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10 Ways to Avoid Pooping in Labor

You’ve heard the whispers. Someone has probably come right out and said it: I pooped during labor. The good news? There are ways to lessen the chances of it happening and even if it does happen, you probably won’t even know. The following list is based on...

8 Hollywood Movie Myths About Birth

Hollywood has a habit of making the most mundane life event appear glossily gorgeous – and birth is certainly no exception. If we’re to believe the movies, birth is a simple procedure that requires a few minutes of yelling, a wheelchair and two men...

15 Things You Shouldn’t Do Nine Months Pregnant

The first trimester can be difficult, the second trimester may be exciting, but nothing compares to the huge differences you’ll experience in size, movement, pain and symptoms in the last trimester of pregnancy. If you haven’t slowed down already, by the...

How to Cut Your Toenails During Pregnancy

When you’re pregnant, it can be the simple things that can be hardest to do. One of those things is cutting or painting toenails. Especially as your belly gets bigger, it can be difficult to reach down without causing yourself muscle pain.   How to Cut Your...

30 Alternative Uses For Breast Milk

Breast milk is, without a doubt, the perfect infant nutrition. But its usefulness is not limited to babies, or nursing mothers. Whether you realize it or not, people of all ages can benefit from the incredible healing properties of this naturally produced milk. It is...