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Father's Exposures: Should You Worry About Your Pregnancy? Considering tobacco, alcohol, various drugs and other chemical agents, and high doses of ionizing radiation that one might receive, particularly in the setting of cancer therapy, you may be quite aware that what harms a mother can harm her baby.

Best Tips to Get Pregnant Fast If you're reading this, chances are that you're trying for a baby. You might have been planning your pregnancy for a while, thinking about the best time of year for your baby's arrival, or even plotting the ideal age gap between your baby and their sibling.

Ten ways to relax when pregnant The placenta is forming and so your body is having to work extra hard to make it and more blood so your heart is pumping faster. Also, especially during the first three months there is an increased secretion of progesterone which causes fatigue. So, give in, get an early night and enjoy as much sleep as possible!

Safety Guidelines for a Trip During Pregnancy Pregnancy does not mean that you have to stay at home. So it is very important that you plan the daily commute and method of travel. As long as the mother and the foetus are healthy, the pregnant lady can safely travel till 36 weeks of pregnancy. The most ideal time to travel is the second trimester that is between weeks 14-28.

17 amazing facts you didn't know about pregnancy Entering your first trimester as a first time mum? Does a baby brain exist? Here are 17 crazy facts about pregnancy that you need to know before you give birth.

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What Is a Doula and Should You Hire One? During my first pregnancy, I was nervous about what would happen to my body and how painful labor would actually be. You could say that I had some first-time jitters about the whole experience and so my mother suggested that I hire a doula.

Get Your Baby Moving and Sleeping Unless you've been on a desert island, you've heard the news. Kids are becoming more obese. Not only are they more overweight; they're suffering complications, such as type 2 diabetes, that had, for the most part, previously affected older adults.

Letters to my Unborn Child During my first pregnancy back in 2012 I began writing a pregnancy journal. Once a week I would chart my symptoms and write in detail about the emotional changes I was living through. Expressing the sheer demonstrative poignancy of a pregnancy that I never truly believed I would encounter.

11 things you can do to make your pregnant friend feel loved What do I say to my pregnant friend? Ditch the labour and no sleep talk. Here is a selection of compliments and things you can do that will make your pregnant friend's day!

9 common pregnancy food aversions and what they mean When your pregnant, certain foods and smells can cause your stomach to churn. But why do we get food aversions in pregnancy and what do they mean?

Know Some Unknown Facts About Pregnancy "Feeling your baby's kicks is the best part of pregnancy." After missing the period, the first thing an expected mother does is the pregnancy test. And it is the happiest time for her when she gets a positive result. Immediately that pregnant lady visits a gynaecologist for further assistance.

Signs of Ruptured Ectopic Pregnancy During a normal pregnancy, a fertilized egg travels from the fallopian tube to the uterus, where it implants. Rarely, in approximately 2% of pregnancies, the fertilized egg implants elsewhere, usually within the fallopian tube, a condition called ectopic or tubal pregnancy.

Most popular baby names by state in 2018 - what's hot where you are? Here are those most popular baby names by state in 2018. The data from 2018 Social Security 2018 data shows that the top three names for girls in the U.S. ― Emma, Olivia and Ava ― also were the top names on the state level. also achieving the first ranking in the largest number of states.

Sarah's Bump Day Blog, Week 39: The Induction This will be the last bump day blog I write! It is kind of sad because I have enjoyed doing it and loved knowing that I had people following along and providing encouragement and support. I am 39 weeks and by the time this piece is published, I will be in the hospital undergoing my induction.

When mom burnout feels like angry zombie mom meets Wonder Woman Now, I realize mom burnout may be an unpopular topic on a site about pregnancy after loss. After all, shouldn't I be eternally grateful? But this isn't about the gratitude I feel for these boys who also delight and fill my soul. It's about normalizing the idea that loss moms are still moms.

7 foods to eat if you have morning sickness If you have morning sickness there are certain food and drinks that can help. Nutritionist Rosie Letts explains what is best to eat…

10 annoying things in the last two weeks of pregnancy We look at the top 10 annoying things that pregnant women experience in the last two weeks of pregnancy and how to deal with these problems.

What is a Pregnancy Registry and What Have We Learned from Them? When you hear about a "registry" related to someone's pregnancy the first thing that probably comes to mind is a gift registry for a baby shower. However, there is another important kind of registry that you should know about especially if you plan to have a child and need to take prescription medicines.

Baby Blues? Or Something Else? The New York Times recently reported on a remarkable study affirming that pregnancy actually changes the physical structure of the brain, and that these changes last well into the postpartum period and beyond.

Madi's Story: Why I Became A Pre+Postnatal Instructor I have always known I wanted to teach people how to live a healthier and more fulfilled life through physical activity. Several experiences have brought me to where I am now and would like to share my fitness journey with all of you!

Does Elective Abortion Require Consent From Both Parents? Can a woman obtain an elective abortion without permission of the father of the embryo or fetus? Many women who become pregnant have this question, possibly because termination of pregnancy is a taboo, or at least an uncomfortable topic in certain cultures.

Amy Schumer Is Keeping It Real With Her Mesh Undies The female comedian extraordinaire, Amy Schumer, known for keeping all things real and relatable, especially when it comes to being a woman - is making us laugh yet again with her take on postpartum care. Just five weeks after giving birth to her son, Gene, Schumer is sharing her wisdom and pics on Instagram of something she can't quite part with.

What to Do When Your Baby Has Reflux When the gift keeps on giving, however, sometimes that's a problem. What we're talking about here in the way of "present" is the breast milk or formula that comes back up after a feed. That outflow of what's just gone in is a source of much concern for caregivers.

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