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  1. 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

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  2. Makeup Tips for Skin Changes During Pregnancy

    Radiant. Glowing. That's the look you want during pregnancy. We’ve got you covered. These expert tips will help show off your features and hide problem areas so your beauty shines through. Skin Discoloration Seeing dark spots? These will probably fade away after pregnancy, but why wait? Here’s how t

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  3. Hair Care During Pregnancy

    When you find out you’re pregnant, there’s more to look forward to than the birth of your child. Prepare yourself for 9 months of good hair days, too. "I always tell my patients that their hair will be the best it's ever been -- lush, full. Enjoy it!" says Paradi Mirmirani, MD, a dermatologist with

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  4. Skin Care During Pregnancy

    You're probably looking forward to the radiant, flawless glow that's supposed to come with pregnancy. While it's true that pregnancy hormones can change your skin, don’t expect a perfect complexion and nothing else. The skin on your breasts, belly, and other places will change, too.            "Your

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  5. After Miscarriage: How Long Should You Wait?

    The first time Stephanie Himel-Nelson got pregnant, in October 2000, it was by accident. She was in law school, and her delivery date was scheduled to fall during her bar exam. "I was really torn and conflicted about it," she recalls. It was only when she miscarried that Himel-Nelson and her husband

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  6. Life With Twins: Leslie Glass's Story

    Leslie Glass, 33, and her husband, Heath, have three children. Garrett, age 5, was conceived without assisted reproduction. Toddler twins Bella and Madi were conceived through IVF after Leslie suffered ectopic pregnancies and doctors warned the couple not to try to get pregnant on their own again. T

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  7. First Trimester Problems: When to Call Your Doctor

    You're expecting! It's an emotional and exciting time, especially if it's your first baby. You're going to notice a lot of changes in your body. Many of them are perfectly normal. And most women have healthy pregnancies. Still, there are some symptoms you'll need to pay more attention to during your

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  8. Your Best Days for Making a Baby

    You're ready to get pregnant, and you want to know when you're most likely to conceive. That means figuring out when you're ovulating. First, review the basics:  You can ovulate anywhere from 13 to 20 days before your period. To get pregnant, you should have sex a few days leading up to and on the d

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  9. Preparing for Pregnancy Emotionally

    Are you ready to have a baby? There's no specific time that's right for everyone, but there are several factors to consider: Some people want to wait until just the right moment to start a family. You might worry that you haven't saved enough money or you haven't gotten the promotion you've been hop

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  10. Health Essentials Checklist

    If you've decided that you're ready to have a baby, you want to make sure your little one arrives safe and sound. Start by making an appointment for a prepregnancy checkup. You should have this visit up to a year before you want to get pregnant, even if this isn't your first pregnancy. By seeing you

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