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According to my mom, there is a saying in the old country that most women lose one tooth per baby. Babies are nursed in the country side and formula is rarely used.  It is too expensive or there is limited access. Since I gave birth to now, I’ve developed 4 cavities. And yes, I believe […]

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Pregnancy Update

by Annie on February 11, 2011 · 0 comments

in Pregnancy and Baby,Women's Health

One more month to go and I will be able to hold my little girl. I am at the point where I am ready for this pregnancy to be over.  Though I have a relatively “easy” pregnancy up until the last couple of weeks, I am at the stage where I am uncomfortable no matter […]

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This post is a discussion on the benefits of exercise during pregnancy and what is considered safe pregnancy exercises. I discovered that you cannot expect to pick up right where you left off prior to getting pregnant. As a matter of fact, exercise during pregnancy has its own unique set of challenges, especially since I am still dealing with my torn hip labrum.

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Pregnancy has been easy for me physically, even with the increase in my hip pain, but it has been hard for me mentally.  Pregnancy really slows you down because your body is so busy growing these tiny hands and feet.  You’ll think I would relish this time to take it easy and sit around with […]

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I have a relatively healthy relationship with food and my weight.  I am neither underweight nor overweight prior to getting pregnancy.  But when for some reason as I viewed my partially nude body when I was getting ready for bed last night, I started worrying about my weight gain during pregnancy. I talk about exercise […]

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MIA

by Annie on September 9, 2010 · 5 comments

in Pregnancy and Baby,Women's Health

Sorry for being MIA lately.  I’ve been really distracted by my newest health development.  I’ve been paying tribute to the porcelain bowl in my bathrooms and mostly sleeping my life away.  Some mornings my dark eye bags jolts me awake faster than any cup of coffee.  And dragging my ass around is getting old.  Exercise?  […]

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When trying to lose weight, have you ever consider getting less sleep because you will burn more calories awake than sleeping? It seems logical, but it is a false assumption. A good night of sleep (as in restful 7 hours) actually does more to help with your weight loss goals than staying awake for an extra 2 hours. Are you interested in a 33 pound weight gain?

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The thing about having a goal like “staying fit to have a healthy baby” is so wishy-washy. The best time to lose any excess weight is before getting pregnant. So lately I have taken “staying fit to have a healthy baby” as my workout mantra. Problem is – the mantra is actually less motivating than having a defined goal of losing 2 inches around my waist by spring.

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Pregnancy Planning

by Annie on January 28, 2010 · 1 comment

in Pregnancy and Baby,Women's Health

Like I said in my previous post about a brighter future, my husband and I are doing some pregnancy planning. Ok, I am the one officially thinking about pregnancy planning. My husband figures that we both have jobs, we both are ready to have children, so what is there to plan?

All you mothers out there, isn’t tons of things to think about? Just off the top of my head, I have at least a handful of questions.

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