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What Is a Pregnancy Pillow?

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A pregnancy cushion is cushion/pillow that is designed for use by pregnant women. The general idea is that it can help pregnant women to feel more comfortable in bed, thus enabling them to get more sleep. And rest assured, you’re going to need all the sleep you can get! In fact, this is one of the most important things to consider when you’re a new parent: you will be exhausted going in to...

How Much Weight Should You Gain in Pregnancy?

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Weight is an issue that many women struggle with at some point in their lives – whether they weigh too much, too little, or just think they have a weight problem, many women (I admit, myself included!) always seem to be on a diet in pursuit of the perfect look and the ideal weight. In theory, achieving and maintaining an ideal weight is simple: consume the same number of calories as you burn...

How Do Pregnancy Tests Work?

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Whether you are hoping to get pregnant, or hoping not to be pregnant, taking a pregnancy test can be a stressful time. But how do home pregnancy tests really work? Human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG) First, a bit of biological background. Once an egg has been fertilized in one of the Fallopian tubes, it will move into the uterus. Here, the embryo will embed itself into the thickened lining of the...

Pregnancy Sleep Guide – Tips for Sleeping Better When Pregnant

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We all need a good quantity and quality of sleep – it is when we are asleep that the body carries out some of the most vital processes, such as growth, repair and recovery. If you don’t get enough sleep, you can soon find yourself not only tired, but also irritable, stressed and more prone to illness. It stands to reason then, that when you are pregnant, you need your sleep even more since there...

How to Get Pregnant Fast: Dos and Don'ts

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Why is it that some women seem to be able to get pregnant quickly, while for others it is more of a struggle to conceive? Of course, there are many factors that can affect male and female fertility, but if you are trying to get pregnant and would like some advice on how you can help speed things along, here are some dos and don’ts that you might want to bear in mind. DO have lots of sex! Research...

Limiting Fat Intake During Pregnancy Can Affect Body Fat in Children

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Many parents and prospective parents read about the alarming increase in incidences of obesity in children, and wonder how they can protect their children from it. New research from the UK seems to indicate that mothers can help their children to stay slimmer and healthier even before they’re born, by limiting the amount of certain fats they consume during pregnancy. In a study published in the...

Pregnant Belly Art

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Despite what the baby magazines and media would have you believe, having the baby bump decorated during pregnancy is not a new thing, it is an ancient tradition. It was believed that participating in the soothing and calming experience of having the bump decorated during the last few months of the pregnancy would lead to an easy delivery and a healthy child. Traditional belly art involves the use...

Babymoon 101 and Babymoon Ideas

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To the uninitiated, a ‘babymoon’ is the term used to describe the time a couple take to enjoy one last romantic holiday before the birth of their first child. This is the time to chill out and relax before your nights are broken by crying babies and endless night feeds. This is the last time that you are going to ever go anywhere as just a couple, from here on in all of your vacations will be...

Is it Safe to See a Chiropractor If You’re Pregnant?

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Many people consult chiropractors because they like their non-invasive, non-drug approach to health care. It’s a system of health care that focuses on maintenance of the spine, its discs, its related muscles, tendons and joints, and the nerves that interconnect them. This is done by gently adjusting spinal and joint structures that have become misaligned, to restore them to their proper...

Tips for Birth Partners

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As if giving birth isn’t terrifying enough for the mother, birth partners also get helplessness added into the mixture of feelings. Standing by and cheering your partner on may seem useless but it’s really exactly what she needs. The best birth partners are the ones who have been right by the mother’s side every step of the way. They know her thoughts and feelings, what she’s expecting from the...

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