Welcome to New Moms Forum


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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Reduce Stress During Pregnancy

Many mothers during pregnancy face extremely stressful circumstances. Pregnancy is a nine month journey for both you and your baby. Pregnancy typically lasts 40 weeks (about 9 months). Stress-related changes in a pregnant woman’s heart rate and blood pressure, along with chronic anxiety, can affect the heart rate of her developing fetus, a new study concludes. Maternal stress during pregnancy is also found to cause of asymmetry in coordination of ears, fingers, feet, elbows, etc. Maternal stress is also linked with imperfections in the developing nervous system which can lead to problems of perception, thinking, and memory. These mothers experience constant stress, shame, loneliness and, sometimes, clinical depression during pregnancy or after giving birth. Their partners or families may not encourage them to seek help because the problem it is not seen as a medical one. There are many negative side effects of stress during pregnancy. Very high levels of stress may contribute to an increased risk of premature delivery or low birth weight babies. Still other studies suggest that overly high stress levels can increase your heart rate, blood pressure and produce chronic anxiety.

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Eating Healthy During Pregnancy

You already understand it is important to eat a well-balanced diet, but it is even more important when you are pregnant. Have in mind now you are eating for two. Whatever you eat, the baby eats as well. In reality the baby actually takes your nourishments, so you must eat enough for both of you. The healthier you eat the better it is for the pregnancy and you, therefore before every meal think about eating healthy during pregnancy.

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Herbs to Avoid During Pregnancy

Striving to do the best for the developing baby, many pregnant women choose a more natural approach during pregnancy, which might also include the use of herbal remedies for various ailments. The thinking is that, since herbs are natural, they are healthier. Normally they are, but some herbs are very potent and should be severely limited, or completely avoided, during pregnancy.

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Exercise During Pregnancy – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Are you pregnant? Has your doctor told you to get moving in some way, to do some sort of exercise? (By the way, ALWAYS check with a doctor before beginning an exercise program.)

Exercise can either be your best friend or your worst enemy. Here is some food for thought if you are struggling with starting an exercise program during your pregnancy.

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Anyone Used The Exercise Ball During Pregnancy?

I have never used an exercise ball. However, i have been hearing that it may prove to be of help during the labor but should be used only if one is already used to it.
I am 29 weeks preg now and am planning to start using it. Can anyone tell me:
- how is it used?
- if there is a brand that is better than the others?
- what size should i go for? (i m 5’4″ and weigh 146 pounds right now)
- what are the benefits during various phases of pregnancy, specially labor?

What Can I Do About Vaginal Itchiness During Pregnancy?

I am 36 weeks pregnant. I do have discharge; however, it is the same milky like substance that I’ve had the entire pregnancy. There is no odor and I can’t see down there (even using a mirror) as my belly is in the way. My husband looked and didn’t notice any increased redness. There is not pain during urination and I don’t use soap in that area. Also, I’ve only been wearing cotton bikini panties.