9 Tips for Coping With Heartburn During Pregnancy

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Earlier, I shared my newest bit of pregnancy fun: silent reflux. While I don't have the typical heartburn symptoms, I do have a month-old sore throat that hasn't improved. I wake up coughing and choking. And I have a lump in my throat that won't go away. I'm trying to fight the good fight and get …
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As Predicted: The Pregnant Emotional Breakdown

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I texted a pregnant friend of mine the other day, predicting an upcoming pregnant emotional breakdown. I'd been feeling so emotionally stable and hadn't had any hormone-driven crying sessions since those tear-jerking commercials at the Olympics back in February. So I knew a storm was brewing, and I …
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Coping with the Aches and Pregnancy Pains

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There are so many things I love about being pregnant. Top of the list is feeling little kicks and thumps --- and when my husband can finally feel those thumps just by touching my belly. I love the anticipation of the little person who will arrive at the end and make it all worth it. But as well …
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That’s Me: A Hip-Swiveling Ambassador for a Fit Pregnancy

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Having a bun in the oven hasn't stopped me from working out and aiming for a fit pregnancy now that I've got my energy back. And because I recently got majorly inspired by our Fit Bottomed Girls PowHer event in Kansas City, I got to wondering why I'd let my love for group exercise slide. I love …
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Tea for Two: Sipping on Tea During Pregnancy

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So in my first trimester, food aversions hit me hard. Actually, drink aversions hit me hard, too. In all three of my pregnancies, water was tough to choke down. My first pregnancy had me so turned off of red wine that it wasn't until a year postpartum that I could really think about drinking it …
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Pregnancy Oops? This Book Will Help You Rock It — and Make You Laugh

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I did not have unplanned pregnancies. I was counting down the days until we could start trying for our first. And my second was surprising, but not a surprise. So while I don't know what it's like to be taken by surprise by a positive pregnancy test, it's thoroughly amusing to read someone else's …
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My Achy Breaky Pregnant Pelvis: Could It Be Symphysis Pubic Dysfunction?

I'm loathe to complain about pregnancy. Really. I realize how lucky I am to be pregnant, and I'm thankful that a couple of early pregnancy scares turned out to be nothing more than "normal" first trimester bleeding. But. You guys. I'm in pain. My first pregnancy had me convinced I was built for …
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UnderReview: 10 Minute Solution Prenatal Pilates

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I'll admit: Pilates isn't my absolute favorite form of exercise. I enjoy it in a classroom setting with an awesome instructor, but DVDs tend to bore me a little. However, in my bid to stay in shape during my pregnancy, I was willing to test out the 10 Minute Solution Prenatal Pilates. I was able to …
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