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My Pregnancy - Week 19
Are you feeling dizzy? Another cause of dizziness – Your uterus can also place pressure on two large vessels, which supply blood to your body: the aorta and the vena cava. When these vessels are compressed under the pressure of your growing uterus, it slows the circulation of blood throughout your body and can cause hypotension. Lay on your side. Typically, you can relieve this symptom by lying on your side, not your back (and it doesn’t matter which side).
My Pregnancy - Week 17
What does it really feel like? The first few times you feel movement, sometimes referred to as quickening, you may be unsure of what you have felt, or pass it off as indigestion. Those early movements are often described as feeling like flutters, bubbles, or popcorn. As you start to feel them more regularly, you'll have a better sense of them and it will become easier to recognize it as your baby moving.
Kim Kardashian Not Sure She Wants to Have Her Baby on TV
Despite living on non-stop media coverage of her life, Kim Kardashian isn't sure she wants to give birth to her baby with Kanye West on TV.
My Pregnancy - Week 37
Is your vaginal discharge heavier now? This is normal, as your body has more cervical mucus and is preparing for labor.
The Benefits of Cord Blood Banking
Research has proven that there are many benefits of saving cord blood.
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My Pregnancy - Week 36
What is Group B Strep? Practitioners often screen for Group B Strep because it is the most common cause of life-threatening infections in newborns. It can cause pneumonia and meningitis. Group B Strep is a bacterial infection that may be found in a pregnant women's vagina or rectum. 15 to 40 percent of all healthy, adult women carry these bacteria in their vagina or lower intestines.
My Pregnancy - Week 34
Are you thinking of breastfeeding? Most babies find it easier to digest breast milk than formula, and your milk has the perfect amount of fat, sugar, water, and protein needed to grow and develop. Your breast milk can even protect your baby from bacteria and viruses, because it is rich in antibodies. In fact, the U.S. Surgeon General even recommends that babies be fed only breast milk for the first six months of life.
The Alternative: Placenta Therapy
Milena Worshan is like a lot of new moms; she wanted to have the most natural childbirth possible. She and her son Kinich are healthy and happy. Ask Milena how she maintains her bliss and avoids postpartum depression.. and she'll tell you it's because she chose to eat her placenta.
Melissa Joan Hart Talks About Her New Pregnancy
Melissa Joan Hart talks about her pregnancy at the Big City Moms event in NY.
My Pregnancy - Week 38
You may also have been experiencing Braxton Hicks contractions for weeks now, but how do you know when it's time to call your healthcare provider? If there is a change in the frequency of contractions, it's probably a good idea to call. You might also notice some brown, pink, or red discharge signaling the fact that you have lost your mucus plug, and your water may also break. These are all signs that labor is starting and it's a good idea to let your partner and your healthcare provider know.
Surrogate Mom Loves Being Pregnant
There are many misconceptions about the dollars & cents involved in third-party reproduction. Treating infertility can be both expensive and emotionally difficult for couples in need. Surrogates and egg donors weigh in on joys and the obstacles. Guest Sara Chinn shares her story.
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Jenni Pulos Reveals the Best and Worst Pregnancy Advice
When 'Bravo' star Jenni Pulos stopped by the OK! offices, she filled us in on the best and worst advice she's gotten about pregnancy. Also, listen to the one thing you can stop telling her now about having a baby.
Dr Jennifer Arnold on Cord Blood Registry
Dr. Jennifer Arnold explains what the Cord Blood Registry is.
Traffic Pollution Can Exacerbate Pregnant Women's Breathing
Traffic pollution exacerbates breathing problems among pregnant women with asthma.
Full Segment: A recent report by Working Families revealed that workplace pregnancy discrimination is on the rise and that some expecting mothers are willing to risk a healthy pregnancy to keep their jobs.
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