popular topics in pregnant life

  • Telling Your Husband You
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    How to Tell Your Partner You're Pregnant
    Finding out you're pregnant is one of the most exciting times of your life. You may have been surprised to hear the big news or perhaps you've been planning for quite some time. Whatever the case, getting the positive pregnancy test means you hav...
    Kristina Cappetta
  • Newborn Sleeping
    Setting Up the Nursery
    Where Should Newborns Sleep?
    Editor’s Note: We know raising kids can be hard. That’s why we’re dedicated to making your life easier with the latest and greatest parenting advice and products. We wanted to let you know that if you chose to purchase one of the items feat...
    L. Elizabeth Forry
  • human embryo at 5 weeks and 4 days
    Week 6 of Pregnancy
    You are 5 Weeks and 4 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayThis image shows just how curled up the embryo is at this stage. The head end of the embryo is on the right. The embryo now has 22 pairs of somites (building blocks of the musculoskeletal system) running along the back. ...
  • Pregnancy Cravings
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    The Most Common Pregnancy Cravings and Why We Have Them
    Sweet, salty, sour, spicy — cravings during pregnancy can run the gamut. While certain cravings may indicate a nutritional need, many can be attributed to the amped-up hormones coursing through your body. So what types of food (and non-food ite...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • Hip and Back Pain
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    A Physical Therapist's Guide to Back and Hip Pain Relief During Pregnancy
    Pregnancy comes with physical changes. Unfortunately, many of those changes are associated with increased pain in the third trimester and beyond. Studies show that pregnant women have frequent musculoskeletal pain in both the low back (71%) and h...
    Christine Koth
  • Gender Predicting Old Wives Tales_Featured
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    The Most Popular Gender-Predicting Old Wives' Tales of All Time
    Are you wondering if your little bundle of joy will be a boy or girl? While the only accurate way to find out your baby's sex during pregnancy is via medical tests, playing the guessing game can be a lot of fun. An ultrasound at about 20 weeks ca...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • Pooping While Pregnant
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    Pooping and Pregnancy: A Guide to How Your BMs Might Change
    Editor?s Note: We know raising kids can be hard. That?s why we?re dedicated to making your life easier with the latest and greatest parenting advice and products. We wanted to let you know that if you chose to purchase one of the items featured i...
    Elisa Cinelli
  • Mom and dad doing Pre-Baby Bucket List activity
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    The Ultimate Pre-Baby Bucket List
    There’s a long to-do list of things to accomplish before your baby arrives! From creating the perfect nursery to packing a birth bag to taking childbirth education courses, you can get caught up in all the “must-haves” and forget about indu...
    HeHe Stewart
  • 5 reasons you should never ask a woman if she
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    5 Reasons Why You Should Never Ask a Woman If She's Pregnant
    Somehow, society has made it a norm to comment on, give advice for, and even touch a pregnant person’s body. In 2019, humans are more complex than ever before and that means that our science and reproductive technology has followed suit making ...
    HeHe Stewart
  • How to Have a Belly-Only Pregnancy
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    The Ultimate Guide To A Belly-Only Pregnancy
    Expecting women everywhere are searching for how to have a belly-only pregnancy. A belly-only pregnancy means gaining weight only in the belly while keeping your limbs and behind toned and fit.  More: Migraines During Pregnancy Could Lead to S...
    Elisa Cinelli
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    Week 9 of Pregnancy
    You are 8 Weeks and 5 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayThe development of the baby's lower limbs always lags slightly behind that of the upper limbs. At this stage, the toes are not distinct and the legs are not yet bending at the knee. ...
  • Mom holding her bald baby
    Pregnancy
    What Color Hair Will My Baby Have? A Genetic Explanation
    Editor’s Note: We know raising kids can be hard. That’s why we’re dedicated to making your life easier with the latest and greatest parenting advice and products. We wanted to let you know that if you chose to purchase one of the items feat...
    Elisa Cinelli
  • pregnant woman with manicure
    Pregnancy
    Is it Safe to Get Your Nails Done While Pregnant?
    Editor’s Note: We know raising kids can be hard. That’s why we’re dedicated to making your life easier with the latest and greatest parenting advice and products. We wanted to let you know that if you chose to purchase one of the items feat...
    HeHe Stewart
  • Pregnant woman playing with her son on the beach
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    The Ultimate Guide to the Perfect Beach Day While Pregnant
    Being pregnant makes everything harder, even relaxing days at the beach. But with a bit of preparation, a beach day can be just what the doctor ordered.  More: Top Toys for Traveling Toddlers Comfortable Seating First things first: invest in a...
    Elisa Cinelli
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    Week 13 of Pregnancy
    You are 12 Weeks and 5 Days Pregnant
    You and your partner will be developing your own special relationship with your baby. ...
  • pregnant woman sitting in window
    Pregnancy
    5 Things You Should Never Say to a Pregnant Woman
    Dear everyone, On behalf of all pregnant women currently walking the face of the earth, I’d like to take a moment to share with you some of the most common things we hear while pregnant that should never, ever be said to us. We get that our pre...
    Erin Ollila
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    I Hated Being Pregnant and That's Perfectly Okay
    I’m transparent in my articles for FamilyEducation, and here I go again with a confession: I am crazy in love with my daughters, both under age 5, but struggled with pregnancy. I was high-risk both times and even though I understood and did app...
    Rachel Sokol
  • First Trimester To-Do List: Take Care of Yourself
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    First Trimester To-Do List: Take Care of Yourself
    Welcome to pregnancy! You may feel overwhelmed with all you have to do and think about, but pace yourself — you have nine months! In this first stage, all you really need to do is learn how to take good care of yourself using these simple steps...
    Erin Dower