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Safe Ways to Combat Sickness + Navigate the Medicine Aisle While Pregnant

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Safe Ways to Combat Sickness + Navigate the Medicine Aisle While Pregnant

Doing everything you can to stay healthy but still end up sick while pregnant? It’s never fun feeling under the weather, especially when you’re carrying another life inside of you. But you aren’t alone; this happens to a lot of women. Changes in your immune system can make you more susceptible to illness. 

Not only do you need to suffer through the symptoms, but you also need to figure out what medications or remedies are safe. While it is always important to consult with your doctor, especially with high-risk pregnancies, there are some general guidelines you can follow. So, next time you are in the pharmacy, you will have a better handle navigating the medicine aisle and getting on the path to recovery sooner...

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Making Sense of Prenatal Vitamins: The Essential Nutrients You Need

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Making Sense of Prenatal Vitamins: The Essential Nutrients You Need

Growing a life inside of you is a lot harder than it looks, and nutrients play a significant role in the process. Eating healthy is key, but sometimes your body needs an extra boost to get all the minerals essential to your baby's development. This is where prenatal vitamins come in.

But, how do you figure out which prenatal vitamins are best? With so many on the market, it can be overwhelming. We're here to break it all down so you know what minerals and daily doses to look for when checking your bottle's label...

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Wondering What Your Baby Will Look Like? Genetics & Other Factors That Provide Clues

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Wondering What Your Baby Will Look Like? Genetics & Other Factors That Provide Clues

Every parent wonders at one point or another what their baby will look like. 4D ultrasounds give you the best possible look at your baby, but even those scans won’t tell you the whole story.

Genetics plays a significant role in providing clues to these common questions, but did you know other factors can also impact what your baby will look like? We’re breaking down the most important factors that affect your baby’s appearance, along with the traits that are easiest to predict...

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The Most Interesting Stories of the Year About Moms & Babies

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The Most Interesting Stories of the Year About Moms & Babies

Our baby bellies and kids make each day’s growth so apparent that we constantly think about the future. But sometimes, it’s important to pause and reflect on the past. This last year had plenty of challenges, but with them came new advances, fascinating discoveries, and parenting tips we never thought of ourselves.

We’ve read through tons of articles and blogs to compile this list with ten of our favorite 2021 stories relating to moms and babies. Whether you are pregnant for the first time or already a parent, there’s something new to learn from each of these listed. It’s far from a complete compilation but covers important family topics that are sure to be on moms’ minds this year...

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Tips for Surviving a Big Thanksgiving Dinner While Pregnant

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Tips for Surviving a Big Thanksgiving Dinner While Pregnant

There's a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving, like that little one on the way! While this is a great time to gather around the dinner table with family, being pregnant can make it a bit more challenging to navigate. From avoiding morning sickness triggers to preventing awkward family encounters if you haven't announced your pregnancy, there are plenty of reasons you might be stressing out about Thanksgiving.

Not to worry, we're here with some Thanksgiving tips for navigating these situations, figuring out what to wear, determining what you should and shouldn't eat, and more. With this guide in hand, we promise you'll survive this kick-off to the holiday season!...

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