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That’s about the size of it

Keeping tabs on your girth growth does more than clue you in to how much your wee one is changing inside you. The size of a mom-to-be’s bump can also predict troubles beneath the surface, such as slow fetal growth … Continue reading

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Big foot

Size matters Even if you can’t see your feet way down there, you’ve probably noticed your shoes fitting a little more snugly than usual. It’s not uncommon for women, particularly first-time mamas, to go up an entire shoe size during … Continue reading

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Welcome home

You don’t have to be a granola-loving, tree-hugging, Birkenstock-wearing mom-to-be to consider a home birth. (Although with the sole-comforting sandals back in style, many of us might be a step closer to supporting the stereotype.) The truth is, you just … Continue reading

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Feeding frenzy

There’s something ridiculously sweet about your partner racing around at midnight to find the exact Vienna sausages and frozen cola you’ve been craving. And there’s something ridiculously convenient about being able to blame your unhealthy hankerings on your bump. But … Continue reading

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Sugar, sugar

What does it mean? When a mom-to-be is diagnosed with gestational diabetes, it means she has high blood glucose levels but has never had diabetes prior to pregnancy. Typically, this complication will rear its head late in your 40-week trek, … Continue reading

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Recipe for rest

Going through your day in a zombie-like state? Well, misery loves company. Roughly 8 out of 10 women report periods of sleep disturbance during pregnancy, citing everything from being uncomfortable at night to feelings of anxiety to restless legs as … Continue reading

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Exhausted expectations

Your pregnancy test comes back positive, and you feel on top of the world. But then fatigue strikes. Although you’ve likely read about it (along with cravings, morning sickness and all the other early pregnancy symptoms), you probably weren’t prepared … Continue reading

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Bug before baby

With morning sickness, fatigue and swollen ankles, pregnancy can really throw a body off. But when nausea turns into a full-blown stomach bug or exhaustion leads to the flu, it’s not just your health that you need to worry about—the … Continue reading

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Get packin’

On paper Insurance card and hospital or birthing center admission paperwork Photo ID Several copies of your birth plan (both a detailed and a condensed version, just in case the staff is skimming it in a hurry) Go time Socks. For some … Continue reading

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