Probiotics During Pregnancy

What are probiotics? Probiotics are living microorganisms, the majority of which are bacteria followed by yeast. They are similar to the naturally occurring microorganisms found…

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Muscle Cramps During Pregnancy

Muscle Cramps During Pregnancy: Symptoms, Causes and Prevention Muscle cramps during pregnancy are one of the common discomforts experienced by approximately half of all expecting…

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Lack of Energy During Pregnancy

A lack of energy during pregnancy is a common frustration experienced by many expecting mothers.  The extent you experience a lack of energy while pregnant…

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Vitamin Overdose

During pregnancy, it is important to get the proper nutrients to foster healthy fetal development. You may be tempted to take a multivitamin in addition…

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Pregnancy Workout

One of the best things you can do for yourself during pregnancy is to start or maintain a healthy lifestyle. This can include anything from…

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Prenatal Yoga

During your pregnancy your body goes through many changes, which creates stress on you mentally and physically. A way to maintain a healthy mind and…

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Nausea During Pregnancy

Nausea During Pregnancy: Causes, Management and Concerns Nausea during pregnancy is typically one of the most experienced and complained about symptoms that women report. Up…

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Diet During Pregnancy

What does diet during pregnancy mean? When we refer to diet during pregnancy, we are not speaking about restricting calories or trying to lose weight….

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Exercise During Pregnancy

There are usually many questions that come to mind when planning how to exercise during pregnancy. Physical exercise is bodily activity that improves or maintains…

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Gas During Pregnancy

Gas During Pregnancy: Causes and Prevention Gas during pregnancy is a frequent occurrence, which also means that gas during pregnancy is a common concern. The…

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Vitamin D and Pregnancy

Vitamin D is a steroid vitamin from a group of fat-soluble pro hormones. Vitamin D and pregnancy are important together. Expecting mothers need to make…

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Keepsake Ultrasounds or Sonograms

In most major cities across the country, commercial keepsake ultrasound services are opening, offering to give families a sneak preview of their growing baby. Although…

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Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy

Chiropractic Care and Pregnancy Chiropractic care is health maintenance of the spinal column, discs, related nerves and bone geometry without drugs or surgery. It involves…

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X-Rays During Pregnancy

X-Rays During Pregnancy: Safety and Side Effects Having X-Rays Done During Your Pregnancy You may have heard that getting an x-ray during pregnancy can harm your…

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Pregnancy and Dental Work

Is Having Dental Work During Pregnancy Safe? Pregnancy and dental work questions are common for expecting moms. Preventive dental cleanings and annual exams during pregnancy…

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CAT Scans and Pregnancy

Are CAT Scans Safe During Pregnancy? A CAT scan is a common name for the imaging procedure called a computed axial tomography scan. A CAT…

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Tattoos When Pregnant

Maybe you’ve thought of remembering this special time in your life with a tattoo, or maybe you have concerns about existing tattoos when pregnant. More than anything…

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Piercing and Pregnancy

The following piercing and pregnancy information will help you care for the piercings you already have and can help you make an informed decision  about…

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Perfume and Pregnancy

Perfume and Pregnancy: Starting Fragrance-Free Pregnancy has given you a natural glow. Now it’s time to find a scent that will reflect the beautiful, pregnant…

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Paint and Pregnancy

There are basically three categories of paint which pregnant women could be exposed to: latex, oil, and enamel. The degree of toxicity during pregnancy is…

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Pregnancy and Tanning

Pregnancy and Tanning: Question on Different Types of Tanning While Pregnant Pregnancy and tanning questions are sure to follow as the weather warms. As soon…

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Sex During Pregnancy

Sex During Pregnancy It is common for couples to wonder whether sex and pregnancy are safe together. Unless your health care provider advises you otherwise, sex…

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Pregnant in a Hot Tub

For many pregnant women, sitting in a hot tub sounds like a great way to ease muscle aches related to pregnancy. It is important to…

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Pregnancy and Travel

There are few pregnancy and travel related concerns; however, the information below is provided to help make your trip the safest and most comfortable it can be….

