ready to conceive it is better than first, you pay attention to your dietary habits. Here are a few things that will help you during the process. Get enough folic acids You can start with the folic acids which are highly beneficial for pregnant women. When…

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    Folic Acid before and during pregnancy: how much to take and what are the benefits

    How much folic acid should I take while trying to get pregnant & during pregnancy? You can call folic acid as the pregnancy super vitamins because of folic acid benefits! Use the prenatal vitamins along with the folic acid, before as well as during the days of pregnancy. It helps in preventing the defects related to the spinal cord and brain in babies and a few more important benefits. It is highly recommended to use them each day before and during pregnancy. What are Folic Acids? Folic acids are the artificial form of the Vitamin B which is known as folate. Folate is essential for the formation of the RBCs.…

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    How to Conceive a Boy Naturally

    How to Increase Chances of Having a Boy Many couples have a certain idea of what parenthood will look like. Perhaps they always assumed they would have only boys or one girl first and then a boy. I always wanted to have a baby boy while my husband wanted a baby girl. Today we’re parents of two little boys, and the only thing we want now is to have another baby girl. But can we affect the chances of having a particular baby gender? We sure can! Here’s what you need to know about conceiving a baby boy. The Theory on How to Conceive a Baby Boy There are a…

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    What to do When Having Trouble Conceiving

    Having trouble getting pregnant? Trying to conceive is an issue many couples have to go through. A number of them have trouble conceiving due to female infertility problems, male infertility problems or other contributing factors. In the case you have had unprotected sex for more than a year without conceiving, you might need to see your doctor. 65% of all couples who get treatment for fertility problems have been successful in conceiving. Trying to conceive can be difficult and heartbreaking for some couples. Follow these steps to address such a situation: Make an appointment with your OB/GYN Sometimes the best decision is to see your doctor. If you are under…

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    How To Get Pregnant Fast Tips

    When To Have Sex If You Want To Get Pregnant Fast Now that you are ready to get pregnant, there are a few things that you can do, or not do, to increase the chances of getting pregnant ASAP. It can be quite confusing to know when is the best time and how often you should have sex to get pregnant fast, especially if it’s your first time trying to conceive. You should know that getting pregnant fast does not always work for everyone. For some couples, it can take longer, which is natural and it doesn’t mean that something is wrong with you or your partner. According to infertility…

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    The Benefits of Exercise During Pregnancy

    Why is exercise good while pregnant? Many women have questions regarding exercises during pregnancy. Maybe it’s a question on the safety of engaging in activity while pregnant. Well, the good news is that exercising during pregnancy is generally safe. It does not put you at risk for miscarriage. As a matter of fact, many doctors recommend it. It is even better if you had a regular exercise routine before you got pregnant. Unlike other exercises that are done to lose weight, the purpose of exercising when pregnant is not to do so but it may help with weight loss after the delivery. What are the benefits of exercising during pregnancy?…

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    What Are the Signs and Symptoms of a Miscarriage

    Miscarriage: Signs, Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention Miscarriages happen when a pregnant woman loses her child even as early as 12 weeks of the pregnancy. 50% of pregnancies end in the first two weeks. During pregnancy, your priority is your safety and that of your unborn child. Therefore, it becomes necessary to be on the lookout for the following signs and symptoms of miscarriages. Sometimes, women miss these signs and symptoms altogether and find out when it’s too late. There are different kinds of miscarriages: Early miscarriages which are anything that happens in the first 12 to 13 weeks or pregnancy Late miscarriages which happen between 14 to 24 weeks. It…

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    How to Avoid Gaining Too Much Pregnancy Weight

    Pregnancy Weight Gain – 5 Ways to avoid too much weight gain during pregnancy While it is healthy to gain weight during pregnancy, it is also important to avoid going overboard. Over the 9 months, a pack of 30 pounds is quite okay. Unfortunately, too much weight is troublesome. Pregnancy weight gain can offset problematic conditions such as gestational diabetes and delivery complications. Furthermore, it becomes more difficult to shade off the weight after birth. Therefore, it goes without a say that you need to avoid gaining too much weight during pregnancy. How do you do this? 1. Know your goal weight Contrary to popular belief, gaining a ton of…

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    Ovulation Test: How to Use It and When is The Best Time to Take It?

    How to use ovulation test kits in order to get pregnant fast This page contains affiliate links meaning I may earn a commission if you use them. I only recommend products I use and honestly trust. For more info read the full disclosure.  While you might find it unsettling to keep track of your basal body temperature and cervical mucus on a daily basis, it is at least the only option you have to know when you are ovulating. Knowing will help you maximize your chances of getting pregnant. This is where the ovulation tests come in. Ovulation tests are tests that determine your fertile days. They help you maximize your efforts in…

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    Stress and Pregnancy: How Stress Relates to Getting Pregnant

    Stress and fertility: Can stress cause me not to get pregnant? This page contains affiliate links meaning I may earn a commission if you use them. I only recommend products I use and honestly trust. For more info read the full disclosure.  Trying to conceive with no success can be emotionally draining and result in stress. Unfortunately, stress can cause problems in conception. Stress affects the functioning of your hypothalamus. The hypothalamus is a gland in the brain that regulates your appetite, emotions and the hormones that tell your ovaries to release eggs. Essentially, this means that if you are stressed out, you may fail to ovulate or do so at a later…

