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5 Steps to a Worry-Free Pregnancy

On the subject of pregnancy, everyone likes to talk about the tangible side effects—be it stretch marks, nausea or mood shifts. But few people like to talk about one of the most all-encompassing side effects: stress.

Related: 6 Stress Relief Tips That Really Work

3 Reasons Not to Freak Out About Your Pregnancy

I often get emails from pregnant women, their partners or family members asking some variation of this question:  “Do I need to worry about this?” Sometimes “this” is first trimester discharge, or low abdominal cramping, or second trimester spotting.

Safe Cleaning with DIY Product Recipes

For more than 20 years Healthy Child Healthy World, a non-profit whose mission is to empower families to make better, safer choices, has been protecting children from the harmful effects of toxic chemicals. We are seeing increased evidence of the impact of these chemicals found in everyday products on children’s health.

Real-life Stories: Scared of Motherhood

"My mom had always made parenting look easy and effortless. I feared I wouldn’t measure up.”
- Claudia Zurita, Houston

Safe Hair Removal During Pregnancy

Whether you're pregnant during the summertime, or you're headed to the beach for a babymoon, a swimsuit is likely to be in the equation.  But once you’re pregnant, it's important to know that your go-to hair-removal methods might be harmful to you and your baby.

Here’s the scoop on safety, according to David Bank, M.D., director at The Center for Dermatology, Cosmetic & Laser Surgery in Mount Kisco, N.Y.

Do: Electrolysis


No research has yet shown that this is unsafe during pregnancy, Bank says.

The Single & Pregnant First Trimester Blues

After the tumultuous week following the double lined EPT test, I fell into a serious pre-partum depression funk that I wouldn’t be able to kick for months.

Why Pregnant Women Are So Tasty to Mosquitoes

If you’ve been outside at all this summer, you’ve probably noticed that the mosquitoes are biting, and it’s likely to get worse! Especially if you’re pregnant.

Officially Single And Definitely Pregnant

The night that I learned I was pregnant, I didn’t sleep at all and the next morning I started stalking my doctor as soon as the sun was up.

Will Our Marriage Survive Multiples? Preparing for Life With Twins

When I first learned I was having twins, I did what any self-respecting woman would do: I panicked. I also scoured the Internet for advice, war stories — anything that would help my husband and I survive becoming first-time parents to, not one, but two newborns. The information I found wasn't terribly reassuring.

Is Worrying Part of Motherhood?

Telling a mother not to worry is silly.  It’s in our nature. It’s what we do. That said, that’s exactly what I’m going to say this week. Quit worrying, my dears.  It’s not good for you.

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