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  • BellyBeats Fetal Heart Monitor for home use
    BellyBeats rents/sells a Fetal Heart Doppler that allows expecting parents to monitor and hear their unborn baby's heartbeat as early as 10-12 weeks into pregnancy from the privacy of home.

  • Preggie Pops for Morning Sickness
    Preggie Pops are delicious, naturally flavoured lollipops, with ingredients known to ease nausea. After huge success in the USA and the UK, Preggie Pops are now available in Australia! They do work fabulously, get instant relief! Visit www.bellybelly.biz/preggiepops.html for more information. Orders of 6 or more bags receive free postage.

  • Prevent stretch marks or fade stretch marks
    Tummy Honey stretch marks solutions are effective to prevent stretch marks and help fade stretch marks

  • A Good Beginning!
    Will I have a healthy baby? Will my baby be born with some kind of sickness? Certain things related to your health could put your unborn baby in danger. Some of these things include drinking alcohol, taking drugs, smoking, dieting, and poor health practices.

  • Basics of Pregnancy
    General information about a wide array of pregnancy issues.

  • Boosting Baby's Brain Power in Utero
    The most important thing you can do to ensure a healthy baby and promote a healthy brain and mental abilities, is to have the healthiest pregnancy possible.

  • Boy or a Girl?
    You can choose for yourself whether you want a boy or a girl by following the chart. The woman's age from 18 to 45 (Chinese reckoning) is on the top line while the months 1 to 12 indicate the month when the baby is conceived. By following the chart you will be able to tell in advance whether your baby will be a boy or a girl.

  • Caffeine During Pregnancy
    Do I have to give up caffeine now that I'm pregnant? Not necessarily. You can still enjoy your favorite caffeinated drinks as long as you don't overdo it.

  • Common Myths - Pregnancy
    This article refutes five common myths about pregnancy.

  • Common Pregnancy Symptoms
    Women go through many changes during pregnancy both physically and emotionally. Here are some common symptoms and how you can make yourself more comfortable during these nine months of pregnancy.

  • Common Problems During Pregnancy
    Common but bothersome concerns you may have during pregnancy are morning sickness, heartburn, backache and other problems. These may make you uncomfortable, but usually they do not threaten your health or the health of your developing baby.

  • Common Questions - Pregnancy
    Ten common questions that pregnant women often ask, regarding topics such as hair dye, exercise, caffeine and metal detectors.

  • Computer: Can it harm my pregnancy?
    The National Academey of Sciences came out with a report that essentially said there are no risks from exposure to electric and magnetic fields.

  • Dental Care During Pregnancy
    You may have heard the myth that women can expect to lose a tooth for each child. Regular dental care and attention to oral hygiene and nutrition should ensure healthy teeth and gums.

  • Flying in Pregnancy
    The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) says that the best time to travel is from the fourth through the sixth month of pregnancy. By then, the physical and emotional adjustments of your first trimester should be mostly complete, and you probably won't yet be so large that air travel would fatigue you unduly.

    I am asked this question regularly in my clinical practice, and I wish I had an easy answer. In general, I suggest that pregnant women consider waiting until after the first trimester, but I leave the decision up to each patient.

  • Herpes and the Pregnant Woman
    Because herpes could be passed on to the baby, pregnancy is a time when special care must be taken. While fetuses may become infected before birth, most infections occur around the time of birth.

  • Hot Tubs/Saunas and Pregnancy
    It is important that a pregnant woman not be exposed to excessive temperatures, or a combination of excessive heat and humidity. This is especially true during the first three months of pregnancy, when the baby's major organs are forming.

  • Household cleaning products and Pregnancy
    There are so many cleaning products out there, it is difficult to make a specific statement about them. However, they have been around for so long now and no study has proven that they have a negative effect on pregnancy.

  • Lead exposure and pregnancy
    If you are pregnant, increased lead levels may lead to adverse outcomes (e.g. small babies, preterm delivery).

  • Miscellaneous Prenatal Information
    Many issues facing the pregnant woman.

