Feeling anxious about your pregnancy? Learn more about the top pregnancy worries

From the moment you find out you're pregnant, your head starts buzzing with all sorts of ideas and thoughts you may not have expected. You're more than likely to even start worrying about things such as exercising while pregnant, the first trimester screening and other scary fears you've either heard about in the media or from friends and family.Pregnancy worries and the truthHere are a list of the top pregnancy fears women have and the truths behind …

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Pregnancy sleep problems and solutions to let you sleep

Sleep Saboteurs Knock out these hassles and sleep like a babyChances are you’ve heard this refrain: “Sleep now, because you won’t get much when the baby arrives.” It’s sound advice, for sure, but getting some shut-eye can be a challenge even in your second trimester.Sleep is elusive at this stage for many reasons. Fortunately, there are solutions— or at least ways to cope. Try these tips for combating five of the most common obstacles to an eighthour snooze.PROBLEM: …

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3 things you should do during your pregnancy

From now until the day you deliver, you'll find that there's always something that you can't do during your pregnancy. Whether it be your favorite drink because it contains caffeine or avoiding the jacuzzi because of the hot water, there's bound to be something you must refrain from even when your body is telling you otherwise.Check out our list of things that you must do at some point during your pregnancy:Must-dos during pregnancyHave a spa day: As your belly starts …

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Creative ways to reveal the sex of your baby

You're probably still in your first trimester, but the one thing that's likely eating away at you is the sex of your baby. Sure, you have to make it to the 20-week mark before you'll officially know, but that won't stop you, and your friends and family from making guesses and taking bets.Of course all you really want is a healthy baby, but there's a big part of you that wants to know if you're growing a little girl or boy inside your ever-growing belly so you …

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5 organization tips for moms

As a new mom, it can be hard to find a routine. Between getting up every couple of hours to feed your baby or cooking dinner after coming home from work, it's no easy task to stay organized. We all know that there are never enough hours in the day, and there probably won't be until the kids are grown and have children of their own. This means that in the mean time, you need to find an organization strategy that works for you and helps you keep it together. 5 organization …

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Enjoy your first pregnant Thanksgiving without the extra weight gain

At first glance, Thanksgiving seems tailor-made for pregnant women. There's the abundance of food, not much of it healthful; the call for stretchy waistbands and the after-dinner nap. While pregnancy certainly means standing by as your waistline expands, the old adage that you're now eating for two is just that - old. Now, obstetricians advise women to add only an extra 300 calories to their daily intake. Additionally, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists …

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The crucial pregnancy check-up you could be skipping

It can be easy to brush off your routine check-up at the dentist when you're busy monitoring your growing belly during pregnancy. After all, how much could the state of your pearly whites have to do with your pregnant body? It turns out, plenty. With pregnancy hormones estrogen and progesterone in flux, moms-to-be are more at risk for gingivitis, gum disease and even pregnancy tumors. It all sounds scary, doesn't it? Well, it doesn't have to be. Here, we'll tell you why …

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The pregnant woman’s Thanksgiving survival guide

Let's face it, the holidays, as joyous and celebratory as they are, can be the most stressful time of year. There's the forced family gatherings, budget-breaking gift shopping and holiday travel to wear us thin. Now that you have a little one on the way, these festivities have gotten a whole lot more stressful, right? Wrong. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we've compiled an easy and concise guide to surviving your first holiday with a baby on the way.If you're …

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5 sweet ways to save your pregnancy memories

Of all the items to check off our first trimester to-do lists (find a medical provider, set up a budget, say no to alcohol), rarely do the experts advise us to slow down and savor it all. Sure, between morning sickness and swollen ankles, time seems to move at a snail's pace. But trust us, those nine months will be up in the blink of an eye. Take a moment now to stop and enjoy this truly special time. Read on for five sweet ways to ensure you remember these fleeting moments for a …

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Off limits! 5 foods you should avoid during pregnancy

From the first time you visit the doctor to confirm your pregnancy until your last prenatal appointment, your health care provider will continually remind you of foods that you can and cannot eat. Trust us, we know just how hard it can be to fight off the urge to indulge on a delectable plate of your favorite sushi or sip on a glass of wine after a hard day at the office. However, you should remain vigilant in staying away from these foods because they can cause severe damage to your …

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