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Why I Refused to Wear Maternity Clothes While Pregnant

Once pregnant, it is common to begin searching for maternity clothes to prepare for the changes. Not everyone is sold on maternity clothes, and I find them pointless. During my pregnancy, I chose to keep wearing my normal clothes instead of maternity ones. The decision may seem bizarre, but I had my sons for making such a bold choice. Here are the reasons why I refused to wear maternity clothes while pregnant.

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5 Ways to Tighten and Tone Your Belly After Pregnancy

Of all the things you might worry about regarding your post-pregnancy physique, a loose and saggy belly is probably not one of them. But because pregnancy racks up so many unwelcome changes, including some in weight distribution, your tummy may leave you with that unwanted pooch. While there is no magic trick to instantly shrink your tummy and get rid of your post-pregnancy belly fat, you can use these five tips to tighten and tone your entire midsection for improved posture, improved health, and an overall feeling of progress.

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5 Pregnancy Tips for New Mamas

The first few months of pregnancy are exciting but can also be a little scary. Maybe you haven’t been around babies much, or you’re concerned that your body is changing quickly. Whatever your worries are, there are things you can do to make sure things go as smoothly as possible for both you and the baby. Here are some tips that have worked well for me (and countless other women) over the years:

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8 Signs That You Might Be Pregnant

Pregnancy occurs immediately after conception when the sperm fertilizes a mature egg. Pregnancy is accompanied by various symptoms which you might notice as early as a few days after conception. Some of the advanced pregnancy symptoms you might notice a few days after conception are sensitivity to smell and tender breasts. Another early sign is spotting which might occur one week after fertilization. 

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Early Signs That You Might Be Pregnant

Thoughts of pregnancy often bring to mind images of glowing women with serene expressions and perfect hair. But the reality is that for most pregnant women, pregnancy is a time of great physical and emotional change. While pregnancy tests and ultrasounds are the only methods to definitely determine if you’re pregnant, you may check for other signs and symptoms as well. There are a number of symptoms that may indicate pregnancy. Some women experience them while others don’t, but they are worth noting and discussing with your doctor or healthcare provider if you have any of these signs: