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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 3 Earliest Pregnancy Signs and Symptoms

It is often very difficult to tell if you are pregnant or not because the presenting signs and symptoms can be easily mistaken for some other health disorders. Nonetheless, it helps to have a good understanding of what these earliest pregnancy signs and symptoms are so that in the event that you get to experience one or more of these, you can take the necessary steps to verify if, indeed, you are pregnant.

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Pregnancy After Menopause

If you have normal periods, the hormones create a thick lining in the uterus in preparation for a fertilized egg. If no fertilized egg attaches to the lining, the body sheds it and you have a period. When you begin perimenopause, the beginning of menopause and sometimes used interchangeably, you’ll have irregular periods. This is because the production of hormones, which create the lining of the uterus either cease production or slow in production. Once you cease menstruation for a year, you’re officially menopausal.

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Yeast Infection During Pregnancy

There is no joy like the joy of having a baby and when you conceive, you wish you can scream to everyone but, yeast infection during pregnancy is nothing to scream about because it can be a big bother. Firstly, a yeast infection is caused by a fungus that is found naturally in the vagina. When it overgrows, it will cause the yeast infection. It overgrows due to various reasons and one of them is pregnancy. The yeast cells thrive on the environment created by hormonal imbalance in the vagina. The absence of helpful bacteria enables it to progress and within a very short time, yeast infection during pregnancy has occurred. You will expect to find symptoms that will give you an idea of the condition you have.

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Nutrition During Pregnancy & Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy

Providing sufficient nutrition during pregnancy for you and your developing baby is particularly important. A balanced diet is important on quality of the food, fresh fruits and vegetables, plain cereals. These foods are rich in vitamins and minerals provide a high content of fiber which helps constipation which often occurs during pregnancy. Cheese, eggs, milk, lean meat, fish and poultry are excellent protein sources. Milk products also provide high amounts of calcium which is essential to maintain your own teeth and bones, and for the skeletal development of your baby. The higher need for iron during pregnancy, due to increasing blood volume, can be best met by green, leafy vegetables and liver.

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Sex During Pregnancy? Yes!

Sex during pregnancy? Yes!

Some people assure that pregnancy is the best moment for sexual relationships.

Dare to explore this option…you have only nine months to check it!

To have or not to have sex during pregnancy? That is the question…you don’t have to think about it for hours and hours. There are a lot of myths and beliefs about this topic: that the baby could get hurt, that you could induce an abort to yourself, that you could give birth earlier than expected, and some more.

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Yeast Infections During Pregnancy

Yeast infections, unfortunately a frequent problem for pregnant women. Why is there an increase in yeast infections during pregnancy? At this time in a woman’s life, her body is going through many changes, especially hormonal changes. It is difficult for the body to keep up with all these changes and frequently the acidity of the vagina is changed, causing yeast infections. There is also more sugar in the vaginal secretions during pregnancy that the yeast can feed off of. Yeast infections are most likely to occur during a woman’s second trimester of pregnancy. The symptoms are the same – itching, redness, swelling, raised red bumps, burning when urinating or during sex, etc.

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Breastfeeding??

I am due any day now and I plan on breastfeeding. I didnt have any classes on this because I didnt have time to take them. I was wondering what all foods can you eat and what all foods are you not supposed to eat. Also any suggestions or advice for me when I breastfeed? How many times a day should I do it and how do I know if he will be getting enough milk? I am going to be an at home mommy now so I wont need to worry about daycare and breastfeeding and so on. I appreciate any advice!

How Do I Maintain A Certain Amount Of Weight Gain During A Pregnancy?… Read On Please?

Here’s the situation:
I am 21 weeks along and I have only gained 6 lbs. Not too bad. However, I am trying for a VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) and I was told by my Dr the MAXIMUM weight gain they want me to have to try for a VBAC is 15-20 lbs. I am almost 20 lbs (before pregnancy) over the MAX for my weight/height so I am not obese. How do I keep my weight down and the baby feed enough so that I don’t gain too much weight? Walk more? Exercise more? What should I be eating?
**PLEASE NO ONE TELLING ME I SHOULDN’T WATCH MY WEIGHT WHILE PREGNANT. Nothing negative. This is a serious question and it’s NOT for vain reasons. I want to avoid having a 2nd c-section if possible. **