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Rory

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Maverick

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Scarlett

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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. » Read more

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. » Read more

Varicose Veins in Pregnancy

When you think of varicose veins, what comes to mind? Is it your Great Aunt Cindy with the spidery blue veins popping from her legs? You envisioned yourself pregnant with a glow, but yet one by one you are discovering new nuisances that go along with the joys of pregnancy. Not only are varicose veins unpleasant to look at, they are also a cause of discomfort. » Read more

Swelling During Pregnancy

As you reach your second trimester, you may be starting to notice swelling of your feet and ankles. Edema is the medical term for swelling and primarily occurs in the lower extremities during pregnancy, but sometimes in the fingers and hands as well. While it is expected to have some swelling during pregnancy, edema can be a signal that there is a problem. » Read more

Shortness of Breath During Pregnancy

As your pregnancy progresses, you may find yourself short of breath. Shortness of breath typically begins before the twentieth week of pregnancy and continues into the third trimester. You may find you have to rest more frequently during physical activity. Shortness of breath during pregnancy is usually mild and should not disrupt your day to day activities. » Read more

Preventing Stretch Marks

If you’re pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant, chances are, you’ve given a thought or two about stretch marks. » Read more

Leg Cramps in Pregnancy

Leg cramps, also known as "charlie horses", are common during pregnancy. These painful muscle spasms often occur at night when laying in bed, but they can occur at any time throughout the day. Extending the foot or pointing the toes can trigger a leg cramp. What causes leg cramps in pregnancy? It is not known the exact reason as to why leg cramps occur in pregnancy. It is suspected that the expanding uterus may put pressure on the nerves and blood vessels in the leg subsequently causing leg cramps and pain. » Read more

Insomnia in Pregnancy

During your last trimester, getting a good night sleep becomes increasingly difficult.You may be having a hard time finding a comfortable sleeping position or you may be getting up throughout the night to use the bathroom. Along with all the physical symptoms keeping you up, you may be preoccupied with thoughts of when will labor happen, what will my baby look like, and hundreds of other thoughts that riddle the minds of pregnant women are our best tips for getting a good night sleep during pregnancy. » Read more

Hemorrhoids During Pregnancy

Hemorrhoids are varicose veins of the rectum. During pregnancy, your growing baby puts pressure on these veins causing them to expand and dilate. You may notice hemorrhoids during pregnancy or sometimes they will make their appearance during the pushing phase of labor. Hemorrhoids can be irritating, itchy, and painful. » Read more

Heartburn During Pregnancy

You've begun your second trimester. Morning sickness has passed. You are beginning to get your second wind when bam it hits you - heartburn! Heartburn is a burning sensation that occurs when acidic stomach contents back up into the esophagus. This reflux typically occurs a few hours after meals and is very common during pregnancy. Pregnancy may be the first time you have experienced heartburn. » Read more