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Skin Care During Pregnancy

By JustMommies staff

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 –
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Acne During Pregnancy

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More than half of pregnant women have trouble with acne during pregnancy. You are at higher risk of acne during pregnancy if you’ve had acne in the past. In some cases, the acne may be severe. What causes acne during pregnancy? Similar to an adolescent going through puberty, there are higher levels
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Fetal Development Month by Month

By JustMommies staff

Month 1: Your first month of pregnancy your baby will accomplish many things, first and foremost, conception, fertilization, and implantation. After a woman ovulates, the egg is normally fertilized within 24-48 hours. The single fertilized cell begins to rapidly divide and at this point in time is called
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Ten Old Wives' Tales About Pregnancy

Pregnancy is exciting; it’s hope and fear and the unknown all bundled into one nine-month adventure.
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Varicose Veins in Pregnancy

By JustMommies staff

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
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Heartburn During Pregnancy

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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
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Kegel Exercises

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Most women have heard about Kegel exercises, but for many, they remain a mystery. What exactly are they, what do they do, and who should do them? Kegel exercises were named after Dr. Arnold Kegel, a physician who developed them in the 1940s to assist women with urinary incontinence. They’re recommended
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Baby Shopping Guide: What You Need & What You Don’t

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By Nancy Da Silva Almost from the instant that you learn you are pregnant, you become seized with panic. You look around your house and think about how unprepared you are for this new arrival. You still have months to make your house ready for your baby but all you can see is that right now, you have
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Maternity Leave 101: Planning Your Maternity Leave

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By Nancy Da Silva If you’re a member of the work force, as soon as you find out your pregnant, you’re going to have to start thinking about maternity leave. You need to decide how much time you’re going to need versus how much time you’ll be allowed to take off from your work. You may also consider
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Your Third Trimester Guide

By JustMommies staff

Congratulations on entering your third trimester! You’re in the home stretch of an incredible physical and emotional journey for you and your partner. Now is the time to rest up and prepare yourselves for the major event ahead – the birth of your baby – and for all of the exciting milestones to
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