Sunday, September 19, 2021


Say goodbye hypertension during pregnancy by avoiding these 3 foods, reveals an expert

No matter what, diet always has a huge impact on your health. What you eat, and what you avoid plays a major role in how healthy you are as a person. And when it comes to blood pressure, this is again the gospel truth. Sugary, salty foods or foods that are high in saturated fats, can very well increase blood pressure. 

Moreover, hypertension during pregnancy is a major concern among women. Dr Manisha Ranjan, consultant obstetrician & gynecologist, Motherhood hospital, Noida says, “High blood pressure or hypertension is quite a common condition during pregnancy, and it’s also a pivotal cause of maternal and fetal morbidity, and mortality.”

She adds, “In India, hypertension complicates up to 15% of pregnancies. Since hypertension is a lifestyle disorder, it is essential that we maintain a healthy lifestyle and diet.”

So, If you are expecting a child, then avoid these 3 foods that will help

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Hilary Duff Says This One Skincare Ingredient Is Saving Her Itchy Pregnancy Belly

Few celebrities are as relatable as Hilary Duff. Maybe it was watching her grow up as Lizzie McGuire, bopping as tweens to her album Metamorphosis, or seeing her brilliantly segue into an adult role on Younger (bated breath for the Duff-focused spinoff). The same charm Duff projects on screen carries over to her real-life presence, both on the red carpet and in her intimate, unfiltered Instagram posts. 

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After announcing she was expecting her third child and second with partner Matthew Koma in late October, Duff’s streak of posts normalizing the nitty-gritty of pregnancy continued. While discussing her thoughts on the highs and lows of her pregnancy body and the fashion changes it requires, Duff revealed that one product in specific is saving her itchy stomach from New York’s dry winter — a 100 percent pure shea body butter. 

The one that Duff spotlit in

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Pro-life leader dispels myths about crisis pregnancy centers


Crisis pregnancy centers are indispensable institutions in the pro-life movement, with these organizations diligently working to connect pregnant women with much-needed resources.

But pregnancy care centers often find themselves in the crosshairs of pro-choice advocates who ardently push back against the aim, mission, and activities undertaken by these groups.

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This can often yield myths and misconceptions — inaccuracies that Savannah Marten, executive director at The Pregnancy Center of Greater Toledo, a pregnancy care center in Toledo, Ohio, sought to correct in a recent appearance on “Politely Rude With Abby Johnson” on the Edifi Podcast Network.

“Pregnancy centers have been around pretty much since Roe v. Wade became law of the land,” Marten told host Abby Johnson, noting that there was an almost instant reaction to the

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Hilary’s Pregnancy Isn’t Giving Me Baby Fever [Video]

Not part of her plan. Haylie Duff isn’t feeling a need to expand her family as pregnant sister Hilary Duff prepares to welcome baby No. 3.

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The Christmas Belle actress, 35, hasn’t been hit with a wave of baby fever yet — even though she and fiancé Matt Rosenberg have previously floated the potential of having another child. Haylie and the entrepreneur got engaged in April 2014 before welcoming daughters Ryan and Lulu in May 2015 and June 2018, respectively.

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Haylie Duff and Hilary Duff. Todd Williamson/Invision/AP/Shutterstock

“You know, I’m going to get [Hilary’s] babies, so that should be enough for me,” Haylie told Us Weekly exclusively on Thursday, December 10, while promoting her holiday partnership with Hellmann’s. “We toy [with] the idea and then I think to myself, like, ‘Oh, my gosh, Lulu is so crazy. She’s 2. What

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Keenan: Pregnancy loss hurts men too

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Burkholder says funeral director training focuses on “scientific courses, how to embalm and prepare bodies, with a small chapter on grief. Beyond that, you learn everything on the job.” He often goes into funeral homes to educate their staff and help them feel more comfortable with this situation.