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Pregnancy and Saunas

For many pregnant women, sitting in a sauna sounds like a great way to ease muscle aches related to pregnancy. It is important to use caution when…

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Recreation and Pregnancy

When you discover that you are pregnant, you start asking questions about which activities are safe. Vacation, hobbies, exercise and everyday activities have always been…

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Pregnancy and Amusement Parks

For many people, summer is the time to go to an amusement park and enjoy the sun while riding roller coasters and other exciting thrill rides. Unfortunately,…

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Pesticides and Pregnancy

Pesticides and pregnancy lead to several questions and for good reason. Significant exposure to pesticides is a concern for adults, children and particularly expectant mothers….

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Cleaning and Pregnancy

Unfortunately ladies, most products are safe to use for cleaning during pregnancy. Yes, even bleach. So you don’t have to call a maid to do the household cleaning…

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Acne During Pregnancy

During pregnancy elevated hormone levels can bring a variety of skin changes, which makes acne and pregnancy a common complaint. Acne can be treated by…

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Pregnancy and Pica

Pica: Causes, Common Cravings and Risks During Pregnancy Pica is the practice of craving substances with little or no nutritional value. Most pregnancy and pica related…

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Mercury Levels in Sushi

Most women who are pregnant or wishing to become pregnant have heard the warnings about eating sushi. There are risks to pregnant women due to certain…

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Mercury Levels in Fish

Despite the previous concern regarding mercury levels in fish, the FDA now recommends that women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or plan on becoming pregnant consume…

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Caffeine and Pregnancy

Caffeine is one of the most popular stimulants in America, which makes caffeine and pregnancy related concerns common too.  If you are pregnant, you might…

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Mood Swings During Pregnancy

If you are pregnant or are supporting someone through pregnancy, you probably have had some experience with mood swings. You are not alone; mood swings during pregnancy…

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Depression in Pregnancy

Depression During Pregnancy: Signs, Symptoms and Treatment Pregnancy is supposed to be one of the happiest times of a woman’s life, but for many women this…

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Pregnancy and Physical Therapy

Physical therapy during pregnancy can prove to be useful for remedying common discomforts like back pain or for enhancing your body’s ability to have an…

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Exercise Warning Signs

Exercise during pregnancy is considered a normal and healthy part of care. More than likely your health care provider will have you continue with routines…

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Exercise and Pregnancy

Before you begin exercising, remember that it is important to talk to your health care provider. If you are already exercising, you will probably be able to…

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Pregnancy Exercise Guidelines

If you have been following a regular exercise program prior to your pregnancy, you should be able to maintain that program to some degree throughout…

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Effects of Exercise on Pregnancy

Effects of Exercise on Pregnancy: Positive Exercise during pregnancy helps to alleviate many of the common problems of pregnancy. It improves circulation (which helps prevent…

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Prenatal Vitamin Limits

Vitamins and minerals such as iron, calcium, and folic acid are vital for proper fetal growth, development, and healthy adult living. To help increase your chances of…

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Swelling During Pregnancy

During pregnancy, the body produces approximately 50% more blood and body fluids to meet the needs of the developing baby. Swelling is a normal part of pregnancy…

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Pregnancy Nutrition

Without a doubt, a nutritious, well-balanced eating plan can be one of the greatest gifts you give to your soon-to-be-born baby. Pregnancy nutrition is essential to…

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Sleeping Positions During Pregnancy

During pregnancy you may find yourself wrestling in bed trying to get comfortable before falling asleep. Unfortunately, your regular sleeping positions may no longer work for you…

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Pregnancy and Sciatic Nerve Pain

Sciatic Nerve Pain During Pregnancy The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body, providing sensory and motor function to the lower extremities. This nerve…

