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  1. How to Relieve Constipation During Pregnancy

    Constipation is never fun, especially when you’re pregnant and have an a little human body crowding out your digestive tract. Laxatives are not safe during pregnancy, so what can you do? First, make sure you’re adapting all the lifestyle factors to promote healthy bowel movements: – drink plenty of water and fluids – get daily exercise, even if it’s just walking – eat enough fiber from vegetables, fruit, whole grains… Read More

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  2. What To Do If You Get The Stomach Bug During Pregnancy

    I had the misfortune of coming down with a terrible stomach bug yesterday. Being 5 months pregnant, I was worried sick about my baby. My symptoms were diarrhea and vomiting every 45-90 minutes for 14 hrs. While I had heard the bug itself shouldn’t pose any risks to the baby, I knew dehydration could be very dangerous. After reading on the internet, it made me more nervous since I certainly… Read More

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  3. 10 Minute Salmon Gratin Recipe

    I was watching a French chef highlighting some toaster-oven friendly recipes on the Today Show. He used fresh crab to make this recipe (which I’m sure tastes divine), but I chose canned salmon because: a) that was all I had, and b) it’s higher in baby brain-friendly omega-3 fats! Ingredients 1 can wild salmon (I prefer no bones) 2 Tbsp olive oil mayo 2 pinches Old Bay seasoning 1 tsp… Read More

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  4. Pregnancy Week 20 update

    I’d just like to document my sentiments about pregnancy this week so I have proof for the future. I feel great!! Besides the fact that I can no longer wear 85% of my wardrobe because my belly, boobs and ass continue to grow outwards in a horizontal fashion, I’m feeling good. My skin and hair have never looked healthier, and I finally feel like I can get by on 8… Read More

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  5. What to Eat During the first trimester of Pregnancy

    Breakfast part 1) 2 whole grain crackers with 1 Tbsp peanut butter before leaving house, and part 2) Sprouted grain toast spread generously with 2 Tbsp peanut butter or almond butter, and part 3a) Large bowl of brown rice cereal with unsweetened almond milk, sliced strawberries and banana, or part 3b) Second slice sprouted grain toast with 2 tsp Irish butter, 2 scrambled eggs cooked in 1 tsp Irish butter… Read More

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  6. Free Won’t–A Rant on Pregnancy Food Cravings

    I wish I could say that I was eating tons of greens and getting a completely balanced meal every time I eat, but that would make me a liar.  It’s a good thing I work at a place that provides us with multiple choices for veggies and protein every day at lunch, because if I were to follow my stomach, I’d be eating grilled cheese with Kraft American slices, salty… Read More

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  7. Pregnancy Diary–What Kind of Working Mom Will I Be?

    I can’t wait to finally get this 1,000 pound gorilla off my back and tell my boss and coworkers I’m expecting.  I know everyone will be happy, but I also know my professional life is about to change.  Every new mom must go through this internal battle to answer the question: what kind of mom will I be?  The full-time working, part-time mom, mom?  Or the full-time mom with fragments… Read More

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  8. The Business of Being Born

    Last night, I watched The Business of Being Born which disturbed me and left me questioning why we’d ever go see an OB/GYN to help birth our child.  The US has one of the highest rates of C-section, which, interestingly, spike at 4pm and 10pm, suggesting that doctors push to speed up the process as their shifts come to an end.  I want nothing more than to have a natural… Read More

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  9. 5 Things To Love About Being Pregnant

    Your baby daddy starts protecting you like Whitney in the Body Guard. People start carrying bags for you, and if you’re lucky, will give up their seat for you on the subway. If you’re really lucky, your baby daddy will start doing more of the house work. You know a little secret that no one else knows. You feel strong and amazing for being able to nurture another human being.

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  10. 5 Things Not To Love About Being Pregnant

    You want to sleep all the time. After all, you are manufacturing a person in there! You wake up in the middle of the night with nauseating hunger pains that haunt you until you drag yourself out of bed to eat the simplest thing possible. I now keep Saltine crackers under my bed like a crazy hoarder. Say goodbye to juicy, medium-rare burgers. You go to a nice dinner with… Read More

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