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Alcohol and Fertility

By JustMommies staff

There is no question that women should not drink alcohol while they are pregnant. Even small amounts of alcohol can pose a serious health threat to a developing baby. Once a baby is born, if the mother is breastfeeding she should continue to abstain. But couples should pay serious attention to the issue
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Alcohol during Pregnancy: Is It Really that Bad to Have a Drink When Pregnant?

By JustMommies staff

Many doctors are worried that women are getting mixed signals when it comes to alcohol during pregnancy. Some research indicates that moderate consumption of alcohol is okay, but many specialists contend that this is not a green light to start drinking through pregnancy. The research is still fairly
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Alcohol Use among Teens & Preteens

Underage drinking is a major issue among U.S. teens, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Over 4,300 kids under the age of 21 die every year from the effects of alcohol consumption. Underage drinkers (kids between 12 and 20 years of age) are responsible for a staggering
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Alcohol Use among Teens & Preteens

Underage drinking is a major issue among U.S. teens, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Over 4,300 kids under the age of 21 die every year from the effects of alcohol consumption. Underage drinkers (kids between 12 and 20 years of age) are responsible for a staggering
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Foods to Avoid While Trying to Conceive

By JustMommies staff

You’re hoping to get pregnant soon, and while you’re preparing for this big life change, you’re trying to stay as healthy as possible. If you’re focusing on a well-rounded preconception diet that includes plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein, you’re probably
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Mocktail Recipes

By Esther Blum

Excerpted with permission from Thalia !Radiante!: The Ultimate Guide to a Fit and Fabulous Pregnancy Mocktails Recipes By nutritionist Esther Blum, MS, RD, CDN, CNS These guilt-free cocktails are especially fabulous to serve when you’re hosting other pregnant friends or if you’re feeling celebratory
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Preconception Diet: What you should know before trying to conceive

By JustMommies staff

You’ve heard the advice hundreds of times about what it takes to eat right, like eating more fruits and vegetables and whole-grain foods, and cutting back on sugars, caffeine, and fats. But when you’re getting ready to get pregnant, that advice is more than just an abstract ideal. Eating right is
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Pregnancy Don'ts

Woman reviewing medical information with a doctor pregnancy don'ts Here are some simple reminders for a healthy pregnancy.
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Talking to Kids About Drugs

By Maria T. Pepin

Drugs are chemicals that change the way your body works. Many kids start becoming curious about drugs at an early age due to television, movies, music and advertising. Studies show that the average age kid starts experimenting at 12 years old. As a parent, it’s important to educate your child on drugs
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Teenage Moodiness or Something More?

By JustMommies staff

Everyone identifies with the stereotype of impossible teens. Eye-rolling, attitudes, mood swings… all typical of the average teenager. But when do you question if it’s something more? How can parents recognize the difference between teen angst and an actual clinical disorder? Emotional highs and
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