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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New Study Sheds Light On Acupuncture’s Impact On IVF

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Wavebreakmedia / Getty Images It’s really awesome that fertility treatments like IVF exist. There are so many thousands of parents who have benefited from it, and so many babies born into those loving families. But that doesn’t mean that the process is easy. Besides the exorbitant costs of the procedure, …

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3 Tips That Made Giving Birth Easier

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Image via stock.xchng/hamletncI was expecting for the first time and didn’t know anything about birth, but I wanted to know everything. I don’t like to give up control, so I wasn’t going to just walk into the hospital when contractions started and hope for the best. I wanted to know …

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