Pregnancy & Parenting, Pregnant

11 Common Pregnancy Complications you Should Know

Certain symptoms during pregnancy are expected, but when others show up, they set off alarm bells. How can you tell the difference between the two? Here are 11 common complications, women experience during pregnancy that you should know about: 1. Bleeding   In your first trimester, bleeding heavily means ectopic pregnancy, particularly if it is coupled with chronic stomach pain and cramps like menstrual cramps. Ectopic pregnancy is typified by

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Planning for Beach Vacation – 10 Tips for Pregnant Women

Going on a vacation is always something good when pregnant. It helps to relieve some of the pregnancy complications. There are different vacations that you may consider and one of the best is a beach vacation. The calmness, freshness and beautiful scenery associated with beaches are good not only for your mind and body but to the growing fetus as well. However, going on a beach vacation when pregnant requires

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10 Tips to Get Rid of Heartburn During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is without doubt one of the most exciting phases of every woman’s life. While it can sometimes be a roller coaster of emotions and physical changes, it does not have to be miserable. Heartburn and nausea is one of the most common nuisances of pregnancy that tend to plague most moms-to-be at some part of their pregnancy. This is because the hormone progesterone that is responsible for relaxing muscles

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4 Causes of Lower Back Pain in Pregnancy & Home Treatment

You should never be alarmed when you experience lower back pain during pregnancy. It is a common problem that affects about 70% of pregnant women. Unlike the regular back pain brought about by other factors, lower back pain during pregnancy occurs in two areas; in the lumbar vertebrae and in the back area of your pelvis. Causes of Lower Back Pain Pregnancy Lower back pain during pregnancy develops gradually. It

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Common Body Changes During Pregnancy

Attaining pregnancy no doubt brings you a lot of joy. This is particularly true if it is a pregnancy that you have planned for. The joy can be overwhelming especially if it is your first pregnancy. Knowing that you will henceforth carry a growing fetus within your body to give birth to your offspring after nine months is in itself fulfilling. Unfortunately, that joy soon fades off. Your joy is

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Engorged Breasts – Symptoms, Causes, Treatment/Prevention

You are bound to develop large, firm and heavy breasts soon after giving birth. That is very normal. This happens because your breasts and by extension your body prepares to produce milk in large quantities for your baby’s benefit. That preparation is characterized by extra flow of blood and lymph fluids within your breasts. Breast enlargement only lasts for only a few days before stopping. You eventually remain with soft

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High Heels in Pregnancy – Is it safe?

Pregnancy is a beautiful experience and brings a lot of changes – emotionally, physically and psychologically in a woman What type of footwear should be worn is one of the important questions arising in many expectant ladies. Comfort is the most vital thing to be taken care of during pregnancy. This is applicable to the choice of wearing heels too. Types of High Heels Following are the various types of heels available

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5 Easy Exercises for Pregnant Women

Although attaining pregnancy definitely brings you a lot of joy, you are bound to experience varied effects, which can make you very uncomfortable. Apart from health related problems that can be medically resolved, you are bound to experience such problems as tiredness or fatigue, general body pain and weak or tightened muscles. While these are problems that can easily be addressed through exercises, it is not appropriate that you undertake

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Brazilian Wax during Pregnancy – Safe or Not?

Brazilian waxing is one of bikini waxing styles that has very popular throughout the world. Unlike other styles of bikini waxing, Brazilian waxing involves the removal of hair on all parts below, including the pelvic area, front and the back. A common practice that has emerged however is the leaving of a thin strip of hair on the pubis, what many women refer to as the “landing strip”. This style

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5 Vitamins That Every Pregnant Women Should Take

Various supplements from different sources are available in the market, sold through pharmacies and other drug stores. No where is the use of such supplements controversial as in pregnancy, a fact that has led to confusion rather than proper information to pregnant women. Because your desire is to have a healthy pregnancy and bring forth a healthy baby, it is only proper that you know the vitamin and nutritional supplements

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