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How to Plan a Healthy Pregnancy

by R. Carnavale February 2nd, 2015| Pregnancy
Once you've decided to get pregnant, your goal is to have a healthy pregnancy and to get the process rolling as quickly as possible, so some preconception planning is in order. The first thing to do is to schedule an appointment with your health care provider, especially if you're
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9 Tips on Surviving Your Pregnancy in Winter

by R. Carnavale January 19th, 2015| Pregnancy
The cold, icy blasts of winter mean you will have to take special care as you trudge about on icy pavement and snow-filled paths with your bulging belly. Not only will you face hazards as you go from place to place, but you'll also face dangers of the germ
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How to Cope With Infections When You’re Pregnant

by R. Carnavale January 5th, 2015| Pregnancy
Despite your best efforts to stay healthy when you're pregnant, you may come down with an infection of some sort -- a cold, a respiratory flu, hay fever, chickenpox, or bladder infections. The key thing to remember is most infections will not harm your baby, so focus on getting
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Have a Healthy Pregnancy During the Holidays

by R. Carnavale December 22nd, 2014| Pregnancy
The holidays can be a wonderful time to be pregnant and you'll want to ensure you're healthy, prepared and having fun throughout the festivities. In order for you and your baby to stay healthy, you'll want to avoid packing on too many unnecessary pounds when it comes to eating
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What to Eat Before You Become Pregnant

by R. Carnavale December 8th, 2014| Pregnancy
What you eat before you become pregnant is just as important as what you eat during your pregnancy. If you're planning to become pregnant, you'll need to consider your body fat stores, antioxidant intake, use of supplements and recognize that if you're well-nourished, you'll increase your fertility and be
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Genetic Disorders: You and Your Unborn Child

by R. Carnavale November 24th, 2014| Pregnancy
There's the true story of a young woman who was expecting a child, had a successful delivery and gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. Early on, it became clear that something was very wrong with the baby -- she gradually started to lose her eyesight, became deaf and
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Baby Monitors for Safety & Peace of Mind

by R. Carnavale November 10th, 2014| Pregnancy
If you're like many soon-to-be moms, you probably are thinking about all of the ways you can prepare to make your home safe for your new baby. Unless you plan on keeping your baby with you wherever you go in your home and yard, you'll want to be able
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Not Just Morning Sickness: Hyperemesis Gravidarum

by Jane Wangersky October 27th, 2014| Pregnancy
The Duchess of Cambridge has once again put hyperemesis gravidarum in the news, and even someone who knew nothing about it would have learned a couple of facts just by following her story: It's debilitating enough to make a woman cancel her daily activities, and it doesn't go away
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Halloween Costumes for Early Pregnancy

by Jane Wangersky October 13th, 2014| Pregnancy
It’s time once again for pregnant women to think about dressing up for Halloween, whether they’re hitting a party or just handing out treats at the front door. Lately, the trend has been to embrace your changing shape and make it part of the costume -- my favorite is
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Getting Ready to Breastfeed: Inverted Nipples

by Jane Wangersky September 29th, 2014| Pregnancy
Last time I mentioned some ways you’ll need to prepare if you’re planning to breastfeed, including dealing with inverted nipples if you have them. This time we’ll look at that subject more closely.

Inverted nipples can make breastfeeding harder, but they don’t usually make it impossible. Though the
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Getting Ready to Breastfeed: Do’s and Don’ts

by Jane Wangersky September 15th, 2014| Pregnancy
There’s nothing quite like breastfeeding your baby, so you can never be completely prepared for it before you have to do it -- but a lot of things in life are like that. And, as with a lot of things in life, there are plenty of things you can
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Preterm Birth: Partly Preventable

by Jane Wangersky September 1st, 2014| Pregnancy
I’ve written about the time I thought I was going into labor at seven months. Though that was a false alarm, preterm labor is always a possibility for pregnant women -- one in eight babies in the U.S. is born before 37 weeks’ gestation. (A full term pregnancy
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