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    1. Can You Be Pregnant and Not Know It?

      You’ve probably heard a story about it at least once: a woman who didn’t know she was pregnant until she went into labor. Your first thought? How is it possible to not know you’re carrying a baby? It’s not out of the question, says Michael Cackovic, MD, an OB/GYN at The Ohio State University Wexner

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    2. 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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    3. Your Safe Summer Pregnancy

      Pregnancy comes with its own set of physical trials and tribulations: The backaches and sore breasts, the urgent bladder, the restless sleep. Schlepping a swollen belly through the summer heat and humidity only magnifies the discomfort. That’s because “pregnant women are more sensitive to the heat,”

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    4. Episiotomies: What Your Mom Never Knew

      Will you get an episiotomy when you have your baby, just like generations before? The chances are good that you won’t. But just in case, you’ll want to know what’s involved and when it might have to happen -- even if it was not in your plans. An episiotomy is a surgical cut that the doctor makes bet

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    5. 5 Miscarriage Myths

      Few things are more devastating than having a miscarriage when you're trying to start or grow your family. Even worse? Feeling like it's your fault. A recent national survey shows that 41% of women who had a miscarriage felt they were responsible for causing it. But that couldn't be farther from the

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    6. 4 Myths About Miscarriages

      When Christopher Blake's wife got pregnant for the first time, the couple didn't read up on anything that could go wrong. "We were afraid we would 'jinx' the pregnancy," he recalls. So when his wife had a miscarriage, they felt completely unprepared. The second time she got pregnant, they did the op

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    7. Your Prepregnancy Checklist

      You may not be pregnant yet, but there’s plenty you can do now to make yourself as healthy as possible for a growing baby. Consider this your preconception to-do list: Make an appointment with your doctor. It’s true: You’ll be seeing her plenty after you conceive. But it’s a good idea to book a visi

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    8. Getting Pregnant After 35: What Are My Chances?

      You're ready to have a baby! But if you're over 35, you might worry that you’ve missed your chance at motherhood. Rest assured, you can become a mom in your late 30s or even into your 40s. But you may not get pregnant as quickly or easily as a 20-something would. There’s no doubt it's easier to get

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    9. Preparing for Pregnancy Emotionally

      Only you can know if you’re emotionally ready to have a baby. But checking in with yourself is a smart way to start your journey to motherhood. Pregnancy is different for everyone. You can’t know exactly how the experience will be for you. And that’s OK. “Just because you don’t know what’s coming do

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    10. Not Your Mom's Pregnancy

      From getting pregnant to timing contractions during labor, there’s an app for nearly every part of your pregnancy. There are even apps that can help you name your baby and take the perfect selfie of your growing bump. “Overall, the explosion in pregnancy-related apps is great,” says Alyssa Dweck, MD

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