Movie titles to sum up pregnancy

If you're preparing for pregnancy, you're probably reading pregnancy magazines to learn about the physical and emotional changes that are in store for the nine months of gestation. Movie lovers can decode each trimester using the following guide that translates the biological details under the umbrella of classic films. Who knew that all those hours spent watching film noir and spaghetti westerns could actually bolster pregnancy research? The Big Sleep This famed adaptation of Raymond …

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Three reasons you’re more attractive than ever during a pregnancy

Bearing children is truly one of those miracles of life. As your figure begins to change during pregnancy, take this as an opportunity to enjoy your new shape. Some women start to feel self-conscious as their bodies change, but there are several perks to pregnancy. The hormone changes taking place to support the baby can result in a few beauty boosts as well. You can look forward to the following attractive features of pregnancy. 1. Clear complexion. The beloved glow of pregnancy can brighten …

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Three women who did amazing things during a pregnancy

As you're preparing for pregnancy, you may be reading up on parenting advice and consulting with your doctor about dietary and fitness changes you should make to keep your baby healthy. Getting ready for a baby is a large task on its own, but there have been some women who have managed to pull off historic feats during their pregnancies. Three of these expectant moms stand out amongst the rest - here are their stories. Running all the way to the delivery room As of October 2011, Amber …

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Three skills that pregnancy might actually improve

When discussing how pregnancy affects expectant moms, much of the popular discourse highlights the bothersome symptoms like nausea, back pain and swollen feet - but after nine months of carrying a child, several unexpected benefits may start to surface. Whether it's your lifestyle choices or your role at work, being pregnant can help give you an extra push in the right direction. Here are three skills that might improve over the course of your pregnancy. Finally sticking to a fitness …

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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 pregnant just adds to the amusement. Here are a few roadblocks you should prepare to navigate. 1. Avoiding the pat-down. Once you start showing, somehow all personal boundaries seem to topple …

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Planning ahead: Diabetes and pregnancy no longer a death sentence

In the recent past, it was highly advised that women with diabetes avoid getting pregnant because of the health complications it would pose to them and their babies. Now, medical providers have developed steps that ladies can take so they can enjoy a safe and healthy gestation, but that doesn't mean all of the risks have been eliminated. If you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes and are planning to conceive, you may not want to start trying until you've managed to stabilize your blood …

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Robert Downey, Jr. expecting a baby boy next year

Robert Downey, Jr., star of Sherlock Holmes and Iron Man, recently revealed that he and wife Susan Downey are expecting a baby boy early next year! The A-list actor divulged the scoop during a Tonight Show with Jay Leno appearance. He began by emphatically declaring that he had sworn to keep the gender a secret, then surprisingly declared, "We're having a boy!" Leno gave the leading man a prosthetic breastfeeding device, which Downey Jr. congenially put on and offered to try out …

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Bryce Dallas Howard needed permission slip to continue jetsetting in her third trimester

In order to fly to the New York City premiere of her new short film When You Find Me, Bryce Dallas Howard had to get a permission slip from her doctor. The Help star, who directed and produced the film alongside her legendary father Ron Howard, is currently nine months pregnant! The young mom said she enjoyed working on the project, which was created as part of Canon's Project Imagin8ion, noting that it was a rare opportunity to learn some film industry wisdom from her dad. "I was in …

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Could your daily cup of joe endanger your baby?

Many Americans have gotten used to drinking a morning cup of coffee to build up enough energy to get through the day. And, if you're a professed caffeine-lover, you may even brew several cups a day. Now that you're pregnant, it's likely you're wondering if you need to change your beverage routine. A common question on the minds of expectant moms is, "Can caffeine cause birth defects?" According to several animal studies, yes. Although definitive research on humans does …

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Preparing for labor: Important items you should never forget to pack

By the third trimester, you may be feeling more anxious about the arrival of your baby. And, if it's your first pregnancy, it's likely you're nervous about the delivery process and whether you're ready to be a mom. Since these final weeks are already jam-packed with emotion and excitement, you may want to pack your bags for the hospital at least a month before your due date so you'll be ready to head out the door once the contractions are coming strong and fast. A bag for …

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