Category Archives: Pregnancy And You

What The Color Of Your Breastmilk Can Mean

Small Town Births/Instagram and exclusive_pumping/Instagram If you were asked to picture the color of breastmilk, you’d probably imagine a white or yellowish bottle of it. Or maybe you’d imagine its milky white goodness dribbling out of the corner of your baby’s mouth—or, let’s be honest, shooting straight across the room when your baby unlatches. Either way, it’s probably a whitish color that you’re thinking of, right? Well, the fact is that breastmilk usually is white or yellowish white (liquid gold!), but sometimes breastmilk changes color. After all, […]

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Nigerian State Pushes to Keep Pregnant Girls in School – Human Rights Watch

Tens of thousands of pregnant girls and adolescent mothers are banned or discouraged from attending school across Africa. Ekiti State in southwest Nigeria has adopted a policy to ban the expulsion of girls from schools during and after pregnancy, an important step in ending the longstanding discriminatory practice. Although Nigeria’s Child Rights Act protects the rights of girls to education during and after pregnancy, many continue to face expulsion because there is a lack of awareness and no policies in place to ensure their continuation in school. […]

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21 Weeks Pregnant — Your Baby Is The Size Of A Bread Bowl

Scary Mommy Your Body at Week 21 Pregnant At 21 weeks, you are in the sweet-spot of your second trimester, you’ve gained 13 to 15 pounds, but don’t stress out if it’s a little more or less than this. Every woman’s journey is different. It’s a good idea to get in moderate exercise to help reduce the risk of gestational diabetes, help with swelling, aches and pains, and circulation. Always consult your doctor before trying a new form of exercise. Nesting During Pregnancy You know what they […]

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I Love My ‘Mom Pouch’ and Stretch Marks More Than I Ever Thought I Would

Courtesy of Lindsay Wolf It’s almost bedtime, and the kids are going bonkers. My nine-month-old has just learned how to walk, so he’s traipsing around the room like he owns the joint (and he kinda does). My 3-year-old is donning a cape and nothing else, as she runs around in circles making airplane sounds and pretending to fly. Meanwhile, I’m trying to stay inconspicuous as I lay down in a quiet corner, so I can keep zoning out on my phone in peace. Courtesy of Lindsay Wolf […]

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Pregnant women have no choice but to wear ugly clothes – San Francisco Chronicle

When I became pregnant, I figured plenty of things were going to get harder as my belly grew bigger, such as getting a good night’s sleep or sticking to my workout routine. One thing, however, I did not anticipate: how infuriatingly difficult it would be to find a half-decent outfit. A year ago, I believed the conventional wisdom that maternity clothes have vastly improved since my baby boomer mom and Gen-X cousins were pregnant. Now that I’m shopping for a third-trimester baby bump, I realize my faith […]

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It Took Years To ‘Get Over’ My Traumatic Childbirth Experiences

Courtesy of Taylor Garvin Now, to be clear, no one was asking me to “get over” my C-sections, but it was definitely something I had to work through. Leading up to the birth of my daughter, I didn’t really prepare in any way at all, except reading one book, where I intentionally skipped the part on C-sections. I honestly thought it was something reserved for extremely special circumstances/complications. And if it was the case, for myself, I probably would have been aware of it, prior to. I wanted to […]

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Pregnant Malika Haqq Reveals the Sex of Her Baby on the Way: ‘I’m Thankful’ – PEOPLE.com

Pregnant Malika Haqq Reveals the Sex of Her Baby on the Way | PEOPLE.com Top Navigation Close Explore PEOPLE.com Profile Menu Follow us 23 stories since MORE Close Share options Close View image Pregnant Malika Haqq Reveals the Sex of Her Baby on the Way: ‘I’m Thankful’ this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines. More Info

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I Bled Throughout My Entire Pregnancy

Camila Cordeiro/StockSnap I looked down to see tiny droplets of blood silently seeping into the toilet. The water turned the dark red color of a professor’s corrective pen. Unclear. Explain. Revise. I was seven weeks pregnant. My hands shook as I looked at the toilet paper streaked with blood and I yelled for my husband. He told me to put my sneakers on. We were going to the ER. As he hurried me down the stairs of our apartment and into the parking garage, I stopped for a second before I got into the car and […]

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Can You Be Pregnant and Not Know It? – Health Essentials from Cleveland Clinic

Ladies – we’d all like to think we have a solid grip on “that time of the month” and how our reproductive system works. The arrival of a monthly period is confirmation that you’re not pregnant and things seem to be business as usual. Advertising Policy Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit academic medical center. Advertising on our site helps support our mission. We do not endorse non-Cleveland Clinic products or services. Policy Still, it seems like every so often we hear or read about a woman not […]

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Pregnancy marketing: Questionable scheme targets women, raises privacy concerns – CBS News

An unusual marketing scheme targeting women nationwide congratulates them on their pregnancies – even if they are not pregnant. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) said it’s received more than 95 reports of what it calls a “questionable marketing scheme.” In greeting-card style, the marketing materials say, “Holy guacamole! You’re going to avo baby!” Inside, it looked personal with what looks like a handwritten note from someone named “Jenny B,” complete with smudges. “At that point I was pretty confused and startled because I’m not pregnant,” Lena Ghamrawi said. […]

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