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    Safe Exercises During Pregnancy

    What kinds of exercises are safe during pregnancy? A regular exercise routine during pregnancy can help in keeping you healthy and making you feel your best. Your physical activity before pregnancy should continue but at a moderate level. A few benefits of exercise are: It improves your posture It decreases common discomforts such as backaches and fatigue It may prevent gestational diabetes It relieves stress Lastly, it builds more stamina needed for labor and delivery You can clearly figure out that exercise is quite essential even in your pregnancy. However, you should not overdo it. Engage in exercises that are most comfortable in your state. For example, low impact aerobics…

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    What Can Cause Problems Getting Pregnant?

    7 Reasons why you can’t get pregnant Many couples out there in the world struggle with difficulties related to getting pregnant. If you are dealing with similar issues, you need to figure out the reasons why most of the couples are struggling to conceive. Then you can go through appropriate steps to overcome these issues and have a baby of your own. Below mentioned are some of the most prominent causes that can keep you away from getting pregnant. 1.Fertility issues Fertility issues can be considered as the number one reason, which keep women away from getting pregnant. However, it is important to keep in mind that fertility issues cannot…

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    Best Prenatal Vitamins Over The Counter

    What Are The Best Prenatal Vitamins During Pregnancy Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. For more info please read the full disclosure. During pregnancy, your baby gets all the necessary nutrients from you. Although a healthy diet is the best way to get the vitamins and minerals you need, you may fall short on key nutrients when pregnant. To fuel yourself and your growing baby, you’ll need to make great food choices from a variety of sources. A balanced diet consists of foundation in plant-based foods like vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts, seeds, and whole grains. But, let’s face it, it’s not always easy to keep a balanced diet, and…

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    7 Important Changes to Make Before You Get Pregnant

    Trying to conceive: Things You Should Do Before Getting Pregnant Before you try to conceive, it is important to make some healthy changes in your life. Then you will be able to end up with successful results within a short period of time. It can also provide excellent assistance to you with a healthy delivery. Below mentioned are few such prominent changes that you will need to make in your life before you try to conceive. 1.Maintain a healthy weight All ladies who are trying to conceive should take appropriate steps in order to maintain a healthy weight. According to healthcare professionals, both overweight and underweight can create negative impacts…

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    Anemia in Pregnancy: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

    Iron deficiency anemia during pregnancy Anemia can be considered as a health condition that most of the pregnant women have to face. Hence, it is important for you to have a clear understanding about Anemia in pregnancy and take appropriate steps to stay away from the negative consequences caused by it. What exactly is Anemia? Anemia takes place when there aren’t enough red blood cells within the bloodstream. The red blood cells in your bloodstream are responsible for carrying oxygen into the tissues and organs of your body. When there aren’t enough red blood cells, the ability of your body to carry oxygen will be deprived. As a result, your…

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    What is a high-risk pregnancy – Risk Factors & Preventing Complications

    What is a high-risk pregnancy? Many factors can put women at risk of having a high-risk pregnancy. Once your doctor has advised you that you are in a high-risk category, various rules may need to be followed in order to protect your health and the health of the baby. If you are at high risk before you become pregnant, special precautions and special measures might have to be taken in order to get pregnant in the first place and in order to sustain the pregnancy. Many women who are told they are unable to get pregnant or who have been unsuccessfully trying to conceive for a long time can overcome…

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    What Is The Average Time To Give Birth | Stages Of Labor

    The Stages Of Labor And Birth In A Vaginal Delivery During the birth process, three distinct stages occur, and the first of these stages is marked by certain phases within the stages. Simply termed the first, second, and third stages of labor, it is important for a mother to know what to expect during the delivery process. Stage One This is the longest stage of labor, lasting up to 16 hours for women bearing their first born. For subsequent births, this stage is often shorter, ranging 6-7 hours. At the first stage of labor, you will begin experiencing light contractions that may be up to 20 minutes apart. Throughout the…

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    How to Prepare for Natural Childbirth?

    10 Tips for Having a Natural Childbirth I think every woman dreams of a Natural Childbirth. It is after all the way it should be. However, at this age, it seems to be uncommon to have a natural birth. By natural childbirth, most people mean not having a Caesarean. But it can also mean not having any drugs or painkillers and being in complete control throughout the birth. Imagine that. To ensure your pregnancy and childbirth is a natural success, there are many things you can do. Preparation is the key. Not just for the actual childbirth but way before that. As a mother, you should pay particular attention to…

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    Early Signs and Symptoms of Labor

    Is the Baby Coming? Are you asking yourself this question I am in labor? Then this article is the answer for you. You always go through the work phase whether you are giving birth for the first time or third time. Labor can be unpredictable for some moms. The sign can come suddenly and quickly, but for some moms, it takes several hours and days. Here are some signs to prepare yourself for the labor process. You may experience strong nesting instinct. Hormones, and instinctual desire to prepare the ‘nest’ offspring likely prompt nesting. Suddenly you will feel more energy to prepare, clean and decorate for your coming baby. However…

