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Rib Pain in the Course of Pregnancy

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Pregnancy is an exciting and almost magical time, and a time filled with hope, excitement and expectation. However what many people forget to mention is that it’s also a time of discomfort, severe nerves and multiple problems and complications. Countless changes occur to the body that vary from person to person, and each one can be painful and unsettling as well as a potential cause for...

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...

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...

Swimming During Pregnancy

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Swimming is a big feature in many prenatal classes and has many benefits for those going through pregnancy. However a recent scare has brought the wrong kind of attention to swimming during pregnancy and caused quite a stir by suggesting that it may actually be a harmful activity that could damage the health of the unborn baby. Here we will look at the research and address the problems that...

Preconception Planning Guide

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So you’ve decided to have a baby! You will probably already be thinking about names, what to dress your baby in, the things you will be doing with them, what schools to send them to, what careers they will have. And that is before you are even pregnant! If you do decide to try to get pregnant, there are a few things you should do to make it happen, besides the obvious of intercourse of course...

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...

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...

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...

Tips for Husbands of Pregnant Women

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First of all congratulations on the wonderful new addition that you are about to have to your family. Children are a blessing and you will be able to enjoy their love for many years to come. The difficult part for many men is seeing their wives through to the delivery room. We have all heard stories of women turning into crazy people when they are pregnant and some of these stories are enough to...

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