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    1. What to Avoid When You're Expecting

      Just about everyone who spots your baby bump has some nugget of advice, and that often includes products to steer clear of. But before you toss every cleaning and beauty item in your house, you need to know which warnings are worth heeding and which are misguided. Tracey Woodruff, PhD, MPH, associat

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    2. The Truth About Prenatal Nutrition and Fitness

      You've heard all kinds of things about what you should and shouldn't do to stay healthy and fit when you're pregnant. To separate fact from fiction, we asked our experts for their fitness and nutrition tips. As always, check with your doctor about which guidelines are right for you. Eat for one. You

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    3. Melissa Joan Hart Talks Pregnancy and Childbirth

      Best known as Clarissa (in Clarissa Explains It All), Sabrina (in Sabrina the Teenage Witch), and Mel (in Melissa & Joey), Melissa Joan Hart is also a writer, director, and producer. Last April, she and her husband Mark Wilkerson announced they were expecting their third child. Hart talked to WebMD

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    4. 6 Must-Eat Foods for Pregnancy

      You know you should always eat healthy, but maybe -- just maybe -- you used to cheat a little. Latte and doughnut for breakfast? We've all been there! Now that you're expecting, you are trying to think much more carefully about what you’re feeding yourself because the foods you eat are the main sour

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    5. Belly Wraps: Post-Pregnancy Hit or Hype?

      Will belly wraps help a woman get her figure back after pregnancy or are they just another get-skinny-quick gimmick? Fans say that these girdle-like garments essentially shrink-wrap the tummy, which may ease the swelling of the uterus while supporting the legs and back. But others say that's an illu

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    6. Alcohol and Pregnancy: Is 'A Little Bit' Safe?

      If you're pregnant and wondering if it's OK to indulge in the occasional small glass of merlot or to sip a little champagne on New Year’s Eve, the advice you receive may be confusing. Some doctors recommend that you completely avoid alcohol when you’re expecting; others say that occasional light dri

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    7. Got Pregnancy? Get Exercise

      Now that you're expecting, a healthy exercise program should land high on your list of priorities, right next to the prenatal vitamins and full nights of sleep. Why? For starters, you'll feel more upbeat and energetic. You'll also maintain cardiovascular health, just as a non-pregnant woman would, s

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    8. Is It Safe to Use Acne Medication During Pregnancy?

      Q: My face has been breaking out like crazy since I got pregnant six months ago. What can I use to treat it? A: Breakouts during pregnancy aren't at all uncommon -- they're due to your elevated hormone levels. But while nonpregnant women can use a range of prescription drugs for acne, those who are

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    9. Does Drinking Caffeine Increase Your Risk of Miscarriage?

      Q: I am pregnant and I can’t imagine giving up coffee, but my mother says I risk miscarriage. Is that really true? A: The answer is FALSE -- with some caveats. For years, obstetricians thought that even moderate caffeine consumption increased the risk of miscarriage. In fact, one study released in e

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    10. Pregnancy-Proofing Your Beauty Regimen

      Everyone knows you shouldn't smoke or drink when you're pregnant. And if you didn't know it, the product labels tell you. It's a lot less clear, though, which beauty products may not be safe for pregnant women. "Any material placed on the skin has the potential to be absorbed into the bloodstream an

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