Do pregnant women really need to steer clear of cats and kitty litter?

During a pregnancy, all kinds of information and advice is going to come your way, whether you're doing research, talking with friends or chatting with family members. Somewhere in this barrage of facts, opinions and pure fiction, you may hear about how it's not safe for pregnant women to be around cats or kitty litter. If you have a furry friend in your home, this may be worrisome - do you really have to give up your cat during pregnancy? Here's what you need to know.The culprit …

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Can eating fish during pregnancy make your baby smarter?

If you were given the choice between having a baby with above-average intelligence and a baby with below-average intelligence, chances are you'd want the smarter baby, right? Which means that during pregnancy, you'd likely be willing to do whatever it takes to achieve this goal. In the quest to produce more intelligent offspring, you may have come across the claim that eating fish while you're pregnant or breastfeeding can make your baby smarter. But is this really true?It turns …

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Is it true that all babies are born with blue eyes?

If you're a first time mother, you may not know as much about newborns as more experienced moms do. That's perfectly normal, considering you haven't had your own baby to observe yet after pregnancy. But it also means that you might have a few ideas about babies that may or may not be true. For example, somewhere down the line, you might've heard that all babies are born with blue eyes. If you haven't spent much time with newborns, you probably don't know if this is …

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Kate Winslet matches the carpet at Mayfair Gala European Premiere of ‘Labor Day’

Everyone knows that when it comes to choosing flattering evening maternity dresses, black is the easiest option. There's no going wrong in a shade so slimming, but when you're Kate Winslet, you don't have to stick to the normal rules of formal dressing. Instead, the actress chose to match her gown to the red carpet at the Mayfair Gala European Premiere of her film, "Labor Day," in London.Winslet accentuated her growing baby bump in a crimson Jenny Packham maternity …

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The best and worst Halloween candy to satisfy pregnancy cravings

If you've been craving sweets during your pregnancy, you're probably more than a little excited about the fact that Halloween is right on the horizon. Whether you'll be trick-or-treating with your older kids or handing out candy to the neighborhood children, chances are you're going to indulge in a piece of candy ... or five. And while there's nothing wrong with a treat every now and then, you're better off choosing the candy that's not going to jeopardize …

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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 tips about how to ensure a healthy, happy pregnancy. While you were perusing through pregnancy magazines and flipping through pregnancy books, you might've come across diet suggestions. This probably included a list of things that aren't safe to eat while you're pregnant, like certain types of fish and soft cheeses.But what exactly is it …

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3 ways to repurpose your baby’s old clothes

Getting ready for baby means stocking up on all the clothes that you might need to help him or her be the most stylish little one in the neighborhood, but even newborns are known to grow out of their clothes at a rapid pace. If you're a first time mother, this can mean constantly having to cycle through different attire, and while this can be costly, it also leaves another question looming: What becomes of all this old baby clothing you have lying around?For most moms, the fail-safe …

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3 eating habits to avoid during pregnancy

Eating for two? Think again. As a first time mother, you probably have the urge to overindulge on a wide range of mouthwatering meals, but the fact is, if you don't watch what you eat - even while you're in the third trimester of your pregnancy - there's a pretty good chance you could end up having a difficult time taking off that weight once the baby's been born.It's easy to get caught up in your cravings when you're lugging a basketball underneath your …

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4 great ways to dress up your bump for Halloween

The spookiest time of the year is officially in full swing, and while you may be busy getting ready for baby, the fact is, there's no better season for celebrating your growing bump than Halloween!From a devilishly sleek ensemble to a scary mummy costume, there's no shortage of fun-filled getups that you can rock during this time of year. However, if you really want to be a scream at your Halloween gatherings this year, you might want to consider some of the horrifyingly radiant …

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5 tips to make traveling easier during pregnancy

As your bump grows bigger and bigger, chances are your dreams of foreign adventures or sojourns to other parts of the country will diminish considerably. It's not that a vacation isn't needed - in fact, at many points during pregnancy, it may feel much-deserved - the fact is, most mothers-to-be have bigger things on their minds than a trip, like getting ready for baby.But during pregnancy, some trips are non-negotiable, like a planned stay at a relative's house. This can be a …

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