pregnancy

Why You Shouldn't Strive for Pregnancy Abs

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When Los Angeles model Sarah Stage posted pics of her surprisingly slim 8-month pregnant bikini bod on Instagram, she certainly received the attention she solicited. Some praised her impressive physique while others remarked she must have an eating disorder and unhealthy pregnancy. So began a heated dialogue about what pregnant... Read more

Pregnancy Summed Up in Five Spot-On Charts

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It's not easy to quantify or qualify the inexplicable emotions of pregnancy. But funny charts can help. Melissa Small, an author and designer at The Bold Italic, created "Charts That Explain Why I'm Crying and Sweating" to trace the ups and downs of pregnancy. And we mean ups and downs. ... Read more

Total Pregnancy Brain? Kate Middleton's Hilarious Quote

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Remember when severe morning sickness was keeping pregnant Kate Middleton on the sidelines? Well, she doesn't. "I sometimes forget I'm pregnant," she told Margate resident Jenny Cranstone when she visited the artsy seaside town on Wednesday. Cranstone had told the Duchess -- who was wearing a Dalmatian-esque spot coat by High Street label Hobbs -- that she... Read more

Federal Committee Revisits Pregnancy Tuna Debate

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The great debate has been reopened. Once again, how much tuna pregnant women should eat is up in the air. In June, the FDA proposed pregnant women should eat between 8-12 ounces of low-mercury fish per week, which can include light canned tuna (but only up to 6 oz. of tuna). But by August,... Read more

Antibiotic-Free Pregnancy Could Keep Baby Asthma-Free

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Have asthma? Hoping that your baby won't? A new study recommends steering clear of antibiotics during pregnancy. The study, published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, looked at how prenatal antibiotic use affected at-risk children. Children considered "at risk" for asthma included those with a parent who had asthma, hay fever or... Read more

Alaska Brings Birth Control to Bars

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An Anchorage, Alaska bar is posting some sobering content in its women's restroom. "Remember the last time you had sex? Take a pregnancy test before you drink tonight,” reads a message on a -- wait for it -- pregnancy test dispenser on the bathroom wall. Next to the dispenser? A condom dispenser. Both products are free.... Read more

Baby No. 2 on the Way for Jaime King

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Is there something in the water on the Hart of Dixie set? First, Rachel Bilson had Briar Rose. Last week, Scott Porter announced he and his wife are expecting. And today, we learned Jaime King is pregnant with baby no. 2! The actress tweeted the good news today, snapping a photo of her one-year-old son James Knight... Read more

How to Improve Your Pregnancy Posture

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It's not uncommon for pregnancy and parenthood to seriously affect your posture, causing aches, pains and other physical changes. As breasts grow during pregnancy, the increased weight tends to round shoulders and position the head forward, causing a hunchback-like posture that's already worsened by hours in front of a computer screen and behind the wheel of a... Read more

Postpartum Depression May Begin During Pregnancy

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It’s natural for women feel a range of emotions during pregnancy and after baby’s arrival. But a new study finds that how you feel before giving birth can help clinicians identify your risk for three distinct subtypes of postpartum depression. Pinpointing these characteristics early on can help determine how you should be treated. "A... Read more

Photo Booth Pregnancy Announcement Makes Dad -- And Us -- Cry

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Grab some tissues; this pregnancy announcement will make you tear up. Photographer Jessica Devins and her husband Michael have always loved taking photo booth pictures together. So when Jessica learned she was expecting their first child, she couldn't think of a better place to break the news to her husband. During what Michael thought was a... Read more