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All Blog Posts Tagged 'pregnancy' (314)

10 Things to Know About Zika for Pregnant & Soon-To-Be Pregnant Women

If you watch the news you may have heard about Zika, the scary virus, transmitted by mosquitoes, which can cause severe birth defects to babies born to infected mothers.  This poses a special concern for women who are or plan on becoming pregnant.  There is SO MUCH conflicting and seemingly inaccurate information floating around message boards and Facebook.

It seems like Zika is either taking a larger than life presence as the facts get distorted and sensationalized, or being…

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Added by Megan Nick on May 27, 2016 at 10:13am — No Comments

9 Effective Home Remedies For Treating Acne During Pregnancy

Is pregnancy acne driving you crazy? Many women who have been blessed with blemish free skin suffer from bouts of acne during pregnancy, due to raging hormones. In fact, acne during…

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Added by Mom Bloggers Club on May 17, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Eating During Labor | Is it okay to eat during labor? New episode of BLABBERMOM |

Did your hospital or midwife allow eating during labor? Most of us MomCavers weren’t allowed to eat once we arrived at the hospital. The reasoning behind this (barbaric, in our opinion) practice is that in an emergency, general anesthesia may be used and any food eaten could aspirate into the lungs. While this may be a concern in very rare cases, most laboring moms are doing the most physically demanding work of their lives and could use some sustenance.

Last fall,…

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Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on May 11, 2016 at 11:54am — No Comments

Titles and Professions to Know When Pregnant

When you become pregnant everything is a little overwhelming, or way overwhelming! You are making sure your eating healthy, taking the right supplements, creating a birth plan, looking for a postpartum doula and so on!

While doing your research, you will come across a lot of professions and  titles that are important. It gets confusing. What’s the difference between a lactation consultant and a lactation educator? Which one do I need? Why?

Titles and Professions to Know While Pregnant

I have done some…

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Added by Erin Huiatt on May 9, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

Top 3 Best Foods for Improving Fertility

Most of times the delays in pregnancy are observed in women due to lack of some vital nutrients. Vitamins specially Vit B6 and in minerals specially Zinc. It doesn't mean rest of nutrients are less required but these two are very much essential for conceiving a baby.

Lets see Top 3 foods which will help you boost fertility

1. Oyster : Oysters are rich in Zinc. Zinc…

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Added by Sapana Vibhandik on April 25, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

Book Review: ‘Ninth-Month Midnight’ by Marie Bacigalupo

Nine Month Midnight by Marie Bacigalupo was a deeply compelling, at times heart-wrenching story, about grief and the desperate need of a mother to reunite with her dead child. Since losing her four-year old precious daughter to cancer a year ago, Dolores Walsh has been living in limbo, like a…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on April 22, 2016 at 1:12pm — No Comments

To-Dos before getting Pregnant

I want a baby! This is a time, usually a woman has her mind ready for raising a baby. Usually women decide for a baby and are already desperate for a pregnancy. 

But, just decision for conceiving enough for having a baby? You might want to think over a few things which will make sure your body is perfect for developing a healthy baby inside you. A woman's and her partner's health during conception is equally important to diet and fitness during pregnancy

A healthy body is most…

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Added by Sapana Vibhandik on April 3, 2016 at 4:00am — No Comments

The Writing Life with Marie Bacigalupo, Author of 'Ninth-Month Midnight'

A former copywriter and administrator, Marie Bacigalupo studied creative writing under Gordon Lish at the Fiction Center and participated in workshops sponsored by the University of Iowa and Story Magazine. Her work has appeared in The Examined Life Journal; Romance Magazine; New Realm Magazine;…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on April 1, 2016 at 10:53am — No Comments

What is Fertility Booster Yoga?

When I and my husband decided to have a baby i.e. 6 years ago, I was mentally ready for a baby. But I wanted to be healthier for a healthy baby. I wanted it a perfect pregnancy. I started studying online about preparation for pregnancy. One of the books for pregnancies I read that time, mentioned about special fertility booster yoga. I was already doing some breathing exercises called as Pranayam (Sanskrit word, a term in Yoga). Special Yoga before pregnancy is called as Fertility Yoga or…

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Added by Sapana Vibhandik on March 21, 2016 at 3:13pm — No Comments

What Are the Benefits of Maternity Pillow?

