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Would You Lie About Smoking While Pregnant?

Much like we give a breathalyzer test to those pulled over for suspicion of drinking while driving in the US, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence is suggesting that women with babies on the way in the UK are to be tested for carbon monoxide (which is found in cigarettes) to see …

We're Chatting Pregnancy Fitness!

We are so excited to be participating today in the first of a live 4-part series on pregnancy and fitness, hosted by Pregnancy Magazine. Today’s …

Everything You Need to Know About Your Pregnant Belly

When Will a Pregnant Belly Show?<p>Wanting to know when your pregnant belly will announce the good news to the world is normal. But the real answer …

Pregnant? Use Your SmartPhone: 12 Best Pregnancy Apps

Not sure what to expect when you're expecting? Your smartphone can help.<p>Pregnancy apps are a blooming niche. A search on the Android app store Google …

Apps

Post Pregnancy Fitness

<i>StyleNest’s simple post pregnancy fitness tips will kick-start new mums back into good health and bring back some of that lost confidence.</i><p>After …

What’s Going On With Your Hair During Pregnancy? (WATCH!)

If you're pregnant, you probably don't need us to tell you that pregnancy can do some pretty crazy things to your hair. For some lucky moms-to-be, it …

Dealing With Pregnancy Incontinence? These 3 Moves Will Help!

Have you ever experienced that embarrassing leaking phenomena while sneezing or coughing or laughing hard? It's called <b>stress incontinence</b> , and it's …

Staying Fit During Pregnancy

Maintaining your physical fitness during pregnancy helps you keep your weight gain to a moderate amount and maintain physical conditioning that will …

Exercise

Reasons You May Not Want to Exercise in Pregnancy

It is generally known that exercise is good for you, even in pregnancy. However, there are a few circumstances where exercise can do more harm than …

5 Reasons to Exercise Regularly Throughout Your Pregnancy

There are so many reasons to exercise throughout life, but while you are pregnant it's particularly important to keep moving. Even if you didn't …

Pregnancy Weight Gain: What's Normal, What's Not

Pregnancy is one time in your life when you have to pack on the pounds. But it's important to keep your weight within a healthy range for your body type. Here are are some general guidelines to keep your weight gain on track.<p><i>The FAQ’s of Having a Baby: Because when it comes to preparing for your</i> …

Pregnancy

Pregnancy Symptoms You Don't Need To Worry About

These seven symptoms of pregnancy simply aren't worth stressing over.<p>Let's get one thing straight: Pregnancy consists of roughly 40 weeks of physiological change and pressure on every body system imaginable. Despite the stress involved, Alice Domar, Ph.D., assistant professor of Obstetrics, …

Pregnancy

Pregnancy - Articles and Advice

So much happens during pregnancy that it's basic definition—the period of time when a human being grows from the combination of genetic material from …

Loss of Libido in Pregnancy

It is a popular belief that a woman's libido (sex drive) will inherently increase during pregnancy, but this is not necessarily the case. While the …

One small glass of wine a week fine during pregnancy, suggests study

Women who drink one small glass of wine a week while pregnant are no more likely to have children with cognitive or behavioural problems as those who …

Study Suggests Light Drinking During Pregnancy Okay — But Would You Do It?

A new study, published today in <i>BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology</i>, suggests that light drinking during pregnancy is not …

Understanding Pregnancy Sleep Problems

Why are sleep disturbances more common during pregnancy?<p>Losing Sleep<p>Why do sleep problems suddenly begin or increase in severity for pregnant women? There are many physical and emotional factors that may contribute to sleep difficulties during pregnancy. Learn why you might not be enjoying the …

Pregnancy

Study Finds No Harm In Occasional Drink During Pregnancy | Bay Area Bites

The research was done at the University College London, using data collected as part of the Millennium Cohort Study. The researchers looked at about …

Safe Tips to Treat Headaches During Pregnancy

Head off pregnancy headaches with these safe solutions.<p>Headaches 101<p>If you're like most people, you tackle a headache with an over-the-counter pain reliever. Then you charge on with your busy life. If you're pregnant, though, the type of medication you can take is seriously restricted. It's a cruel …

Women's Health

Overcoming Pregnancy Sleep Troubles

Follow these expert tips to conquer pregnancy sleep troubles and settle in for a good night's rest.<p>Expectant moms worry about the sleep deprivation they'll face once their bundle of joy arrives. But how about getting a solid night of sleep when you're still pregnant? No easy task, as many women …

Pregnancy

Unplanned Pregnancy Puts Moms At Higher Risk For Depression

A new study published today in <i>BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology</i> found that women with unplanned pregnancies are four times …

One More Reason To Watch Your Weight Gain During Pregnancy: An Easier Birth

New research presented today at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists found that women who gained excessive weight during their …

Cramping in Early Pregnancy

So you're pregnant! (Congratulations.) Now you have joined the club where many people are really worried all the time. For something that is supposed …

5 Pregnancy Superfoods To Try Now

When it comes to pregnancy and food, two extreme things can happen: Either you feel like you could eat an entire refrigerator’s worth of calories in …

What Not to Say to a Pregnant Woman

What is it about a baby bump that inspires such insensitive comments? Here are 13 things you should never say to someone who’s expecting<p>Veer<p><b>Was it</b> …

Pregnancy

Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy

You may wonder what is on the list of foods to avoid in pregnancy. Sometimes you might feel like it's a long list, but here are the basics:<p><b>Don't</b> …

Food

Strength Exercises for the First Trimester of Pregnancy

Exercise 1 Bent-Over Y Raise<p>*Instead of lying down, perform the movement in a bentover position.<br>*Raise your arms at a 30-degree angle to your body (so that they form a Y) until they're in line with your body.<br>*Pause, then slowly lower back to the starting position.<p>2<p>Exercise 2 Underhand-Grip Rear …

Pregnancy Brain: How to Deal When It Happens to You

A typical evening for me Monday through Friday is pretty mundane. Come home from work. Get dressed in comfy clothes. Load washer/dryer, dishwasher. …

14 Signs You May Be Pregnant

When you’re trying to conceive, any slight new symptom can get your heart pounding. Waiting to see if two pink lines are in store for you this month …

Pregnancy