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    41-42 WEEKS PREGNANT

    Week by Week Pregnancy Guide: 41-42 Weeks Now that you are 41-42 weeks pregnant, you probably would have heard stuffs like you are overdue. Well, you need to understand that there are some babies who don’t come at the expected delivery date. While some come before then, there are a few others who still hang around until probably a week or two before they eventually show up. While you have no reason to fret, it is possible there was a miscalculation with the due date predicted to you. At this period, note that babies that are overdue tend to be a bit larger than those who come at the expected…

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    40 WEEKS PREGNANT

    Week by Week Pregnancy Guide: 40 Weeks Now that you have come to your 40 weeks pregnant, the truth is, any moment from now, your baby can come. This is why you must be at an alert and have your hospital bag set with all the must-haves. However, at this time, there are still some few things that will be taking place with your baby as well as yourself. So, while you are expecting the baby probably this week, your baby may decide to stay some few days more or weeks just hanging around in your belly. But bear in mind that you are in your official week of delivery.…

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    39 WEEKS PREGNANT

    Week by Week Pregnancy Guide: 39 Weeks Now that you are 39 weeks pregnant, an important thing that will happen to your baby at this stage is that his endocrine system will generate more of stress hormones at the time of his birth compared to any other period in his life. These are the hormones that will help him to manage the systems of his body since the placenta will no longer be there. While your baby is warming up to have his first breathe of air, his lungs will still be developing until when he is finally given birth to. And because of this, his lungs will be producing…

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    38 WEEKS PREGNANT

    Week by Week Pregnancy Guide: 38 Weeks The moment you are 38 weeks pregnant, for the fact that your pregnancy is full-term now, any moment from now, you are likely to deliver. This is why you need to watch out for the signs of labour. At the moment, one of the things that would have happened to your baby is that most of those soft and fine layer of hair as well as the waxy coating that are protecting his skin from the amniotic fluid called lanugo and vernix respectively would have gone. But that does not mean there won’t be some vernix left on some parts of his body…

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    37 WEEKS PREGNANT

    Week by Week Pregnancy Guide: 37 Weeks Now that you are 37 weeks pregnant, at this stage, your baby is said to be full term now. He is more or less at the final stage of his birth weight, even though he will still be adding some extra fat each day. This will help him to regulate the temperature of his body as well as make his sugar level remain even. It is possible he has further dropped down now into your pelvis while he is preparing to meet you face to face. So, if he has actually dropped, there is the possibility that you will be feeling more pressure…

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    36 WEEKS PREGNANT

    Week by Week Pregnancy Guide: 36 Weeks In your 36 weeks pregnant, your baby is so much eager to meet you. So, by now, he has yet again moved down the more to your pelvis. While he is still waiting for the final day when he would show up in the world, he would still be adding some more weight. Because he has so much become familiar with your voice, he longs to hear you sing and read to him. According to research, it has been found out that babies love to hear the more of the songs played to them while they were in the uterus. So, it is…

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    35 WEEKS PREGNANT

    Week by Week Pregnancy Guide: 35 Weeks The moment you are 35 weeks pregnant, it is good to know that your baby is quite ready to land in the world. One of the things that he will be doing at this time is having a lot of practical on how to suck in preparation for the first feeding after birth. He will also be moving down gradually in preparation for the birth. And by virtue of this, it is possible you start feeling some little pains; it is a normal thing. But the moment you become so uncomfortable about it, visit your doctor. Another beautiful thing about him is that…

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    34 WEEKS PREGNANT

    Week by Week Pregnancy Guide: 34 Weeks Now that you are 34 weeks pregnant, you need to understand that the brain of your baby is still so much developing, and that now, he is likely to turn head-down which is his way of preparing for the birth. So, if you begin to feel Braxton Hicks contractions, you need to understand that it is simply an early sign that is trying to send a signal of preparation for the big day to you. While there is the probability that your baby will be born with dark eyes, at this stage, his eyes are most likely going to be blue. This is…

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    33 WEEKS PREGNANT

    Week by Week Pregnancy Guide: 33 Weeks At your 33 weeks pregnant, the bones of your baby continues to get harder as each day counts except for the skull that will still remain soft so that the baby’s head could come out easily when the delivery eventually is taking place. Also, the brain of your baby is rapidly developing as his five senses are getting set for the outside world. At the moment, all he sees is the liquid (amniotic fluid). All he tastes is the amniotic fluid. All he hears is your heartbeat and the extraneous noise around you. He can also feel the sensation whenever he sucks his…

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    32 WEEKS PREGNANT

    Week by Week Pregnancy Guide: 32 Weeks The moment you become 32 weeks pregnant, the toe nails of your baby is likely to become visible, and also you may feel him when he hiccups at times. At this stage also, your physician is likely to book you to always see him like every two weeks instead of a monthly thing like before. This is because you are fast approaching your delivery day. Also, your baby is most likely going to be in a head-down position. Now that there is less amniotic fluid inside your uterus, to some extent, it will be easy for your baby to make different switches like…

