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How to Manage Your Allergies During Pregnancy


Some women have had allergies prior to pregnancy and others develop them during it. In best cases, it’s best to manage them, regardless of the severity. If your allergies are merely an annoyance, you won’t have to minimize them but if they are affecting your sleep and breathing, it will take more work.   There are two ways to keep your allergies in check during your pregnancy an...


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Pregnancy Superfoods


During pregnancy, you begin to require more nutrients than you used to. Additionally, those nutrients should act in the best interest of your body and your child. Here are some superfoods to ensure you get all the proper nutrients you need for a successful pregnancy.   Beans Beans such as chickpeas and lentil supply fiber, protein, calcium, zinc, and iron. These are nutrients that benefit ...


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Pregnancy After 35


Becoming pregnant after the age of 35 has its pro’s and con’s. On one hand, women are typically much more emotionally and physically stable then they were 10 years ago. They are financially in a better place, more likely to still be with their partner, and generally wiser. On the other hand, there are increased health risks for mother and child. Here are the risks and how to avoid them...


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What to Know About WIC


Women, Infant, and Children, or WIC, have been around since the 1960’s and most people have at least heard of it. But many don’t know much about it, and that can be detrimental in the event that you need it. As an expecting parent, here’s what you should know:  WIC Serves   Pregnant Women (up to 6 weeks post delivery) Breastfeeding Women (up to infant’s firs...


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How Health Insurance Affects Your Taxes


The connection between health insurance and taxes is foggy, at best. Most only know that if they don’t have insurance they will be penalized. We’ve rounded up the most important information for you.   Acceptable Types of Coverage Any insurance purchased through the Health Insurance Marketplace “Grandfathered” individual plans from March 23rd, 2010 or earlier Job...


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Top Ways to Cope with Pregnancy Fatigue


If you’ve been finding yourself in a sleepy fog these days, know that it’s most likely normal pregnancy fatigue; especially if you are in your first or last trimester. It takes a tremendous amount of energy for your body to create and nurture a baby so it’s natural to feel that energy depletion. Here are some things you can do to ease the fatigue a bit: Rest This one seems like...


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What to Know About Pregnancy Bed Rest


The idea of bed rest can seem really scary if you don’t know much about it. Many do not know what they can or cannot do on bed rest or even why they might be prescribed it. While only 20 percent of pregnant women are put on bed rest, it’s best to know the facts. Generally, doctors prescribe bed rest when certain levels of activity may make a condition worse and/or jeopardize your preg...


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Pregnancy Care When You Don’t Have Insurance


The average total cost of pregnancy is about $40,000. It’s sometimes difficult to feel the full joy of pregnancy with this price tag staring at you, especially when you don’t have the help of insurance. You don’t have to do it without help though. There are programs and organization designed to help pregnant women get the care they need. Here are some of your options: Medicaid ...


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Top 10 Things to Know About Zika


Chances are that you’ve heard about the Zika virus in Brazil and it’s now popping up in more South and Central American countries, as well as the Caribbean. You’ve also probably heard that a case has been reported in Texas. This can be especially scary for a pregnant woman. However, knowing the facts are sure to ease your mind a bit. Here are the top things you should know: 1. Z...


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Pregnancy Brain


Let me set the scene: you walk into a room. You stand there for a second, looking around. The reason you walked into the room refuses to come back to you. This is the fifth time it’s happened today. Welcome to world of Pregnancy Brain (aka Momnesia, aka Mommy Brain). Pregnancy Brain is the characteristic forgetfulness that haunts women during some or all of their pregnancy, and sometimes f...


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