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Oh baby! We've got some Gr8 pregnancy advice, tips for prenatal care, and articles on how to keep your whole family healthy throughout each trimester.

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Welcome to a space for pregnancy advice, tips for prenatal care, and articles on how to keep your whole family healthy throughout each trimester. We understand that expectant parents have many questions regarding pregnancy health. We’re here for you throughout your journey and welcome any questions you may have when searching for pregnancy advice.

Whether you have your first bundle of joy on the way, or already have kiddos at home, each pregnancy is different. You may be looking for pregnancy advice regarding prenatal care, fertility, mental health, and everything in between. Let us share our knowledge and enjoy your new and exciting experience.

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The Do’s and Dont’s of Each Trimester

Nothing is more exciting to a woman than learning that she is pregnant. However, before the arrival of your little bundle of joy, there are certain things that you should do to ensure that the fetus grows in a healthy environment. And while there are myriad of myths on the...
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Pregnancy Scares That Are Perfectly Normal

Prodromal labor, also referred to as false labor, is any time that your body mimics labor, but does not end with a baby. This happens to virtually every soon-to-be mother at some point in her pregnancy, typically in the third trimester. Prodromal labor actually shows that your body is preparing...
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Intermittent Fasting during Pregnancy: Is It Safe?

When you are pregnant, your body changes in many ways, some you may expect and others you may wish someone had told you about. It's normal to wonder about these changes, especially how much weight you should gain when pregnant. However, don't worry too much, as there is a range...
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7 Mocktail Recipes to Enjoy During Pregnancy [Slideshow]

When you've got a miracle brewing in the belly, every hour should be happy hour. And honestly—with these mocktail recipes it can be. Mocktails You Might Make Well into Motherhood If you enjoyed the occasional cocktail before your pregnancy, there's no need to eliminate them from your diet. Choose from these...
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What to Expect When You Are Expecting: For Dads

Congratulations, dad! You've got a baby on the way! But, your partner isn't the only one who's expecting—there are two of you having this baby, and you're in it together. And you're probably feeling, well, all the feels: thrilled, proud, and possibly a little freaked out, too. It’s okay, dad....
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Vitamin D Deficiency During Pregnancy Links to ADHD in Children

Many pregnancy myths cause undue alarm in moms-to-be, but research does back some claims. Low levels of vitamin D in pregnant women, for example, increase the risk of ADHD in children by as much as 34%, one study states. While pregnancy scares are perfectly normal, don't panic just yet. The studies...
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What Prenatal Vitamins Do for Mom and Baby

If you are pregnant or trying to conceive, you've probably heard about the importance of taking prenatal vitamins. Pregnancy comes with a lot of questions, especially for first-time moms-to-be. Many women wonder whether or not it's okay to exercise while pregnant, for example. Others search tirelessly for how to prevent...
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Your Complete Pregnancy Self-Care Kit [Slideshow]

Pregnancy brings countless changes–the new feelings and emotions that pop up, the endless physical changes, and it can be overwhelming, both mentally and physically. Even if you are working, preparing for baby, and tackling the demands of everyday life, it’s crucial to take time for yourself to make sure you’re...
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Everything You Should Know about Infant Formula

In becoming a new mom, it’s almost as though everything in life needs recalibration. Everything is brand new territory. Topping the charts of something one has probably never considered before having a baby or exposure to one regularly is: infant formula. The conversation on breastfeeding can be pretty aggressive, and...
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9 Natural Ways to Manage Anxiety While Pregnant

More than 1 in 10 pregnant women experience anxiety while pregnant. About 33% of women will experience clinical anxiety or depression at some point during their pregnancy. Meaning, you’re not alone in this. Pregnancy is, without a doubt, a very emotional experience, and sometimes it can get overwhelming. Anyone can...
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Intermittent Fasting during Pregnancy: Is It Safe?

When you are pregnant, your body changes in many ways, some you may expect and others you may wish someone had told you about. It's normal to wonder about these changes, especially how much weight you should gain when pregnant. However, don't worry too much, as there is a range...

Pregnancy Advice

We may not be doctors, but we we have plenty of pregnancy advice to share. There is more at play than what is happening in your body, and we know that sometimes you need to take a break from the seriousness of it all. At GR8NESS, not only do we provide insight to aspects of prenatal care such as diet and exercise, but we’re here to share the fun things too. From pregnancy mocktails to ways to boost your sex life, there’s an article for you.

And dads, we know you’re a part of this too. If you’re looking for ways to help mom out and how to handle your own anxieties throughout the nine months, you can find answers here.

Prenatal Care

If you’re a first-time parent, you likely have questions about what to expect as your pregnancy progresses. From what to expect each trimester, questions about weight gain, and knowing what to ask your OB/GYN.

Prenatal care is an essential part of each pregnancy, whether it’s your first child or your third. It’s completely normal to have questions, concerns, and anxiety. Follow along as we address some of the most common issues parents-to-be face, as well as questions you may not even know you had.

Pregnancy Health

Many women have questions about what activities they can and cannot participate in throughout pregnancy. While you should always consult with your doctor before beginning an exercise routine, we do have some GR8 suggestions for those who are looking for new ideas. From Pilates routines to postnatal workouts that celebs swear by, we’ve got you covered.

Mental Health

With so much focus on your physical health, it’s important to focus on your mental health as well. Many moms and dads experience anxiety, pregnancy scares, and stress. We’re here for you and seek to provide advice for how you can take care of your mind during this time.

Additionally, we know that many women face postpartum depression and pressure post-pregnancy. You are not alone. GR8NESS is a community, and we are here for you. We believe in empowering all individuals and providing tools that you can use in everyday life to get through challenging situations.

Come back regularly to see what new moms are facing and to gain a sense of support from women just like you. You are never alone in the journey through parenting.

Tips and Tricks

Pregnancy symptoms come with the territory of carrying a growing baby. These include morning sickness and nausea, food cravings, and more. We wish to share with you tips and tricks on how to help alleviate symptoms naturally. From sore breasts to stretch marks, ways to reach your feet when your belly gets in the way, and how to make your clothes more comfortable, we have you covered. If you’re looking for a pregnancy life-hack to make life a little easier, you’re in the right place.

There are also many myths about pregnancy, and we’re here to share what’s real and what’s not. We are always honest with our readers and serve as a source of information. There should never be a cause for undue panic, and we seek to address common misconceptions to help put your mind at ease. After all, you’re expecting a new baby, and that’s a lot to deal with on its own.

What to Expect

If you are having your first child, you may not know what to expect in the coming months. Learn what to expect when it’s time to push, the changes your body will go through, and get real-life answers from other moms-to-be and new mothers from our online polls and questionnaires. You can find it all here.

Tough Subjects

We don’t want to gloss over the more tedious questions surrounding pregnancy. We know that it isn’t always full of sunshine, and that’s okay. Many women face challenges, questions, and experiences that are not always considered the norm.

We cover topics including surrogacy, adoption, fertility, and subjects that many women have questions about, such as freezing your eggs. No matter what pregnancy advice you are looking for, we are here to help.

Seeking Medical Advice

The GR8NESS pregnancy page is not a substitute for seeking medical pregnancy advice, prenatal care, or receiving treatment for pregnancy health issues. We are a community that offers support and guidance along the way.

If you are experiencing symptoms that you do not believe are typical, are worried about the health of you or baby, or are experiencing complications, please contact your healthcare provider immediately.

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