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5 Pregnancy Myths Exposed by Your Obstetrician

Research in the obstetrics field can put certain pregnancy myths to rest once and for all. Something about being pregnant seems to draw unsolicited advice and stories. Friends, family, and even total strangers stop to congratulate you and give you their advice on how to best navigate this life-changing event.

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How to Prevent Stretch Marks During Pregnancy—and How To Treat Them When You Can’t

Weight gain, along with the natural stretch of your baby growing, can cause tears in your skin called stretch marks. 90% of women get stretch marks after their sixth or seventh month of pregnancy. As your pregnancy progresses, your belly expands, stretching the skin taught, which can lead to stretch marks in areas like your abdomen, back, and thighs. Learn how to avoid stretch marks during pregnancy with the following four tips. If you are not able to avoid stretch marks during pregnancy completely, these tips will also help speed up the healing process.

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The Best Ways to Avoid Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes can occur in women with no previous medical history of diabetes, and often disappears after you give birth. You can take precautions to help avoid developing gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes affects as many as 9.2% of all pregnant women. While gestational diabetes poses a risk to mother and child, it is not as threatening as Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes and typically goes away after pregnancy. With the proper diet, mindfulness, and medical attention, you can manage gestational diabetes to reduce the risks it poses.

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How to Travel While Pregnant: Addressing Health Concerns

When it comes to traveling while pregnant, consulting your obstetrician and planning ahead are the best ways to ensure that you and your baby will have a safe and healthy trip. If you are planning to take a trip while you are pregnant, timing is everything. It is considered safe to travel throughout most of a healthy pregnancy, but women who are experiencing complications might be advised to stay close to home.

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