Category Archives: Pregnancy And You

We Are Definitely ‘One And Done’

Courtesy of Jillian Stackhouse-Frechette There are a few things that I remember about my wedding day. There are the obvious ones, such as the dress, the cake, dancing with my husband, etc. But one that especially sticks out is a guest pulling me aside as we were leaving the church and asking me when exactly we were planning on having a family. My husband and I had been married all of five minutes. What this relative did not know, was that I had polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). […]

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Business magazine puts first ‘visibly pregnant CEO’ on its cover, and it’s about time! – USA TODAY

Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Business magazine puts first ‘visibly pregnant CEO’ on its cover, and it’s about time! The cover shows The Wing CEO Audrey Gelman standing against a yellow backdrop, wearing a black dress and cradling her pregnant belly. Post to Facebook Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. CLOSE C.E.O. of The Wing, Audrey Gelman says it’s important to see […]

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What to (Really) Expect When You’re 1 Month Pregnant

Zave Smith/ Getty Images There Aren’t a Lot of Changes On the Surface At one month pregnant, there aren’t many visible or noticeable changes to your body but things are definitely cooking on the inside. In fact, you may not even know you’re pregnant, especially if you have irregular periods.  Nevertheless, there’s a lot going on beneath the surface. Once a pregnancy test comes back positive, make an appointment with your OB-GYN and begin preparing for pregnancy and childbirth by taking a multivitamin supplement. Your doctor may […]

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Here’s what you should never say to your pregnant coworker – Business Insider

Pregnancy, while exciting, can be a stressful time for many women. Aside from the physical changes, expectant mothers have a host of hurdles to overcome at work, like figuring out a plan for parental leave and keeping the news under wraps. The US outlaws pregnancy discrimination at work outright, but many pregnant women say there are subtle ways even the most well-intentioned coworkers can make them feel ostracized. Read more: 7 things you should avoid saying to a fasting coworker during Ramadan Career experts who work with […]

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I Can’t Throw Away My Last Positive Pregnancy Test — And It’s 5 Years Old

Sarah Pflug/Burst I don’t keep anything. It’s sort of a joke in my house and also not funny at all to my kids or husband. There are constant cries of, “Why is my toy in the garbage?” or “Do you know what happened to the screws I left on the counter?” I will admit, I am very quick to toss. But that’s only because there are five people living in our house. And if I didn’t do a constant inventory, we’d be drowning in stuff. My kids […]

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Pregnant Women’s Risk Of Preeclampsia Drops With Daily Baby Aspirin : Shots – Health News – NPR

Bridget Desmukes (center) and her husband, Jeffrey, love having a big, active family. “The kids are always climbing on things, flipping all the time — it’s not dull,” she says, laughing. Because Desmukes had developed preeclampsia in a previous pregnancy, her OB-GYN recommended low-dose aspirin at her first prenatal appointment this past spring. Ryan Kellman/NPR hide caption toggle caption Ryan Kellman/NPR Bridget Desmukes was surprised when her OB-GYN recommended low-dose aspirin at her first prenatal appointment this past spring. She knew about daily low-dose aspirin being prescribed […]

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Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction Can Make Pregnancy Even Harder

Scary Mommy and JGI/Jamie Grill/Getty When I was pregnant with my first son, I spent a good bit of time in pain. I couldn’t walk properly. I waddled. And when I waddled, I cried. Regular, everyday activities caused me excruciating pain: I climbed stairs one leg at a time, like a toddler. I walked slowly, slowly, for short distances, and often ended up in tears. Putting on pants left me weeping. Getting in and out of bed required help. Forget the tub. Forget hiking. I gained a […]

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More than half of pregnant women now start term overweight or obese – Metro.co.uk

More than one half of pregnant women are overweight or obese at the start of pregnancy (Picture: Staras) More than one half of pregnant women are now starting their terms overweight or obese, new figures suggest. The NHS says being overweight heightens the risk of complications for pregnant women and their babies, including miscarriage, stillbirth and conditions such as spina bifida. A report covering over 700,000 women using NHS maternity services found 310,000 had weight problems at the start of their term, with almost 20,000 being morbidly […]

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We Need To Stop Policing Pregnant Women’s Bodies

Scary Mommy, Bettmann/Getty and Garon Piceli/Pexels Can we just talk about how incredibly annoying it is to get unsolicited advice the entire time you are carrying a child? I mean, every. single. thing a pregnant woman does opens her up to possible scrutiny. I am visibly pregnant for the third time, but this is the first time I’ve been pregnant since I started writing on the internet for a living. One thing I have learned is people on the internet just love policing pregnant women’s bodies. It’s […]

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Why the Internet Thinks Rihanna Is Pregnant – E! NEWS

Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Savage X Fenty Show Presented by Amazon Prime Video Perhaps when Rihanna sung about a hopeless place, she was referring to the Internet. Ahead of her 5th annual Diamond Ball on Thursday night, the superstar stopped to chat with Essence…and everything spiraled out of control from there. “I’m a black woman. I come from a black woman who came from a black woman who came from a black woman and I’m going to give birth to a black woman,” she told the outlet […]

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