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Not Enough Discussion of Pre-Term Birth


According to an article on the M2Moms blog, new and expectant mothers are not given much information from their healthcare providers about the possibility of preterm birth and preventative lifestyle measures as well as the risks and options regarding preterm births. You can r ... Continue reading Not Enough Discussion of Pre-Term Birth

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Pregnancy, Babies and Your Pets


Finding out you are pregnant is one of the most exciting days of your life, but being a pet owner there are often many concerns that come along with that. Whether you've got a dog or a cat there are several important things to know about and prepare yourself for both during pregnancy and after baby comes home. In this article you will find information that should help with the t ... Continue reading Pregnancy, Babies and Your Pets

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Notable Minnesota Moms: Rachel Swardson Wenham, Go Home Gorgeous


by Julie Burton


Think back for a minute...how did you feel when you left the hospital with your newborn baby?  Personally, whether it was with my first, second, third, or fourth child, words that come to my mind are exhausted, overwhelmed, slightly terrified, and of course, grateful. How 'bout GORGEOUS??? Uh, NO!!!!  Rachel Swardson Wenham, who had t ... Continue reading Notable Minnesota Moms: Rachel Swardson Wenham, Go Home Gorgeous

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Chiropractic Care & Pregnancy: Unexpected Results


by Dr. Jo Becker-Puklich


Often times, people associate chiropractic care with the relief of neck or back pain. However, the benefits I've discovered are equally present in the treatment of pregnant mothers experiencing the all too common, lower back pain, and/or sciatica.


Pregnancy causes a multitude of unique circumstances in the woman ... Continue reading Chiropractic Care & Pregnancy: Unexpected Results

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Preparing Your Marriage


By Beth Wilson


To have a baby is often a celebratory experience for couples, but it can also be a strenuous time. A new child -- be it the first, second or third -- alters the dynamics of a couple's relationship, which can lead to stress, pressure and negative patterns if not handled properly.


"It's a tremendous change," says Gayle Pe ... Continue reading Preparing Your Marriage

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Postpartum Recovery


By Dana Sullivan


No one knows better than you that pregnancy is an amazing journey. But after you give birth, your body goes through another round of dramatic emotional and physical changes. You probably feel alternately sheer joy and utter exhaustion, and you may be experiencing physical pain that you didn't expect. Here, some of the most common post ... Continue reading Postpartum Recovery

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The Many Faces of Postpartum Depression: The Medicine Mom


Ever since I was a little girl I knew I wanted to become a mother. And, after my first pregnancy ended in a miscarriage at 10 weeks, I was completely devastated. But, I knew I had to try again and I was later blessed with the birth of two beautiful, healthy girls now five and two-years-old.


It was when my second daughter, Lainey, turned two-weeks-old that my world a ... Continue reading The Many Faces of Postpartum Depression: The Medicine Mom

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Hormone Helps Multiple Sclerosis

It's a curious side effect of pregnancy ... expectant mothers with multiple sclerosis often report their symptoms go away while the baby is developing. Now, doctors seem to have tapped into that mystery in their search for an MS treatment.


Melissa Sherak Resnick loves being pregnant, but it's not just motherhood she loves. It's also because she has multiple scl ... Continue reading Hormone Helps Multiple Sclerosis

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Study: Nearly a Third of New Parents Know Little About Infant Development

When you're a new parent, you usually feel like there's more that you don't know than you do. You learn as you go, using your baby -- and often stacks of parenting magazines and books -- as your guide. But it's easy to forget what infants should be doing when and exactly what you can do to help encourage your little one to learn and develop.


That's why a group ... Continue reading Study: Nearly a Third of New Parents Know Little About Infant Development

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Chocolate May Help Curb Preeclampsia During Pregnancy


When you're pregnant, you have to contend with 9 months' worth of do's and don'ts. But a new study may offer some welcome news about one guilty pleasure that moms-to-be might not have to feel guilty about -- indulging in an occasional chocolate.


Considering that a slew of studies in recent years have heralded the potential health benefits of the mouth-watering co ... Continue reading Chocolate May Help Curb Preeclampsia During Pregnancy

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Depressed Moms-to-be Brighten Up


Post-partum depression and even depression during pregnancy are common, but treating the condition can be especially challenging. Antidepressants are rarely recommended for pregnant or breast feeding women. So what's a woman to do for help?


Motherhood was always in the plans for Laura Stinson. "I always knew I wanted to have four. Then, I had two and sai ... Continue reading Depressed Moms-to-be Brighten Up

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The Pregnant Vegetarian



By Jill Tomlin


If you're a pregnant vegetarian, don't worry: nobody's going to make you trade your humus for a cheeseburger.


In fact, babies born to vegetarian moms are just as healthy as other infants, according to experts at the American Dietetic Association. "Vegetarians do fine during pregnancy," says Elizabeth Ward, M.S., R. ... Continue reading The Pregnant Vegetarian

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Common Causes of Infertility


By Michelle Lee


When you and your spouse are trying to conceive, months of fruitless attempts can feel like an eternity. But a fertility expert may be able to help.


More than six million couples in the U.S. struggle with infertility, which affects about 10 percent of all people of reproductive age. If you're under 35, see a fertility ... Continue reading Common Causes of Infertility

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Your Mineral Needs


By Jill Tomlin


Minerals, like vitamins, are essential for a well-balanced diet -- especially when you're pregnant. They keep your body running in tip-top shape. They also are involved in just about every aspect of your growing baby's development. Here's a rundown on these important minerals and what foods are good sources of them.


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Layette: What You'll Need



By Mary Ellen Branna

The first few weeks at home with your newborn will be a whirlwind of wonder and exhaustion. Here's a list of clothing and accessories that you'll need to gather beforehand. Be sure to wash clothing, sheets, blankets and burp rags in a gentle detergent before first time use.


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Sex During Pregnancy


If you're pregnant or even planning a pregnancy, you've probably found an abundance of information about sex before pregnancy (that is, having sex in order to conceive) and sex after childbirth (general consensus: expect a less active sex life when there's a newborn in the house).


But there's less talk about the topic of sex during pregnancy, perhaps because of o ... Continue reading Sex During Pregnancy

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Prenatal Yoga: A Gift to Yourself and Your Baby


By Sydney Holly


Prenatal yoga is a great way to embrace your evolving body and bond with your baby. Through a series of comprehensive postures, soothing breath, and relaxing imagery, prenatal yoga gently stretches and tones the body while calming the mind and restoring your energy. The numerous physical, mental, and emotional benefits of prenatal yoga ar ... Continue reading Prenatal Yoga: A Gift to Yourself and Your Baby

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How Becoming Parents Affects Your Relationship

Expectant parents spend months preparing for the arrival of their baby. By the time they bring their little one home, they've taken classes, read a library's worth of books, and bought enough onesies to fill an entire dresser. But even with all the preparation, the reality of caring for a baby can be overwhelming. When your household grows from two to three, your relationship with yo ... Continue reading How Becoming Parents Affects Your Relationship

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Pregnancy and Valentine's Day


By Jane Ivanov, Designer
www.evealexander.com
Eve Alexander Maternity and Nursing Apparel


Valentine's Day is considered to be the most traditionally romantic day of the year. That, however, brings a lot of stress, where everyone worries what to give your special someone, how to celebrate and what to wear, especially in the bedroom. All of our everyday ... Continue reading Pregnancy and Valentine's Day

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