Pregnancy

Fertility FAQ

Getting pregnant is easy: False Many factors can affect the ability of conceiving: The female partner’s age, the timing, the ability of the male partner to conceive as well as many other biologically factors. The woman’s age affect her capacity of conceiving:True In the 20’s women’s fertility is between 75% and 95%. In the 40’s a …

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8 signs you are pregnant: Do you know them?

Am I pregnant?

Am I Pregnant? How can you be sure? Pregnancy symptoms might be different, feels different and occurs at different times form a woman to another. Some women don’t even feel anything. Early pregnancy symptoms are felt in general 10 days after ovulation and tend to decrease after the first trimester. The combination of menstruating symptoms, high …

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Most common pregnancy concerns

During your pregnancy, many symptoms can make you worry. Some pregnancy concerns are normal while others should be reported to your doctor immediately. Here are the most common concerns during the pregnancy and some indications on when you should absolutely talk to your doctor. Most common pregnancy concerns Vaginal hemorrhage This might be light bleeding …

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9 Tips to help you conveive

Tips On Getting Pregnant

Trying to get pregnant can be an overwhelming process that triggers feelings of sadness, anger, guilt and frustration. The following tips can help you cope with these emotions and increase your odds of getting pregnant. Tips on getting pregnant Stop birth control pills It might seem obvious, but it’s the first thing to do as …

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Finding the best maternity clothes for every occasion just got easier, thanks to Glama Mama Maternity! Whether you need a power suit for work, a formal dress for a wedding, or just something cute to wear to your family picnic, they’ve got you covered! Check out our favorite pieces for each occasion!

Best Maternity Clothes for Every Occasion from Glama Mama Maternity

This post is brought to you by Glama Mama Maternity, where you’ll find the best maternity clothes for every occasion! Finding the best maternity clothes for every occasion just got easier, thanks to Glama Mama Maternity! They have an amazing selection of the cutest pregnancy clothes you can imagine. Whether you’re looking for a power …

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Looking for a creative way to share your exciting news? Check out these 17 clever riddles about being pregnant that are just perfect for sharing on social media!

17 Clever Riddles About Being Pregnant That Are Perfect for Your Announcements

Looking for a creative way to share your exciting news? Check out these 17 clever riddles about being pregnant that are just perfect for sharing on social media!   When that positive pregnancy test first gives you the big news that you’re expecting a new addition to your family, you feel like you’ll burst from …

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Looking for a fun way to announce your pregnancy through iMessage without just saying "hey, I'm pregnant"? You have to check out BabyMoji, the cutest baby stickers! 

Announce Your Pregnancy in Style with BabyMoji Cute Baby Stickers!

Looking for a fun way to announce your pregnancy through iMessage without just saying “hey, I’m pregnant”? You have to check out BabyMoji, the cutest baby stickers! Okay, so I would never recommend announcing your pregnancy to your husband, parents, or closest friends or family through a text message. They definitely deserve to hear the …

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When do you move to maternity clothes with your second pregnancy? If you're like most women, probably a lot sooner than when you started wearing them with your first baby!

When Will You Need to Start Wearing Maternity Clothes During Your 2nd Pregnancy?

When do you move to maternity clothes with your second pregnancy? If you’re like most women, probably a lot sooner than when you started wearing them with your first baby! Some women even notice certain types of pants getting a little snug before they get that positive pregnancy test. Of course, every woman is different and …

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7 Dreamy Pregnancy Announcement Poems That Will Bring Your Family To Tears

Ready for some pregnancy announcement rhymes and poems that may make you cry? Grab the tissues because these lovely verses will bring on the waterworks in the best possible way.  They’re perfect for everything from  adding to a special card to tell your husband the big news to sharing on Facebook to let the whole world …

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Tis the season to be jolly – and fashionable! Show off your holiday spirit with these fabulous Christmas maternity shirts!

