Not All Pregnancy Symptoms Can Be Prevented by Eating Right and Exercising

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Maybe it's just because I'm tired and grumpy and still feeling terrible, but when I read this article recently about Stacy Keibler's wonderful pregnancy, it rubbed me the wrong way. In it she shares that she hasn't had one day where she's been sick or tired. She's had a ton of energy, and she's very …
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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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How to Survive Bed Rest During Pregnancy

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I started developing edema pretty early on in my pregnancy. I was pregnant during a tough summer --- 110-degree days that even the best air conditioner couldn't go up against. Around 30 weeks, I started showing signs of preeclampsia but didn't have any positive urine tests to confirm it, so my OBGYN …
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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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Natural Labor Induction: Did You Try Anything?

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The following is a post sponsored by Holland and Barrett. For our sponsored post policy, click here. I've been fortunate/unfortunate never to endure the miserable past-my-due-date days of pregnancy. My body ejects kids at 35 weeks and 34 weeks and 6 days, so I never "got" to try those natural …
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Breech Babies: Is There Anything You Can Do?

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Nicole Crawford, AFPA-certifed pre- and post-natal fitness specialist, is the Women’s, Kids and Family Feature writer over at Breaking Muscle. She recently talked to Katy Bowman, founder of the Restorative Exercise Institute, about breech babies, what you can do to turn one and how proper posture …
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Finally Some Research on Intense Exercise During Pregnancy!

I'm not even pregnant yet, and I'm already annoyed by how much misinformation there is about exercise during pregnancy. Obviously, you don't want to play a contact sport or do crunches, but what about heavy weight-lifting? Running? Getting yourself good and sweaty and out of breath? Is that safe 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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