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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

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

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

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

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

Heating Pads and Pregnancy

Is it safe to use a heating pad during pregnancy? Heating pads are generally safe to use during pregnancy, as long as you aren’t placing the heating pad directly on your belly.  Using a heating pad for sore muscles or an occasional back ache is fine.  The concern with pregnant women and heat is that having a high body temperature can be harmful to your developing baby.&n » Read more