How Do You Use A Pregnancy Test?

December 22, 2008 by  
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Wondering if you are pregnant is something no woman enjoys, regardless of whether this is a planned or unplanned event.  You are bound to be anxious and this often is a very stressful period, making even the best of us snippy and frazzled. Luckily, there are several types of pregnancy tests avaliable that can put an end to the waiting.  Generally, the procedure for conducting a pregnancy test is very simple, and can be performed in the comfort and privacy of your own home. Though, one should always double check and confirm the results of your home pregnancy test with those tests (blood test) performed by your doctor.
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Pregnancy – The 2nd Trimester

December 22, 2008 by  
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Well begun is half done they say. Since your are past the scary and ugly first trimester, now is the time you can be more relaxed and focus more on yourself and nurturing the baby. You will soon find your morning sicknesses fade away and you would feel more energetic and joyful. However this is still an important stage of your pregnancy, and surely your responsibilities continue to be like never before.

Here is a set of tips that you should remember in your 2nd phase of pregnancy.

1. Watch your diet and the appetite: since your diet improves over the 2nd trimester, this is the time to watch out your weight. While you are responsible to provide for the growing baby, it is important to eat right and healthy. You have to focus on getting all your nutrients and strictly avoid fast food.
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The crucial 1st Trimester

December 22, 2008 by  
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After having all the excitement and celebration of being pregnant sets in, its already the time to endure the consequences. The effects of a growing body inside you, the mood swings, the hormonal changes and much more. These are a few tips which could come very handy in those very first few weeks.

1. Relax and pamper yourself:

It is more than likely that you feel tired, fatigued and worn out very soon in your daily routine. This is the time, you need to give your body lots of rest, sleep and good food. This may also require you to hold back and cancel a few appointments, cut down on those social gatherings, decrease your workload and other responsibilities. It is ideal when you have your partner or family who could share your household work with you and give you some time off to take are of you and your baby. It is also important to not get stressed out or worry too much. You should remember that these would be one of the toughest days and things usually get easier as you reach the 2nd trimester. Read more