  • Morning Sickness
    Our goal is to introduce lifestyle modifications and increase nutrition awareness to help reduce morning sickness during your pregnancy. We will teach you the basics and the fine points of dealing with morning sickness to manage your pregnancy before your morning sickness develops into a condition.

  • Morning Sickness Information
    Learn more about morning sickness - and how to treat it.

  • MorningWell for morning sickness
    Now without drugs, chemicals or side effects there is a solution to Morning Sickness that really works and has been proven by an NHS study to have reduced or eliminated symptoms in over 90% of instances.

  • Natural Remedies during Pregnancy FAQ
    This FAQ is about some easy ways to remedy common pregnancy complaints.

  • Preggie Pops
    Morning sickness and nausea relief for pregnancy, delivery and motion sickness.

  • Pregnancy and Delivery Concerns
    Each pregnancy is different, and even if this is not your first, you may sometimes wonder if what you are feeling is normal. Most aches, pains discomforts, fears and dreams are normal during pregnancy. There are a few symptoms which may signal a significant problem. If you experience any of these danger signs contact your doctor immediately.

  • Pregnancy Lifestyle
    Pregnancy is a perfectly natural state and should be a happy, healthy, and exciting period in your life. But it does represent a major change, and you have to adapt your lifestyle to meet the needs of the baby developing inside you.

  • Pregnancy No-Nos
    Pregnant? You already know to steer clear of alcohol and cigarettes. Here are other hazards to avoid.

  • Prenatal and Postnatal Care
    Prenatal care is the health care you receive before your baby is born. Women who start prenatal care early in their pregnancies tend to have fewer problems and deliver healthier babies than do women who delay or have no prenatal care. It is important to see a doctor or visit a clinic as soon as you suspect you might be pregnant because your baby's body develops rapidly, and all the major organs are formed during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.

  • Progesterone does not prevent miscarriage
    Progesterone doesn't prevent miscarriages. Miscarriages happen for many reasons, but lack of progesterone as a cause for miscarriage is not proven.

  • Sidelines - High-Risk Pregnancy support group
    Sidelines is a network of support groups across the country for women and their families experiencing complicated pregnancies. A pregnancy is termed "high risk" or "complicated" when the life or health of the mother or baby may be at risk.

  • The 1st Trimester of Pregnancy
    During the first 3 months of pregnancy, or the first trimester, there are many changes happening to you. As your body adjusts to the growing baby, you may experience nausea, fatigue, backaches, mood swings, and stress. Just remember that these things are normal during pregnancy. Most of these discomforts will go away as your pregnancy progresses, so try not to worry about them.

  • The 2nd Trimester of Pregnancy
    The second stage of your pregnancy causes more noticeable changes to your body, relief to problems caused in the first trimester, new changes, and more exciting experiences. Morning sickness, fatigue, and many other things that might have bothered you during the first 3 months might disappear as your body adapts to the growing baby.

  • The 3rd Trimester of Pregnancy
    During this final stage of your pregnancy, your baby is continuing to grow. By the end of your pregnancy you should have gained about 25 to 30 pounds. About 7 1/2 pounds of that weight should be the baby. Even before your baby is born it will be able to open and close its eyes and might even suck its thumb.

  • Things You Should and Should Not Do During Pregnancy
    There are quite a few things you can do during your pregnancy to help improve your and your baby's health. You can also avoid risks that can complicate or terminate a pregnancy. For example, you probably know that getting enough Folic Acid is important. But did you know it is just as important to avoid cats? You probably knew that X-Rays are harmful to the fetus, but did you know about electric blankets?

  • Vaginal Spotting or Bleeding
    What should I do if I notice spotting?

  • Will it be a Girl or a Boy?
    Fill out and submit this form based on Mom's answers and you'll know what gender baby she is going to have.

  • X-Rays - Exposure of procedures
    Estimated X-Ray Exposure in Pregnancy by Procedure...How much rads can lead to fetal malformations?

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