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    31 WEEKS PREGNANT

    Week by Week Pregnancy Guide: 31 Weeks Now that you are 31 weeks pregnant, counting it by months, you are almost seven months pregnant. There are also some interesting development that comes with this stage as far as your baby and your body are concerned. It is expected that by now, the major aspects of the development of your baby would have been completed; the major thing that would be happening to him now is gaining more weight rapidly on like before. In fact, he will add on close to two pounds in the coming weeks while he is preparing to meet you eventually. The brain of your baby will…

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    30 WEEKS PREGNANT

    Week by Week Pregnancy Guide: 30 Weeks Wow! You have made it to the 30 weeks of pregnancy, so, the countdown can now begin. Sooner than expected, your baby will arrive. So, even though your baby has really developed so well now, there are still some areas he is still trying to put some finishing touches on. In case you enter into premature labor and your baby is born, there is a special care unit that he or she would be taken to. Therefore, you can be sure of a great chance of surviving. Remember the lanugo hair? That will begin to disappear now because of the new brain cells…

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    29 WEEKS PREGNANT

    Week by Week Pregnancy Guide: 29 Weeks At your 29 weeks pregnant, there are quite some interesting things you should expect to happen. One of which is the jerks and punches you will be having from your baby within. The reason for this is because his present place of abode is gradually becoming tighter, hence your feeling of some of his actions. Another thing responsible for all these jabs and pokes is because of the vigor in him. You can be sure he is stronger now and responding to every form of stimuli like those sounds from around you, the light that shines on him and others with excitement. This…

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    28 WEEKS PREGNANT

    Week by Week Pregnancy Guide: 28 Weeks Having gotten to your 28 weeks pregnant, the other developments that have happened to your baby include his ability to respond to light. While you were told last week that your baby could open his eyes and see light, now if you point a flashlight on your belly, it is possible that he will move away from it. This is to let you know how responsive he can be to light now. One main thing going on at the moment is that your baby is trying to put some finishing touches to the development of major organ systems in his body like the…

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    27 WEEKS PREGNANT

    Week by Week Pregnancy Guide: 27 Weeks Now that you are 27 weeks pregnant, it is great to know that you are almost coming to the end of your second trimester. At this time, your baby has so developed his capacity to hear that he can recognize and differentiate between voices. So, don’t find it funny or strange if you sing to your baby and he responds to your songs or voice generally. Also, if your spouse can place an ear on your stomach, there is a likelihood that he would hear the heartbeat of the baby. The only thing is that it is possible he does not get exactly…

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    26 WEEKS PREGNANT

    Week by Week Pregnancy Guide: 26 Weeks Now that you are 26 weeks pregnant, if it is possible for you to see your baby, you will discover that at this stage, it is likely his eyelids are open only that he is not able to blink yet; this will happen in a few weeks from now. The reason for the closure all along was for the development of the retina, that part of the eyes that makes it possible for images to come to focus. The implication of this is that your baby has now developed to the level of being able to see whatever is going on around him.…

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    25 WEEKS PREGNANT

    Week by Week Pregnancy Guide: 25 Weeks At your 25 weeks pregnant, it is good for you to know that there are still more interesting things that have happened to your baby. At this time now, your baby will be weeing frequently. Wondering where the urine goes? The amniotic fluid. And then, gradually, the baby fat is beginning to settling in. So, by implication, the wrinkled skin your baby is known with will be smoothing out so that he will be looking more like a newborn compared to before. Another beautiful thing is that in the large intestine of your baby, the first bowel movement will be forming now. It…

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    24 WEEKS PREGNANT

    Week by Week Pregnancy Guide: 24 Weeks This time now that you are 24 weeks pregnant, it is important to know how your baby is faring and a few things you also need to bear in mind and work on. It is possible you experience consistent movements of your baby every now and then. He will be so busy for the next couple of weeks. You know, now, he is small and has enough room to play and groove around in your belly. It is even possible that he responds to your sweet voice as well as those calming rubs you give to your tommy. By the virtue of the…

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    23 WEEKS PREGNANT

    Week by Week Pregnancy Guide: 23 Weeks As you are 23 weeks pregnant, there is yet another improvement that has happened to your baby so far. It is quite interesting to know that your baby looks much more like a human now. The only thing is that he will be looking skinnier. It is also worth noting that your little baby, by now, will be developing billions of brain cells in his brain for the next few weeks. The essence of these cells are to control everything about your baby’s movements as well as his sensory. And then, the basic things he will need to do in life like breathing.…

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    22 WEEKS PREGNANT

    Week by Week Pregnancy Guide: 22 Weeks Now that you are 22 weeks pregnant, there are nice updates you sure want to know about your developing baby as well as your own body. By now, the skin of your baby that used to be so transparent would have become opaque now. Although, it will still look red, wrinkly and also be covered with vernix until the period when he is able to get more fat that would help out in the process. Then, the gum of your baby would have started developing tooth buds in readiness of the first teeth that would come in a few months after his birth.…

