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Starting your third trimester, Month 7

Third trimester checklist
Some women say that by the time they're in their third trimester, they feel like they're going to be pregnant for the rest of their lives. But before you know it, labor begins. Here's a list of things to do now to avoid a mad scramble to the hospital. Read full story...

Eating well despite heartburn, gas or constipation
In the third trimester, your baby is crowding out everything around it. Soon after you start eating a meal, you probably feel full. Combine that with the heartburn, constipation and gassiness that are common at this time, and you may find it challenging to get good nutrition. Read full story...

Exercising safely
Exercise can help you build strength and energy for labor and delivery. But there are some general guidelines you should follow to ensure the safety of your child and avoid injury for yourself. Read full story...

Getting through bedrest without going crazy
Finding out exactly what you can and cannot do, then setting up a routine will help your days go by more quickly and keep you in a healthier frame of mind. Read full story...


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Natural childbirth options
The term "natural childbirth" covers many options. Read about them here. Read full story...

Epidurals for pain management
Epidurals are one of the most common types of pain relief used by women in labor. Read full story...

Cranberries may ward off urinary tract infections
Pregnancy puts extra stress on your bladder. Cranberry juice can help you avoid the uncomfortable symptoms of a urinary tract infection. Read full story...

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