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Pomegranate During Pregnancy

Getting pregnant is a very exciting experience and your body needs extra care during this time. During the second and third trimester of pregnancy, the body requires around 300 extra calories per day. The body also needs extra vitamins and minerals and the best way to keep up with these …

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Strawberries During Pregnancy

A diet rich in fruits is always recommended, especially during pregnancy. But, to ensure the safety of you and your baby, everything should be consumed with much caution in pregnancy.  Then how about strawberries? We all love them, don’t we? Strawberries are very nutritious, containing vitamin C, magnesium, calcium and other …

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Ultrasound During Pregnancy

An ultrasound, also referred to as sonogram, is a test that uses high frequency sound waves to produce pictures of the pregnant woman’s reproductive organs to exam the health of the fetus. Every pregnancy requires different number of ultrasounds and an ultrasound should be done only when suggested by your …

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Vomiting During Pregnancy

Vomiting during pregnancy is a very common symptoms. Most women who become pregnant will get mild symptoms of nausea and vomiting in the first trimester of the pregnancy. By the fourth month of pregnancy, these symptoms usually go away. However, in some women, the symptoms can last the entire day. …

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What Is a Sweep in Pregnancy?

If you are pregnant and are close to your due date or if you happen to be overdue and haven’t gone into labor yet, your obstetrician or midwife might attempt to do a cervical sweep. What is a sweep in pregnancy? This is sometimes called a “stretch and sweep” and …

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Migraine in Pregnancy

Experts are of the view that at least 1 in 5 women experiences a migraine headache at some time in her life, and about 16% of them experience it for the first time during the first trimester of their pregnancy. However, about two-thirds of women who already have migraines say …

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Allergies During Pregnancy

Allergies are quite common during pregnancy. Almost 25% of all pregnant women experience allergies related to their pregnancy. Allergies during pregnancy are usually characterized by coughing, itchy skin and sneezing. What Causes Higher Risks of Allergies During Pregnancy? It is believed that progesterone is partly the cause, since it increases …

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Thyroid During Pregnancy

Located in the front of your neck, the thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland, which is usually no longer than 2 inches with an overall weight of 1 ounce. Its main function is to regulate metabolism and determine how your body uses energy. Too much or too little thyroid hormone can …

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Twinges in Early Pregnancy

During early pregnancy, many women complain of strange sensations, including flutters, tiny pulls and sometimes even painful, sharp sensations in the abdomen. These twinges are entirely normal and expected. It is simply the result of your body growing to accommodate the new life inside you. Twinges typically start as early …

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