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    21 WEEKS PREGNANT

    Week by Week Pregnancy Guide: 21 Weeks Wow! It’s awesome to announce to you that you have just completed the first half of your pregnancy journey and you are in the second half of it now that you are 21 weeks pregnant. Therefore, at this stage, there are quite a number of things that are expected to have taken place within you as regards the baby you are carrying and yourself. At this stage, the eyebrows as well as the eyelids of your baby would have been fully formed so that there is the likelihood that they can now blink. Also, the taste buds of the baby would be functioning…

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    20 WEEKS PREGNANT

    Week by Week Pregnancy Guide: 20 Weeks At 20 weeks of pregnancy, you have a champion in your belly. Your little champ is all grown up, with much more weight and height. You may be thinking that your baby is getting bigger and all but you will be surprised to know that there is still plenty of growing room which allows him to twist and turn. 20 weeks of pregnancy is 5 months of pregnancy and you have only 4 months to go. When you become 20 weeks pregnant, it is a good thing to know that you are in the last week of the first half of your pregnancy…

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    19 WEEKS PREGNANT

    Week by Week Pregnancy Guide: 19 Weeks When you become 19 weeks pregnant, it is expected that your baby will be weighing more than the placenta. However, in terms of fat, your baby does not have much fat in his or her body yet. And one good news you need to know is that you are just a week away to the middle of your pregnancy journey. Then, there is a protective substance which is known as vernix caseosa which is expected to cover the skin of your baby now. In Latin, the word vernix means varnish while caseosa also means cheese. Vernix caseosa is a greasy and white substance…

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    18 WEEKS PREGNANT

    Week by Week Pregnancy Guide: 18 Weeks At the time you become 18 weeks pregnant, there are yet some more changes that would have taken place within you and the little baby you are carrying. But the good news is that you are almost half way in your pregnancy journey. By now, your baby will be big so that in some few weeks to come, you can literally feel her twists, kicks, punches as well as her rolling. In short, your baby would have started using your tommy for gym. Measuring your baby from head to bottom, she should be about 5.6 inches now or around 14.2 centimeter while her…

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    17 Weeks Pregnant

    Week by Week Pregnancy Guide: 17 Weeks The moment you are 17 weeks pregnant, your baby would have moved to another stage of maturity in that by now, he or she would have begun to store body fat. Remember in the previous weeks, we discussed the fact that your baby will be coated with hair called lanugo which will ensure that your baby is kept warm always, so another thing that will happen to her that she will also be clothed with vernix. The essence of this waxy substance is to ensure that her skin is protected against the amniotic fluid which she is floating in while she is still…

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    16 Weeks Pregnant

    Week by Week Pregnancy Guide: 16 Weeks The moment you are 16 weeks pregnant, you should remember that you are in the second week of your second trimester stage, and things are getting gradually exciting compared to the early days of your pregnancy. One of which is that by now, it is most likely that you would have forgotten the terrifying morning sickness you dreaded before. Also, your baby would have also much developed that the face can now move. By implication, your baby will start making some facial expressions, even though she may not really have control them for now. But then, she is yet to develop any fat…

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    15 Weeks Pregnant

    Week by Week Pregnancy Guide: 15 Weeks It is quite an amazing thing and something you should expect if you feel much energy now that you are 15 weeks pregnant. By now, you are likely to have had those tiring and discomforting morning sickness left you so that you are more active at this time. And then, the hearing of your baby would have been developing so that gradually, they will begin to pick certain voices and sounds coming from the world outside and even that of your heartbeat. It is also possible that they will begin to sense and respond to the bright light coming from outside of your…

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    14 Weeks Pregnant

    Week by Week Pregnancy Guide: 14 Weeks Wow! It is a great journey you have embarked on so far since you became pregnant. And you really deserve to be congratulated for making it thus far. It is worth knowing that now that you are 14 weeks pregnant, you have just begun another phase of your journey which is the second trimester. At this 14th week of your pregnancy, your baby would have developed the facial muscles which will enable him or her to begin to smile and even grimace. Also, the genitals would have been fully developed, only that it may still be hard to detect using the ultrasound. Then,…

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    13 Weeks Pregnant

    Week by Week Pregnancy Guide: 13 Weeks With you being 13 weeks pregnant, you should bear in mind that another important thing that have happened to your baby now is the full development of the lips and nose. In fact, your little baby now will be producing and excreting urine. And good news! You are in the last week of your first trimester. This means that you are in the 1/3 stage of your pregnancy journey. So, by now, not only have the nose and lips fully developed, the teeth, fingerprints and even the vocal cords are now perfectly in order. And while the other parts of the body are…

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    12 Weeks Pregnant

    Week by Week Pregnancy Guide: 12 Weeks The moment you become 12 weeks pregnant, your baby is so much taking the form of a human being now. While the growth of the head will be slowing down now, other parts of the body will be growing faster to catch up with the growth of the head. As against the baby looking curled before, he or she will be growing more upright now. As you are reaching the end of your first trimester now, the hormones of your body will be slowing down now gradually so that you will begin to feel less of the pregnancy symptoms. And for some women,…

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    11 Weeks Pregnant

    Week by Week Pregnancy Guide: 11 Weeks The moment you become 11 weeks pregnant, it is expected that virtually all the organs of the body and the body structure of your baby would have almost completed development, and start to function. More so, the genitals of the baby would have begun to take either the form of a male or female. The kidney of your baby would have begun to function fully now so that it can wee while the stomach can produce gastric juice. If you are able to see the fingernails of your baby, you will discover that they are growing already. The fingers and toes will begin…

