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7 Unusual Signs of Labor

If you’ve been pregnant more than once, you know that no two labors are the same. Most movies make it appear that labor is the same for everyone: severe contractions, breaking water, and a rush to the hospital. However, there are some not-so-obvious things that pregnant women go through that also can signal impending labor. […]

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39 Weeks Pregnant and No Signs of Labor

Being incredibly close to your due date is both exciting and scary. You will meet your new baby, finally, in just a short time. Yet all of the unknowns about labor begin to creep up on you. And then there are some women who have zero signs of labor at 39 weeks and beyond. Your […]

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How to Help Ensure a Healthy Pregnancy and Birth

Editor’s Note: I’m super excited to feature this guest post from Debra Ness, president of National Partnership for Women & Families, and Dr. Sam Ho, chief medical officer of UnitedHealthcare. November is National Prematurity Awareness Month, an ideal time for expectant mothers to think about their health and the well-being of their babies. Although there is […]

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51 Healthy Pregnancy Snacks

51 Healthy Pregnancy Snacks Finding healthy snacks to eat while you’re pregnant can be downright hard. During your first pregnancy, struggling to find a balance between what’s healthy for your baby and something you actually wanted to eat. This comprehensive list of 51 healthy pregnancy snacks takes some of the guess work out of the […]

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Postpartum Diet: Best Foods to Eat After Having a Baby

What are the best foods to eat after having a baby? How can you ensure the best physical and mental development for your little one? What foods will help you get back to my ideal weight the fastest? Like a lot of moms, these are all questions that will floate through your mind after having a […]

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How Many Calories Should I Eat While Pregnant?

“How many calories should I eat while pregnant?” “How do I go about gaining weight?” “What items are healthiest for my baby?” These are all questions women ask themselves when they’re pregnant. Unfortunately, there is no straight answer to some of these issues. There are many factors that you will need to take into consideration before […]

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Oil Pulling at Night—What is It, and How to Do It

Editor’s Note: I’m pleased to welcome this contributor post from my good friend Evelyn Barnett, an amazing mom of two and a pretty good writer, too. I’ve been hearing a lot of people talking about oil pulling lately for oral health. The practice is typically performed at night, although some people do it first thing […]

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What is the Pregnancy Test Hook Effect?

We have all had the experience. It is that time of the month, but Aunt Flo just isn’t visiting. If you are like me, you freak out a little and search for a pregnancy test to rule out the worst case scenario. I love my children, but I don’t need any more! For some women, […]

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Can You Take Macrobid During Pregnancy?

Mother Nature has a cruel sense of humor. When you’re pregnant and at your most vulnerable, looking for any bit of additional comfort, that is when you are most likely to get a urinary tract infection. And, as if the pain was not bad enough, you have to worry about which medications are safe for us to take. […]

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Can You Take Pepto Bismol During Pregnancy?

Pregnancy is a joyous time with many changes, physical and emotional. Sometimes with the influx of hormones, foods that you once enjoyed can now lead to stomach issues. You may also be more susceptible to outside stressors that can cause diarrhea. Pepto Bismol is a common treatment for diarrhea in non-pregnant individuals, but is it […]

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