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Miscarriages: What are the risks?

Miscarriages: What are the risks?

It’s not uncommon that once you see those two lines pop up on a pregnancy test, you may feel some anxiety—is this a “lasting pregnancy”? How likely is it that I’ll miscarry? What can I expect? Are there ways I can avoid a miscarriage? First, let’s talk about the...

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Pregnancy Weight Gain

Pregnancy Weight Gain

Weight gain is inevitable in pregnancy. There are a lot of huge changes happening in you body; you are, after all, growing a human being! And it’s important that you fuel your body well to provide both you and baby with the necessary nutrition to keep you healthy. But...

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Choosing life: a teen mom’s pregnancy story

Choosing life: a teen mom’s pregnancy story

The summer I turned 17 I found out I was pregnant. I was not the first pregnant teen in my family, but knowing that did not bring me comfort; instead, it did the opposite. When I was 13 and my sister was 16, she became pregnant. I remember being in the delivery room...

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Pregnancy: a timeline of appointments

Pregnancy: a timeline of appointments

Here’s a concise timeline to give you a rough estimate of what your appointments will look like during your pregnancy. It might be hard to think about now, especially if you’re just finding out you’re pregnant, but pregnancy is very much a waiting game. There will be...

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13 Weeks Pregnant

13 Weeks Pregnant

So you’re 13 weeks pregnant…This is it! The end of the 13th week marks the momentous occasion of leaving the first trimester and entering the second. By the end of this week, you will be one-third of the way done with your pregnancy, and you should begin to feel more...

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12 Weeks Pregnant

12 Weeks Pregnant

So you’re 12 weeks pregnant…At 12 weeks you are SO close to the first-trimester finish line! For many, this marks a period when those bothersome pregnancy symptoms lessen, such as the morning sickness and fatigue. However, the change in hormones around this time can...

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11 Weeks Pregnant

11 Weeks Pregnant

So you’re eleven weeks pregnant… You know the drill. You’re still in the thick of the first trimester (but the end is in sight!), so your pregnancy symptoms may still be plaguing you. Gas may be something you’re unaccustomed to, though, so you may need to keep track...

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10 Weeks Pregnant

10 Weeks Pregnant

So you’re ten weeks pregnant… Around this time is when you will likely be talking to your OB about some optional genetic testing. There are more than one option that will test for chromosomal abnormalities, so be sure to speak with your doctor and discuss possible...

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9 Weeks Pregnant

9 Weeks Pregnant

So you’re nine weeks pregnant… Now you’re beginning in the second month of pregnancy, and your hCG hormones are at their peak. Your uterus has doubled in size, and your pregnancy symptoms may be their most severe at this time: morning sickness Learn some tips and...

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8 Weeks Pregnant

8 Weeks Pregnant

So you’re eight weeks pregnant…The second month of pregnancy is coming to a close, and it’s probably beginning to feel more real that you are, in fact, pregnant. You may even be gaining weight already, and for the average healthy female there may be a gain of 1-5...

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7 Weeks Pregnant

7 Weeks Pregnant

So you’re seven weeks pregnant… The hormones are still increasing, so early pregnancy symptoms may be increasing in severity, you may be developing new symptoms, or maybe you still feel pretty okay. (Remember: Not everyone will have many symptoms or will feel poorly!)...

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6 Weeks Pregnant

6 Weeks Pregnant

So you’re six weeks pregnant… The hormones are increasing, so you may be noticing an uptick in the severity of early pregnancy symptoms or the presence of new ones. For example, the pregnancy hormone progesterone may cause you some issues with feeling gassy and...

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5 Weeks Pregnant

5 Weeks Pregnant

So you’re five weeks pregnant… You might just be at the point of having realized you’re pregnant. It’s likely you just missed your period and are starting to feel some symptoms caused by those increasing levels of hormones, like nausea, sore breasts and fatigue. We’ve...

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The Abortion Pill

The Abortion Pill

Becoming pregnant when you didn’t plan it, when you didn’t want it, and when you didn’t expect it can feel like your life has been thrown off course. There can be a lot of reasons why you don’t feel ready for the responsibility of parenting: How can I afford it? What...

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Early pregnancy symptoms you might be experiencing

Early pregnancy symptoms you might be experiencing

So you think you might be pregnant. You might not have even missed your period yet, but maybe you feel things aren’t quite…normal. And if you are still very early on in pregnancy, the pregnancy test might not come back positive yet, as the hGc levels are still...

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