Archive for Nine Months And Counting

9 Benefits Of Taking Childbirth Classes

Apr 03, 2017 No Comments by

The countdown is on – and baby’s just around the corner. Of course you’re eagerly awaiting the arrival of your little one. But are you just as eager for the arrival of labour and delivery? Could that be trepidation mixed in with that excited anticipation? Relax. It’s normal to be a little nervous about childbirth […]

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Baby’s Position

Mar 22, 2011 No Comments by

How to tell which way baby’s head is? Trying to figure out that which way baby’s is facing, can be more entertaining than any of daily SOAP’S or Reality TV. Best is to  go to your doctor & he or she will figure it out by Palpating your abdomen for recognizable baby parts & by […]

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Sleeping Position During Pregnancy

Mar 18, 2011 1 Comment by

Unfortunately, two common favorite sleeping positions—on the belly and on the back—are not the best (and certainly not the most comfortable) choices during pregnancy. The belly position, for obvious reasons: As your stomach grows, it’s like sleeping on a watermelon. The back position, though more comfortable, rests the entire weight of your pregnant uterus on […]

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Baby Kicking

Mar 14, 2011 1 Comment

Fetuses are only human. Just like us, they have “up” days, when they feel like kicking up their heels (and elbows and knees), and “down” days, when they’d rather lie back and take it easy. Most often, their activity is related to what you’ve been doing. Like babies out of the womb, fetuses are lulled […]

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6 Ways To Relieve Gas During Pregnancy

Mar 11, 2011 No Comments

Are you passing gas like a college frat boy? Sorry, guys, but nobody does gas like a pregnant woman. Fortunately, while the same can’t be said for those who work and live within hearing and sniffing distance of you, your baby is oblivious and impervious to your digestive distress. Snug and safe in a uterine […]

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What To Take To The Hospital Or Birthing Center

Mar 09, 2011 1 Comment

Though you could show up with just belly and your insurance card, travelling that empty-handed to the hospital or birthing center probably isn’t the best idea. Travelling light, however, is, so pack only what you think you’ll really use or need. Be sure to pack that bag early with as many—or as few—of the following […]

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Breast Changes During Pregnancy

Feb 26, 2011 1 Comment

Looks like you’ve discovered the first big thing in pregnancy: your breasts. While bellies don’t usually do much growing until the second trimester, breasts often begin their expansion within weeks of conception, gradually working their way through the bra cup alphabet (you may ultimately end up three cups bigger than you started out). Fueling this […]

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Trouble Sleeping During Pregnancy

Feb 21, 2011 5 Comments

Between midnight bathroom runs, a racing mind, cramping legs, heartburn that’s keeping you upright, a hopped-up metabolism that’s keeping the heat on even when it’s off, and the impossibility of getting comfortable when you’re sporting a basketball in your midsection, it’s no wonder that you can’t settle in for a good night’s sleep. While this […]

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Abdominal Aches

Feb 16, 2011 No Comments

What you’re probably feeling is the pregnancy equivalent of growing pains: the stretching of muscles and ligaments supporting your enlarging uterus. Technically, it’s known as round ligament pain, and most expectant moms experience it. But there’s a wide variety of ways to experience it. The pain may be crampy, sharp and stabbing, or achy, and […]

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15 Ways To Relieve Backache During Pregnancy

Feb 15, 2011 No Comments

The aches and discomforts of pregnancy aren’t designed to make you miserable, though that’s often the upshot. They’re the side effects of the preparations your body is making for that momentous moment when your baby is born. Backache is no exception. During pregnancy, the usually stable joints of the pelvis begin to loosen up to allow easier passage […]

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Itchy Belly

Feb 12, 2011 No Comments

Join the club, Pregnant bellies are itchy bellies, and they can become progressively itchier as the months pass. That’s because as your belly grows, the skin stretches rapidly, becoming increasingly moisture-deprived—leaving it itchy and uncomfortable. Try not to scratch, which will only make you itchier and could cause irritation. Moisturizer can temporarily curb the itching; […]

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