Pregnancy, Pee and Preterm Labor Paranoia

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So it's no secret that ever since my first preterm delivery at 35 weeks that I've been a little paranoid about history repeating itself. Thinking it was a total fluke with my first, I was so unprepared when, at 34 weeks, 6 days, I went into labor with my second child. This time, I'm determined to be …
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Pregnancy Update: Hello, Third Trimester!

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I hit 28 weeks of pregnancy last week, so by all accounts, I'm officially in my third trimester. I'm not exactly sure where the time went, and I simultaneously want to speed up and get to the end of this pregnancy and hit pause because it's going way too fast. Physically, it's getting tougher and …
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Knocked-Up Fitness Book and DVDs: Your Guide to a Fit Pregnancy

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Erica Ziel and I go back. Way back. Well, not too far, but the pregnancy fitness guru and I have done a couple of pregnancy and fitness-related Google Hangouts together and the woman knows her fit pregnancy stuff. She makes fitness accessible. Plus, she's got three kiddos and eased some of my fears …
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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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