12 Fashionable Christmas Maternity Shirts for All Those Holiday Parties

‘Tis the season to be jolly – and fashionable, especially in these cute Christmas maternity shirts! Are you expecting during the holidays? We know how many parties and get-togethers take place during this time of the year, and we want to make sure you’re looking and feeling your best while you’re attending them! Whether it’s …

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9 Harry Potter Pregnancy Announcement Ideas That Will Make You Wonder Where Your Owl Is

Wingardium Leviosa, ready to make your family jump in the air with these Harry Potter pregnancy announcements? Don’t worry, whether you’re a super fan or just enjoy the movies or books we’ve got some magical baby announcements for you to check out. These announcements I hold particularly close to my own heart, as I am a big …

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Nutrition is so important when you're expecting, but your cravings matter too! Check out 5 of the best pregnancy cookbooks that take both into account!

5 Fabulous Pregnancy Cookbooks That Keep You Healthy and Satisfy Your Cravings

You might not think you need specific pregnancy cookbooks to eat healthy while expecting. For the most part, you’re right. I’m sure you can get by with a regular cookbook (or even just your normal healthy recipes) and still manage to eat right. The best cookbooks written specifically for expecting mamas, though, go a step …

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Your oral health plays a major role in your baby's health during pregnancy. Check out three things you need to know about prenatal dental care.

Expecting a Baby? 3 Things You Need to Do to Take Care of Your (and Your Baby’s) Dental Health

  Today we’re talking about your prenatal dental care and the role it plays in a healthy pregnancy. We have a very special expert guest bringing you the inside scoop on three things you need to be doing now during your pregnancy to care for both of you. Please welcome Dr. Saeid Badie. Prenatal Dental Care: …

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Pediatricians Beg You to Stop Drinking Alcohol During Pregnancy

Pediatricians across the U.S. are begging women to stop drinking alcohol during pregnancy, according to a recent news story on CNN. The American Academy of Pediatricians is calling out- practically screaming out- to pregnant women everywhere. The message is clear: NO AMOUNT OF ALCOHOL is safe during pregnancy. None. Zip. Zero. Zilch. Nada. Related: Can …

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Conversations You NEED To Have With Your Teen To Prevent Teenage Pregnancy

Many families wonder how they can prevent teenage pregnancy, and it is not easy. We know that teenagers can be easily influenced by living in the moment. The key is having regular and open conversations with your child so that they know your values, beliefs and understand the risks of having sex young. These conversations …

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3 Strategies To Have A Healthier Teenage Pregnancy Through Nutrition

Nutrition is one of the biggest documented facts that affects teens ability to have a healthy pregnancy. According to a nutrition reference for pregnant teenagers produced by the University of Minnesota, pregnant teens unsurprisingly have many of the same challenges with eating as any other teen. This includes habits such as frequent snacking especially on high …

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Looking for a fun way to take advantage of Halloween & announce your pregnancy? There are so many fun ways to make creative Halloween pregnancy announcements!

Super Cute (and Kind of Spooky) Halloween Pregnancy Announcements

Are you looking for a fun way to take advantage of Halloween and announce your pregnancy?  There are so many fun ways to make super cute & creative Halloween pregnancy announcements! Read on for a few of my personal favorites.  Related: Ultimate List of Pregnancy Announcement Ideas Cute & Creative Halloween Pregnancy Announcements Affiliate links included …

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With preemies able to survive at much younger ages every year, do you think doctors should be obligated to provide care to preemies born at 22 weeks?

Tough Choices: Should Doctors Provide Care For Preemies Born At 22 Weeks?

A recent article from the National Post is making waves. Check out the article: Canadian pediatricians recommend letting 22-week-old preemies die. Should doctors try to save the tiny newborns?  This article is heavy, but an important issue that is affecting the care options for parents of preemies born at 22 and 23 weeks. The article …

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Looking for a fun way to include your older children in the announcement of your big news? Check out these great pregnancy announcement ideas for siblings!

