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Pregnancy During the First Trimester: What to Expect

Physical changes that happen during the first trimester The most noticeable, and often the first, symptom of pregnancy is nausea. The queasiness is referred to...
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Say No to Labor Inductions: Reasons to Avoid Being Induced Before the Holidays

With the statistics of labor inductions quickly approaching 40%, we may find that an ever higher percentage of mothers are deciding to induce their...
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Reasons to Take Childbirth Classes: Preparing for Labor is Not Just for Mothers Wanting...

Surveys reveal that the number of parents taking childbirth classes today is in the minority. Reasons for this lack of interest in classes are...
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Playing the Flute: Performing During and After Pregnancy

Is it possible to perform on the flute while pregnant? During the first trimester, flute players who do not suffer from morning sickness should have...
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Overcoming Sleep Problems during Pregnancy: Getting a Good Night’s Sleep in the Third Trimester...

A common complaint among pregnant women, particularly those in their third trimester, is the inability to fall (and stay) asleep at night. Many factors...
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Labor Pain Relief with Acupressure: Pressure Points You Can Use for Pregnancy and Labor...

Acupressure is a little known technique that works well to augment other comfort measures you may use during childbirth such as breathing or relaxation...
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Conditions Related to Itching During Pregnancy: Some Itching May be Normal but Only a...

Many women become overly concerned about itching and worry that there is something more serious happening. Fortunately, with today's early prenatal care and access...
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Why Do Women Have More Gas During Pregnancy?: Foods That Make a Pregnant Woman...

One unpleasant but very common side effect of pregnancy is gas. The extra gas a pregnant woman experiences is caused by the additional progesterone...
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Unassisted Childbirth: A Spiritual Experience

Birth as a Spiritual Experience Women who choose to give birth unassisted often see birth as a profoundly spiritual experience. Laura Shanley, who freebirthed all...
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Walking Epidurals: Answers to Frequently-Asked Questions on this Popular Labor Drug

Walking epidurals have become all the rage when it comes to the most popular trends for childbirth today. One of the biggest complaints in...