Creative ideas for dealing with jerks during pregnancy

Recently I attended a wedding where the bride and groom had assembled a colorful candy bar; glass jars glittered with gum balls, licorice, and Lemonheads. But instead of scooping up Jelly Bellies, the guests’ hands were all over the belly of an expectant mom who was 38 weeks along. I watched her wince as people mauled her midsection and then turned back to their food, drinks, and dancing.It’s one of the planet’s most predictable phenomena: As soon as you start showing, …

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Top five pregnancy concerns of moms-to-be

Pregnancy is a time filled with excitement and changes but for many new moms, the journey can be overwhelming. I see many new expecting mothers in my office who, naturally, have many questions about each trimester, including what to expect, what’s considered normal, and what they should be doing differently. There are a few questions that seem to come up time and time again, covering everything from prenatal testing to breastfeeding. The top five concerns of new moms-to-be are:Nutrition: …

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Bleeding during pregnancy: When to worry and when to relax

During pregnancy, there’s nothing scarier than spotting a drop of blood down there. Especially during the first trimester, when your hormones are surging and the risk of miscarriage is at its peak, finding blood in your underwear can spell instant panic. While you should always consult your health care provider with any medical concerns or sudden changes, here’s when it’s generally safe to take a chill pill and press pause on that panic: Implantation Newly pregnant? It’s perfectly …

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1 foolproof tip for naming your baby

When my wife was pregnant with our first child, we toiled through every online baby-name generator available to find the perfect moniker. My wife also purchased every baby-name book, mainly because she isn’t familiar with the concept of a library...and because of the human inability to resist purchasing anything marketed to first-time parents.Selecting your baby’s name can be an awe-inspiring experience, but it has a dark side. There are some terrible, hideous names out …

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4 genius ways to make the most of your second trimester

The second trimester is a promised land where nausea and fatigue no longer rule your life. If you're like most women, it will be the most enjoyable—and comfortable—stage of pregnancy. Here's how to make the most of this precious phase: Connect with your mate Make an effort to bond with your partner before the realities of new parenthood set in. “Do fun things together that don’t involve talking about the baby,” advises Ann Douglas, mom of four and author of The Mother of All …

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New poll: What’s your pregnancy diet like?

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5 tips for beating pregnancy headaches

Are headaches getting the best of you now that you have a baby on the way? You’re not the only one. Headaches are one of the most common pregnancy-related symptoms, usually flaring up during the first and third trimesters.What’s to blame? While your body is busy growing and developing your little one, you experience a surge in hormones and blood volume. This, coupled with stress, sleep deprivation, and even poor eating can usher in a wave of headaches that seem hard to beat.While …

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Fruit flies offer clues into your pregnancy cravings

Are you fighting off intense food cravings now that you’re pregnant? It turns out that fruit flies know just what you’re going through.A new report published in the journal Current Biology aims to answer some serious questions about expectant moms and their nutrition. What changes in the brain lead to pregnancy cravings? To answer this question and more, researchers turned to the humble fruit fly."To understand how the brain regulates nutrient intake, you need to work in an …

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For dad: How to survive your first day at the OB

It is just one of those things, guys; you’ve gotta do it. While attending the first pregnancy-related ob/gyn visit with your wife does not sound like a backbreaking show of support, you should at least offer to go. And when your wife says that she doesn’t need you to go, it is wise to insist that you want to. This simple two-hour commitment (appointment, then you take her to lunch) blurs the barriers that separate men and women. I know what you’re thinking, Who wants to cross those lines? …

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How to keep your non-mom friends post-baby

When it comes to pregnancy and all things baby-related, the facts can seem cruel: The demands of new motherhood can push even your best friends away, especially if you're the first in your group to become a mom. A new baby - and all the joy, stress, and exhaustion he or she brings - can drive a wedge between you and your pals if you don’t safeguard against it. Here’s how to ensure your circle of friends stays intact throughout your pregnancy journey and well beyond. Be realistic Before …

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