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Pregnancy Hot Flashes
By: Tracy Hughes / 3933 Comments

Pregnancy Hot Flashes

Hot flashes during pregnancy occur for the exact same reason they occur during menopause: Fluctuating hormone levels (mainly estrogen). During pregnancy, hormones are soaring and causing a myriad of changes in your body; it’s not surprising that a majority of expectant mothers experience hot flashes/hormonal surges.

Taking Care of Your Skin While Pregnant
By: Tracy Hughes / 13 Comments

Taking Care of Your Skin While Pregnant

While it is true that some women have a glowing look while they are pregnant, many women deal with different types of skin problems. If these skin problems are not properly dealt with, many times, this can lead to permanent stretch marks and/or other types of issues.

Pregnancy symptoms you should never ignore
By: Elaine Swires / 11 Comments

Pregnancy symptoms you should never ignore

We read about all the ways pregnancy changes our bodies, and the aches, pains, and discomforts that go along with it. But there are certain pregnancy symptoms that can be dangerous - for both you and your baby. Here are some of the symptoms that should never be overlooked.

Pre-pregnancy behaviors shown to impact pregnancy
By: Tracy Hughes / 11 Comments

Pre-pregnancy behaviors shown to impact pregnancy

Most women are careful about their behavior during pregnancy. From diet and exercise to the cosmetics they use, women are increasingly cautious about the lifestyle choices they make when they’re pregnant. More and more, research is showing that a woman’s behavior – even before she conceives a child – can have a tremendous impact on her health, and the health of her baby, during and after pregnancy.

The lasting effects of pregnancy on your body
By: Serena Jones / 11 Comments

The lasting effects of pregnancy on your body

All humans grow, but a woman’s body transforms the most during her lifetime. From puberty to pregnancy to motherhood to menopause, our bodies change significantly. Most changes happen gradually over a number of years; however, pregnancy into motherhood is a rapid change for our bodies, and probably the most dramatic. Pregnancy is a temporary function - the increased blood flow, fluxing hormones, and weight gain are not necessarily permanent. However, our bodies also will never 100% return to our pre-pregnancy state - mostly because our bodies adjust to their new job... motherhood.

Pregnancy and aching feet
By: Elaine Swires / 223 Comments

Pregnancy and aching feet

One of the most common - yet most overlooked - pregnancy complaints is foot pain. It’s understandable that pregnancy would cause foot pain; the weight gain and shifting center of gravity is bound to cause added pressure on the feet. It’s important for pregnant women to learn how to keep their feet healthy in order to remain as comfortable and pain free as possible throughout their pregnancy.

Pregnancy Back Pain
By: Elaine Swires / 11 Comments

Pregnancy Back Pain

One of the most common pregnancy complaints is back pain. Most of the time, back pain really starts to flare up during the second and third trimesters – when you’re gaining more weight. But some pregnant women experience back pain even in the earliest stages of pregnancy. There are several reasons for pregnancy back pain – and, fortunately, several ways to relieve it.

Why is my pregnant belly so itchy?
By: Serena Jones / 12 Comments

Why is my pregnant belly so itchy?

After the first trimester of pregnancy, your skin will really start expanding. When skin expands and stretches, it gets itchy. And it likely won’t just be your belly that is expanding – your breasts, butt, legs, and other parts of your body may be expanding too.

How would you feel about a doll with stretch marks?
By: Tracy Hughes / 54 Comments

How would you feel about a doll with stretch marks?

A graphic designer named Nickolay Lamm has created the​ Lammily doll, nicknamed the “Normal Barbie,” as its proportions are based on the average 19-year-old woman (based on CDC data). In addition to her brown hair and more generous proportions, the Lammily doll has an “add-on” that’s raising some eyebrows.