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ultrasound update

I had a weekly ultrasound and she is weighing 1lb 6oz the doctor was pleased with how active she is...

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My date has been set!

35 week appt today. I have gained a total of 23 lbs... bp was good... heartrate was 135-140. My...

Due Date Club of September 2014

She flipped!

Last week I posted about trying to get this little girl flipped before today so I wouldn't have to g...

Due Date Club of September 2014

37 wk appt yesterday

And it was not what I was prepared for. I was positive for gbs and they want me to have a dose of an...

Due Date Club of September 2014

The only way I can explain this pain is..

Like I have been punched in the vajayjay. I feel bruised and swollen down there. It hurts soooooo ba...

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Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy

By Maria T. Pepin

It’s important to eat well-balanced meals and take prenatal vitamins during your pregnancy so that your developing baby can get all the essential nutrients it needs to grow strong.  You should consume about 300 additional calories a day during this time. » Read more

Herbal Teas and Pregnancy: Is it safe to drink herbal teas during pregnancy?

The list of things that women should and shouldn’t eat or drink during pregnancy can be confusing and hard to keep track of.  Like most pregnant women you want to steer clear of consuming anything that is not safe for pregnancy.  You know caffeine is something you should avoid or at the very least limit.  To help ditch the coffee cravings, you decide to turn to herbal t » Read more

Saunas, Hot Tubs & Hot Baths During Pregnancy

Sitting in a sauna or hot tub might seem like the perfect antidote for pregnancy aches and pains, but the medical truth is that pregnant women should stay out of saunas and hot tubs. The high temperatures in those environments can raise core body temperature, which could be dangerous for expectant mothers and, especially, their growing babies. » Read more

Warning: 10 Things Pregnant Women Should Avoid

By Jennifer Polimino, C.P.T

Nothing is more important to an expectant mom than the health and safety of her unborn child. Fortunately, you can protect your baby by avoiding risks that can complicate a pregnancy or cause harm to your baby. This list of 10 things pregnant women should avoid will answer questions and put your mind at ease, which in turn helps with the first item on our list... » Read more

Toxoplasmosis: Cat litter and Pregnancy

If you are pregnant you have probably heard that you should not change cat litter during your pregnancy. You may be wondering why. Changing cat litter puts you at risk for contracting an infection called toxoplasmosis. There are several ways that a pregnant woman could contract toxoplasmosis but cats are known to be common carriers of the infection. » Read more

Pregnancy Don'ts

Pregnancy can be a time of concern for women. Knowing what to do and what not to do is not always clear. To help you with all the pregnancy don'ts we have created a list of the top 7 things you should avoid during pregnancy. » Read more

Hair Dye and Pregnancy

Is it safe to color your hair during pregnancy? If you aren’t a natural blonde, brunette or redhead, you may be one of the hundreds of women that use hair dye as their secret weapon to looking beautiful. Now that you are pregnant you may be wondering if it is safe to continue coloring your hair during your pregnancy. The answer is probably. » Read more

Flying and Pregnancy – Do’s and Don’ts

According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), healthy pregnant women can fly safely until their 36th week. The best time for pregnant women to fly is between weeks 18 and 24, since the chances of miscarriage and premature labor are both relatively low then. » Read more

Belly Piercings and Pregnancy

Belly piercings have become quite popular. If you have a belly piercing you may have been told by well-meaning friends that you should remove your belly ring once you become pregnant. But do you really need to? A belly piercing that has completely healed is perfectly safe to keep during pregnancy. » Read more

Is it Safe to Lose Weight When Pregnant?

Check with your doctor. The first and most important thing to remember when considering what is safe and reasonable regarding your body, weight, and pregnancy, is to ask your doctor. » Read more