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Saunas, Hot Tubs & Hot Baths During Pregnancy

Sitting in a sauna or hot tub might seem like the perfect antidote for pregnancy aches and pains, but the medical truth is that pregnant women should stay out of saunas and hot tubs. The high temperatures in those environments can raise core body temperature, which could be dangerous for expectant mothers and, especially, their growing babies. » Read more

Warning: 10 Things Pregnant Women Should Avoid

By Jennifer Polimino, C.P.T

Nothing is more important to an expectant mom than the health and safety of her unborn child. Fortunately, you can protect your baby by avoiding risks that can complicate a pregnancy or cause harm to your baby. This list of 10 things pregnant women should avoid will answer questions and put your mind at ease, which in turn helps with the first item on our list... » Read more

Toxoplasmosis: Cat litter and Pregnancy

If you are pregnant you have probably heard that you should not change cat litter during your pregnancy. You may be wondering why. Changing cat litter puts you at risk for contracting an infection called toxoplasmosis. There are several ways that a pregnant woman could contract toxoplasmosis but cats are known to be common carriers of the infection. » Read more

Hair Dye and Pregnancy

Is it safe to color your hair during pregnancy? If you aren’t a natural blonde, brunette or redhead, you may be one of the hundreds of women that use hair dye as their secret weapon to looking beautiful. Now that you are pregnant you may be wondering if it is safe to continue coloring your hair during your pregnancy. The answer is probably. » Read more

Belly Piercings and Pregnancy

Belly piercings have become quite popular. If you have a belly piercing you may have been told by well-meaning friends that you should remove your belly ring once you become pregnant. But do you really need to? A belly piercing that has completely healed is perfectly safe to keep 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