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Why Women Experience Guilt During Their Pregnancy

It’s not hard to see why pregnant women can begin to feel overwhelmed as the months and trimesters wear on; few people get so much well-meaning, but unsolicited advice as expectant mothers. For first-time mothers, the feeling of not knowing what you’re doing often turns into guilt. Even second, third, or fourth-time mothers can feel…

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10 Pregnancy Sleep Tips

During pregnancy, it’s not uncommon to contend with sleep disturbances. Mostly, these are the result of anxiety and stress, hormonal fluctuations, and physical discomfort. As your pregnancy progresses, you may find it more difficult to find a comfortable position, or you may have to get up several times during the night to empty your increasingly…

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How to Create and Use Positive Pregnancy Affirmations

Affirmations are statements that you use to help instill a sense of positivity in your mind about a particular subject. You use these short phrases and sentences to help your mind hear a positive message that you wish it to remember. Affirmations are an example of using positive thinking to increase the likelihood of positive…

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Top 10 Hurdles to Ultimate Orgasm

Many women — about one out of three — have trouble reaching orgasm when having sex with a partner. This is even more common for younger women who are just beginning to explore sexual relationships. Getting to know your own body, identifying preferences and overcoming roadblocks will make sex more pleasurable and can help you…

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The Safety of Antidepressants During Pregnancy

Clinical depression is a major mood disorder that affects people differently. According to the March of Dimes, about 1 in 5 pregnant women have signs of depression. Depression during pregnancy can have a negative impact on both the mother and baby. There’s a higher risk of medical conditions such as preeclampsia in depressed moms, and there’s…

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Posture Tips for Pregnant Women

The principles of posture for a pregnant woman are the same as for anyone else: the natural curves need to be maintained. Maintaining a good posture throughout entire pregnancy involves challenges that come in the form of physiological, biomechanical, and psychological changes. The first challenge is- – slouching when tired or nauseated. For some women,…

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Sexpectations: Your Sex Life During Pregnancy

Pregnancy brings with it a bevy of new experiences and changes—both physical and emotional—that can either leave you lusty around the clock or not at all. The differences in levels of sexual arousal can be attributed to fluctuating hormones which vary for each woman throughout each stage. Meanwhile, emotionally most women tend to crave intimacy like never…

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Natural Remedies for Morning Sickness

What is Morning Sickness? It is estimated that between 50 to 80 percent of women have nausea, sometimes with vomiting, during pregnancy. Although the nausea may be most noticeable in the morning, it lasts throughout the day for many women. Even if there is no nausea, women may develop aversions to certain foods. Morning sickness…

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Facts About Fish in Pregnancy

Seafood is a great source of many nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids and protein. It is also low in fat. Add to this that it is high in zinc and calcium and it sounds like a perfect food for pregnancy. The good news first, fish has these benefits and most fish that is common is…

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EQUELLE®: A New Non-Hormonal Supplement for Menopause Symptom Relief†

Approximately 6,000 women in the U.S. reach menopause each day and about 85 percent of women experience some kind of bothersome symptoms. Menopause, a natural process that a woman’s body experiences, can take up to seven years. It starts with perimenopause as estrogen production begins to decline and periods become irregular. Once a woman has gone a whole year without a menstrual cycle, she has officially hit menopause.  Hot…

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Asthma and Pregnancy

Although asthma is one of the most common medical conditions that occurs during pregnancy, it can be quite serious. Asthma can cause the airways to become narrow from swelling, as well as produce excess mucus, both of which make breathing difficult and can lead to wheezing, cough, and feeling short of breath. Approximately 30 percent of women with asthma…

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Fetal Alcohol Exposure Can Cause Birth Defects

Despite all of the warnings about birth defects or developmental disabilities caused by drinking alcohol while pregnant, research shows that 1 in 10 pregnant American women, ages 18 to 44, reports drinking alcohol within the last 30 days and about one-third of women who reported drinking in the last 30 days engaged in binge drinking,…

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