pregnancy

Eating Fish During Pregnancy Is Safer Than You Think

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Ever wondered whether all those headlines warning against eating fish during your pregnancy were really worth believing? The latest study published in Environmental Health Perspective found that it's time those guidelines for pregnant women be reviewed. The large concern revolving around the negative effects of mercury on fetal development have caused medical professionals... read more

66 Percent of Women Think Pregnancy Puts Their Career at Risk — Do You?

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A surprising new poll performed by MaternityCover.com found that more than two-thirds of women feel like they're risking their jobs by taking maternity leave. The study asked 1,3000 women how they feel about their careers and a shocking seven-in-ten admitted that they feel their job is more vulnerable if they take... read more

The 10 Most Annoying Things You’ll Hear During Your Pregnancy

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Okay, I blame my hormones, (I'm 37 weeks now!) but for real, most people have lost the art of conversation when it comes to being knocked up. There are other things going on in my life other than the beach ball consuming my midsection! (Also, don't stare. Didn't your mother teach you not... read more

The Scary Pregnancy Symptom I Wasn’t Ready For

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Stretch marks, loose skin, hair falling out -- I can't say I was exactly looking forward to those postpartum body changes -- but at least I knew they were coming. There was one symptom, though, that I definitely wasn't ready for. At the beginning of my second trimester, I noticed a read more

‘Expecting Better’ Book Tackles Pregnancy’s Biggest Myths: Will You Read It?

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Three years ago, when economist Emily Oster found out she was pregnant, she admits she found herself "drowning in frequently alarmist pregnancy advice." The books, she said, didn't always agree with her doctor; her doctor didn't always agree with the official recommendations made; and the Internet never agreed with anyone. Oster says, "I definitely got... read more

Woman Goes Into Labor on Airplane — but Did She Lie About Her Pregnancy?

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An Arik Air flight with more than 100 passengers on board headed for London was forced to make an emergency landing in Palmas, Spain, when one of the passengers on board went into labor -- and gave birth! -- in midair. Shortly after the woman realized she was in labor, the cabin crew put a... read more

Finding the Balance for a Happy, Healthy Pregnancy Weight Gain

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With all eyes trying to catch a glimpse of the many celebrity postbaby bodies in the news, it's hard to escape is the inevitable comparison -- between celebrities and ourselves -- over who lost the weight quickest and who isn't  sprinting to the scale. Any rational woman will agree that neither of those... read more

New Pregnancy Test Could Help Prevent Preeclampsia

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The latest research out of The University of Manchester and Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Trust have identified proteins in a woman's blood that could be used to predict whether she's at increased risk of developing preeclampsia in her first pregnancy. The research was first published in the journal Molecular and Cellular Proteomics.... read more

Moms-to-Be are Selling Their Positive Pregnancy Tests on Craigslist: What Do You Think?

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Would you ever sell your positive pregnancy test on Craigslist? The latest (and weirdest?) trend to hit the internet has moms-to-be auctioning off their positive pregnancy tests online for about $25. While the reasons for doing so are still a little blurry, some ads suggest that potential buyers use the positive tests to... read more

Whoa! A New Home Pregnancy Test Tells You How Far Along You Are

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Are you shopping for a home pregnancy test? The latest Clearblue Advanced Pregnancy Test with Weeks Estimator will not only tell you if you're pregnant -- it'll estimate how many weeks into your pregnancy you are! The test contains two strips instead of the standard single strip, with both strips measuring... read more