Are used breast pumps actually dangerous?

When it comes to getting ready for baby, most first time mothers are preoccupied with trying to get everything they might need to care for a little guy or girl successfully after returning from the hospital.For those who have decided to breastfeed their babies, this can mean investing in a …

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How will I feel after a C-section?

The number of mothers who undergo Cesarean sections is on the rise - accounting for nearly 37 percent of U.S. births in 2013, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. While a C-section should never be taken lightly - it is major abdominal surgery after all - there are instances …

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Can pregnancy affect your memory?

Do you find yourself forgetting where you've parked your car? Can't remember what you had for breakfast, or where you left your keys? If so, you may have momnesia - or pregnancy brain. Can you relate? Here's the science behind this phenomenon and what you can do to stop it from affecting your …

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What’s so bad about eating soft cheeses during pregnancy?

Whether you're a first time mother or you've been through pregnancy before, chances are you've done your reading when it comes to ensuring a healthy, happy pregnancy. While you were perusing through pregnancy magazines and flipping through pregnancy books, you might've come across diet …

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Can eating spicy food really trigger labor?

In your search for natural pregnancy tips, you may have come across certain ways that women might be able to trigger labor. After all, who wouldn't like to speed up the process in the ninth month of pregnancy, when you're likely sick of being pregnant and can't wait to get that baby out of you? …

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Top 10 reasons why it’s awesome being pregnant during the holidays

The holiday season is fast approaching, and this year, you may be about to experience the festivities during a pregnancy. At first, you might think that being pregnant will put a damper on the fun you would normally have on Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah or New Year's, but there you'd be wrong. …

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Genius tips for battling morning sickness at work

Is that nauseous feeling creeping up at all hours of the day? Morning sickness is one of the most common pregnancy symptoms - but that doesn't make it any easier to deal with. As a working expectant mom, you'll need a few go-to tips for preventing and soldiering through morning sickness while …

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The pregnancy test you don’t want to miss

You’ve reached the home stretch, your 36th week. All you have to do is sit back, put your feet up, and wait for labor to start, right? Not exactly. First, do you know what your group B strep status is?“It’s extremely important that every pregnant woman knows her beta strep status before …

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Postpartum depression for dad? Yes, it’s a thing.

Men don’t have C-sections or get sore nipples. But according to a recent study, 10 percent of new dads get pre- and post-birth blues (compared to between 10–30 percent of pregnant women and new moms, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services). Sadness levels spike between …

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Enjoy your first pregnant Thanksgiving without the extra weight gain

At first glance, Thanksgiving seems tailor-made for pregnant women. There's the abundance of food, not much of it healthful; the call for stretchy waistbands and the after-dinner nap. While pregnancy certainly means standing by as your waistline expands, the old adage that you're now eating for …

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