Pregnancy trimesters: Your definitive guide

Pregnancy is a 40-week journey starting from the first day of your last period. For most first-time moms, that nine month adventure can sometimes last a little longer since it can take your body a while to get things going. First trimesterYour first trimester is from week 1 through week 12. This is when you'll have morning sickness, mood swings, extreme fatigue and find yourself running to the bathroom more frequently. And when we say you're going to be tired, we really mean …

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The 6 most annoying pregnancy pet peeves

Although you're still in the early stages of your pregnancy, you'll find that some pet peeves may already be starting to settle in. You don't really realize just how annoying some of these things are until they happen. Whether it's rubbing your belly without asking or commenting on how much weight it looks like you've gained, you're sure to find your buttons being pushed at some point. 6 pet peeves you'll undoubtedly encounter during …

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9 common pregnancy myths debunked

There's a lot of truth and myth mixed in with all of the information and advice you'll receive throughout your pregnancy, and sometimes it can be difficult to keep fact from fiction separated. We're here to let you in on the secret and tell you which myths - and what you've been told to do about them - actually hold any truth. 9 common pregnancy myths (and a truth!)Spicy foods: You've been told which foods to avoid during pregnancy, but the tip …

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9 pieces of parenting advice you’ll be glad you heard

When people find out you're pregnant, they're more than willing to hand out parenting advice - whether you want it or not. But in some instances, the tips they give is more helpful than you could have ever imagined. Sure, you're going to go out and buy all the pregnancy books you can, probably as soon as you start taking your prenatal vitamins, but sometimes there's nothing like a few tips here and there from the people who matter most. It's never too …

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7 unexpected side effects you may experience during your pregnancy

There are pregnancy symptoms that every one knows about - like morning sickness and fatigue - but did you know that women experience some that are uncommon and even weird? You probably haven't heard about these symptoms a lot because they're really not that glamorous. Some doctors don't bother mentioning them because they aren't that common and don't pose a health risk to you or your baby. 7 weird pregnancy side effectsYou may not be …

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6 birthing options and tips on how you can decide which one’s best for you

Nine months seems like a long time, but your due date will be here before you know it. You may not even be thinking about delivery at this point since you're most likely just finding the right prenatal vitamins that don't make your morning sickness worse, but with so many choices available you may want to start thinking about it sooner rather than later. Before you can decide on the birthing option that's best for you, sit down with your partner and talk things over. …

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7 truths you’ll uncover during your baby’s first year

You start preparing for motherhood the moment you find out you're pregnant. From delivery to your little one's first birthday, you may be asking yourself "how am I going to survive all of this?" We won't lie - being a mother is one difficult job, but a job that you'll adapt to and figure out as it happens. It's impossible to plan for everything at once, and learning how to go with the flow will be your new plan of action. 7 things …

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The moments I’ve enjoyed most as a new mom

Being a mom is filled with ups and downs. From snuggling your newborn to sleepless nights, a mother's duty never ends - even after everyone else has gone to bed. But it seems that no matter how tired you are or how bad you smell because you can't remember the last time you took a shower, these moments are a once-in-a-lifetime experience. When your little one is all grown up, you'll want moments like these all over again. There was a lot of anticipation leading up to …

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I’m a new mom. Here’s what surprised me!

When I found out I was pregnant, there were millions of things that started running through my mind, but the biggest worry I had was the fact that I lived five hours away from any of our family. My boyfriend is in chiropractic school and I moved to Chicago to be with him after I graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. We always knew we'd have children one day, we just didn't think it would be until after we moved back home. But life happens and we didn't want to let …

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When did you first feel your baby move? Our Facebook readers weigh in

One of the most anticipated moments of being pregnant is when you get to feel your little bundle of joy squirm around in your belly for the first time. Although it can sometimes be hard to decipher those first little kicks because they often just seem like butterflies fluttering around, it's a feeling that's truly unlike any other.What many people don't realize is that even though you may not be noticing any movement at first, fetuses, on average, move once a …

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