pregnancy

Mouthwatering Summer Mocktail Recipes

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Suffering through a summer pregnancy? These festive drinks are refreshing to any time alcohol is off the table, like at your baby shower. Just substitute alcohol with coconut water and voilà — a pregnancy-friendly mocktail all your guests can enjoy. Packed with potassium (to help with pregnancy swelling) and far fewer calories than liquor, it’s... Read more

Why Dental Health During Pregnancy Matters

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You've heard you should stay on top of your dentist appointments while pregnant. But with all your other prenatal checkups, is it really necessary? Definitely. A new study form Delta Dental found that 42.5 percent of pregnant women are skipping out on their dentist appointments, missing opportunities to identify and correct oral problems that occur... Read more

Why One CEO Hid Her Pregnancy To Save Her Job

Talia Goldstein, CEO who hid pregnancy, and familyTalia Goldstein via Facebook
As the co-founder and CEO of a matchmaking startup called Three Day Rule, Talia Goldstein had plenty of challenges in front of her. One of the biggest? Fundraising. And she was determined not to let pregnancy get in the way of that. Unfortunately, she found that hiding her bump -- and her pregnancy altogether --... Read more

Yikes! Not All Insurance Plans Cover Childbirth

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Birth control? Covered. Prenatal care? Covered? Labor and delivery? Not necessarily. While the Affordable Care Act deemed maternity and newborn care "essential health benefits" requiring independent and small group coverage in 2014, that coverage doesn't extend to dependents still on their parents' health insurance. By law, adults can stay on their parents' plans... Read more

Who Can Relate? Naya Rivera Goes There…About Pregnancy Sex

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A lot has changed for Naya Rivera since Glee ended in March. That's when the 28-year-old actress was in the dark days of her first trimester, shrouded in what she refers to as a " black cloud of extreme fatigue." Now, blogging for PEOPLE, she explains the perks of the second trimester, what she... Read more

Get Inspired: A Beachy Maternity Shoot

pregnant woman standing on beach in black and whiteKelly Huljev Photography
Gearing up for a summer pregnancy? Take a cue from Kelly Huljev Photography and take your maternity portraits seaside. We love the windswept look, the brightness and how natural the whole shoot feels.     Read more

Adoption, Pregnancy And Breast Cancer: Stephanie Hosford's Story

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After being diagnosed with breast cancer, 37-year-old Stephanie Hosford decided to go ahead with her plans to finalize an adoption of a little girl from China. Three days after the cancer diagnosis, Hosford learned she was pregnant, and decided to go ahead with that too. "I'm really proud of myself," Hosford tells Cosmopolitan. "I feel... Read more

Pregnant Woman Who Disappeared Before C-Section Found

Missing woman Carrie Bradshaw-CrowtherCarrie Bradshaw-Crowther via Facebook
A pregnant North Carolina woman who disappeared an hour before her scheduled c-section one week ago has been found, and is no longer expecting a baby. Deputies were able to track down Carrie Bradshaw-Crowther, 49, at a gas station after her debit card was used at a nearby CVS. While it's still unclear why she... Read more

Sorry Kourtney Kardashian, Eating Placenta Doesn't Benefit Health

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"I will be sad when my placenta pills run out. They are life changing!" Kourtney Kardashian said on Instagram. While the Kardashians are certainly going through a number of life changes, it turns out placenta pills can't be credited for any of them. That's the word from a Northwestern University revRead more

#TBT: 'Predictor,' The First Home Pregnancy Test Ever

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Nowadays women can buy a pregnancy test from any drug store and upload the results to the Internet within minutes, but it wasn't always that easy. In the ultimate #throwbackthursday move, we're looking back on the first home pregnancy test ever invented: the Predictor, a test kit which was recently highlighted by the Read more