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  1. What Can I Do About Morning Sickness?

    In every issue of WebMD the Magazine, we ask our experts to answer readers' questions about a wide range of topics. In our July-August 2011 issue, Hansa Bhargava, MD, a pediatrician, answered a question about dealing with morning sickness during pregnancy. A: So-called morning sickness affects about

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  2. Danica McKellar Talks Pregnancy, Childbirth -- and Algebra

    Do natural childbirth and the quadratic equation share a common denominator? It just might be Danica McKellar, the former child actress who first stole hearts as Winnie Cooper on the late '80s hit show The Wonder Years before carving out a new niche as a math advocate for girls with three best-selli

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  3. What's the Best Age to Have a Baby?

    By Elise Nersesian-Solé Kilee Nickels, 24, stay-at-home mom Children: 21 month and 4 month old boys Best time to have a baby? Early 20s I got married at the age of 20. At the time, I was studying for a degree in nutrition. School is important, but I wanted to be a mom first. I was pregnant at age 21

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  4. Alanis Morissette Works on Her Night Moves

    "I've always been a night owl," confesses Alanis Morissette, the seven-time Grammy Award-winning singer-turned-TV-fixture, who first skyrocketed to international fame in 1995 with her smash debut album, Jagged Little Pill. "I used to think creativity was tied to burning the candlelight until 4 a.m.

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  5. Alanis Morissette Gets Ready to Rock Her Baby

    Rock icon Alanis Morissette is singing a new song these days. She's recently married, very pregnant, and can't wipe the smile off her face -- even while battling morning sickness and sleepless nights. Morissette is feeling about as far removed from the angsty love songs that first propelled her to i

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  6. Weatherproof Your Pregnancy Workout

    Now that you're an expectant mom, don't skip your daily workouts just because you don't feel like exercising. There are too many benefits of exercise on pregnancy. “If an individual has a low-risk pregnancy, then being physically active will have benefits for both mother and baby,” says Michelle F.

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  7. If You're Pregnant, You Can Eat for Two, Right?

      In every issue of WebMD the Magazine, we ask experts to answer readers' questions about a wide range of topics, including some of the oldest -- and most beloved -- medical myths out there. In our July-August 2010 issue, we asked Julie Redfern, RD, LDN, a registered dietitian at Brigham and Women's

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  8. Hypnobirthing: Calmer Natural Childbirth

    When Anna Wall realized she was in labor with her son Luke, the 29-year-old first-time mom in Austin, Texas focused her breathing until she had hypnotized herself into a state of deep relaxation. Her eyes closed, she remained in deep hypnosis until delivering her baby 10 hours later. "I could hear e

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  9. Can You Guess Your Baby's Sex?

    What pregnant woman hasn't heard the line, "You're carrying low. You must be having a boy." Or: "If you have morning sickness all day, it's definitely a girl." Even stranger myths for predicting the baby's sex exist. One suggests that mommies-to-be hang their wedding ring from a strand of the father

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  10. The Truth About C-Sections

    Ellen Spencer, 40, of Hanson, Mass., is recovering from a cesarean section. With a 1-month old to take care of, and her older toddler underfoot, bouncing back from major surgery isn't easy. "I knew I was going to have a C-section," Spencer tells WebMD. "I had abdominal surgery a couple of years ago

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