By age 40, an average healthy woman has only a 5% chance of getting pregnant per cycle. Is 40 too old to have a baby? Due to advances…

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Eating canned food during pregnancy can put the baby at risk of exposure to an industrial chemical bisphenol A (BPA), potentially affecting their reproductive health in later life,…

The happiness of motherhood

The extra discharge is due to a boost in estrogen production and increased blood flow early in pregnancy, she says. When normal, it should be somewhat thick, clear…

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Strong abdominal muscles mean a growing uterus is going to stay closer to the core of the body, Kirkham explained, making a bump appear smaller. On the other…

The happiness of motherhood

How else can pregnancy affect my eyes? Your eyes may be drier and more irritated during pregnancy (and for as long as you’re breastfeeding). This, along with subtle…

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It is extremely good for health and it is most ideal for gut. But it is still not recommended to consume during pregnancy as it can trigger and…

The happiness of motherhood

There’s a higher risk of stillbirth if you go over 42 weeks pregnant, although most babies remain healthy. At the moment, there’s no way to reliably predict which…

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Recommendations. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists makes the following recommendations: Working during pregnancy is generally safe. For those in high-risk occupations or with medically complicated pregnancies,…

The happiness of motherhood