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What To Eat To Get Pregnant

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By: Staff Report We all know it's important to eat well while pregnant, but what and how you eat prior also has a significant impact on your fertility and pregnancy. According to dieticians at Loyola University Health System (LUHS), women who follow a Mediterranean-style diet increase their chances of getting pregnant. That means a menu plan high in vegetables, vegetable oils, fish and beans. Along with good
YUM Asks: What’s the best season to give birth?

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By: Carolina Pichardo It seems most YUMs agree—avoid a summer pregnancy! Already in my third trimester with our second child, and in the midst of a heat wave, I can’t help but agree. What are the pros and cons of pregnancy for each season? Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more of our YUM Asks. Young Urban Moms’ co-founder, Carolina Pichardo, is a digital marketer
Teen Moms Linked to Obesity Later in Life

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By Staff Report If you're a young mom, how you ate while pregnant could affect your weight and health later in life. Are you at risk of being obese? So much for the quicker to bounce back philosophy for young moms when it comes to their bodies and weight. According to a national study conducted by the University of Michigan,women who gave birth before 19 had 32%
Warning – Science, Old Wives Tales and You

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By: Staff Report Young Urban Moms, what did you wish you knew while pregnant or with your newborn that you know now? We've all heard and taken heed to the warning signs, no matter how absurd or ridiculous it may sound. No drinking coffee while breastfeeding or pregnant, careful with the fish and also unwashed vegetables. Then there are the old wives tales of how cats can
Experiencia Más Maravillosa, Madre Primeriza

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Por: Jolly Hernández Ser madre por primera vez, es algo indescriptible! Desde el momento en que confirmas que dentro de ti hay una criatura indefensa, esa noticia lo cambia todo Ser madre por primera vez, es algo indescriptible... Desde el momento en que confirmas que dentro de ti hay una criatura indefensa - la cual dependerá de ti por lo menos los primeros 21 años de vida;
Going Into Labor: False Signs + How to Know It’s Time

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By: Grace Michel Expecting Moms, the best way to be prepared for labor is to learn to pay attention to your body's signals Throughout the entire experience of being pregnant, there are many emotions and anticipations about what you're going through. Knowing this, it is easy to understand why the last few weeks of a pregnancy can be the hardest to deal with mentally. Women who fear the
Risks of Having Multiples

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By: Crystal Cook A woman’s body is made to carry children. The question is, how many? A woman’s body is made to carry children. The question is, how many? If we look to nature, we find the chance of conceiving natural quadruplets is 1 in 730,000. Now, with fertility treatments and in vitro fertilization, it is more common. Does nature give us the magic number? Any pregnancy has inherent
How to Ease Pregnancy Brain

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By: Lauren Bove Pregnancy brain isn’t exactly fun, but laughing at your momentary lapses and keeping a sense of humor is a healthy approach to managing this temporary inconvenience If you've ever been or currently are pregnant, the term pregnancy brain will have you groaning. This foggy state of mind is not a sign you are losing it or that anything is wrong. It’s actually quite common. What
Your Pregnant Body

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By: Lucille Barilla New, expecting moms: be prepared for what's in store for your body now that you're pregnant Remember in the movie "Look Who’s Talking" when a pregnant Kirstie Alley can’t believe all her body changes? Cravings, inflatable boobs … It’s the stuff of comedy heaven! But what’s the real truth? First of all, thank your hormones, since they play a big part of what’s happening. Belly
Stretch Marks 101

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By: Carolyn Mctighe Young Urban Moms, find the answer here on how you can prevent or reduce your risks of getting stretch marks Stretch marks are one of those unfortunate side effects of pregnancy. But unlike heartburn and midnight cravings, they don't go away once your baby is born. If you're newly pregnant, thinking about becoming pregnant or you have a belly full of motherhood's war