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Under pressure: Heart Health Awareness

With all the overwhelming love you already feel for your new child, you may feel like your heart is working overtime. As it turns out, you couldn’t be more right: Your heart is now pumping 30-50% more blood than normal … Continue reading

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Knockin’ boots

Bringing a bump into the boudoir can bring a slew of unexpected concerns to the minds of even the most seasoned vixens. If you’re feeling jittery about jumping in the sack, it’s time to calm your worries, find your hot … Continue reading

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Positively pregnant

Your entire world is about to switch directions: You’re going to be a mom. Here’s what you need to do to get ready for the next nine months and beyond. Out with the old There are a few habits that … Continue reading

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Get it right

Every expectant mom tries to do what’s best for the growing baby inside her, but with all the different guidelines and opinions floating around the webosphere, knowing what’s right can be confusing. The best rule of thumb: Talk to your … Continue reading

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The truth about pregnancy brain

Mental hiccups commonly known as “pregnancy brain” have become an accepted side effect of human gestation, much like swollen feet or heartburn are expected to be par for the course. Ask any current or formerly pregnant woman if she’s had … Continue reading

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Ew, gross

To put it simply, pregnancy is packed with opportunities for embarrassment. Here’s how to deal when the blush-inducing moments strike. Scenario 1—You’re in a staff meeting when the urge to purge strikes … and you only make it as far … Continue reading

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Around the world in 280 days

Babies are conceived and born each day all over the world. While most of us are familiar with childbirth norms and traditions in ourown country, we often know very little about customs and practices in other countries. Within every culture, … Continue reading

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Craving conspiracy

When it comes to eating healthily during pregnancy, a woman’s cravings can sometimes get the best of her. Even the most disciplined moms-to-be find themselves struggling to eat enough folic acid-rich foods, among other prenatal diet recommendations, when all they … Continue reading

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Maternity makeover: Six lifestyle changes that should top your list

Pop those prenatals If you’re not already, start taking prenatal vitamins immediately. Ask your doctor which type is best for you, or—if the clock is ticking and your doc is unavailable—pick up an over-the-counter variety at any grocery or drugstore. … Continue reading

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Ew, gross

[Scenario 1] You’re in the middle of a weekly staff meeting when the urge to purge strikes … and you only make it as far as the door. How to deal: Vomit is possibly one of the most unpleasant aspects of … Continue reading

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The great gender debate

So, do you know what you’re having?” asks the checkout gal as she glances at my beach ball of a belly. “No,” I smile, “we’re not going to find out.” Even before the rehearsed words leave my mouth (this isn’t … Continue reading

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Fear not!

You know the feeling: It’s 3 a.m. and your partner is snoring beside you, but you’re wide awake, playing out 100 different scenarios of what motherhood is going to be like … Will my baby be healthy? What if I … Continue reading

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Documenting your pregnancy

You’re about to grow in amazing ways, both physically and emotionally. And although every detail of your evolution may be extraordinarily vivid as you experience it, the changes you undergo and the feelings that overwhelm you will become less lucid … Continue reading

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Prebaby paperwork

Pick out crib bedding, enroll in childbirth classes, choose a name … preparing for baby’s arrival includes a lengthy to-do list of all sorts of exciting hustle and bustle. But laying the groundwork for successful parenthood isn’t all fun and … Continue reading

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Pregnancy jealousy

The word “green” can imply a host of meanings. Perhaps you correlate green with the eco-lifestyle you’ve recently adopted. Maybe you associate the hue with the gender-neutral scheme you’ve selected for the nursery. Shoot, green could even describe the shade … Continue reading

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Passport to pregnancy: Traditions from around the world

There are almost 7,000 recognized languages throughout the world—and each and every one of them has a word to describe dear ol’ mom. Across many of these languages, the quests toward motherhood are as different as the cultures that speak … Continue reading

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Good to go: Traveling while pregnant

When it comes to making travel plans, being knocked up doesn’t have to keep you down. Let your doctor know your itinerary and be patient with your preggo self (your trips might need to be a tad less action-packed than … Continue reading

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Office politics and pregnancy

Breaking the big (and getting bigger!) news to the boss can be a frightening prospect. Believe me, I’ve been there! While there is no perfect time to announce your pregnancy, your body might just make the decision for you. Like … Continue reading

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Thank you note 101

We’re here to help you turn your note-writing skills from rusty and reluctant to expert and earnest. New babies often elicit kind gestures from friends, family and co-workers, whether in the form of a be-ribboned teddy bear, a home-cooked meal … Continue reading

