One day at a time, slowly but surely, the old biological clock ticks away. Each year that passes it may become more difficult to conceive. However, it is possible to slow down the progress of aging and bolster fertility by making a few simple but powerful changes in diet and exercise. Marilyn Shannon, author of …

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First-trimester pregnancy symptoms – common symptoms and tips on easing the breast tenderness, morning sickness, fatigue, frequent urination, acne and emotional ups and downs are among the common symptoms of the first trimester of pregnancy, those first six to 14 weeks. In fact, breast tenderness is typically one of the first pregnancy symptoms, says Dr. …

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Much is written about the physical symptoms of pregnancy – the morning sickness, the swelling ankles, the dry skin – but little is written about the mental symptoms of pregnancy. What can you expect mentally and emotionally throughout those nine months? Are mental issues such as forgetfulness, vivid dreams, and depression as natural to pregnancy …

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Sleep Apnea and Pregnancy-What Your SleepinessMay Be Telling YouRobin Burns of Fruitland, Idaho, felt tired during her three pregnancies but chalked it off to the way a woman is supposed to feel when she is expecting. Burns, who has three children, Chantz, 7, Kayla, 10, and Alison, 11, came to a crisis point when she …

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Seems pretty cut-and-dried – you’re having a baby, so you need to give him a name. Once it was a given that children would get their father’s last name, but these days last names might be hyphenated, combined or otherwise shared between family members. Then there’s adoption. Maybe your adopted child already has a name …

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