December, 2010

Are artificial sweeteners safe during pregnancy?

Ah, artificial sweeteners and sugar substitutes. This is one of those things that is no big deal if you don’t already consume them but,…

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Mommy Groups Heaven or Hell?

I’m not a joiner. I don’t like crap where I feel trapped in a place for a set amount of time with strangers, so…

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Can I smoke Marijuana During Pregnancy?

When I was researching morning sickness remedies I came across a bunch of posts where women were managing their morning sickness with cannabis. What?!…

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Are heated seats safe during pregnancy?

I remember the first time I was in a car with heated seats I thought I’d wet my pants but, after the initial shock,…

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Is using Cold Medicine While Pregnant Safe?

Here’s the thing with cold medicine and other kinds of medication, the only ones you can take are the ones that have been around…

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Is Skiing While Pregnant Safe?

From what I can gather, everyone worries about skiing and physical activity because you could seriously wipe out and miscarry or go in to…

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Is it safe to wear a seatbelt while pregnant?

It won’t do your baby much good if you’re a hood ornament so no matter where you are sitting in the car, buckle up….

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Is ginseng safe during pregnancy?

A recent study has made people twitchy about ginseng because it caused abnormalities in rat embryos. That said, up to 10 percent of Asian…

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Gardening and pregnancy: how safe is it?

Can’t a pregnant woman plant a stupid geranium without someone jumping out of the bushes to tut tut her?! This one was a surprise…

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Can I eat bagged salad while pregnant?

C’mon! In one breath you tell me to eat better now that I’m pregnant but then you tell me not to eat pre-washed salad….

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Is Painting During Pregnancy Safe?

Ah, there’s nothing like frantic pregnancy nesting to get the house clean, the nursery painted and all your spouse’s ratty underwear thrown out. But…

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Can I eat cheese while pregnant?

I think every pregnant woman should be issued a taser and a wheel of brie. The  taser for people who ask “Haven’t you had…

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Pregnancy and microwaves: how safe are they together?

The short answers to this seems to be that microwaves are safe to use during pregnancy. Many sites get into describing the science behind…

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Is getting a massage safe during pregnancy?

Some jackass out there decided to throw this one in the ring and it makes me mad. You are a nauseous, sweaty blob (well,…

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Is it safe to drink diet pop when pregnant?

Wow, this one is a touchy subject out there. Who knew? All I can find is concerns about the caffeine in some diet soft…

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Can I go in a hot tub when pregnant?

This is all about body temperature. Some say that if your body temperature goes over 101˚F (especially in your first trimester) you have an…

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Is Dying Your Hair During Pregnancy Safe?

What’s that? You want to look attractive during your pregnancy? I’m sorry but we need to see your roots come in so we can…

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Can Pushing Too Hard Cause Labor?

Dignity? Pfft. Silly girl. If you’re pushing and straining in the same area that you’ll be pushing and straining in during labor couldn’t you…

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Is sex during pregnancy safe?

Feeling frisky are ya? Well, go for it little mama because sex is fine if you’re having a normal pregnancy. Normal meaning you’re considered…

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Awkward Pregnancy Photos

I didn’t want to have any pictures of myself pregnant but a friend told me how much she regretted not at least having one…

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