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Aphrodisiacs

These days, your libido is probably like a light switch, as you’re constantly turned on and off again at a moment’s notice. Between the raging hormones and sensitive stomach, it can be difficult to obtain the right mix of sexiness … Continue reading

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Incorporate your partner into your pregnancy

Check out these tips on how to share your pregnancy with your special someone. Creating a role for your guy in your pregnancy (outside of conception, of course!) may seem like a no-brainer, but many couples have a difficult time … Continue reading

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Keeping the spark alive in your relationship

What can you and your partner can do to maintain intimacy when you just don’t feel like doing the deed?  “Maintaining intimacy during pregnancy is incredibly important, because after that baby is born you won’t have time to breathe, let … Continue reading

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The benefits of sex for mom, dad and baby

Being pregnant brings about lots of changes, and one of the most unexpected alterations happens in the bedroom. As your morning sickness and woozy tummy subside, you’ll probably find your hormones raging and your libido rising. Don’t be shy about … Continue reading

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Love, with a side of bump

If you’re having trouble focusing on your love life now that you’ve achieved your mom-to-be status, check out these tips on how to make your relationship rock for the next nine months. Pregnancy is full of diversions—not nearly as many … Continue reading

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All about insurance

We’re here to help you put together the pieces of the insurance puzzle, so you have more time to shop for the fun stuff. One thing is certain: you need insurance. However, knowing how much and what kind can be … Continue reading

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10 things a preggo gal doesn’t want to hear

10. You must be due any day now! (Actually, no, I have six weeks left.) 9. It’s OK, I know you’re just moody because you’re pregnant. 8. The restroom is closed. Why don’t you try the one upstairs? 7. Just … Continue reading

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Solutions for sticky situations

Surprised when strangers in the supermarket have no inhibitions about feeling your bump—without even asking if you mind first? Believe it or not, feeling up your bump is just the first of many liberties that folks will take when there’s … Continue reading

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Shower power

Whether you plan your theme around the sex of your baby, the nursery, the food you serve or your favorite color, it makes no difference to us. What we do care about, however, is that you have a theme that … Continue reading

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Baby shower Q&A

Here’s everything you need to know regarding proper protocol, so you can focus on simply celebrating. Who receives a baby shower? How many does one get? Baby showers are traditionally held for first-time moms. However, it is perfectly acceptable to … Continue reading

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Advice from real moms, Part 2

Every person you know (and some you don’t) has an opinion to share. Real moms dish to our editors on the best advice. Plan everything ahead. I’m one of those people who puts everything off until the last minute, but … Continue reading

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The top 9 things to add to your to-do list before the stork arrives

Panic! In five short belly-expanding months my life will be forever turned upside down (and inside out). It’s a big change, according to my “been there, done that” friends. Beyond getting the nursery ready and finding a pediatrician, I want … Continue reading

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Surviving the slump: Perinatal depression

But armed with an understanding of its causes, symptoms and treatments, things will start looking up before you know it. For some women, pregnancy and the weeks following the birth of their child are the happiest, most exciting times of … Continue reading

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Moody Blues

The word “hormones” gets tossed around a lot during pregnancy, but what exactly is the reason behind the tears at the Kleenex commercial or the flash of anger you feel when your hubby brings home chocolate chip ice cream when … Continue reading

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How to replenish your spirit

Many new mothers find it difficult to maintain their own identities once the baby arrives. We explore ways to fulfill your spiritual needs, both as a mother and a person. As most new mamas know all too well, taking care … Continue reading

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Perfecting pregnancy: How to have a happy pregnancy

Here’s how to have a happy pregnancy. Most expecting moms know the basics of a healthy pregnancy, like regular doctor visits, a nutritious diet and plenty of rest. But there’s more to a healthy pregnancy than snoozing and taking prenatal … Continue reading

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How to cope with pregnancy stresses

We can’t take your worries away, but with a little luck we can help you figure out how to relax, unwind and enjoy the miracle of growing life. For some women, pregnancy can end up being more stressful than enjoyable. … Continue reading

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Stress during pregnancy

We’re here to let you know why you should leave your negativity in the dust and pick up a fresh, positive perspective. You’ve prepared for the arrival of your baby in every way imaginable. You’ve taken your prenatal vitamins, baby-proofed … Continue reading

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5 reasons to meditate today

Many moms-to-be swear by the benefits of the age-old art of meditation. Meditation seriously reduces stress levels, which goes beyond good mental and emotional health—stress can cause your body to deteriorate physically, too. It brings about a sense of peace. … Continue reading

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