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The 10 best things about being pregnant


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


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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5 Changes MEN go through during your pregnancy


When you are pregnant, you know that your body and hormones are going through some serious changes. Everyone is focused on your well-being if you are comfortable all the time, but what about your hubby? Your partner is ALSO going through some changes as you have a baby growing inside you.

Don't believe me? Read on!

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6 Easy ways to increase your chances of getting pregnant

Seeing as each and every one of us is an individual with a unique genetic makeup, varying hormone levels and different lifestyles, the length of time it takes to get pregnant can vary greatly from one woman to the next. In fact, most doctors will not even see you for a consult on potential infertility until you've been intentionally trying to get pregnant for at least a year. But whether you've just started trying or you've been at it for months, there are a few simple things you can do to increase your chances of getting pregnant right now. As you read our tips, keep in mind that overall health and wellness is the common thread, and is a huge factor for most women.

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5 Ways to prevent varicose veins during pregnancy


If you are pregnant or have been pregnant, then you know that you experience many symptoms during those 40 weeks. One of the most annoying? Varicose veins. Many of us think that they occur as we get older, but some women experience the unsightly veins during pregnancy.

If you're worried about getting them, not to worry, there are some easy ways to prevent them from happening in the first place.

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5 Things you thought you couldn't do while pregnant, but totally can

If I had a dime for everything someone assumed I couldn't do while pregnant--well, you know. Seriously, pregnancy is not a death sentence. Your life does not suddenly end because you are growing another person in your uterus. Sure, there are some things you should avoid, like, you know, drugs, cigarettes, hard alcohol. But for the most part--with the exception of high-risk pregnancies--you can actually continue to live your life much as you always have. Here are five things you thought you couldn't do while pregnant, but totally can: 

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10 Latina old wives tales about pregnancy


I was raised listening to traditional old wives tales handed down from my abuelita and my tías. When I became pregnant with my first baby, the advice was given freely. Moms-to-be often hear lots of pregnancy advice but Latina moms-to-be also get a lot of well-meaning advice based on traditional beliefs and superstition, most of which has no basis in science. But if your abuelita cares enough to share her wisdom, especially if she's had nine kids like mine did, you better lovingly listen out of respect.

When I was pregnant I was stressed enough as it was just being pregnant and hoping for a healthy baby. So to relieve a little bit of that stress here are the 10 common old wives tales about pregnancy believed by our Latina mamis and abuelas that have absolutely no scientific evidence to back them up so no worries.

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The every day healthy habit that can RAISE your risk of miscarriage

A new study has found that women who take multivitamins while trying to conceive are at a higher risk of having a miscarriage than those who don't. Published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, the study included 35,000 moms-to-be in Denmark who took the supplements regularly in the six weeks prior to becoming pregnant. The results showed that they were 32 percent more likely to suffer a miscarriage. 

After ruling out factors such as obesity, smoking and previous miscarriages, researchers of the largest study of its kind could not figure out the cause.

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