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Natural ways to overcome pregnancy fatigue Besides nausea and vomiting, pregnancy fatigue is one of the most common discomforts women suffer during pregnancy. "Fatigue is difficult enough to deal with at the best of times, but add pregnancy and a busy lifestyle to the mix and it can make you feel absolutely exhausted," says Johannesburg-based homoeopath, Dr Vicky Compere.

10 cool-down hacks every pregnant woman should know Being pregnant in the warmer months also means you're more prone to heat exhaustion, which includes excessive sweating, fatigue, dizziness, headaches and abdominal cramps. Relocating to the North Pole might be a bit extreme, so we have a few hacks to help you stay cool.

Anaphylaxis During Pregnancy Many women of child-bearing age have asthma and allergies. These conditions can worsen and new allergies can develop during pregnancy, and women who have never had an allergic reaction before may experience anaphylaxis - a severe, whole-body, life-threatening allergic reaction that includes breathing and circulatory problems.

12 honest truths about being pregnant Whether you are having yourself and bump out of bed or dealing with well-meaning strangers, maybe it helps to know you are not alone and that there are some universal struggles for all mums-to-be… What truths can you relate to? Let us know on Facebook or Twitter!

Helpful Tips For First Time Breastfeeding If you're a first time mom struggling with breastfeeding, take heart! Breastfeeding is depicted in the media as a beautiful, natural thing: glowing images of you and your baby quietly enjoying each other as your baby gets all the nourishment they need.

When Your Rainbows Will Be Close in Age My second and third rainbows will be close in age - 20 months apart, if all goes as planned. I find myself trying to mentally prepare for two under two.

Delivery Day Countdown: 20 Things to Do Before Baby Arrives Buy clear plastic containers to organize baby clothing, accessories, toys and a label maker. 15. Organize baby's clothes and label the bins: newborn, 0 to 3 months, 3 to 6months, 6 to 12 months. 16. Create a "call list" on your smart phone so your hubby, spouse or partner knows who to contact after you give birth.

Marjanna's Bump Day Blog, Week 31: You Can't Handle the Truth I don't have the energy to navigate the world and decide who, in their innocent questioning, will get the full story. I'm not trying to ruin anyone's day or shock them; I'm not really even trying to do this for Oscar's memory.

Why expecting mums need the best yoga mat for pregnancy Downward-facing dog is a thing of the past for expecting mothers, but that doesn't mean you should give up yoga completely. You need to ensure that you don't over-do the exercises and put your body through any stress. That's why it's so important to have the best yoga mat for pregnancy.

Stressed women are more likely to have a baby girl, says study A study from Columbia University says stressed women are more likely to give birth to a girl.

Pyloric Stenosis in Babies: A Diagnosis That's Not Hard to Swallow In recent weeks we've talked a lot about vomiting babies in this space. As we've learned, the great majority of "vomiting" babies are really just spitty babies. Many might carry a diagnosis of the benign condition knows as gastroesophageal reflux.

Rachel's Bump Day Blog, Week 15: Comfort levels in pregnancy after loss I am starting to feel comfortable in this pregnancy. Sounds crazy right? I have a doppler and night after night I can hear little man's heartbeat in there. I would honestly take it everywhere with me and spot check constantly, but that is a little overkill.

Online prenatal program: Survey results Are you pregnant and living in Toronto? You may be thinking of attending a prenatal program, but may not have the time to go to in-person classes. Well, Toronto Public Health offers a variety of programs for expecting individuals and one of your options is Welcome to Parenting, our free online prenatal program.

When is the best time to start a family? When is the best time to have a baby? Nowadays, the answer to this question is complex and will vary from woman to woman. Unlike previous generations, when it was considered "normal" for women to get married and start their families in their early 20s and even in their late teens, it also depends largely on personal circumstances.

Adrenal Insufficiency: What Is It? How Will It Affect My Pregnancy? You flip on your brand new black and white TV to watch the inauguration of the 35th president of the United States, the youngest president ever elected.

Know About Different Types of Pain of Pregnancy Each and every people have different kinds of pain but the pain a pregnant woman feel is somewhat different from the others. So it is very important to know about different types of pain during your 9 months of pregnancy that can become helpful for you.

Grandma, Granny, Abuela, Oma? Names for The New Grandmother A new baby, especially the first baby or grandchild, reinvents roles for everyone in the family. One of the exciting, and sometimes stressful, parts of the process is deciding what the little one will call the new grandparents. Find your family's best fit here!

9 Of The Best Plus Size Halloween Maternity Shirts When you're plus size and pregnant, it can be tricky to find plus size Halloween maternity shirts and sweatshirts that fit. If you're crafty, you can make a DIY plus size Halloween costume, but many people just want to throw on a Halloween shirt and call it good.

The Two Things About HypnoBirthing That Drive Me Crazy - Mother Rising Despite its effectiveness at decreasing the fear and pain of childbirth, there are two things about HypnoBirthing that drive me crazy. Before I get burned at the stake for criticizing this childbirth method, let's talk about the benefits of HypnoBirthing.

EDNOS / OSFED: What Does That Have to Do With Pregnancy? When you think of eating disorders and how they affect pregnancy, you usually think of anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating. But 40 to 60 percent of women with an eating disorder may have another eating disorder diagnosis called OSFED or EDNOS. OSFED is an acronym for Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder.

Pregnancy line appearing on belly The Pregnancy Line is the dark line that develops across your belly during pregnancy, which is more officially called Linea Nigra. It is possible that the line may have been there before, but it went unnoticed because it was so light in color. Light or pale line is called Linea Alba before lining before pregnancy.

Tay-Sachs Disease: Your Baby's and Your Risks Tay-Sachs disease is a fatal disorder of the nervous system. It is a genetic disorder, meaning it is inherited by a child from the parents, that leads to the progressive destruction of the brain, spinal cord, and nerves.

ANOTHER chat with the Badass OB, Nathan Riley Listen in on this "Midwife and doctor" conversation as we talk about:. And more. I love that I can call this guy a friend and that we can have honest conversations together about where we're coming from. You can also watch the video here:. Podcast : Download.

Pregistry's Friday Recipe: Winter Squash Soup Winter squash is naturally sweet and packed with nutrients. Butternut and acorn squash form the base of this creamy, delicious soup, that can be easily adapted to be vegetarian and dairy-free too! Winter Squash Soup. Optional garnishes: heavy cream, sour cream, pumpkin seeds.

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