I am 11 weeks pregnant and I want to know if using an Elliptical machine is safe and until when can I use it. I have no health problems.” Unless your health care provider tells you to abstain from exercise, staying active is good for you and your baby-to-be during pregnancy. An elliptical machine … [Read more…]
Pregnant and Can’t Quit Smoking!
I am almost 17 weeks pregnant and i can not stop smoking. i have slowed down a lot but i can not seem to quit. i hate myself for that because i love my baby. i can go all day at work without a cigeratte but when i get home it’s the first thing i want. everytime i go to the doctor the baby has a … [Read more…]
How and When Should You Announce Pregnancy To Your Boss?
Q. I am 14 weeks. I just got a store Manager position at my work. I haven’t told my boss b/c she would have not given it to me. Any tips on making it go smoother?” It’s against the law to deny someone a promotion or demote her just because she’s pregnant (not that it doesn’t happen all the … [Read more…]
I Failed The Glucose Test, Now What?
The glucose tolerance test (aka the GTT) is a screening test to check for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), a common pregnancy condition affecting about 5 percent of women. It’s usually given between 24 and 28 weeks, earlier if you’re in a high-risk category for diabetes, … [Read more…]
What’s a Kegel?
I am 23 weeks pregnant with my third child, with having children close together, (2 and 3 year old girls) my bladder isn’t as strong any more. My question is, Sometimes when doing kegel exercises, it feels as if I have to go to the restroom more, is this normal to feel that way, or is it pregnancy … [Read more…]
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