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4 Types of contractions you didn't know about

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Contractions. Honestly, I hear the word and I hold my breath! When I was pregnant with my first child and I had my first "contraction" at two months, I called 911. I'm not kidding! It was early in my pregnancy, my husband was away on business and I didn't know what to do. I was helplessly lost and didn't have any books or guidance about "What to Expect When You're Expecting, so I panicked and dialed. It turned out that I wasn't in labor (obviously) and my belly's muscles were just stretching.

I learned that contractions are normal and they all don't mean that the baby is coming out anytime soon. If you are pregnant or planning to be, read on so you won't drive the emergency phone operator crazy like I did.

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WATCH: An entire pregnancy in just 6 seconds!

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I'm a big fan of pregnancy time lapse videos. I find them all kinds of adorable and fascinating. Make no mistake that I have viewed more than my fair share of them, even so I am captivated by the latest one I've watched created by a couple in the fair city I'm lucky enough to call home: San Francisco, California. Ian Padgham and his wife, Claire Pasquier, collaborated and put together a time lapse video chronicling Pasquier's pregnancy that they posted on Vine. Do you get what I'm saying? Since the video was posted on Vine it means that it is only six seconds long. This couple managed to capture an entire pregnancy in just six seconds and it is pretty amazing.

You have to check it out below. I mean what do you have to lose? It's only SIX seconds long !

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New mom dies 2 days after giving birth & no one knows why

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Lisa Parkisson gave birth to a healthy baby boy named Zac early morning this past Saturday. She was looking forward to taking on her new life milestone as a mom when the unexpected happened: The 35-year-old mother mysteriously died in the post-natal ward only two days after delivering her baby.

Now her family is demanding that the hospital give them answers over the beloved mother's inexplicable death.

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7 Ways to eat healthier during pregnancy

Christina Aguilera gained a lot of weight (40 pounds to be exact) during her first pregnancy and she's not trying to let that happen the second time around. The 33-year-old singer and former Voice coach is expecting another baby now with her fiancé, Matt Rutler but is doing everything possible to avoid stacking up the pounds. You know what they say, just because you're preggos doesn't mean you should be eating for two! But there are ways that you too can eat healthier when you're expecting. Read on!

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14 Awesomely creative ways to announce your pregnancy

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Every time I see the wonderfully creative ways that so many people get to announce their pregnancies I get a little jelly because I didn't get to do an original pregnancy announcement for either of my pregnancies. Oh well, I can still definitely appreciate the wonderful pregnancy announcements of others like this super fresh one featuring the Fresh Prince himself, Will Smith. The picture was posted on Reddit by a friend of a pregnant woman named Emily. I don't know the circumstances of how the picture came to be, I like to imagine I do. I'll tell you all about it and show you the full picture below.

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Mom addicted to being pregnant offers to be surrogate for free

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If you ask most moms what they miss most about being pregnant, chances are they'll say they loved their bump, glow, and the excitement of creating a human life. But for 37-year-old Tara Sawyer, pregnancy is an addiction and she has even offered to be a surrogate for other couples--for free! The mom of four says that being pregnant is what makes her happiest and when she isn't she feels like something is missing.

In fact, she's already been a surrogate to three couples and doesn't plan on stopping anytime soon!

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The 10 best things about being pregnant

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Pregnancy is pretty much unlike anything else that you'll ever go through in your life. In fact, Today show host Savannah Guthrie, who is pregnant for the first time, says her boobs are out of control and she has gone up as many as three cup sizes. "I think my breasts have reached their earthly limit. I just can't get used to it," she joked on the show.

Join the club, sister! I supposed you can say that's one of the many perks about pregnancy.

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JWoww & 7 other celebs who kept it real about pregnancy

Besties Jenni "JWoww" Farley and Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi are both pregnant at the same time! They even walked the red carpet together at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday showing off their matching baby bumps. But unlike Snooki, JWoww isn't exactly having the easiest pregnancy. In fact, she hates it! "She [Snooki] loves being pregnant right now and I f---ing hate it," JWoww told Us Weekly. Hey, at least she kept it real!

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Hilarious Vogue cover + 12 other awesomely creative ways to announce your pregnancy

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No matter if you are expecting your first, second, or third baby, the pregnancy announcement that you use is a huge deal. Bringing a new life into the world is a big enough reason to celebrate therefore you have to get creative. Take Maggie and Gennady Borukhovich for example. The couple needed a way to announce their pregnancy when they became inspired by the latest Vogue magazine cover featuring the one and only Kim Kardashian and hubby-to be, Kanye West. What a funny idea!

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WATCH: 6 Amazing pregnancy time-lapse videos you have to see!

Thanks to YouTube, we've all seen our fair share of awesome and unique pregnancy announcements. But one adorable dad recently topped all those by creating one of the cutest time-lapse pregnancy videos we've seen yet!

In the clip, entitled "From Bump to Buzz," Tom Fletcher manages to capture the duration of his wife's entire pregnancy by compiling daily photos of her growing belly. The whole thing takes place in just over 3 minutes and the final result is so adorable, it's pretty much guaranteed to melt your heart.

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