Archive for January, 2011

16 Right Ways Of Exercising When You’re Expecting

Jan 31, 2011 3 Comments by

Not only does your pregnant body not fit into your regular workout clothes anymore, it also may not fit into your regular workout routine. Now that you’re exercising for two, you’ll need to make doubly sure you’re exercising the right way. Here are some pointers, whether you’re a gym junkie or a Sunday stroller: 1.The […]

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5 Ways To Relieve Lower Back And Leg Pain(Sciatica) During Pregnancy

Jan 29, 2011 No Comments by

Sounds like your baby’s getting on your nerves—your sciatic nerve, that is. Towards the middle to the end of your pregnancy, your baby begins to settle into the proper position for birth (a big positive ). In doing that, however, his or her head — and the weight of your ever-enlarging uterus — may settle […]

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Complications During Birth

Jan 28, 2011 1 Comment by

The ideal position for your baby to be born is with its head lying down with its back against your abdomen. This way it has less distance  to rotate in the birth canal. Sometimes a baby  is in an abnormal position which can make birth more complicated, but this does not necessarily mean that it […]

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8 Ways To Prevent Swelling During Pregnancy

Jan 27, 2011 No Comments

Your belly’s not the only thing that’s swelling these days. That puff mama look often extends to the extremities, too. And although all that swelling’s not so swell—especially as your shoes & watch get uncomfortably tight and your rings become harder & harder to pry off your fingers—mild swelling (akaedema) of the ankles, feet, & […]

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Frequent Urination During Pregnancy

Jan 26, 2011 2 Comments

It may not be the best seat in the house, but for most pregnant women, it’s the most frequented one. Let’s face it, when you gotta go, you gotta go—and these days (and nights) you gotta go all the time. And while nonstop peeing might not always be convenient, it’s absolutely normal. What causes this frequent urination? […]

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Your Water Breaking

Jan 25, 2011 No Comments

“I woke up in the middle of the night with a wet bed. Did i lose of my bladder, or did my water break?” A sniff of your sheets will probably clue you in. If the wet spot smells sort of sweet (not like urine, which has the harsher odor of ammonia), it’s likely to be […]

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5 Dental Problems During Pregnancy

Jan 25, 2011 3 Comments

Smile – you’re pregnant! But with so much of your attention centered on your belly during pregnancy, it’s easy to overlook your mouth – until it starts screaming for equal time, as frequently happens during pregnancy. For starters, pregnancy hormones aren’t kind to your gums– which, like your other mucous membranes, become swollen, inflamed, and tend to bleed easily. […]

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Laboring With Twins Or More

Jan 22, 2011 1 Comment

How will your labor differ from the labor of a mother-of-one? Here are a few ways: It could be shorter. Will you have to endure double the pain to end up cuddling double the pleasure? Nope. In fact, when it comes to labor, you’re likely to catch a really nice break (for once). The first […]

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Safety In Numbers

Jan 21, 2011 1 Comment

Extra babies do come with some extra risks, but not as many as you’d think. In fact, not all twins pregnancies are classified as “high risk” (though higher order multiples definitely fall into that category), and most expectant mothers of multiples can expect to have relatively unevenful pregnancies (at least in terms of complications). Plus, entering your […]

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The Breastfeeding Diet

Jan 19, 2011 5 Comments

It’s the couch potato’s dream – burning up the calories of a 5-mile run without leaving your lounge chair. And guess what? That dream is your reality now that you’re breastfeeding your little Tater Tot. It’s true. Milk production burns 500 calories a day, which means that you”ll get to eat an extra 500 calories a day […]

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Bed Rest When You’re Expecting Multiples

Jan 18, 2011 3 Comments

To bed rest or not to bed rest? That is the question many moms-to-be of multiples ask, and many practitioners don’t always have an easy answer. That’s because there really isn’t an easy answer. The obstetrical jury is still out on whether bed rest helps prevent the kinds of complications sometime associated with a multiple […]

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