Pregnancy health

 

Pregnancy health

Five celebrities who have had difficult pregnancies

The following celebrities have also gone through quite a lot before, during and even after their pregnancies.

Pregnancy health

How compassion can help pregnant moms triumph over toxic childhood trauma

New research shows that when mothers who have experienced childhood trauma feel supported by the people around them – such as therapists, physicians, friends and neighbours – their risk of pregnancy complications reduces substantially.

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Your 7-day pregnancy meal plan

Eating well during your pregnancy is essential, and it's not as hard as you think. Follow our 7-day meal plan for a healthy pregnancy and happy baby.

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Too. Tired. To. Move? Beat the pregnancy fatigue

The fatigue of pregnancy serves to remind you exactly what a miracle your body is performing, so it’s essential to listen to your body. Here’s what you can do to get through it, writes Tina Otte.

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Understanding birth defects

Most babies are born perfectly healthy, but for a small percentage, things go wrong. Many congenital disorders, or defects that happen in the womb, have no known cause. Here’s what you need to know about the five most common ones

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Coping with constipation during pregnancy

Constipation during pregnancy can make you feel sluggish and uncomfortable. Why does it happen and what can you do about it?

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Weight gain during pregnancy: how much is too much?

Excessive weight gain during pregnancy increases health risks for both mother and child

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"I'm pregnant! How much should I eat?" and other questions

Two experts provide moms-to-be with top tips on how to ensure they maintain optimal health throughout their pregnancy.

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Start your pregnancy right: A guide to the first 3 months

Many women don't know they're pregnant until well into the first trimester. But so much is happening to your body and to your growing baby in these first twelve weeks.

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Sick and tired? Power through the first trimester

Ladies, cancel your manicures, because this just got real. Pregnancy is not for sissies, but you've just got to power through.

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Tokophobia: what it’s like to have a phobia of pregnancy and childbirth

Pregnancy is perceived as a time of glowing and joy and getting to bond with your child but some women have an intense fear of pregnancy and childbirth. This may stop them from having children or cause antenatal depression.

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A pregnant girl's guide to travel

Whether you’re going on holiday via air, land or sea, travelling while pregnant comes with a lot of extra planning. Don’t leave home without reading this.

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Why we don't stand up for pregnant women

Here's why some people don't stand up for pregnant women.

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Dear moms-to-be, you need to stress less!

It’s bad for you – but how bad is it for your baby?

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WATCH: 6 best exercises for runners during pregnancy

Regardless of your mileage while running for two, these moves will keep you strong before and after delivery.

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Bed rest: what the doctor means

When putting your feet up is a must.

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Exercise to ease those pregnancy aches and pains

Pregnancy causes huge changes to your body, and you're going to feel certain strains. Here are some exercises to help beat those pregnancy aches and pains.

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Pregnancy exercise: Work those legs

Easy exercises for strong, toned limbs in every pregnant woman. 

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Preventing and reducing pregnancy stretch marks

Stretch marks are extremely common with up to 90% of women developing them during pregnancy. They can make a new mom feel very self-conscious. Here are some ways to help prevent stretch marks and improve their appearance.

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Pregnancy and folic acid: a prevention success story

While the exact cause of spina bifida and other neural-tube defects isn’t known, what’s certain is that proper supplementation of the B vitamin folic acid, both before conception and during the first trimester of pregnancy, goes a long way to preventing these devastating birth defects.

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Pregnant at work? Read here

By now, even taking the stairs at work will leave you breathless. Here are some tips to keep you comfortable and alert while you're still working.

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Your post-birth body: what to expect

Some postpartum symptoms may surprise you, but are completely normal, while others may mean you need medical care.

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Why do people not stand up for pregnant women?

Do people of today just not have common decency and manners anymore?
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