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Herbs and Pregnancy

Although medicine has replaced most natural supplements with a synthetic substitute, there are many who still look to natural herbs and vitamins to provide essential nutrition to…

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Round Ligament Pain

Round Ligament Pain: Causes and Treatment Round ligament pain is most common during the second trimester. Women may have a sharp pain in their abdomen or…

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Herbal Tea and Pregnancy

Many alternative medicine health care providers feel that using certain herbal teas during pregnancy is a great way to support optimal pregnancy health. Herbal teas…

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Migraines During Pregnancy

Migraine headaches are different from stress or tension headaches.  Migraine headaches are a type of vascular headache that is a result from blood vessels dilating in…

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Folic Acid

Folic acid is used to make the extra blood your body needs during pregnancy. All women of childbearing age should consume 400 micrograms of folic acid a…

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Pregnancy and Leg Cramps

It is not uncommon to experience leg cramps during pregnancy, particularly in the third trimester. According to Danforth’s Obstetrics and Gynecology, almost half of all pregnant women…

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Prenatal Vitamins

Prenatal vitamins consist of a variety of vitamins and minerals that help you baby get the nutrients that are essential for healthy development. During pregnancy,…

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Omega-3 Fish Oil and Pregnancy

Scientific research is constantly expanding our knowledge of nutritional needs in pregnancy. Among the most recent developments in this field, is the importance of omega-3…

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Pregnancy and Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids During Pregnancy: Causes, Treatment and Prevention Unfortunately, hemorrhoids during pregnancy are common. Hemorrhoids are varicose (swollen) veins of the rectum and are usually painful.  They…

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Pregnancy and Heartburn

Heartburn is a common complaint during pregnancy. Although it has nothing to do with the heart, heartburn involves a burning sensation in the center of the chest….

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Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy

Eating well balanced meals is important at all times, but it is even more essential when you are pregnant. There are essential nutrients, vitamins, and minerals that…

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Pregnancy and Headaches

Experiencing headaches during pregnancy is one of the most common discomforts and complaints. Headaches may occur at any time during your pregnancy, but they tend to be…

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Nutrients & Vitamins For Pregnancy

According to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), pregnant women should have a diet that consists of a variety foods including proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals…

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Pregnancy and Hair Loss

Hair Loss During Pregnancy: Telogen Effluvium Approximately 90% of your hair is growing at any one time, while the other 10% enter a resting phase. Every…

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Pregnancy Weight Gain

Weight Gain During Pregnancy In May 2009, The Institute of Medicine (IOM) made changes to the guidelines concerning pregnancy weight gain. The last recommendations had been released…

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Pregnancy and Dizziness

Dizziness or feeling faint is a normal symptom during pregnancy. It is more common in the first trimester, but it may also be prevalent throughout your pregnancy….

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Pregnancy and Constipation

Constipation During Pregnancy: Causes, Prevention and Treatment Constipation occurs when there is abdominal pain or discomfort, difficult and infrequent bowel movements, and the passage of hard…

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Breast Changes During Pregnancy

From the beginning of your pregnancy, there are breasts changes you should expect. These breast changes are normal because they are evolving and preparing for…

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Pregnancy and Eating Disorders

Eating disorders affect approximately 7,000,000 American women each year and tend to peak during childbearing years. Pregnancy is a time when body image concerns are more prevalent,…

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Pregnancy and Alcohol

When you consume alcohol during pregnancy, so does your baby because alcohol passes freely through the placenta to your baby. If you choose to drink alcohol while…

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Back Pain During Pregnancy

Back Pain During Pregnancy: Causes, Treatment and Prevention Back pain or discomfort is common during pregnancy and should be expected to some degree by most women. Back…

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Smoking During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a great time for you to quit smoking. You will feel better and have more energy to go through your pregnancy. You will also reduce…

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Morning Sickness

Nausea and vomiting can be one of the first signs of pregnancy, and usually begins around the 6th week of pregnancy. It can occur at anytime of…

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