Three great things about being pregnant

Being pregnant isn't always easy, but it certainly comes with its perks! No matter how many questions you have about your pregnancy - What can I eat? Does this mean no more alcohol or caffeine? How will I make it through labor? - there are a lot of reasons to smile about being pregnant with a child, and not just because you'll get to hold your baby in nine months. Here are three great perks about being an expectant mom. 1. You can eat and not feel guilty. Like most gals, you've …

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Why you should cave to your cravings

You've spent most of your adult life staving off the desire for a cookie or a fried chicken leg in order to keep your fit figure, but now that you're pregnant, it's time to let go. Some experts suggest that giving in to your pregnancy cravings, no matter how fattening or weird they may be, is often the best thing you can do for you and your baby, and here's why. Pregnancy is an incredible and natural process, and it's important to listen to what your body is telling you …

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Bottle blondes – do you have to go au naturel while pregnant?

You've been feeling off for a few weeks, so you picked up a pregnancy test at the drug store - and as soon as those two pink lines appear, you're overcome with joy! But then you catch a glimpse of yourself - and your beautiful blonde locks - in the mirror, and realize that you're going to have to go back to brunette if you want to have a healthy baby. Is it true that bottle blondes can't keep dyeing their hair while they're expecting? There isn't a scientific consensus …

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Epidurals: Pros and cons

When it comes to labor and delivery, few things are more welcome - or more controversial - than an epidural. Thanks to advances in modern medical technology, women can have pain-relieving drugs injected directly into their spines, numbing them from the waist down and easing those famously heinous labor pains. But before you opt for an epidural, make sure that you understand the pros and cons of this medication. Pros Epidurals relieve the pain of labor, which is enough of a pro for many women to …

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Stretch marks – and what you can do about them

Being an expectant mom is an incredible time in any woman's life, and many are happy that they can carry memories of their pregnancies with them forever. For some, however, these reminders of being with a child can get a little too literal. If you don't want to end up with pesky stretch marks at the end of your pregnancy, there are some things you can do while you're expecting to help minimize your odds of ending up with permanent scarring. One way to prevent stretch marks is by …

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Movie Review: Just Go with It

Women across the world have welcomed Jennifer Aniston into their homes and lives for more than 15 years now, and it's safe to say that she feels more like an old gal pal than a performer at this point. When she started earning $1 million per episode for her work on Friends in the '90s, we couldn't help but be happy for the girl. When she wed Brad Pitt and looked beaming in photos, we had tears in our eyes. When Angelina came into the picture, we were sticking pins in our …

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Laila Ali talks about her pregnancy cravings

Laila Ali may be expecting her second child at the moment, but that doesn't mean this pregnancy is any easier than her first. In fact, the former professional boxer spoke with OK! Magazine and admitted she's experiencing something entirely new this time around - food cravings. "I really want sweets, sweets, sweets," she told the news outlet. "I've gotta watch it. I've got two more months, and I've already put on 30 pounds." Ali, the daughter of the great …

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Brooke Burke: there’s never enough time for everything

Brooke Burke may have four gorgeous children, but don't think the beautiful woman has all the answers to how to be an ideal mom. In fact, the lovely lady took the time to speak with CelebrityBabyScoop.com and admitted that she's just as harried as any other mother out there. "Well the truth is, I don't feel there's ever enough time in the day to accomplish what I need to," she told the news outlet. "I'm always trying to squeeze out a few more hours in every 24 …

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Is a doula a do or don’t?

If you're currently expecting, chances are you've been contemplating one important aspect of your pregnancy - your birthing plan. From using the Lamaze method to deciding whether or not to have an epidural, the choices are often endless. Of course, one of the biggest trends with modern day moms is hiring a doula. While not an MD or midwife, this is a professional who is trained in childbirth and offers a woman in labor the emotional support and guidance she needs. "During delivery, …

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It’s a white (and pink or blue) wedding: getting hitched while pregnant

Many women know the drill - the moment the unexpected plus sign stares back at you from the pregnancy test, your world is turned upside down. When all the emotions have subsided and the sweet anticipation of motherhood starts to hit, the inevitable question remains - should your babydaddy put a ring on it? According to PregnantBride.com, more ladies in secure relationships are deciding to say I do before their beautiful bundle of joy arrives. "Many people decide to get married as the …

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