Fun Ways to Include Your Older Kids in Pregnancy Announcements

Check out these awesome Pregnancy Announcement Ideas With Siblings!  These are super cute and fun ways to share your good news while including the older sibling(s) in the process.  Grandparents, aunts and uncles will all enjoy the cute messages that make your newest addition to the family even more exciting! Great Free Pregnancy Announcement Cards …

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Preparing for Pregnancy ProXeed Plus

Preparing for Pregnancy is a Team Effort, Proxeed Plus Can Help! #PreppingwithProxeed

Just like making a baby takes two, preparing for pregnancy is a team effort. When I was trying to get pregnant for six years, I mostly focused on what I could do better. I ate right, stopped taking certain medications, stopped going out on weekends. I took the right vitamins. I got the diagnostic tests. …

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I wish I knew that there were so many natural childbirth methods during my pregnancy. The Bradley Method, Lamaze, Alexander technique- how do you know which is right for you?

Natural Childbirth Methods: There’s More than One Way to Have a Baby!

Think there’s only one way to have a baby when it comes to natural childbirth methods? Think again! While many natural childbirth methods have common aspects, each method offers a little something different. If you’re planning to go the natural route, knowing which method is right for you can mean the difference between success and …

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First Response Study Reveals Common Misconceptions About Conception

First Response Study Reveals Common Misconceptions About Conception

This post about common misconceptions about conceptions is brought to you by First Response. First Response and the Yale School of Medicine joined together to conduct a study about the misconceptions about conception. The study revealed some interesting information about how women perceive their fertility. While I thought I knew pretty much everything about fertility, …

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Did You Struggle with Hyperemesis During Pregnancy Like Kate Middleton?

I have to say, I really feel for Kate Middleton and her struggles with hyperemesis during pregnancy. If you haven’t heard the news, the lovely Duchess has been canceling appearances left and right because she’s so sick from the condition. I was miserable with just regular morning sickness, and I wasn’t a famous person who …

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Stork is Coming to Canada

The Stork is Landing Soon in Canada! #TheStorkIsComing

Are you ready for the NEW, over-the-counter conception aid? The Stork is coming to Canada this summer. Available exclusively at your local Rexall Pharmacy. Sign up for special offers and to be notified when it is available in-store here: http://bit.ly/1tfBhFQ #TheStorkIsComing

Sea-Band Mama

Enjoy Cravings Minus Morning Sickness with Sea-Band Mama! #SeaBandMamaMorningSicknessRelief

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Sea-Band Mama. The opinions and text are all mine. Forget morning sickness, when I was pregnant with my son I had morning, afternoon, evening and middle of the night sickness! Just about everything made me nauseous. At the same time I was dealing with …

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Can pesticide exposure during pregnancy cause autism

Does Pesticide Exposure During Pregnancy Cause Autism?

Does pesticide exposure during pregnancy cause autism? A new study about autism has just come out. Researchers at the University of California studied the proximity of pregnant women to areas where pesticides were used. Researchers found, that “Children of mothers who live near agricultural areas, or who are otherwise exposed to organophosphate, pyrethroid, or carbamate pesticides …

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Breastfeeding photo takes down Instagram account

Breastfeeding Photo Deemed Offensive, Takes Down Mom’s Instagram Account

A Toronto mom lost her Instagram account after she shared a breastfeeding photo with her and her daughter. CTV News shared the story of Heather Bays, a professional photographer who is completely heartbroken after losing her account. Bays not only used Instagram to document her own journey as a mom, but also to showcase her …

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How does obesity affect fertility

Obesity and Infertility: How Your Weight Affects Conception

Obesity and Infertility: How Your Weight Affects Conception Are you overweight and having trouble with conception? In addition to certain disorders, drug and alcohol use, and environmental causes, another possible cause of infertility  is obesity. Many studies have found that obesity and infertility are linked in both men and women. One study found that women …

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Ectopic Pregnancy Stories

Ectopic Pregnancy Stories: How it Affects People Differently

Ectopic pregnancy can be a terrifying experience. Between the physical and emotional pain, the procedures to fix it and the worrying about whether it will cause future infertility, it can really put you through the wringer. We’ve talked about ectopic pregnancy signs, symptoms and treatment options before, but never really delved into the emotional turmoil …

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Avril Lavigne Raise Your Voice

Canada Sings with Avril Lavigne in Support of Women’s College Hospital #WCHFRaiseUrVoice

Dislosure: this post is brought to you by Women’s College Hospital Foundation I just love when celebrities go above and beyond to give back. It sends such a positive message to the world!  Avril Lavigne is the perfect example of such a role model. Back in August, she called on fans in Toronto and around …

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breastfeeding in public

Breastfeeding in Public: Is it Indecent or Natural?

