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Bleeding During Pregnancy

Vaginal bleeding can occur frequently in the first trimester of pregnancy and may not be a sign of problems. But bleeding that occurs in the second and third trimester of pregnancy can often be a sign of a possible complication. Bleeding can be caused by a number of reasons. Some...

It's in His Kiss

By Conceive, DivineCaroline.com Playful, platonic, passionate, or parental, kisses transmit a surprising amount of information. In fact, they even play an evolutionary role in fertility. In spite of the old song, it turns out that a kiss is almost never “just a kiss.” In the art and science of romance, there’s...

Stretch Marks With Twin Pregnancy- Is it Inevitable?

By Twin Pregnancy and Beyond, DivineCaroline.com Stretch marks and twin pregnancy sort of go hand in hand, especially if you make it to full term with two babies! It’s just a matter of how bad yours will get. If you are one of the lucky few (and you are indeed lucky)...

Body Type and Pregnancy

By Michelle Moss, DivineCaroline.com I’m going to share with you one of my best secrets to looking and feeling great during pregnancy (and beyond!) Trust me, once you know the secret, there’ll be no turning back. You’ll have figured out the solution to women’s body weight. What is it?...

Win a free Babymoon vacation!

Barefoot & Pregnant, Fit Pregnancy and The Bump are giving five pregnant winners the opportunity to win a FREE exclusive VIP babymoon weekend February 26-28, 2010 at Barefoot & Pregnant at Hotel Los Gatos and Spa Elia!  This 3 day, 2 night retreat includes: One bedroom Suite Complimentary hotel parking...

Normal marrital strain, or something more?

Before our daughter was born we were a couple. A traveling, two income, fun loving couple. Then suddenly we became parents. Becoming parents changed everything. I was no longer a professional working woman, but instead, an unshowered mother. The opportunity for my husband to relax after a full day at...

Mercury and Pregnancy

If a woman is exposed to high levels of mercury while she is pregnant, her health and the baby's health are threatened. A woman can take several actions to help reduce the amount of mercury she and her baby are exposed to.

Mercury is a metal that is found naturally in...

Preterm Labor: What Dad Can Do

Preterm Labor: What Dad Can Do Preterm labor is labor that occurs before the 37th completed week of pregnancy. (Most pregnancies last 38-42 weeks; your partner's due date is 40 weeks after the first day of her last menstrual period.) Preterm labor can happen to any woman: In nearly...

Physical Discomforts After Delivery

Physical Discomforts After Delivery Lots of things are happening in your body right after you have a baby. Now that your baby is here, you’re probably feeling some pain or discomfort. Here’s what you can expect. Pains After Birth (Afterbirth Pains)Your uterus contracts and relaxes as it shrinks back...

Kick Counts

Popcorn popping. A little fish swimming. Bubbles. Butterflies. Tickles. These are common words used by women to describe their baby’s first movements. Also known as “quickening”, it’s a reassuring sign that your baby is OK and growing. This much anticipated milestone typically starts sometime between 18-25 weeks into pregnancy. For...