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Joovy Sit and Stand Stroller with car seat adapter Review

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Insomnia: will it ever go away?

Does insomnia at 4 to 5 weeks pregnant ever go away? Ever? I'm so stressed out from not being able t...

Pregnancy Over 35

considering but worried it is too risky

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Pregnancy Etiquette - The Do's and Don'ts of Announcing Your Pregnancy

Once you find out you are pregnant you may be bursting at the seams to tell all your friends and family. Find out more about the do's and don'ts of announcing your pregnancy.

Slow Rising hCG Levels

By Rebecca Pillar

Human Chorionic Gonadotropin or hCG is more commonly known as “the Pregnancy Hormone” – unless hCG is injected into the body or taken in a pill form, the only way hCG can be found in a woman’s body is when she is pregnant.  HCG is produced by a growing placenta and can be detected by a urine test (simple home pregnancy test) or a blood test.  HCG level tes
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Leukorrhea: What Is It, What Does It Mean?

If you’re pregnant, you’ve more than likely experienced some heavy vaginal discharge. Leukorrhea is the scary-sounding term for excessive vaginal discharge that occurs frequently during pregnancy. But don’t be put off by the term – leukorrhea is generally more inconvenient than threatening.
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How to Calculate Your Pregnancy Timetable: Weeks Vs. Months

“Congratulations! You’re pregnant! So how far along are you?” “Well, I’m at 18 weeks. So that’s four months. Or is it four and a half? Well, if I count back from my last cycle…Ummmmm…let me see....”
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Bleeding Gums During Pregnancy

You’re a pregnant mom, calmly getting ready for bed and brushing your teeth, when all of a sudden you notice blood in your mouth. Of course you’ve been told to watch out for blood during your pregnancy – but you didn’t expect to see it coming out of your mouth. Is this a cause for concern, or simply a common complaint?
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Unusual Pregnancy Symptoms: Metallic Taste During Pregnancy

Pregnancy hormones can do strange things to all parts of your body – even your taste buds. One of the more disconcerting symptoms that some women experience is a metallic taste in the mouth during pregnancy. When it begins – often in the first trimester – it can be surprising, uncomfortable, and annoying.
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A New Cure for Morning Sickness?

A promising study from researchers in Israel and Canada reveals that a prescription drug used for heartburn may actually aid women who experience morning sickness. As of now, there is no cure for morning sickness, as doctors are reluctant to give women medication that may affect their developing fetuses.
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Skin Care During Pregnancy

Everyone knows about that special "glow" a woman has when she's expecting, but pregnancy isn't all good news when it comes to your skin. Hormones are raging through your body, and a number of skin conditions can develop. Even topical treatments can be absorbed into your system – and the baby’s – so skin care during pregnancy requires special attention.
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Ultrasound Wars - Finding Out the Gender of Your Baby

Some couples get very excited about finding out the sex of their baby. Others do not want to find out. Both scenarios have their perks. Finding out your baby’s gender in advance gives you the opportunity to plan a baby nursery and pick out gender specific baby clothes.
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When Should I Expect Morning Sickness?

Although not every woman experiences morning sickness, morning sickness is very common in pregnancy. Approximately seventy percent of pregnant women will experience morning sickness. Morning sickness generally starts sometime between four and eight weeks of pregnancy and usually resolves early in the second trimester.
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