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A little catching up

First let me say that Toren is almost 9 months old!! WHAT?! He is sitting, crawling, pulling up, cru...

Baby Names

Calais

Pronounce Cal - Lay or there is also the football player who pronounces it Cal-aye-us. Wdyt? Which p...

Due Date Club of September 2014

My little man is here!

Wyatt Nicholas arrived after a quick labor and delivery @ 5:55am on Sept 19 (my original due date!)....

Due Date Club of September 2014

Joey's home

I went in for my induction Thursday morning and he was born at 8:06 pm. We had some scares and I'll...

Due Date Club of September 2014

Placenta blood clots??

Anyone else had a show of this? I just passed 3 pieces of this thing which took 3/4 of my pad and im...

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Alcohol during Pregnancy: Is It Really that Bad to Have a Drink When Pregnant?

Many doctors are worried that women are getting mixed signals when it comes to alcohol during pregnancy. Some research indicates that moderate consumption of alcohol is okay, but many specialists contend that this is not a green light to start drinking through pregnancy. The research is still fairly new, and doctors don't yet have all the answers on potential negative effects. » Read more

Toxins To Avoid During Pregnancy & Beyond

By Inhabitots

It's the good news and the bad news - in today's day and age we know so much about how babies in utero are affected by their mother's exposure to chemicals and toxins. » Read more

Is Oral Sex Safe During Pregnancy

This may seem like a strange question, but when it comes to sex and pregnancy couples often wonder what is and isn’t okay to do and this particular question may be awkward or embarrassing to ask your doctor.  Generally, receiving oral sex from your partner is not something to worry about » Read more

Is it Safe to Use a Vibrator During Pregnancy?

Some couples wonder if it is safe to have sex during pregnancy.  This may be more worrisome in the beginning of pregnancy, especially if this is a first pregnancy.  Dads may worry if they could hurt the baby somehow and moms may have similar fears as well.  Couples should know that it » Read more

Tattoos and Pregnancy

By Maria T. Pepin

If you are pregnant and thinking about getting a tattoo, you may want to wait until after the baby is born. Pregnancy is not the best time to make body alterations. You want to do everything you can to keep yourself and your baby healthy. Most qualified licensed professionals will not knowingly tattoo a pregnant woman for several reasons: » Read more

Tanning During Pregnancy: Is It Safe?

By Nancy Da Silva

You and the sun are one. You love nothing more than sitting out in the sun, relaxing and soaking up its rays and getting that perfect golden tan. Once the cold weather hits, not one to let Old Man Winter steal your fun, you head over to your friendly neighbourhood tanning salon for some rays via more mechanical methods. » Read more

Do's and Don’ts: Cleaning Products and Pregnant Women

It seems that every day there’s another media report with bad environmental news, and pregnant women are especially sensitive about accidentally exposing the babies growing inside them to anything that could be harmful. Many women worry if cleaning products are safe to use during pregnancy. » Read more

Seafood and Pregnancy

Seafood – edible freshwater fish and shellfish – offers many nutritional benefits. It’s high in protein, low in saturated fats and is rich in healthful omega-3 fatty acids. When you’re pregnant, seafood should be part of your diet, but there are some important factors to keep in mind when including fish and shellfish on the menu. » Read more

Is Sleeping on Your Back During Pregnancy OK?

The latter stages of pregnancy bring all kinds of discomforts, and many pregnant moms can add sleeplessness to the list. You feel like you’re huge, you can’t get a comfortable position in the bed, and when you do finally find one, you have to get up to go to the bathroom. Some pregnant moms find relief sleeping on their backs – but is it safe? » Read more

Is Aspirin Safe During Pregnancy?

  Aspirin is not recommended during pregnancy, particularly in the third trimester. If you have taken aspirin early in pregnancy or before you found out you were pregnant, don't worry. Studies have not shown aspirin in low amounts to be hazardous to baby. There are several reasons to avoid aspirin in pregnancy. » Read more