Unfortunately, irregular bowel movements and constipation are common pregnancy complaints. And, all that straining can lead to painful hemorrhoids — swollen veins in the rectum. Can pushing When…

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Is shampoo safe for pregnancy? You shouldn’t need to change your shampoo, conditioner, hair spray, gel, mousse, or blow-dry and curling-iron routine while you’re expecting, unless you use…

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Acupuncture is completely safe during pregnancy, and is proven to be extremely beneficial and effective. In the first trimester it helps to maintain a pregnancy, nourish the body…

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During pregnancy, amino acids represent one of the major nutrients for fetal life; they are important precursors for fetal development and growth, for the biosynthesis of proteins, nucleotides…

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Side sleeping may contribute to hip pain by putting pressure on your joints. With fewer sleeping positions available during pregnancy, though, side sleeping may be your most comfortable…

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Constipation is a common complaint among pregnant women. Fluctuating hormones, diet that’s short on fluids or fiber, lack of exercise, iron pills, or general anxiety can all lead…

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About 20 percent of people who are pregnant have nosebleeds. That’s 1 in 5! While a nosebleed can be irritating and messy, it’s not normally a sign that…

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These normal contractions, called Braxton Hicks contractions or false labor, are your body’s way of rehearsing for birth. Think of them as a kind of warm-up for true…

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Indigestion, also called heartburn or acid reflux, is common in pregnancy. It can be caused by hormonal changes and the growing baby pressing against your stomach. You can…

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Smoking before pregnancy does not affect your unborn baby, and if you have been smoking up until now, it’s best not to dwell on the past but to…

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