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Dealing with Morning Sickness

In the midst of all the joyous feelings about your pregnancy, you also may be feeling a bit queasy. Nausea or vomiting during your pregnancy is considered often called morning sickness. And unfortunately, it isn't confined to the morning - it can happen at any time of the day or night. Morning sickness affects about 80% of all pregnant women. Some women experience an occasional episode, others are sick several times a day for months on end and some never have morning sickness at all. Usually, the problem goes away after the third month.

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Early Pregnancy Checklist

You’re expecting, and from the moment you found out, your life has been forever changed in the most amazing way. So even though you’re not showing and it’s a little too early for childbirth classes, you still have so much to think about and consider. After all, there’s a little person taking shape inside you — and it’s one of the most incredible things you will ever experience. So be sure to use this pregnancy checklist to help you know what’s important for you and your baby at the beginning of your pregnancy.

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This tool highlights your baby’s pre-birth milestones and the important nutrients needed to optimize the health of you and your baby during pregnancy.

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Working During Pregnancy

In most cases, if you have an uncomplicated pregnancy, you should be able to continue working during pregnancy up until the time of your delivery. Talk to your doctor or midwife if your work is hard on your body and they may recommend changes to your work as you progress through your pregnancy. Whether you have a desk job or you're on your feet all day, there are a few easy things you can do to make working during pregnancy more comfortable.

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Coping with a Lack of Sleep During Pregnancy

Have a bad case of "the yawns"? Can't keep your eyes open? There's a good reason for your fatigue; you're building a whole other body! Experiencing a lack of sleep during pregnancy is a common concern. Your body is producing more blood, causing your heart to work overtime. You may find that nausea is also draining your energy and using up vital nutrients. If you are still early in your pregnancy take heart. In your second trimester, you'll probably feel more wide awake. By your third trimester you may find that sleeping through the night becomes more difficult. As your baby continues to grow you’ll probably be waking up to go to the bathroom more.

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Physical & Hormonal Changes During Pregnancy

Being pregnant is an exciting experience, not only are you anticipating the day you finally hold your baby in your arms, but your body is also going through amazing changes.
Unfortunately, physical & hormonal changes during pregnancy may mean that you will feel under the weather at times. Here are some of the discomforts you might experience and some tips on how to cope with them.

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Choosing your Maternity Wardrobe

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Maternity clothing has come a long way. These days you can continue to embrace your inner sense of style throughout your pregnancy with many fashionable options to choose from. Shops that specialize in maternity wear tend to offer items that are just reshaped versions of ones you already have in your closet. Here are some guidelines to help you put together a wardrobe for the coming months.

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Sex in Pregnancy - Ultimate Guide

Whether you're up for it or feeling too tired or sick, there's no escaping the fact that sex during pregnancy is a whole new experience. Some women report that it's the best they've ever had, while others are less than enthusiastic. Of course, both responses are completely normal. Let's find out why.

If you're the woman who is experiencing sex like never before your pregnant body holds the clue. This heightened pleasure and libido can probably be attributed to the increased blood flow to the pelvic area, including the uterus, vagina, and clitoris, where more sensitive nerve endings live. If you find yourself on the other end of the spectrum, where sex isn't even on the radar now that you're pregnant, you're not alone. The same engorgement that can push some women over the edge of pleasure can give others an uncomfortable feeling of fullness or even abdominal cramping during or after sex. You may be just too darn tired or nauseated to make love or even care. This really rings true in the first trimester when early discomforts like breast tenderness, nausea, vomiting and fatigue can lessen your sex drive.

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What to Expect in Your Second Trimester: The Doctor’s Office

Doctor visits during pregnancy are important to ensure that your baby’s growth and development is progressing well. Throughout your second trimester, you'll be visiting your doctor about once a month provided everything is progressing normally. Your doctor will take your blood pressure and monitor other health indicators at each visit. Keep reading and learn more about what to expect during your second trimester.

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Weight Gain During Pregnancy

Every pregnancy is unique, and so is every woman, but one thing is for certain: weighing in on pregnancy is very difficult for many mothers-in-waiting. After all, many of us struggle with weight control. We watch what we eat and exercise regularly to stay fit and healthy. And then along comes pregnancy, where the weight gain you fought so hard to avoid before now becomes paramount to the health of your growing baby.

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