The first thing to try is to increase the fiber in your diet, drink a lot of water, and exercise regularly. You can also try prunes and prune…

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How can I increase my chances of getting pregnant while ovulating? “In general, every other night around the time of ovulation helps increase your chance of getting pregnant,”…

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According to the Food and Drug Administration, it’s not safe for pregnant women to eat raw sprouts. This includes all kinds of sprouts, including alfalfa, clover, radish, and…

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In general, lemons — and other citrus fruits — can be safe and healthy to consume during pregnancy. In fact, lemons pack many essential vitamins, minerals, and nutrients…

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A miscarriage in the second trimester is a pregnancy loss that happens specifically between 13 weeks 0 days and 20 weeks 0 days of gestation. The incidence of…

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During pregnancy, it’s generally considered OK to drink a soda once in a while. However, you’ll want to make sure you don’t drink sodas too often because they…

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Does a threatened miscarriage mean I will miscarry? When your body is showing signs that you might miscarry, that is called a ‘threatened miscarriage’. You may have a…

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A colon’s muscles contract to help move feces along the lower portion of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. During a colon spasm, the muscles lining the colon tighten or…

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It’s called morning sickness because many women experience the most severe symptoms first thing in the morning. However, many would prefer to call it “anytime sickness,” as the…

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There is no known safe amount of alcohol use during pregnancy or while trying to get pregnant. There is also no safe time during pregnancy to drink. All…

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