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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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Belly Piercings and Pregnancy

By JustMommies staff

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. As
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Dental Care During Pregnancy

By Maria T. Pepin

Is dental care safe during pregnancy? According to the American Dental Association (ADA), annual exams and routine cleanings during your pregnancy are perfectly safe and recommended. Make sure to let your dentist know that you are expecting. Some women may need dental procedures such as fillings, root
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Do's and Don’ts: Cleaning Products and Pregnant Women

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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. In fact,
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Flying and Pregnancy – Do’s and Don’ts

By JustMommies staff

According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), healthy pregnant women can fly safely until their 36th week. The best time for pregnant women to fly is between weeks 18 and 24, since the chances of miscarriage and premature labor are both relatively low then. So if you’ve
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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. Many women wonder which foods are safe and which
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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. Many women wonder which foods are safe and which
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Hair Dye Use and Pregnancy Risks

By JustMommies staff

bottle of air dye on scalp If you're an avid fan of keeping up with the latest hairstyles, you're probably wondering whether you can keep on coloring after conception.
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Heating Pads and Pregnancy

By JustMommies staff

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
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Herbal Teas and Pregnancy: Is it safe to drink herbal teas during pregnancy?

By JustMommies staff

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
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