How to weather the winter with a baby on the way

'Tis the season for billowing scarves, thick wooly mittens and mugs of hot cocoa. With another winter here, we're giving thought to facing these dipping temps and whipping winds - all while bundling up around a baby bump. Here are four tips to surviving your first winter as a …

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FDA issues warning about “keepsake ultrasounds”

Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cautioned moms-to-be about the use of ultrasound imaging and heart beat monitors. The new consumer update issues no qualms over either practice when performed by a qualified health┬ácare provider out of medical necessity. We repeat: Ultrasounds are …

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Christmas dinner: Foods to avoid now that you’re pregnant

The key to having a holly, jolly Christmas? Knowing what food and drink to avoid before you sit down to dinner with loved ones. Take the angst out of holiday meals and put the focus back on celebrating by vowing to keep these foods off your plate this season:DrinksWe know we don't have to tell …

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5 sweet holiday traditions for your family

Love, family and joyful memories - those are the makings of one happy holiday. Think you can't get started building your family traditions until after your little one arrives? We have five sweet ways that say otherwise:Letter to babyTake a moment during the holidays to pen a year-in-review …

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This way to Zen: 3 easy ways to beat stress

As if you needed one more thing to stress about, recent studies suggest chronic anxiety could be troublesome for you and your little one. Planning for a baby's arrival can be a mix of emotions: joy, anticipation and fear in equal measure. While you can't allay your worries entirely, …

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Take care: 4 simple ways to prepare for postpartum life

Across the globe, there are several cultures that treat the first 40 days postpartum as a sacred time. Brand new mothers are encouraged to take to their beds, focusing on resting and healing while a team of relatives and friends tends to the household. While such a situation may not be in the cards …

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3 natural fixes for pregnancy aches and pains

The human body is an amazing thing. During your pregnancy, while your belly grows to accommodate your little one, you're most likely sharing in our amazement. But pregnancy can have some pretty uncomfortable side effects, too - many of which may have you begging your health care provider …

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The shot that could save your baby’s life

You've dreamed about it all, from the first contraction to baby's first cry. But have you given thought yet to what happens next? In all the chaos that accompanies delivery day, it's an understatement to say you won't be in your right frame of mind once your baby arrives. So, …

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Three challenges expectant moms face during the holidays

Whether you're nearing the end of your second trimester or you still haven't announced your pregnancy, the holidays can put you in some awkward situations. Bringing the entire extended family together, including some of your more eccentric relatives, is nearly always a recipe for comedy - being …

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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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