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Content Tagged: pregnancy

Feeling nervous about my pregnancy and motherhood

My name is Nisha. My husband Naveen and I started trying to conceive a few months ago. The test I took today confirmed what I already thought was true: I’m 8 weeks pregnant. I didn’t expect that it would happen this quickly. Don’t get me wrong – we want to have a baby and I’m […]

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1 in 10 pregnant women at risk of developing gestational diabetes

A recent report released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests that as many as 1 in 10 pregnant women develop the complication of gestational diabetes. The researchers used the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Questionnaire and state birth certificate records to compare rates of gestational diabetes from 2007-2008 to 2009-2010. They […]

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Making time to conceive

My name is Rose. I’m a 36 year old human rights lawyer. I’ve been with my partner, Tom for about 5 years. He’s a 38 year old pilot. Both of our jobs require a lot of travel and keep us pretty busy, so we often spend a lot of time apart. We’re excited to start […]

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The importance of nutrition even before pregnancy!

A recent study published in Nature Communications suggests that what a woman eats before she is pregnant can have an impact on the health of her future children. The study was conducted with the Medical Research Council’s unit in Gambia, West Africa and led by Dr. Andrew Prentice, of the London School of Hygiene and […]

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