Exercising During Pregnancy Makes Your Labor Quicker

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Most people know that it’s safe to keep up your workout routine while pregnant, but that doesn’t mean that women don’t think about the effect that exercise has on their body and their baby. But we have good news: according to a new study, exercising during pregnancy can make your …

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Grandpa Poppins or Daycare?

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Hi Amy: I found myself reading through your blog archives on my maternity leave (I feel like I know your kids! They are so great!) and am an avid Smackdown follower. I am now in a situation where I need independent third-party advice and hope you and your readers will …

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Prodromal Labor – American Pregnancy Association

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Prodromal labor is often called “false labor,” and is somewhere in between Braxton Hicks contractions and active labor contractions. Prodromal labor is a part of labor, occurring before active labor but it does not progress toward delivery. “Prodromal” comes from a Greek word meaning “precursor.” This is a great explanation for …

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You NEED These First Trimester Essentials

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Oh, the first trimester. That magical time where can barely contain your excitement. The first trimester brings such happiness, and also, such miserable conditions. We’re not here to sugar coat it. Sometimes the first trimester sucks. Sure, it’s an amazing time and an amazing experience. But besides sharing your news …

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Want to Know Your Risk for Giving Birth Prematurely?

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This post is sponsored by PreTRM test My middle son turns NINE in a couple of weeks, which is pretty hard to believe. Even HARDER to believe is that Alpha Mom’s week-by-week pregnancy calendar (Zero to Forty)– that documented the pregnancy– turns nine years old right along with him. Forty weeks, …

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