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12 Things all moms should do before giving birth

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From the moment you realize you're expecting, you end up having super baby brain. I'm currently 5 months pregnant and know the symptoms well. You create long checklists to make sure you have everything in order for after the baby's arrival. Not to mention, your calendar is filled with doctor and sonogram appointments. With the little spare time that you do have, it's important to use it wisely and put yourself first. These tips have helped make my pregnancy more peaceful and enjoyable. I hope they do the same for you! 

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10 Unexpected ways your body changes during pregnancy

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Pregnancy is the most amazing blessing a woman could experience in life. I'm currently 17 weeks pregnant and uncovering all of the weird and beautiful physical changes that comes with pregnancy. It's truly amazing how our bodies transform and undergo so many magical stages within 40 weeks. Our bodies are working extra hard to welcome a new life to this world, so we should honor it and even be grateful for the not so great symptoms we have to face too. Here's a detailed overview of amazing ways your body evolves during pregnancy. 

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WATCH: The pregnancy time lapse video you'll watch over & over

Being in the midst of my second pregnancy and chasing around a pre-schooler while dealing with lingering morning sickness, I find myself forgetting to stop and marvel about the changes that are going on within my body. Sometimes, I forget to enjoy the little things--like watching my belly slowly grow, the changes in my face and hair and nails and the exciting countdowns to each milestone. Thankfully, there are other moms around to remind me (and all of you) to stop and take it all in. 

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8 Myths about C-sections you need to know about

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With 33 percent of births being delivered via C-section each year, it's pretty amazing that so much is still misunderstood about the procedure. There are so many misconceptions about C-sections, for example, that it means women are too posh to push. This is just not the case! There are medical reasons why doctors encourage women to opt for a cesarean. This isn't the only myth that has been lingering on for too long. We're breaking it all down and revealing the truth about C-sections. 

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12 Baby shower games that are actually fun


Baby shower games used to be boring, but that's a thing of the past. Now there are plenty of creative options that will leave your guests laughing and enjoying the festivities. Most importantly, you want to make sure they're memorable and as fuss-free as possible. These 12 baby shower game ideas are fun, easy and will create everlasting memories with your friends and family.  

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10 Adorable celebrity baby bumps caught on video

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During pregnancy, we try to capture every emotional moment and celebrities are the same way. I love when stars share their pregnancy experiences with their fans. It totally makes them seem more human and relatable. Alejandra Espinoza is the perfect example. Her baby bump video captures everything that's beautiful and amazing about pregnancy. We can all relate to that! There are a few more celebrity baby bump videos that will make you laugh and tear up. Watch out for the baby bumps now! 

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10 Pregnancy myths that we need to stop believing

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Pregnancy could be a really scary thing and the myths that exist out there about the 40-week journey could be even scarier! Don't new moms have enough to worry about when preparing to welcome a newborn to this world? Thankfully, there are plenty of myths about pregnancy that are false and there are studies to prove it. Take a deep breathe and relax. It's all going to be okay! 

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4 Things you should know if you're having a boy


About 51 percent of all births in the U.S. are boys. Expecting a little man has its blessings and could bring gender specific symptoms your way. While being gender neutral is the way to go for some moms, knowing all that you can about your little boy during pregnancy will help prepare you for what to expect in the future. Here are four things you should know if you're having a baby boy

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Your baby's birth month can determine how healthy he is

It's common knowledge that everything from an expectant mother's stress levels to second hand smoke to exposure to pet feces and pesticides may have a profound effect on a child's long-term development and health. However, what most of us don't' realize is the month in which a child is born and, yes, even conceived, may also impact a child's well-being. Crazy, huh?

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QUIZ: Are you having a boy or a girl?


Congratulations on your pregnancy! One of the most exciting parts of being pregnant is finding out the sex of your baby. Although, these days, you can find out as early as at the 13-week mark, there are a bunch of traditional tricks you can use to determine if you're having a boy or a girl way before that and without the need of an ultrasound. Some call them old wives tales, but many swear by them. Good thing is that none of them are harmful to you or your baby, so give them a try by taking this quiz and find out!

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