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Beauty with a Bump: Beauty and Health Tips for Pregnant Women

Pregnancy affects women in various ways. It changes the shape of your body, and it can also make you feel tired and nauseous at times. When it comes to your skin, hormonal changes can be a good or bad thing. Hormonal changes can either make you glow or make you look pale. The pregnancy "glow" is familiar in soon-to-be mothers because of improved blood circulation. This usually occurs during the second trimester of pregnancy. However, your oil glands also increase their production. Acne and pimples can also appear on your face because of the excess oil produced by the hormonal changes. So, how can you stay beautiful during pregnancy? Here are some easy-to-do tips to remain gorgeous and glowing throughout...

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How to Get Quality Sleep While You're Pregnant

Are you struggling to sleep now that you are pregnant? Are you wondering why you’re so exhausted and what you can possibly do to make it through the next few months? If so, you’re not alone -- most moms-to-be struggle with this same issue. Why sleep during pregnancy is important Everyone needs sleep, but when you're pregnant, you really are sleeping for two. Studies have shown pregnant women who slept less than 6 hours a night were not only at a much higher risk of having a C-section but also had longer labors with more complications. More sleep means less inflammation in the body, and inflammation is believed to be one of the leading causes for undesirable pregnancy events like preterm delivery...

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5 Simple Ways New Mums Can Take Care of Their Emotional Wellbeing

Congratulations! long months of waiting have finally arrived. You have delivered a miracle into the world. You now have your beautiful baby in your arms, and you must be brimming with excitement for the days ahead. Well, you’ve probably realized by now that you’re practically up at all hours! But look at that bundle of joy! Welcome to the Secret Society of (Tired) Mothers. Still, as a mom (albeit a new one), do you sometimes wish that you could have just a sliver of time all to yourself?     You are not alone. In fact, you can ask any mom in the world and you would most likely get the same sentiments. However much as you may love your...

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How Age Affects Pregnancy

It’s no secret that getting pregnant earlier in life (in your twenties to early thirties) reduces your chances of pregnancy complications. However, due to stress and modern lifestyle, most women are giving birth later in their life. While every pregnancy comes with the risk of complications, it’s important to be aware of the increased risks involved with pregnancy at an advanced maternal age. The purpose of this post is NOT to scare you, but to educate you and arm you with a few tools to feel confident and calm as you carry your child at an older age.   Here are a few facts about carrying a baby after the age of 35. Risks to your baby After the age...

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For Pregnant Women: 7 Tips on How to Sleep Better During Pregnancy

While you are pregnant, it is likely that you find yourself having difficulty sleeping in the middle of the night. There is a myriad of causes to your sleep struggle. It can be due to stress, anxiety, hormonal changes, or a combination of these. As your baby bump swells, you will probably feel physical discomfort and worry about your proper sleeping position. You will also likely wake up during the night to needing to go the bathroom, and it is sure to give you troubles having that good night’s sleep.  However, there are things that you can do to sleep well during the night while you are pregnant. Here is a list of tips that is sure to help you....

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