Archive for Nine Months And Counting

5 Ways To Look Slim When You’re Bulking Up

Feb 08, 2011 1 Comment

Big is beautiful when you’re expecting, but that doesn’t mean you can’t try some tricks of the trim. With the right fashion choices, you can highlight your belly while slimming your overall silhoutee. Here’s how to show in all the right places: 1.Think black. And navy blue, chocolate brown, or charcoal. Dark colors are slimming, […]

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Excess Saliva

Feb 05, 2011 No Comments

It may not be cool to drool (especially in public), but for many women in first trimester, it’s an icky fact of life. Overproduction of saliva is a common—and unpleasant—symptom of pregnancy, especially among morning sickness sufferers. And though all that extra saliva pooling in your mouth may add to your queasiness—and lead to a gaggy […]

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7 Ways To Get Relief From Leg Cramps

Feb 04, 2011 No Comments

Between your overloaded mind and your bulging belly, you probably have enough trouble catching those z’s without leg cramps cramping your sleeping style. Unfortunately, these painful spasms that radiate up and down your calves and occur most often at night are very common among the expectant set in the second and third trimesters. No one’s quite sure […]

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Orgasm And Baby’s Kicking

Feb 03, 2011 No Comments

No matter what you do these days, your baby’s along for the ride. And when it comes to love making, the ride can make baby very sleepy. The rocking motion of sex and the rhythmic uterine contractions that follow orgasm often lull fetuses to dreamland. Some babies, on the other hand (because every baby’s an individual), become […]

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

Jan 29, 2011 No Comments

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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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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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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Veins During Pregnancy

Jan 12, 2011 No Comments

Visible Veins Not only are these veins (which can make your entire chest and belly look like a road map) normal ad nothing to worry about, they are a sign that your body is doing what it should, they’re part of the network of veins that has expanded to carry the increased blood supply of […]

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4 Symptoms Of False Labor

Dec 30, 2010 No Comments

Is it or isn’t it? Real labor probably has not begun if: 1.Contractions are not at all regular and don’t increase in frequency or severity. Real contractions won’t necessarily fall into a neat textbook pattern, but they will become more intense and more frequent over time. 2.Contractions subside if you walk around or change your […]

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9 Symptoms Of Prelabor

Dec 29, 2010 No Comments

Before there’s labor, there’s prelabor –  a sort of preshow that sets things up before the main event. The physical changes of prelabor  can precede real labor by a full month or more – or by only an hour or so. Prelabor is characterized by the beginning of cervical effacement and dilation, which your practitioner […]

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