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    10 Weeks Pregnant

    Week by Week Pregnancy Guide: 10 Weeks Now that you are 10 weeks pregnant, it is good news to let you know that you are about to finish your first trimester stage. And more so, the growth of your baby would have increased and is now about 5.08 cm which is a little more than 2 inches. But remember that this is dependent on how rapid the growth of the baby is. The development of the fetus has also improved so that now, the eyebrows of the baby are now being formed gradually. But then, understand that all the major organs of the baby like the heart, kidney, brain have…

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    9 Weeks Pregnant

    Week by Week Pregnancy Guide: 9 Weeks By the time you are 9 weeks pregnant, it means you are already in the third month of pregnancy.  At this stage, it is expected that your baby’s brain would have almost completed its development. And very important is the fact that your baby is no longer an embryo but has fully become a fetus now. Also, the eyelids are already forming with hair follicles already finding their way out, and the nipples emerging as well. No longer will the fingers and toes remain webbed, just as the hands will now be touching the face. By implication, the shoulder, ankle, elbow, knee and…

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    8 Weeks Pregnant

    Week by Week Pregnancy Guide: 8 Weeks Making it to the 8 weeks is no joke at all. So, being 8 weeks pregnant is really something you should be happy about. But then, by now, your baby that was once seen as an embryo, by this week is gradually growing to become a fetus. So, while your baby will be as big as a raspberry, the weight should be around .04 ounces and about .63 inches in measurement. You should note that on a daily basis, your baby grows about a millimeter. In fact, if you go for an ultrasound at this stage of your pregnancy, you might be surprised…

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    7 Weeks Pregnant

    Week by Week Pregnancy Guide: 7 Weeks Wow! Since you are 7 weeks pregnant, this is really something you should be joyful and proud about. One of the reasons is because, at this stage, your baby is expected to have gotten a more defined face. The eyes, mouth, ears, nostrils and even the brain cells would have been more developed. Then, you can also be sure of the development of the mouth, tooth buds, and tongue as well. The bones of your baby at this stage will be forming gradually. Then, the legs and the arms will be developing as well while they are making their divides into the segments…

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    6 Weeks Pregnant

    Week by Week Pregnancy Guide: 6 Weeks By the time you are 6 weeks pregnant, all the hormones in your body would have taken their full place for the changes to take place. At this time, the feelings of early pregnancy symptoms like morning sickness or nausea and so on would be fully felt. By implication, there is a full assurance that you are pregnant. In fact, every test carried out will end up positive. On the part of the development of your baby, now that you are 6 weeks pregnant, the baby would already be having tiny openings that are expected to turn to a mouth and nostrils just…

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    5 Weeks Pregnant

    Week by Week Pregnancy Guide: 5 Weeks By the time you are 5 weeks pregnant, you would have definitely settled within your mind that you are pregnant. The reason is that, by now, you would have confirmed that you have missed your menstrual period. Also, the changes in your hormone levels would have become more pronounced because of certain symptoms like nausea, fatigue, sore breasts, you are becoming more sensitive and moody, and a few other signs that it may be giving you. Now that you are 5 weeks pregnant, one of the things that will be going on in your body is the continual development of the placenta. While…

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    4 Weeks Pregnant

    Week by Week Pregnancy Guide: 4 Weeks 4 weeks of pregnancy may seem like nothing is going on and you may begin to wonder whether you are pregnant. Unknown to you is that your soon-to-be-baby has already found a home. The blastocyst has concluded its journey from the fallopian tube to the uterus. Irrespective of your level of surety in the last 3 weeks of your pregnancy, when you are 4 weeks pregnant, it becomes so glaring to you that some major changes have taken place within you. The signs you would notice by now include vomiting, nausea, absence of your menstrual periods and a few others. By this time…

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    3 Weeks Pregnant

    Week by Week Pregnancy Guide: 3 Weeks Week by week pregnancy guide has been a great source of inspiration and relief to millions of women who wish to know what to expect and the developments taking place every week of pregnancy. Today, we’re exploring around Week 3 of pregnancy. What’s really happening in the life of a 3 weeks pregnant woman and that of the busy and rapidly developing baby? Let’s get started At week 3, conception has just taken place a couple of days ago. You haven’t missed your periods yet. For many women, early pregnancy symptoms might not have appeared. How Do You Know You’re Pregnant At Week…

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    2 Weeks Pregnant

    Week by Week Pregnancy Guide: 2 Weeks Usually, when your pregnancy is still within 1 week or 2 weeks, you are still not considered to be pregnant yet. The reason is that pregnancy is usually measured based on the 40 weeks calendar. So, the first day of your pregnancy is expected to begin the very first day that your last menstrual cycle held. Based on this, that is why it is usually believed that your pregnancy begins close to the end of the second week or still, the beginning of the third week of your pregnancy. But then, this is based on when ovulation takes place in your body. The…

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    Early Signs and Pregnancy Symptoms

