Is it really true that some people eat the placenta?

Whether you're a first time mother or you've given birth a few times already, chances are you know by now what the placenta is. It's the organ that develops during pregnancy to connect the fetus to the uterine wall, allowing nutrients to pass through, wastes to be eliminated and gases to be exchanged between the mother and her unborn child. It's usually expelled after the baby is delivered - and after that, many moms never think about it again.However, some moms these days …

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Why do pregnant women have a bionic sense of smell?

Have you ever been around a pregnant co-worker who asked you to take your lunch to the break room or tone your perfume down a bit? While it might've seemed annoying at the time, now that you're a first time mother getting ready for baby, you can probably see where she was coming from. During a pregnancy, smells that used to go totally undetected or scents that you always enjoyed might start to really offend your nose. What's up with this bionic sense of smell?Blame it on the …

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Are more babies conceived during a full moon?

When you're getting ready for baby and poring through all kinds of medical information, baby books and blog posts, you're bound to come across a few eyebrow-raising theories about pregnancy. For example, have you heard the one about how more babies are conceived during a full moon than any of the other moon phases? This seems pretty believable, especially since there are so many other theories out there about how the full moon impacts people's behavior. But is it fact or …

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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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