Is breastfeeding in public a natural act of feeding a child or is it indecent? Both sides of the debate have very strong opinions! Check out the different arguments and decide for yourself if women should be left to feed their babies in peace or banned from public breastfeeding entirely.

Teenage Pregnancy Prevention

Teenage Pregnancy: How to Prevent Your Teen from Getting Pregnant

OurFamilyWorld is passionate about preventing teenage pregnancy as well as helping teen moms cope. We’ve done numerous articles on the subject over the last few years. We’ve shared options for pregnant teens, information on government teen pregnancy prevention programs and tips about finishing school while pregnant. We’ve shared tips here and there for parents on …

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Cost of Infertility and how IVF can help

The True Cost of Infertility and How Funded IVF Can Help #ohip4ivf

The true cost of infertility is much higher than you may imagine. Forget, for a moment, the costs involved in actual fertility treatments, especially IVF. Those can be astronomical on their own.  I’m talking about the true cost- both emotionally and physically- of dealing with long-term infertility. From lost wages due missing work for tests …

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Mississippi Teenage Pregnancy Law

Teenage Pregnancy in Mississippi Law Raises Disturbing Concerns about Privacy and Safety

Mississippi has the highest teenage pregnancy rates, with about 55 out of every 1,000 babies born to girls 18 and younger. Governor Phil Bryant believes sexual offenders who prey on young girls is at least partially to blame for the epidemic, and he intends to do something about it. Beginning on July 1st, 2013, hospitals …

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Teenage Pregnancy Prevention: Antiquated Scare Tactics Are Not the Answer

Mayor Bloomberg of New York City is stirring up controversy again, this time in an effort to prevent teenage pregnancy. Since taking office, the Mayor has taken a lot of heat for his over-the-top initiatives to create a healthier city, including locking up formula in hospitals. Now, he’s taking aim at lowering the city’s teenage …

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Guest Post: The Best of The Breast: Why Every Mother Should Own a Breast Pump

Guest post by: Tanya Allsop at BreastPumpReviewSite.com Many of us who have babies are familiar with some recent formula recalls. It has made a lot of mothers second guess ever giving formula to our babies, and instead opting to exclusively breastfeed our babies. Not only breast milk and breastfeeding is beneficial for baby and mom , …

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Effects of Teenage Pregnancy

The Effects of Teenage Pregnancy: Examining the Results of 12 Studies

While teenage pregnancy rates have dropped significantly over the last decade (as much as 44%, according to the CDC), it still remains a major issue in many parts of the developed world.  The results of a dozen different studies regarding teenage pregnancy were rounded up in 12 Studied Effects of Teenage Pregnancy. The results are very interesting, …

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breastfeeding

Breastfeeding versus Formula Feeding: The Pros and Cons of Each

In the breastfeeding versus formula feeding debate, both sides present valid arguments for the pros, and both sides have their downfalls. The debate between breastfeeding versus formula feeding has long been a raging one on parenting forums, in mommy playgroups and anywhere else that moms or soon-to-be moms gather. It can get really heated and …

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16 and Pregnant: The Basic Facts of Teenage Pregnancy

Despite the amount of education available about the risks associated with teenage pregnancy, way too many girls are still finding themselves 16 and pregnant. In the United States, teenage pregnancy is once again on the rise. Of the approximately one-million yearly cases of teen pregnancy, only 85 percent of those are unplanned. That means that 150,000 teenagers …

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