Archive for December, 2010

What You May Be Feeling

Dec 17, 2010 No Comments

As always, remember that every pregnancy and every woman is different. You may experience all of these symptoms at one time or another, or only a few of them. Some may have continued from last month, others may be new. Still others may be hardly noticed because you’ve become so used to them. You may also have […]

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Healthy Eating

Dec 17, 2010 No Comments

The fetus gets all the nourishment it needs to grow from what you eat, so it is important to maintain a good diet throughout  pregnancy. To achieve a healthy balance diet you need to eat foods containing reasonable amounts of starchy carbohydrate, protein, fat, minerals, and vitamins each day. Starchy carbohydrate are found in bread, cereals, pasta, rice and potatoes; they provide energy, vitamins, minerals, […]

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Safe Sex During Pregnancy

Dec 17, 2010 4 Comments

To be able to enjoy sex it is important to know that making love can not harm the developing fetus. It is well protected in the uterus by the amniotic fluid and membranes, and the uterus itself is sealed with a plug of mucus, which stays in place until just before th birth. Even deep penetration is […]

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What You May Be Feeling

Dec 17, 2010 No Comments

As always, remember that every pregnancy and every woman is different. You may experience all of these symptoms at one time or another, or only a few of them. Some may have continued from last month; others may be new. Still others may be hardly noticed because you’ve become so used to them. You may also have […]

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What You May Be Feeling

Dec 17, 2010 No Comments

As always, remember that every pregnancy and every woman is different. You may experience all of these symptoms at one time or another, or only a few of them. Some may have continued from last month; others may be new. Still others may be hardly noticed because you’ve become so used to them. You may also have […]

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What You May Be Feeling

Dec 17, 2010 No Comments

As always, remember that every pregnancy and every woman is different. You may experience all of these symptoms at one time or another, or only one or two. Some may have continued from last month, others may be new. You may also have other, less common, symptoms. Don’t be surprised, no matter what your symptoms (or lack,thereof), […]

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What You May Be Feeling

Dec 17, 2010 No Comments

While it’s true that pregnancy has its share of wonderful moments and experience to cherish, it also has a boatload (make that a boatload) of less than fabulous symptoms. Some you’re probably expecting to have (like that queasy feeling that might already be settling in). Others you’d probably never expect (like drooling – who knew?). Many […]

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Skin Care/Cravings

Dec 17, 2010 1 Comment

Your breasts are likely increase by as much as two bra size during pregnancy, so you will need to make sure that they are well supported so that they do not sag and become uncomfortable. Small bumps may appear in the skin around your nipples. These are sebaceous glands which secrete sebum, a fatty lubricant. As […]

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Your First Prenatal Visit

Dec 16, 2010 No Comments

Your first prenatal visit probably will be the longest you’ll have during your pregnancy – and definitely will be the most comprehensive. Not only will there be more tests, procedures (including several that will be performed only at the visit), and data gathering (in the form of complete medical history), but there will be more time spent […]

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Your Pregnancy Wardrobe

Dec 16, 2010 No Comments

You will find that loose ordinary clothes, in a bigger size if necessary, will see you through most of your pregnancy. A few basic garments that are interchangeable will help you achieve a variety of looks. But skirts and trousers with elasticated waists, baggy shirts, and big t-shirts in natural fibres such as cotton. Choose […]

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Birthing Choices

Dec 15, 2010 No Comments

From start (when to conceive) to finish (how to deliver), pregnancy these days is full  of personal choices. When it comes to birthing that baby, the array of options is dizzying, even in a hospital setting. Leave the hospital and there’s yet more to select from. Though your delivery preferences shouldn’t be your only criteria in picking a practitioner, […]

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