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Can I Paint the Nursery While Pregnant?

For many expectant mothers, preparing the nursery is a rite of passage. Nesting – as some may call it – begins with conception as you try to recraft and recreate your world to make it perfect for the baby. There will be a lot of shopping trips, baby proofing, rearranging of furniture, and sprucing up to prepare for your baby. …

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Will I Be a Good Mother?

You’re pregnant. You’re elated. You are so excited about the future that your imagination is running wild. You can almost see what the days in your household are going to be like once you have the baby. And then one day, in the most unexpected of ways when the reality of what your pregnancy means, you wonder…. Will I be a …

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When Will I Get a Bump?

When you become pregnant, lots of changes start happening inside your body. You start rapidly producing hormones to help your body prepare for the pregnancy, but to the outside world, you probably look pretty normal. If you haven’t told them, your friends and colleagues probably won’t have any idea you are pregnant. Unless, that is, they’ve picked up on the …

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Food Cravings During Pregnancy

Pickles and chips? Ice cream? Hot wings? A sudden hankering for an egg salad sandwich (even though you hate eggs)? Sudden craving for Spam – or a sudden aversion to a food you have always loved? The food cravings during pregnancy can be wide and varied from women to women. The burning question is – what do these food cravings …

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Will Pregnancy Help Your Marriage?

You often hear about couples who are having problems, and then find out that they are suddenly pregnant. ‘Wow,’ you think – they sure settled their problems quickly.  Or did they? Recently, the Wendy Williams Show did an episode interviewing women who admitted that they had ‘tricked’ their significant others, hoping that having a baby together would solidify and improve their …

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Photographing Birth? Should You Do it?

We live in technological world. Today, it is nearly impossible to take a trip to the store without the viable concern that you may be videotaped by some stranger with a smartphone. We take more pictures and videos today than any other generation has. Ever. And this ease of technology that makes it simple to capture life’s moments one by …

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Finding Out the Sex of Your Baby

Sometime around week 19 of the pregnancy, it becomes possible for an ultrasound to pick up the sex of your baby. If you are offered an ultrasound from this point onwards, you may be given the opportunity to learn the sex of your baby. On the day Unfortunately, it may not always be possible to determine the sex of the …

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Vaginal Odor During Pregnancy

We know what you are thinking? Yuck, right. Here you are pregnant and beautiful and glowing, and ‘smelly’? You knew that pregnancy was going to change things, but you may not have prepared yourself for the unpleasant side effect of vaginal odor. And now, every time you go to your prenatal visit, not only do you have to get used to being disrobed …

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