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Antenatal care during pregnancy-what you need to know

Antenatal care during pregnancy-what you need to know

In an ideal world antenatal care should begin before conception Ideally antenatal care should actually commence even before you conceive. This is because how healthy you are both before and during your pregnancy can impact the health of your baby, right through their...

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Can I Vape and Smoke E-Cigarettes When Pregnant?

Can I Vape and Smoke E-Cigarettes When Pregnant?

E-cigarettes have been around for quite a while now and a lot of smokers find them useful when they are trying to quit smoking. However, there is a lot that is still unknown about these electronic cigarettes and vaping. Therefore, other nicotine replacement products...

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Calcium in pregnancy – 6 calcium facts you need to know

Calcium in pregnancy – 6 calcium facts you need to know

During pregnancy, you need to consume 3 portions of dairy products, or calcium-fortified food alternatives. If you are an adolescent who is pregnant, you will need to bring these recommended portions up to 5 per day.   Calcium is central for bone health. Your...

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11 pregnancy diet and nutrition essentials

11 pregnancy diet and nutrition essentials

During pregnancy diet is of the utmost importance, both for you to be healthy and for your baby to get all the nutrition he needs to develop. This article investigates some of the essentials of pregnancy diet and nutrition that will help you work towards a healthy...

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Cramps During Pregnancy

Cramps During Pregnancy

Leg cramps are unconscious muscle contractions affecting calves, legs and often the upper-leg. The painful sensation is very normal during pregnancy, frequently occurring during the night. Even though most common throughout the 3rd trimester, you might experience...

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Constipation During Pregnancy

Constipation During Pregnancy

If you find yourself suffering from constipation during pregnancy, you're not alone. Depending on the sources, statistics range from between 38% to 50% of all women that are pregnant, who experience constipation during some stage of their pregnancy. Bloating and pain...

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Bleeding Gums In Pregnancy

Bleeding Gums In Pregnancy

Bleeding gums, sore gums and swollen gums can be caused by a combination of hormonal changes and a build-up of plaque, during a time when your gums are more vulnerable. This can lead to bleeding and inflammation, known as pregnancy gingivitis. During pregnancy, the...

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To What Extent Can I Influence My Unborn Baby?

To What Extent Can I Influence My Unborn Baby?

Discovering that you are pregnant is only one of the many stages you will go through over the coming months. Whether your pregnancy is planned or unplanned, and either way if you take a small amount of time to learn and understand to what extent you can influence your...

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What is Oestrogen

What is Oestrogen

Estrogen or oestrogen is the main female sexual hormone, which is responsible for the regulation and development of the female reproductive system, along with secondary sexual characteristics. Oestrogen is a hormone, which is secreted by the ovaries. Oestrogen or...

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Morning Sickness­-What It Is & How To Ease It

Morning Sickness­-What It Is & How To Ease It

Up to a certain point you may have felt like you were happily coasting along enjoying your experience of early pregnancy, in fact, you’ve been blooming and happily telling people your news. That was up until one ­day when you woke tp with a curiously strange feeling...

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3 Easy Exercises for Safe Weight Loss After Having a Baby

3 Easy Exercises for Safe Weight Loss After Having a Baby

After my first pregnancy, I was in the same boat as lots of pregnant women, carrying a dozen extra pounds that ended up taking residency and staying where they were. It’s normal to be inclined to think about weight loss after having a baby. You just had a baby and...

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7 Healthy Reproduction Tips

7 Healthy Reproduction Tips

If you and your partner are having some issues when it comes to conceiving, you may want to look at some easy to follow health tips. It can be a very stressful time and while there are some options out there, many are expensive and do not always offer a concrete...

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How Pesticides Affect Fetal Development

How Pesticides Affect Fetal Development

It is extremely important for pregnant women to be extra careful with their health during pregnancy. There are a lot of substances, some of which can be easily found at home, that can affect a growing fetus. Many of these things don’t even affect the mother’s health;...

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Six Helpful Tips To Reduce Back Pain During Pregnancy

Six Helpful Tips To Reduce Back Pain During Pregnancy

Back pain is just one of those things that you expect will happen during your pregnancy, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t learn how to cope with it and reduce the pain. As your body changes, you’re bound to notice a few new aches and pains. By learning what to do...

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Second Pregnancy Differences You May Experience

Second Pregnancy Differences You May Experience

If this is your second pregnancy, or another subsequent pregnancy, there may be some differences that you will experience from your first pregnancy. Of course no two pregnancies are the same, and no two women are the same. Purely because you have actually been...

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18 Reasons To Practice Pregnancy Yoga

18 Reasons To Practice Pregnancy Yoga

If you haven't practised yoga before, you may wonder if you can actually start during pregnancy. The answer to this question is yes you can, however it is better to wait until the second trimester, purely for safety. This doesn't mean that pregnancy yoga is risky,...

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Early pregnancy scans-what you need to know

Early pregnancy scans-what you need to know

If you suspect you may be pregnant or are planning a pregnancy, then it can help to know in advance when early pregnancy scans can take place and what to expect.  This article explains in lay-woman's language about what you should expect when you book an early...

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Ways To Cut Down Or Cut Out Alcohol Before Getting Pregnant

Ways To Cut Down Or Cut Out Alcohol Before Getting Pregnant

Drinking socially has been an integral part of Irish culture for centuries. Moderate social drinking can be good fun and an enjoyable way to socialise. There are times, however, when cutting out alcohol from your lifestyle can be a good idea. One of these times is if...

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What Things You Should Avoid During Pregnancy

What Things You Should Avoid During Pregnancy

There is nothing more important for a pregnant woman than the health and safety of her baby. Fortunately, you can protect your child by avoiding some risky factors that may complicate your pregnancy or cause harm to your baby. Learn about what things you should avoid...

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Dental Health in Pregnancy – Dealing with the Dentist

Dental Health in Pregnancy – Dealing with the Dentist

Everybody knows about morning sickness. It’s probably the most-often heard complaint about pregnancy (and completely justified!), followed by swollen fingers and feet, back pain, and trouble sleeping. But there are some health issues associated with pregnancy that you...

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3 Common Dieting Misconceptions For Pregnant Mothers

3 Common Dieting Misconceptions For Pregnant Mothers

Over the years, a lot of common myths about what pregnant mothers should or should not eat have been debunked. Many of the things that society used to think were not okay for pregnant women have since been proven to be harmless old wives' tales. Thanks to the...

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Eating Your Way To A Healthier Pregnancy

Eating Your Way To A Healthier Pregnancy

Nutrition is essential for growth, development and for protection against disease. Pregnancy is a time of rapid growth and development and there is no other stage in a woman’s life where good nutrition is more important.Amongst healthcare professionals, it is widely...

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