Nicole Shrum

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11 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Became a Maternity Nurse

Your day is filled with a lot more than playing with adorable babies.<p><b>1. Every time you show up to work, you're a part of someone's major life event.</b> It's wonderful and exciting, but it's also tiring and comes with a lot of pressure. You can have a patient who just had a healthy baby and is crying …

The crazy, conflicting fertility advice about when women should have children

It's National Fertility Awareness Week and what better excuse for an avalanche of new research into women's ovaries?<p>The first comes courtesy of New York University, which has pointed the finger at the unrealistic portrayals of motherhood in celebrity magazines. The proliferation of women, they say, …

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My Mom Died 12 Years Ago. Here’s How My Pregnancy Brought Her Back To Me

"I want to tell you something, but don't get depressed," Dad says.<p>My heart flutters. Then I take a deep breath and smile at his careful delivery. …

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Sex: Pregnancy

Slideshow<p>Just because you're in a commited relationship doesn't mean sex has to be boring, scheduled or—ack!—nonexistent. Real-life married moms dish …

Why You're So Thirsty During Pregnancy

Can’t seem to get enough to drink? Your body needs extra fluids during pregnancy, so it's important to stay hydrated. If you're feeling really …

6 Superfoods for Your Pregnancy

It’s a no-brainer that one of the prerequisites to a healthy and smooth pregnancy is a wholesome diet. To contribute to the holistic development of …

10 Pregnancy Questions You're Uncomfortable Asking Your OB-GYN

Pregnancy is full of weird, new and sometimes embarrassing side effects and fears. You aren't alone if you feel uncomfortable asking your doctor …

7 Reasons You Can’t Sleep When Pregnant (and What to Do About Them)

<b>You’ve got to pee — constantly</b><p>Sorry, but peeing and pregnancy go hand in hand — your baby is practically using your bladder as a pillow right now. …

Hilarious Real Pregnancy Stories: 'I Threw Up Because...'

Whoever came up with the term "morning sickness" seriously underestimated how many times throughout the day pregnant women can feel nauseated—and the …

20 Healthy Pregnancy Snacks You’ll Actually Want to Nosh On

As with many things in life, eating for two isn’t necessarily just about quantity—it’s about quality. The nutrients you take in (or don’t take in) …

Wow: Your First-Pregnancy Weight Can Affect Your Second Baby!

Researchers have found that an unhealthy weight during a woman's first pregnancy can negatively affect her <i>next</i> pregnancy, even if she didn't experience any complications the first time around.<p>A study recently published in the <i>American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology</i> discovered that "while moms …

What Happens at the Mid-Pregnancy Ultrasound

During the mid-pregnancy ultrasound (also called the anatomy scan), usually around 20 weeks, your doctor is basically checking to make sure baby's …

How to Make Even Better Stovetop Popcorn

Stovetop popcorn is good. Bacon fat stovetop popcorn is better.<p>We'll admit it: We're suckers for those tri-flavored giant tins of popcorn. You know the ones: Butter and salt in one section, cheddar cheese dust in the second, and caramel corn in the third. But even better than those tins? A …

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Beyond Butter: 7 Popcorn Flavors to Upgrade Your Snacking

I can't fault buttered popcorn; there's no denying that it's delicious. But there are so many other possibilities beyond that basic flavor! I've been working on some new ideas recently, and want to share them in time for the Super Bowl (the way things are going with the "Deflate Gate", you can at …

Best Ways to Cook Your Veggies for the Most Nutrition - One Green Planet

A lot of us are looking to get the most “bang for our buck” when it comes to nutrition and cooking our food. Afterall, we’re not spending our money …

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17 Super Simple Tips to Lose Weight for LIFE

<b>1. Make friends with your scale.</b> 
If you want to lose weight, think of your scale as a friend, not a foe. Weigh yourself once a day, first thing in the morning after going to the bathroom and getting undressed (water weight and clothing can throw off the number). Track your results, and stay …

How to Make Beer Can Chicken

<i>Each week this summer, Cara Nicoletti of The Meat Hook is helping us get to know our favorite cuts a little bit better – and introducing you to a few new ones, too. Read on, study up, then hightail it to your nearest butcher.</i><p><i>Today: It may look a little silly, but the flavor of this beer can chicken</i> …

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