Can pregnancy affect your memory?

The large number of expectant moms who regularly forget things like where they parked their car or what they ate for breakfast has led to a host of terms (such as pregnancy brain and momnesia) categorizing the forgetfulness experienced during gestation. Have you had a hard time remembering lately? Here is the science behind this phenomenon and what you can do to stop it from affecting your day-to-day life. The science behind pregnancy brain In 2010, the Australian National University in …

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The top foods to avoid during pregnancy

If you're an expectant mom, you likely know two of the main things to avoid while pregnant - cigarettes and alcohol. However, in addition to these substances, there are numerous other foods to avoid that could pose a risk to your baby, as well as foods that you should eat sparingly. Mercury This potentially toxic compound can be found in certain varieties of seafood, including swordfish, king mackerel and tilefish, and can cause developmental damage in a growing fetus. Canned tuna generally …

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Is it a boy or a girl? Some old wives’ tales that may predict the outcome – Part II

Even if you decide to let the ultrasound technician tell you the gender of your baby, you may have to endure up to five months of suspense as you wait for the image to reveal the sex. Thankfully, you and your partner can use secret methods of determining whether you'll have a son or daughter. Most of these tests are generally considered to be old wives' tales and have no strong scientific evidence behind them. However, folklore has to originate somewhere, and you just may make an …

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Secret tricks to reduce swelling during pregnancy

Swelling generally starts to occur around the fifth month of pregnancy and increases during the third trimester. Approximately 25 percent of an expectant mom's weight gain consists of fluid. This spike is attributed to a larger blood volume, which facilitates the transfer of nutrients and waste between mother and child, as well as body fluids that help the body expand to accommodate the baby. If you're tired of barely being able to fit into your shoes or can't stand the sight of …

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Top 3 best actresses pregnant while filming a movie

While writers will occasionally write a pregnancy into the plot of a sitcom, movies don't offer the same flexibility. Thankfully, an impending visit from the stork doesn't have to get in the way of a great performance. The following women achieved some of the most memorable moments on screen, even while getting ready for a baby.Marilyn Monroe. This dazzling starlet is known to have endured several rocky relationships, and one of the more difficult episodes came when she was pregnant during …

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J.R. Martinez’ first born child to be a girl

J.R. Martinez, the Iraq war veteran who stole hearts across America during his inspirational run on Dancing with the Stars, is expecting his first child with girlfriend Diana Gonzalez-Jones. "I can't wait to show her everything," Martinez told People magazine. "I want to get her into sports and I want her to know she can do anything and be anything she wants to be." The 28-year-old told US Weekly that his daughter could possibly get lessons from his DWTS partner Karina …

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Alessandra Ambrosio – 2 months pregnant and still on the Victoria’s Secret catwalk (photo)?

Brazilian model Alessandra Ambrosio managed to keep her pregnancy a secret throughout most of the first trimester, even walking in the Victoria's Secret Fashion show proudly baring her belly without anyone noticing that she was expecting. Ambrosio and fiance Jamie Mazur already have a 3-year-old daughter Anja Louise, who is seen touching her mom's subtle baby bump at the beach in a photo released by the leggy lady. The picture was snapped in her hometown Florianopolis, Brazil. The …

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Jeremy Sisto getting ready for baby number two

Celebrity babies seem to be making headlines in large numbers this holiday season, and Jeremy Sisto's unborn child is joining the crew. The Suburgatory actor recently confirmed the pregnancy during an appearance on The Talk, when he told the hosts that he and his wife Addie Lane are expecting a baby boy, due in March. The couple already have a two-and-a-half year old daughter, Charlie Ballerina. Sisto told The Talk hosts that he and his wife wanted to find a unique name for their first …

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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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