    The First Signs of Pregnancy As we all know not every soon to be a mom has the same pregnancy symptoms and not every pregnancy is the same. Symptoms may vary from woman to woman, and many factors lessen or worsen the symptoms. There are common symptoms that are quite common and well-known such as the absence of your menstrual cycle and weight gain. There are a few other possible signs of pregnancy: Increased urination Darkened areolas Fatigue Nausea or morning sickness Mood changes Implantation bleeding Intense low backache Headaches Breast tenderness There are a few strange early pregnancy symptoms that barely anyone knows about like headaches or feeling like…

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    Stages of Pregnancy: Pregnancy Trimesters

    What Happens During the Trimesters of Pregnancy When you are a mother to be you become a bit anxious, and you want to know exactly what is going to happen to your body. You also want to know what is going to happen to your baby every week that passes. Each doctor uses different parameters to determine the start and end dates of each trimester. So, the easiest way is to divide the trimesters into thirteen weeks; most practitioners add on an extra week to be on the safe side, this would total to forty weeks. Here it is the summary of the well-known weeks that the American Congress of…

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    Pregnancy Stretch Marks: Causes and Best Stretch Mark Creams for Pregnancy

    PREGNANCY STRETCH MARKS   Stretch marks are depressed streaks that appear in the skin. Their occurrence is usually in the abdomen area but can occur in many other parts of your body.  Many women get stretch marks on shoulders, thighs, breasts, and hips. The intensity or the size of the streaks is different in everyone. Causes of Stretch Marks Stretch marks can be caused by various factors, but the only thing that is common in them all is that they occur when the skin is stretch hence the name. It happens when the middle layer of the skin is so extensively stretched that it has broken in some places. A…

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    Pregnancy Nausea: How to Get Rid of Morning Sickness During Pregnancy

    Tips for Dealing with Morning Sickness Pregnancy nausea or what some people simply call ‘morning sickness’ is a pretty common problem faced by most pregnant women out there. The degree of morning sickness varies among women, and it can even change from pregnancy to pregnancy. Sometimes what works for baby number one may not really work for baby two. Pregnancy nausea or morning sickness as the case may be mostly caused by the overproduction of hormones during pregnancy. This hormone is known as “Human Chorionic gonadotropin hormone (HCG)”- almost exclusively in the placenta. Yeah, I know medical terminology could be a pain in the neck to pronounce. The HCG hormone…

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    How to Prevent Pregnancy Stretch Marks

    Pregnancy Stretch Marks It is a well-known fact that more than fifty percent of pregnant women face the unpleasant fact of developing stretch marks during pregnancy. So, rest assured that you are not alone. Stretch marks have a tendency to appear during the third trimester of pregnancy due to the fact that it is when there is a higher growth of your baby, but they can show up at any stage of your pregnancy and in different areas other than your legs or stomach. How do they form? The reason stretch marks appear in your body during pregnancy is due to your body growing in size, but your skin cannot…

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    When Do You Start Showing in Pregnancy

    How Early Will My Baby Bump Start to Show? It is one thing to be pregnant and know that one is pregnant, and yet another thing to show on the pregnant woman’s body that she is pregnant. But then, one thing is sure, the moment a woman is pregnant, after some time, it begins to show on her body that she is truly carrying a baby. A lot of body changes happen when a woman is pregnant. There is the excitement of knowing that there is a little somebody developing in your tummy but this does not come short of challenges that can be agonizing for some moms. After the…

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    Preparing for Birth

    How to Prepare for Your Baby and What to Pack for the Hospital or Birth Center? One major expectation every pregnant woman has is the main day when they would be delivered of their baby. Especially for a first-time mom, her joy is to see her baby delivered into her hands without any complications or sad news. So, while waiting for the delivery day, preparing for birth is of necessity and is worth taking seriously. You need to know how to prepare for your baby. As a matter of fact, there are a few things, as an expecting mother, you should do and bear in mind to have a smooth…

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    Benefits of Pregnancy Yoga

    YOGA: Best Exercise for Pregnant Women No woman wants to stay out of shape when she is pregnant. Maintaining a good outlook and staying fit is the desire of everyone. While pregnant, no doubt, there are quite a number of changes that occur in the body which end up altering the outlook of a woman. This is one reason pregnancy yoga is a good way to maintain your shape as a pregnant woman. Exercise for pregnant women not only makes them feel relaxed, but it has also been proven that it equally helps them when they are in labor or about to deliver. Benefits of pregnancy yoga Pregnancy yoga helps…

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    How much weight should I gain during pregnancy

    Pregnancy Weight Gain: How Much Is Normal “How much weight should I gain during pregnancy” is a question that all moms have as soon as they get pregnant. Experiencing weight gain during pregnancy is a natural thing. However, excess weight gain can have a negative impact on the health of pregnant women and their fetuses. Therefore, it is important to maintain a healthy pregnancy weight gain.  To manage your weight gain successfully during pregnancy you need to find out how much weight you should gain based on your BMI (body-mass index) and personal characteristics. Here is all you need to know about the most popular method to calculate the exact…

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    Pregnancy Week by Week Guide – Pregnancy Stages

