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Upper Back Pain During Pregnancy

Upper back pain during pregnancy is just about guaranteed, as your body changes and you have to carry an additional 25-30% of your body weight due to the growing baby. Many women struggle with lower back pain as well, but upper back pain is more common. It can become worse as your pregnancy progresses, due to the increasing weight gain. But, there are more causes for it than simply additional weight. Your ligaments and joints relaxing will play a significant factor as well, along with changes in your center of gravity. We’ll cover all the causes for thoracic pain during pregnancy, and give you some tips to try and manage it. Let’s start by explaining some of the anatomy of...

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Say Goodbye to Pregnancy Insomnia with this 250 Million Year-Old "Miracle Mineral"

  I first discovered the "miracle mineral" during my first pregnancy several years ago.. I was going through the most difficult period of my life. And what made it so tough was the lack of sleep! Nothing seemed to work for my insomnia. I tried all the things you're supposed to, sleeping drugs, no naps during the day, no screens 2 hours before bed, no coffee after 12pm etc. but I was still waking up throughout the night and struggling to fall back asleep. One night, while browsing the internet at 4am in the morning (as usual), I came across an article talking about some "miracle mineral" This "miracle mineral" had been lying 5,000-6,500 feet below sea level, undiscovered for...

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Is Benadryl Safe During Pregnancy?

While you struggle to sleep, you may wonder whether or not benadryl is safe during pregnancy. This common antihistamine is easily accessible as it’s an over the counter medication, and you may have heard of people using it to help them sleep, or maybe you used it yourself prior to expecting. But with a child growing inside of you, everything you put into your body needs to be put under the microscope. Is benadryl safe during pregnancy? We’ll cover all this and more, but first, we need to explain what benadryl actually is, and why it may help you sleep. What is Benadryl? Benadryl is the brand name for a common antihistamine drug known as diphenhydramine. It is commonly used...

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Magnesium Supplements During Pregnancy

If you aren’t already aware, there are plenty of reasons you should take magnesium supplements during pregnancy. From improving sleep to reducing stress, this mineral can do so much for those who are expecting. And, if you don’t get enough magnesium, some pretty nasty things can happen not only to you, but to your baby.  In this article we’ll cover all the benefits of magnesium supplementation during pregnancy, along with all the different ways you can get it into your body. Can I take magnesium supplements during pregnancy? One concern expecting mothers have is the safety of magnesium. They are not only concerned with their own safety, but also that of their baby’s. This is completely understandable, as the last...

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How to Relieve Hip Pain During Pregnancy

You might already be dealing with some of the negative side effects of bringing new life into this world, but one of the worst ones you’ll experience is hip pain during pregnancy. This frustrating, painful ailment can cause a number of problems in your everyday life, and just adds unnecessary stress and discomfort to an already difficult 9 months. It can be caused by quite a few different things, or any combination of them. At a certain point, hip pain becomes an inevitable part of your pregnancy.  Luckily, there are a few things you can do to relieve hip pain during your pregnancy, and we will share some of our favorites with you today. Relieve symptoms of hip pain caused...

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