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Yes, bikini waxes are considered safe during your pregnancy; however, if you are in your second or third trimesters you should avoid doing any activities that require lying on your back for long periods of time because it can cause lightheadedness or even fainting. Read more: Can lying on your back hurt...

Headaches are common in pregnancy. Tension-type headaches – low grade, mild headaches – are the most common kind of headache both in general and during pregnancy. Migraine headaches are common as well. Women with frequent headaches outside of pregnancy are more likely to have headaches during pregnancy. For some women,...

  Although some women can experience spotting, bleeding, and/or minor discomfort in their lower abdomen while ovulating, many may have no symptoms during this time.   It is important to understand your cycle and when you could be fertile, or are most likely to become pregnant. Your cycle starts with...

Doctors generally recommend that you avoid using hot tubs while you are pregnant. During your first trimester, an elevated core body temperature could increase your risk of certain birth defects. Throughout pregnancy, women are more likely to faint, and the risk of fainting can be exacerbate by hot tubs, which can...

Receiving an epidural is very safe; however there are side effects for all medications. In certain cases, side effects, though short-lived, may include a drop in blood pressure or itching. Rarer side effects include a spinal headache (a severe headache that may require further treatment) and an extremely small chance...

Preeclampsia is a condition that can occur during pregnancy. It is characterized by high blood pressure and increased levels of protein in the urine. In rare/severe cases, preeclampsia can lead to other problems such as seizures, growth problems in babies, kidney/liver dysfunction, or bleeding. Preeclampsia affects around 5-8 percent of...

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