    Weeks of Pregnancy – Week by Week Guide to Pregnancy Week by Week Pregnancy Guide Choose your pregnancy week… 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41-42 On a normal ground, a pregnancy takes about 40 weeks from the very…

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    Ideas for Pregnancy Announcement

    When to Tell People You’re Pregnant When you can’t wait to start a family, announcing to the world that you are pregnant can be exhilarating. This is because pregnancy can be a way of proving to others that you are fruitful, especially in case it took a while to conceive. So, the pregnancy announcement can take creative and fun-filled ways to carry out. After ascertaining their pregnancy, one of the big questions people ask is when is the best time for them to announce to others that they are pregnant. You see, when to tell people that you are pregnant can best be decided by you and your spouse, based…

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    Heartburn in Pregnancy

    Heartburn During Pregnancy One of the major complaints that pregnant women usually make during the pregnancy period is that of heartburn. This happens, most time, during their second and third trimester. Although, popularly known as heartburn, another name given to this is called acid indigestion. While heartburn in pregnancy does not have anything to do with the heart, it is an irritation or a burning sensation that takes place in the esophagus or at the center of the chest. And this is a result of the contents in the stomach that comes back up (or refluxes) from the stomach. When there are changes in the hormonal level of a pregnant…

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    Cramping In Early Pregnancy

    Cramping During Pregnancy Cramping can be explained as pulling sensations that a pregnant woman feels on either or both sides of her abdomen. Even though cramping is not a symptom that can be used to detect an early pregnancy, yet, it is said to be a symptom that most pregnant women feel. Hence, it can be seen as a normal thing for pregnant ones. Cramps during pregnancy causes While cramping in early pregnancy could be scary sometime, especially for women who are carrying their first baby, yet, it is a common symptom that can be experienced through the trimesters. Cramping during pregnancy is all about the uterus responding to the…

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    Gender prediction: Am I having a girl or a boy

    Predicting the Sex of Your Baby: How to Tell if You’re Having a Boy or a Girl The moment a woman confirms her pregnancy, the next question that rightly pops into an average woman’s mind is “am I having a boy or girl?” While the sex of baby becomes detectable when the pregnancy is in 20 weeks using scan, it should be understood that the sex of baby is set the moment the sperm meets with the egg. This happens the moment a baby receives 23 chromosomes at the time conception takes place from both parents. Apart from the gender, the other things that are determined then include the color…

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    Pregnancy test: How does it work and When should you take it?

    Pregnancy Test Sex is common these days even in the younger individuals. In case you want to get pregnant and have a baby, we all know that sex is necessity. But sex without protection can lead to many serious complications such as unplanned pregnancy, especially when you are not married. There are many women who are pregnant only because they did not use protection while having sex. However, if you are confused whether you are pregnant or not, you can easily find out with the help of the pregnancy test. Here we have everything you need to know about the test. Pregnancy test It is a special test that has…

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    What are the common ovulation symptoms

    Signs of Ovulation Ovulation is the natural process in which the mature egg is released from the ovaries and it sets up the stage for fertilization. It is the time when the egg is fertilized and it would lead to pregnancy. For most healthy women, ovulation generally happens once a month, a few weeks after menstruation begins. Ovulation commonly happens at the 12th to 16th day after the first period and it will only last for 2 to 3 days because after that menstruation cycle will start. Women who are planning to get pregnant have to pay attention to the ovulation symptoms. Here we have some of the symptoms that…

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    What are the early signs of pregnancy

    Early Pregnancy Symptoms Getting pregnant is a blessing. It is a period of 9 months which a woman faces in order to give life to her baby. This time period has many challenges. A common question is – “How to find out that you are pregnant?”. There are many signs of pregnancy which a woman should observe in herself to find out whether she is pregnant or not. There are some early signs of pregnancy as well as some early pregnancy symptoms which can help you determine pregnancy state. Let us go through some of the most important signs of pregnancy. Spotting or implantation bleeding Spotting is one of the…

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    Pregnancy

    Morning sickness is a good sign – All you need to know about it

    Morning Sickness – Symptoms and Remedies From the moment you first suspect that you might be pregnant until the moment you’re holding your baby in your arms, it can seem like you’re on an emotional and physical roller coaster. Your body changes and you feel so sensitive. It is a wait of 9 months to give birth to a newborn baby, which is no doubt an incredibly happy and exciting feeling.  Pregnancy is a different experience for each woman and there are a few unpleasant symptoms that might occur, and one of them might be morning sickness.  What is morning sickness? Morning sickness is nausea or vomiting that occurs during…

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    Pregnancy

    How to Stop Vaginal Bleeding or Spotting During Pregnancy

    Spotting and Bleeding During Pregnancy Spotting and bleeding during pregnancy is a common issue. Women commonly suffer from this issue because of different reasons. Spotting is any light vaginal bleeding which occurs at any time other than when a period is due. In many cases, spotting during pregnancy doesn’t always mean the worst has happened and it will eventually stop. However, if you notice heavy bleeding you should be worried, and you must check it immediately. You can read more information about what are the signs and symptoms of a miscarriage here. In some cases, taking the right steps can help you stop bleeding in pregnancy. Here we have some…

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