Benefits of Maternity Pillow

Maternity Pillow – What is it and What are its benefits?

Back pain is very common among pregnant women. Weight gain combined with changes in proportion to the body increases the risk of back pain, the pregnancy pillow…

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Added by Sarika Nair on March 19, 2016 at 4:53pm — No Comments

Things to Pack in your Maternity Bag

What to Pack in your Hospital Bag?

One of the most exciting moments of pregnancy is the preparation of the bag to accompany you to the hospital. It is also a somewhat solemn moment as the mom in the making is moved to the small pajamas and soft blanket to be used to wrap his little angel ... So as is often taken by emotion, you better have a predetermined list everything what to bring!



As we approach the end of pregnancy, any… Continue

Added by Sarika Nair on March 17, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

How to avoid dehydration during early pregnancy?

Usually in most of countries, newly married woman has nausea she is asked if she was pregnant. It is because the nausea is first common symptom of pregnancy. Its not only the hormonal changes, it is also due to lack of required water in our body. Our body is made up of 75% of water, obviously the need is more than before, you are creating life now. So drinking lots of water will not only help you avoid nausea but it ultimately helps proper development of your baby.…

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Added by Sapana Vibhandik on March 3, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

Fountain of Freedom

Wildly flying down the street, wind in hair, wheels on fire, 
I knew then that life wouldn't be easy
with you.
 
Screeching to a sudden stop, tires…
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Added by MamaMadHatter on March 1, 2016 at 10:26am — No Comments

How did you announce your pregnancy?

Cute ways to announce your pregnancy

Did you just discover that you're pregnant? Congratulations! The two lines on the pregnancy test are a proof that you're walking with a baby in your belly.

So, soon you have to get the news out to the unsuspecting father, your parents, grandparents, friends and other relatives. So, why not do it in a cute and creative way? You…

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Added by Sarika Nair on February 29, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

From the Mouths of Nurses: CHILDBIRTH 101

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Childbirth is this big black hole of unknown to an expecting Mom. You can read books, seek advice from women who have experienced it, and prepare in every way possible. Yet, no one can actually tell you what is going to happen in there. It's a crap shoot.

For me personally, this created some anxiety for me 1st pregnancy. I…

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Added by Brittany Burbank on February 8, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Warning Signs of Ovarian Cancer

Overview

Ovarian cancer or Cancer of the ovary signifies a group of different tumors that arise from various types of cells & tissues present inside the ovary. The most common type of ovarian cancer arises from the epithelial cells that cover the outside surface of the ovary. Other, rare types of ovarian cancer develop from the egg-forming Germ cells called as Germ tumors or from the supporting tissue called as Stromal tumors that help in…

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Added by Luz J. Peterson on February 2, 2016 at 5:00am — No Comments

Organizing’s a B*tch… Until It’s Done

Organizing is hard. And not just because it takes physical & mental energy, determination, and stamina. It’s also hard because there are so many layers. You can’t just go into a room and tackle it right then and there. You have to clean, discard, sort, relocate, and improve. As much as I wish I could tackle room after room in one epic sweep, it’s just not possible.

One of the January goals I set as part of my month of being an…

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Added by Celeste on January 21, 2016 at 1:50pm — No Comments

The older mom on the block

Someone asked me the other day if I wanted to have another baby. People like to ask parents that question. (I don't know why, as it is really none of their business, but they ask.) I have my standard answers:…

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Added by Lauren Markman on January 19, 2016 at 6:21am — No Comments

Having a Second Child: the amazing multiplication of love

I stepped over several books, a Hot Wheels car, and a toy horse to get him there, but I gently laid my snuggly little sleeping boy into his bed and settled the blanket over him. He didn’t even notice, although he did roll over and cuddle down into his pillow a bit more in his…

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Added by Kishona Lape on January 14, 2016 at 10:12am — No Comments

5 (very honest) truths about packing for your hospital stay

A couple years ago, I was a first time mom scouring the internet for hospital bag essentials. I had no idea what to pack. Every list was very generic and similar- bring comfy clothes for after delivery, chap stick, your chargers, a camera, your favorite pillow, etc. All of this seemed obvious to me. I couldn’t find a list of things people really wished they had, or things people brought and never used. …

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Added by Claire Dovantzis on January 4, 2016 at 9:30pm — No Comments

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