Pregnancy Week by Week Blog

Hemorrhoids During Pregnancy: Avoidance and Prevention

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Irritating but manageable, hemorrhoids during pregnancy are a natural occurrence for most moms-to-be in the third trimester, during labor hours or in the postpartum weeks. Many women experience hemorrhoids for the first time while pregnant, which can add to an already stressful situation for first-time moms. Fortunately, hemorrhoids that occurred during the pregnancy will go [...]

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Low Impact for a Great Impact: The Benefits of Exercise During Pregnancy

As a mother-to-be, a regular bit of exercise is one of the best tools in your slightly-stretched tool belt. The benefits of exercise during pregnancy are endless: light exercise will help you prepare yourself for the physical demands of motherhood, give you that burst of much-needed energy and stress relief when you’re feeling exhausted after [...]

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Mommy Fittest: Exercise During Pregnancy

If you’re looking for some easy ways to exercise during pregnancy, the answer may be as close as your laptop. From pre-natal yoga to baby-safe cardiovascular workouts, mom-to-be exercise programs are popping up everywhere. If you’d rather set your own program than work out with a crowd, free pregnancy fitness workout videos are available across [...]

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When the Bow Breaks: Depression During Pregnancy

Feeling more blue than pink? If so, you’re not alone. Depression during pregnancy is a common experience for most pregnant women, even if this is not your first pregnancy. The hormones alone are not the cause for pregnancy depression, although they may be the straw that broke the camel’s back, so to speak. Other contributing [...]

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Trying Trimesters: Stress During Pregnancy

For any mother-to-be, stress during pregnancy is completely natural, especially if you are pregnant with your first child, have experienced anxiety or stress in other areas of your life, or have external factors that are causing life strains on top of your pregnancy. Most maternal stress is due to an increase in hormones, but added [...]

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