Pregnancy Health

3 Myths about Pregnancy

Posted on February 17, 2012 | No comments

photo credit: Devilpato From the time you announce to your friends and family that you’re pregnant, everyone around you has some bit of advice. “Think of the baby, dear.” “Put down that coffee, dear.” “Make sure you don’t dye your hair, dear.” While these things are all just ways for friends and family to let […]

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The Early Pregnancy Danger of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Posted on February 3, 2012 | No comments

photo credit: elisa_piper That first trimester of pregnancy is marked by a number of conditions and risks, not the least of which is morning sickness. The fact is most women experience morning sickness from about week five or six of pregnancy until week 12 or so, toward the end of the first trimester. Interestingly enough, […]

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The Big List of Pregnancy Symptoms

Posted on January 30, 2012 | No comments

photo credit: aurora michele Pregnancy does crazy stuff to your body. From morning sickness to mood swings to back pain and having to pee every 6.3 seconds, your body gets all out of whack (to say nothing of what goes on inside your head). Pregnancy symptoms can vary greatly from one woman to the next, […]

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Is It More Than Just Morning Sickness?

Posted on January 22, 2012 | No comments

photo credit: criispi   Morning sickness is a normal part of pregnancy, and is actually seen by most health care professionals as a sign that your baby’s development is progressing normally. Obviously, it is uncomfortable and inconvenient and you should, by all means, take whatever steps you can to mitigate its effects, but most of […]

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Things You Didn’t Know about Being Pregnant

Posted on January 10, 2012 | No comments

photo credit: slightly everything Pregnancy is an exciting time, but that’s not always a good thing. Many first-time moms think they know what to expect, only to have every expectation blown out of the water – often in the first few weeks of pregnancy! From morning sickness to swollen breasts to the need to pee, […]

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Morning Sickness and Holiday Travel

Posted on November 21, 2011 | No comments

photo credit: momentcaptured1 The holiday season is almost upon us and it seems like the whole country is planning to go somewhere. But what about those who are in the first trimester? When you’re battling morning sickness and your body is still adjusting to the new life growing inside, you may not feel like going […]

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Morning Sickness, Pregnancy Cravings, and Nutrition

Posted on October 24, 2011 | No comments

photo credit: itsbruce Let’s be honest: has any woman ever really stuck to an ideal diet during pregnancy? Eating the right balanced diet including plenty of whole grains, fresh veggies, and that horse pill of a prenatal vitamin just isn’t something that tends to happen. You do your best, but you’re always going to face […]

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The Other Early Signs of Pregnancy (Besides Morning Sickness)

Posted on September 30, 2011 | 1 comment

photo credit: jenaynay There’s a pretty straightforward way to know whether or not you’re pregnant: take a pregnancy test. They’re not terribly expensive, and as long as you’re three weeks or so past conception they’re very accurate. That said, you might also want to watch for some of the other signs of early pregnancy, such […]

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