Staying Hydrated During Pregnancy

Adults are advised to drink six 8-ounce glasses of water each day, and during pregnancy this rises to eight 8-ounce glasses. This works out at around 2.5 litres of water every day. It may sound like a lot, but you should try to make sure you drink this much water each day throughout the pregnancy. Does it have to be …

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Skin Changes During Pregnancy

Pregnancy seems to affect almost every part of your body, and the skin is no exception. Skin changes during pregnancy vary between women, so you may not experience all of the potential changes. You have probably heard of the ‘pregnancy glow’ that some women get, but you may not be familiar with all the changes on this list: Stretch marks …

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Dad’s Pregnancy Symptoms

What the heck is happening to my partner? (And your partner may be wondering what the heck is happening to himself!) Truth is you are the one that is supposed to be pregnant, but your spouse seems to be having the same symptoms as you do. Is he just trying to steal some of the attention back, feeling a little …

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7 Pregnancy Products Women Need

When you are pregnant, even the littlest things are essential to making you feel comfortable. Some products are specially designed to make your pregnant life simpler, calmer, and more relaxing. May it be to stop the itching in your belly, clothes for easier movements, or anything that will get you through the night, these pregnancy products are your best bet! …

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Itchy Skin During Pregnancy

What causes itchy skin during pregnancy? Increased blood flow during pregnancy can lead to mild itchiness. Your skin may also feel itchy as it stretches to accommodate your changing body. Some women report itchy skin on their breasts during periods of growth, and some experience itchy skin on their bellies as their bumps increase in size. Mild itching is quite …

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Flu and Pregnancy

The flu is a highly infectious virus. It tends to occur seasonally, and is usually around during the winter months. During pregnancy, your weakened immune system means you have an increased risk of catching flu. The weakened immune system also puts you at a greater, though still very small, risk of developing complications if you do contract the virus. Flu …

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Constipation During Pregnancy

Constipation causes difficulty when passing stools. You may notice you are passing stools less often, or simply being less effective when you do. If you are suffering from constipation, you may notice that your stools are: dry and lumpy abnormally large abnormally small You may also notice the following symptoms: bloating stomach ache and/or cramps nausea loss of appetite What …

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Learning to Love Your Changing Body

For some, a pregnant woman’s body is a sight to behold. Some women find that they are radiant during pregnancy. They may love their growing bump, their fuller breasts and their glowing skin. Not all women feel that way, though. In fact for some women, pregnancy can feel more like an alien invasion than a gift. If you are one …

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