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  1. 8 Early Signs of Pregnancy

    You haven't missed your period yet, but something seems different. Are there other clues that you're pregnant? Some women notice changes in their energy level, mood, or breasts -- a lot like having PMS. Other signs might take you by surprise, like fainting, a shift in your sense of smell, or more ba

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  2. Rocker or Glider Features

    Babies love the soothing back-and-forth motion of a rocker. Moms love the calming effect it has on their crying infant -- and the chance to get off their feet and relax for a few minutes while they nurse. Rockers are a win-win, if you find the right one. Here's what to look for: Old-fashioned wooden

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  3. Pregnancy Weight Gain Guidelines Explained

    A nutrition expert explains what you need to know about the latest guidelines on pregnancy weight gain.

  4. When Men Get Postpartum Depression

    Mothers are not the only ones at risk of depression when the baby arrives. Postpartum depression strikes a lot of dads as well. A 2010 study found that 1 in 10 men gets depression either shortly before or after the arrival of a newborn. That's only slightly lower than the rate among women. And resea

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  5. The Ultimate Guide to Losing the Baby Weight

    You’re thrilled about your new little bundle of joy, and ready to start shedding what's left of the baby weight. These tips will help you get closer to retiring those maternity clothes. 1. Grab your stroller. No time to exercise? No problem. You can squeeze fitness into your baby-and-me routine. Pus

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  6. Exercise in Pregnancy: How Much Is Too Much?

    In the fall of 2013, pictures of 35-year-old Lea-Ann Ellison lifting a huge barbell, her 8-months-pregnant belly protruding below her sports bra, surfaced on Facebook and quickly spread across the Internet. Ellison, a former bodybuilder, gave birth to a healthy baby boy not long after the pictures w

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  7. Trying to Conceive? Lose Extra Weight First

    Planning for a baby? You've got a lot to consider. Does your home have room for a new baby? Are your finances in order? You also need to ask: How healthy is my body? Ideally, it should be in the best possible shape to house and nourish a growing baby. If you're overweight, doctors advise losing the

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  8. Deciding When to Have a Baby

    Picking colors for the baby’s room is fun, but here are some practical tips you’ll want to think about before you consider getting pregnant. Get healthy. "The No. 1 thing I tell women is health, health, health. I would love her to time the pregnancy for when she is healthiest," says Jeanne Conry, MD

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  9. Going Back to Work After Baby

    The nursery is painted and the cabinets are stocked with newborn-size onesies. Now, it's time to think about how you'll get back to work after the baby's here. Linda Glass, an executive coach and career strategist, mom, and former director of Global Talent Strategies for Starbucks, shares her top fo

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  10. The Truth About Pregnancy Stretch Marks

    Many things change after you have a baby: schedules, sleep time, and sense of freedom, to name a few. Along with a changing schedule, there are the many physical changes you’ll see. Chief among them is stretch marks. For many women, stretch marks are as much a part of having a baby as diapers and fe

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