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Dehydration During Pregnancy

Dehydration can be serious at any time, but dehydration during pregnancy is an especially worrisome condition. When people become dehydrated, they are effectively losing nearly two percent of their body’s water content. Though that might not sound like much, it is enough to make someone very sick, dizzy, confused and …

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When Does Implantation Bleeding Occur?

When does implantation bleeding occur, and what exactly is it? Implantation is the process of a fertilized egg (blastocyte) attaching itself to the uterine lining. Implantation bleeding will normally occur during this process as it might cause movement and irritation in the uterine wall. This will make you notice some …

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Natural Birth Crowning

During natural birth, crowning occurs in the active stage of labor when the baby’s head is just about to come out. But before this, a woman has to undergo various stages of labor, which begins with the onset of irregular uterine contractions. After a while, the contractions become more regular …

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Heating Pad While Pregnant

When you are pregnant, your belly grows, therefore the body’s center of gravity shifts, and it becomes increasingly difficult to balance the body. This takes toll on your back and legs, and makes them start to ache. Applying a heating pad can sooth these aching muscles. However, before doing this, you should know …

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Can Stress Cause Miscarriage?

Pregnancy is definitely a joyful thing, but it also makes you think twice before doing anything that you would normally do before becoming pregnant. You cannot take certain medications, you cannot engage in certain activities, and you cannot eat specific food. If you do not stay careful, your pregnancy may …

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Being Induced at 39 Weeks

Pregnancy is a unique experience both joyful and miserable. While the fact that you’re about to having a baby can bring great joy, that doesn’t help to counteract all the pregnancy symptoms such as morning sickness, swelling, aches and pains, etc. And as your pregnancy comes to the 39 weeks, …

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Body Odor During Pregnancy

A woman’s body chemistry changes when she is pregnant. But some changes can be quite embarrassing and difficult to deal with, and one such problem is bad body odor. Changes in diet, medications, body temperature, and hormones create imbalances that lead to body odor. The pregnant women may be so conscious of …

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Can You Be Pregnant and Not Know It?

For many women, the typical signs of pregnancy are when their period doesn’t arrive on time, providing they’ve been active sexually. There are some factors that might conceal the pregnancy, even more than six weeks. Taking into consideration all the mental and physical changes that usually happen to expecting moms, …

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