pregnancy health

4 Great Reasons to Focus on Your Fitness During Pregnancy

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You might not feel motivated to move your body while you're pregnant, but pregnancy is the absolute right time to turn your focus to fitness and get into a regular exercise routine -- seriously! Here are a few reasons why: 1. Fewer aches and pains. Regular exercise throughout pregnancy helps reduce common body aches. Since... read more

How Gestational Diabetes Can Harm Mom’s Future Health

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A new study, performed at the Division of Research at Kaiser Permanente Northern California found that pregnant women with gestational diabetes have an increased risk of early heart disease later on. The study, which took place over a 20-year time period, involved analysis of data from 898 women between the ages of 18... read more

Eating Your Fruits and Veggies Could Keep You From a Preterm Delivery

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Remember all those times your own parents warned you to eat your fruits and vegetables? Turns out grandma- and grandpa-to-be might've been on to something. New research suggests that pregnant women that drink a lot of water and eat a diet rich in veggies, fruits and whole grains are actually lowering their risk... read more

5 Stunning New Beauty Products for Moms and Moms-to-Be at Destination Maternity!

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What's not to love about beauty products? (Hint: Nothing.) Which is why we when we scored the opportunity to check out the new beauty brands that were added to the roster at Destination Maternity, we were more than happy to test drive all the products (can you blame us?). We were primped, fluffed,... read more

Study Warns Against Acetaminophen During Pregnancy: Here’s Why

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According to the latest study, researchers are now suggesting that taking acetaminophen during pregnancy could increase baby's risk of ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). Acetaminophen, the active ingredient in medicines like Excedrin and Tylenol, has generally been thought to be safe, and more than 50 percent of women in the US take acetaminophen... read more

5 Things to Know Before You Plan Your Prenatal Fitness Routine

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Many moms-to-be are uncertain about fitness options during pregnancy, and in the face of such uncertainty end up doing very little in the way of exercise while pregnant. Those who did not exercise regularly before becoming pregnant are afraid to start something new, and those who were active before are often afraid to continue their... read more

Mom Delivering Triplets Gets a Surprise She’d Never, Ever Dreamed Of

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Here's your daily dose of delivery drama: Mama-to-be Kimberly Fugate, who was in the midst of c-section delivery quickly -- and unexpectedly -- learned that she was having quadruplets, not triplets, like she was originally told. She told Good Morning America, "They had got the three out and they said, 'More feet,' more... read more

Bumpie Tip of the Week: Cure a Cold With Home Remedies!

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This winter has been brutal! Like most of us, our Bumpies are looking for advice on kicking the common cold. Bumpies on our message boards share their personal advice for the perfect home remedy: "I made a home remedy of onion, turmeric, garlic, apple cider vinegar, cilantro, and ginger that tastes horrible but works... read more

New Moms Are at Risk for a Scary Condition: Symptoms to Watch For

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New research found that moms are at a higher risk for blood clots up to 12 weeks after delivery. The study, presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference, more than doubles the amount of time that mothers were thought to be in danger of the life-threatening postpartum condition. Typical medical opinion... read more

Brand New ‘Maternity Goggles’ Could Prevent Preterm Labor

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Turns out all you need to ward off preterm labor is a pair of good ole' goggles -- at least that's what a Florida State University researcher believes. According to James Olcese, these light-emitting devices that intermittently flash a blue light at a sleeping pregnant woman could cause a drop in the brain... read more