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Welcome to New Moms Forum. Within the pages of our site you will find information and advice written for wannabe, expectant and new moms.

Our site is broken into a number of key categories, all aimed to help you find the information your looking for as quickly as we can :) 

Getting Pregnant covers tips for getting pregnant and the chances of you getting pregnant. Our Pregnancy Symptoms category provides guides on the symptoms of pregnancy. Our During Pregnancy section covers everything you need to know whilst going through your pregnancy including what to expect and what is and isn’t safe to do during your pregnancy. Our Breastfeeding sections provides support on breastfeeding your baby including alcohol and breastfeeding and the best breastfeeding diet. Finally, our Pregnancy Weight Gain section provides tips on losing your pregnancy weight and contains pregnancy weight gain calculators to help you keep track of your bumps size.

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The Pitfalls of Early Pregnancy

Early pregnancy is a very special time in your pregnancy. It brings out the purpose of being a woman. It shows you the true meaning of life when you set out to bring one into this world. It is a time for trials and tests time for you to buckle up for the ride of someone elses lifetime! Here are some things you can do to help you get through these small issues you may face in your early pregnancy.

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Is Cramping an Early Sign of Pregnancy?

Early pregnancy symptoms are different and all women might never have the same symptoms. All women also do not get all the symptoms, some might get a few and other might suffer a lot more, it all depends from person to person. Out of all the other early pregnancy symptoms, cramping too is a prominent and positive symptom. Cramping can be painful and most pregnant women experience very severe cramps.

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Pregnancy Signs and Symptoms – How Do You Know You’re Going to Be Mom?

They say that motherhood completes womanhood and that it substantiates romance or marriage. Given this, a lot of women and couples eagerly await for pregnancy signs. For some, they come sooner. For others, they come in a little late. Regardless of when the perfect time for you is, it is very important that you get yourself familiar with the common pregnancy symptoms. Your knowledge about pregnancy signs will help ensure that you get the utmost safety and care that you need as early as possible. Pregnancy symptoms are not always the same for all women. A woman’s own symptoms can come differently from her first pregnancy to the other. These symptoms differ in duration, frequency and intensity and that more often than not, they come similar to the pre-menstrual signs that you experience prior to your period.

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What Are The Risks Of The Mmr And Chicken Pox Vaccines During Pregnancy?

If a woman gets the MMR and chickenpox vaccines before finding out she is pregnant, what are the risks to her and the unborn child? My cousin got those recently and found out later she was pregnant. She has had no side-effects whatsoever so far. We have no vaccination records, so we don’t know if she already had her shots as a child or not. There appear to be insufficient data and people making different claims about how safe MMR vaccines are. Is there anyone here with personal knowledge of incidents of MMR vaccines during pregnancy?

Need Ideas On Healthy Way To Gain Weight During Pregnancy?

I am 17 weeks pregnant and I have had a hard time gaining weight. When I went to the doc last week, he told me I have to gain at least 3 lbs by my next appointment (which is next week) because he is worried that I’ve lost 5 lbs in 2 months. He didn’t go into any further instructions. I’ve been weighing myself in the mornings since and I haven’t gained a pound! Does anyone have any healthy ideas as to how in the world I can gain weight by next Wed? PLEASE only serious answers. Thanks!

Pregnant Women Still Can Have Sex During Pregnancy

Is sex during pregnancy is safe for you and your baby? Many partners worry having sex during pregnancy, they fear that sexual intercourse could hurt the baby or might cause pain for the pregnant women. The baby is well protected by a fluid in the womb and mothers uterus. No injury will occur during gentle, loving sex and the fetus is unconcern what his/her mother and father doing.

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Home Products For Stretch Marks During Pregnancy

Stretch marks are infamous for their ability to show up during a woman’s pregnancy. While the stretch marks may not be present during the early months of the pregnancy they may certainly be visible by the seventh month. A number of reports have suggested that over 70% of all women will develop them during some point in their lives, particularly during their gestation. There are a number of home products that can be used to combat these marks during pregnancy, both in avoiding them and treating them.

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Smoking During Pregnancy – No Ifs, Ands Or Butts!

One of the most important things an expecting mother can do for her unborn child is to quit smoking. Research has shown that smoking during pregnancy can have significant negative effects on the developing fetus. Cigarette tobacco contains approximately 2,500 chemicals that could harm an unborn baby, with nicotine, tar, and carbon monoxide being the most harmful.

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Exercise During Pregnancy – What’s Safe and What’s Not Safe?

If you weren’t fit before you became pregnant, don’t give up! Exercise during pregnancy doesn’t have to be ultra-strenuous. Begin slowly and build gradually as you become stronger.

When doing pregnancy exercises, keep your heart rate under 140 beats per minute and avoid overheating, especially in your first three months. Start gradually. Even 5 minutes a day is a good start if you’ve been inactive. Add 5 minutes each week until you reach 30 minutes at one time.

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