Pregnancy hormones strike dad, too

Sure, you're the one with the growing baby bump, but there are changes afoot for dad-to-be too. He may not be battling pregnancy acne or suffering swollen ankles, but your partner has his own set of prenatal shifts happening inside his body. Just as these fluctuations affect women and cause symptoms such as morning sickness, mood swings, hair growth and more, discovering they'll soon be bringing home a baby, causes real, physical changes in dads too.The detailsAn extensive study …

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Healthy diet, healthy child – even years later

What can you do to ensure your child stays healthy years down the line? Take care of yourself before and during pregnancy. This advice is nothing new, but across the pond in England, a new report shows that the vast majority of health care providers don't monitor or advise women on health, nutrition and exercise.This study, released by the Infant and Toddler Forum, called doctors, midwives and parents alike to view preconception and pregnancy as a "window of opportunity" that …

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A Pregnant Zooey Deschanel Lunches With Friends in LA

A pregnant Zooey Deschanel was spotted at Hugo’s Restaurant in the Studio City with her fiancé Jacob Pechenik and some friends on Friday. The actress, who is currently in her third trimester, hid her growing belly under a blue double breasted jacket. The couple, who met in July 2014 while working on their film, Rock The Casbah, are set to become parents for the first time this Spring. Zooey is, however, still filming the 4th season of New Girl so the production crew will have to …

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Ways For Pregnant Women To Keep Fit

I’m pregnant with my second child and I am doing this pregnancy a little differently. When I was pregnant with my son four years ago, I didn’t do a whole lot of exercising. Unless you count making brownies and then eating the entire pan of said brownies as exercise . This time around I’m making a point to stay more active, so today I wanted to share some great exercises for pregnant women! -Walking. Walking is actually one of the best cardiovascular exercises for pregnant women. It’s …

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3 tips for the pregnant job interview

As if job hunting weren't stressful enough, adding a pregnancy into the mix can really complicate things. In 1978, the U.S. government passed the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, which barred companies from denying expectant mothers jobs based on their pregnancies. But it isn't always so simple. Are you in the middle of a job search of your own? Take our tips for interviewing while expecting:Choose the right timeChoosing when to disclose your pregnancy is key. If you're in your …

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Home to hospital: How to find comfort during labor

Bring the comforts of home to the hospital and help usher in calm relaxation while you labor. Home is where we feel our safest. It's where we unwind at the end of a hectic day - and the place we're eager to retreat to when times are tough. So, it makes good sense that bringing a bit of that safe haven with you to the hospital will help ward off fear that can impede progression during birthing. Here's how to have a taste of a home birth, from the safety of a hospital setting:Stay …

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Prenatal exercise gives baby’s heart a boost too

Here's yet another reason to hit the gym during pregnancy: Prenatal exercise is not only healthy for mom's heart, but baby's too. It turns out, taking up a regular fitness routine can lower your baby's risk of cardiovascular disease down the line, according to new research out of Michigan State University.This news is particularly useful for women at risk for pre-term birth, as underweight babies often suffer from high blood pressure. If left untreated, high blood pressure …

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The office pregnancy: How to make it through

Want to feel like a gold medal Olympian? Survive the work week while pregnant. With morning sickness, fatigue, hormone fluctuations, mom brain and more working against you, getting through a day at the office can seem like an impossible task. Here are a few tips to get you through it all - without sacrificing job quality: Grocery bagsThis is totally disgusting, but invaluable advice: Keep a stash of plastic grocery bags in your car's glove compartment. There's never a good time …

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How to kick your caffeine habit during pregnancy

Newly pregnant? Say goodbye to that morning cup of joe. Not only does caffeine flush much-needed nutrients out of your system, it also contributes to frequent bathroom breaks and intensifies mood swings. Most importantly, and the top reason to avoid it, consuming too much caffeine may also increase your risk for miscarriage. The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists advises expectant mothers to limit their intake to two cups of caffeinated coffee each day - the equivalent of one …

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Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Pregnant UPS Worker

Peggy Young had asked to take a break from heavy lifting at her UPS job, only to be told by her boss to take an unpaid leave. Peggy, who says the company gave other non-pregnant light duty, felt she was being treated unfairly and decided to sue the company. Peggy lost her case in the district court, and in the Fourth Circuit, who said the company had created a “pregnancy-blind policy.” Peggy pushed on to the U.S. Supreme Court where she finally received a 6-3 decision, ruling in her …

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