The raw truth: What you really can’t eat while pregnant

Following a slew of dietary rules is one of the things you sign up for as an expectant mama, from eat- ing more leafy greens for the folic acid to saying adieu to alcohol. But another, equally important piece of your new menu is making sure what you eat isn’t going to make you or your baby sick.As a mom-to-be you fall into the highest risk category for food-borne illness. That’s why your ob/gyn has already suggested you skip raw foods such as sushi. But what about all the …

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Feeling blue? Prenatal yoga to the rescue!

Battling depression during your pregnancy? There may be more options for you in addition to prescription medicine. Earlier this week, a study released by Brown University concluded that yoga may help expectant moms keep depression at bay.According to this new research, which will be published in full later this month in the journal Women's Health Issues, 34 moms-to-be with depression enrolled in a 10-week yoga class. Focusing solely on yoga, with no counseling or therapy …

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The first trimester: How your baby takes shape

While you're struggling to keep down breakfast in those first months of pregnancy, your little one is undergoing some remarkable changes. From a collection of cells, to a little being who can hiccup in your womb, here's what's cooking with your developing baby during the first trimester of pregnancy:Well before you may even know you're pregnant, your future baby - just a zygote (or fertilized cell) has the genetic makeup he or she needs to determine gender, hair and eye …

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Grammy Winner Kelly Clarkson Talks About Motherhood and Her Pregnancy

There is nothing more precious in this world than a child. Becoming a parent is one of the most special things that can happen to a couple, but  for Grammy winner, and songstress Kelly Clarkson, motherhood has really hit home for her.After growing up without a father, watching her music manager husband Brandon Blackstock tend to their 8 month-old daughter, River Rose, really puts things into perspective.Clarkson said, “I think when you hold this little human you’ve created, now I think …

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Cute, easy and inexpensive pregnancy announcement ideas!

By CandiceWilliams Who doesn’t love a good “We’re Expecting!” announcement? They can be hysterical, heart warming, or just plain cute, but they all have one thing in common: making everyone so emotional! Whether it’s your first or your fifth baby, we’ve rounded up some cute announcements that would be fun to duplicate!Photo Source: Kalli Barker BlogAll you need for this is some chalk, a wall, and good handwriting skills.Photo Source: Mom.MeGrab a bottle of …

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Quiz: what TV mom will you be?

If you’re like us, you’ve seen a lot of TV moms. With a baby on the way (or one in your nursery), you might be wondering what TV mom your style most resembles. Take our fun quiz to learn and share with friends.To get our latest quizzes sent to your mailbox, make sure to subscribe to our newsletters by clicking below. 

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How to be a Great Father – Pregnancy & Beyond

Science has shown that having a baby is a lot easier if there is an engaged and empowered dad in the picture. Knowing our role as fathers is crucial information that unfortunately most of us lack. Fifty years ago, our roles were clear. Fortunately that changed, but the change left us in limbo. This week's video gives you 5 keys to being an engaged, powerful, modern father. If you like, there are lots more free videos at www.FullFrontalFatherhood.com.

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4 reasons why spring pregnancies rock

Now that the world outside our windows is finally blooming and turning green, there's no better time to be an expectant mom. If you and your partner just got your first positive pregnancy test, you'll be pleased to know there are a number of reasons to enjoy pregnancy in the springtime. Here are just a few:Fresh foodDuring spring and summer, groceries and farmers markets are brimming with juicy fruits, dark, leafy greens and more fresh produce than you could ever hope to consume. The …

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Study: Even a Little Alcohol during Pregnancy Could Stop Some Babies from Breathing

While most countries urge that pregnant women refrain from drinking any alcohol during pregnancy, there are still women that do. And, in the UK, women are actually told that they can continue drinking during pregnancy, as long as it’s not more than one or two units a week. But a new study, conducted by Professor Peter Hepper from Queen’s University Belfast, says that this simply isn’t okay, and that even half a glass of wine could cause a fetus to stop breathing and moving for as long …

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European Cesarean Rates Vary Widely

The risks involved with delivering a baby by cesarean section include everything from longer healing time for mom, and missed beneficial bacteria for babies to an increased risk of SIDS and infection. In light of that knowledge, the large variation in cesarean rates found throughout Europe in a recent study are a bit concerning; they suggest that there may be a lack of consensus as to the best method of delivering a baby, and when a C-section may be warranted.According to the new study, …

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