Archive for The First Month

Breast Changes During Pregnancy

Feb 26, 2011 1 Comment by

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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Excess Saliva

Feb 05, 2011 No Comments by

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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Frequent Urination During Pregnancy

Jan 26, 2011 2 Comments by

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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Vitamin Supplements

Dec 25, 2010 No Comments

Virtually no one gets a nutritionally perfect diet everyday, especially early in pregnancy, when round-the-clock morning sickness is a common appetite suppressant, or when the little nutrition some women manage to get down often doesn’t stay down (sound familiar?).Though a daily vitamin supplement can’t take the place of a good prenatal diet, it can serve as some […]

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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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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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Approximately 1 To 4 Weeks

Nov 27, 2010 2 Comments

Your Baby This Month Week 1. The countdown to baby begins this week. Only thing is, There’s no baby in sight or inside. So, why call this week 1 of pregnancy? Here’s why. It’s extremely hard to pinpoint the precise moment when sperm meet egg (sperm from your partner can hang out in your body […]

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