7 Common Fertility Myths and Misconceptions

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As Jenn proved recently by becoming pregnant despite the on-paper odds, there is an element of mystery when it comes to getting pregnant. Sure, you can know the logistics of it and time it right, but there is still SO MUCH to learn about fertility and infertility and getting pregnant. After all, …
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Pregnancy Nutrition By Trimester

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Good eats are one of the most important parts of a healthy pregnancy, which is why Anita Mirchandani, M.S, R.D, CDN, is here today to talk pregnancy nutrition --- specifically, how to eat in each trimester! Anita is a Registered Dietitian and maintains current fitness certifications in indoor …
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4 Meditation Tips for the Expectant Mom

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When I was pregnant, I took a Calm Birth class that was offered through my hospital. I wanted an unmedicated delivery, so I vowed to use all of my resources to do what I could to make that happen. While I wouldn't describe my rushed delivery as at all meditative, the class did make me a believer in …
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6 Ways to Bust Through a Weight-Loss Plateau

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It's easy to get stuck in a rut over the cold-weather months. With cold and rain, it's harder to get your sweat on, not to mention comfort foods tend to be calling your name. So summer can hit and you might feel slightly less than swimsuit ready. But have no fear --- we say you're swimsuit ready as …
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9 Ways to Make Allergy Season Less Miserable

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I haven't noticed my allergies much this spring. They're hiding behind two of the worst colds I've ever had. Both of the colds had the rest of my family sniffling for a day or two, but they knocked me out. My superhuman immune system of my two previous pregnancies is clearly on vacation, and the …
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5 Tips for a Healthy, Energy-Filled Day

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After a burst of energy as soon as I hit my second trimester, I've been hit with fatigue at random times. I tend to be fine on days that I work --- no midday naps when I have kid-free time and there are posts to be written --- but days when I have the kids, I get worn out. I nodded off for a split …
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