“When we as professionals deal with a couple that has lost an infant or had a pregnancy loss, that’s not a normal day. So there’s a level of discomfort that we experience as funeral professionals. If I can help other funeral directors recognize that this loss is as great as losing a grandparent or a parent or a spouse, then I feel like I’ve done something.”

As for what you can say to someone who has experienced pregnancy loss, he advises avoiding phrases like “I’m sorry for your loss” or “You can have another.” His best suggestion is to

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Woman with spinal injury shares ‘surprise’ pregnancy journey

A woman who suffered a spinal cord injury at birth that saw her wheelchair bound is documenting her journey to becoming a mother after unexpectedly falling pregnant.

Alyssa Higgins, a 30-year-old disability advocate from New York, was unsure if she could ever have a child due to her injury and her only having one ovary.

So when Ms Higgins and her husband Jimmy recently found out they were going to be parents it came as a big surprise.

Ms Higgins, who is now four months pregnant, surprised her husband by holding up a sign revealing the news while the couple were taking a picture together.

“Surprise! You’re going to be a dad in 2021,” the sign read.

Mr Higgins told Good Morning Americathat he had no idea what to say.

“I just turned around and my jaw dropped,” he said.

Ms Higgins told the media outlet she wasn’t even

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Cryptic pregnancy is when a woman well into pregnancy doesn’t know she’s pregnant

Cryptic pregnancies affect 1 in every 475 pregnancies. Getty

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Cryptic pregnancies affect 1 in every 475 pregnancies. Getty

“I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant” isn’t just a reality tv show –  it’s a real phenomenon. While rare, it’s completely possible for someone to be unaware that they’re pregnant until late into term or even until they go into labor. This is called a cryptic pregnancy.

“I have seen it for sure, but it’s not incredibly common,” says Dr. Christine Greves, OB-GYN at Orlando Health Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies. 

For the most part, women with cryptic pregnancies discover they’re pregnant after week 20. This happens in about 1 in every 475 pregnancies.

“They can go through basically half of their pregnancy and not know it,” Greves says.

However, there are rarer cases of cryptic pregnancies – about 1 in 2500 pregnancies – where someone doesn’t realize they’re pregnant until they are literally about to

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Woman in a wheelchair shares pregnancy journey on Instagram

A wheelchair-bound woman who suffered a spinal cord injury at birth and only has one ovary is celebrating getting pregnant after initially being uncertain that she could conceive due to her health. 

Alyssa Higgins, 30, from Rockland County, New York, surprised her husband Jimmy Higgins with a heartwarming photoshoot — during which she held up a sign telling him he was going to be a dad.  

‘I had no idea what to say,’ Jimmy, 30, told Good Morning America. ‘I just turned around and my jaw dropped.’  

Exciting: Alyssa Higgins, 30, from Rockland County, New York, is expecting her first child with her husband Jimmy, 30, this spring

Celebration: The couple wasn't sure she would be able to get pregnant because she only has one ovary in addition to her spinal cord injury

Celebration: The couple wasn’t sure she would be able to get pregnant because she only has one ovary in addition to her spinal cord injury 

Alyssa, who is a disability advocate, said they had always wanted children, but they weren’t even sure

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Emmerdale spoilers: Laurel broken as she decides to end her pregnancy

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Laurel Thomas (Charlotte Bellamy) has been left broken after reaching the devastating decision to terminate her pregnancy – the prospect of facing the risk of losing a second child leaving her too devastated to proceed.

Jai Sharma (Chris Bisson) tried to get Laurel to speak about the situation she was avoiding.

He was desperate to talk about it and was on the side that they could manage whatever would come – but Laurel spoke to him about what had happened with Rhona Goskirk (Zoe Henry).

Jai felt that a new baby could be his fresh chance to make it as a good father but Laurel expressed her fears about their ages, their other children and their battles with addiction.

Laurel later visited Daniel’s grave – and in tears, she confided that the risks involved would leave her terrified that she would have to face the death of another

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Yes, you can eat shrimp while pregnant


a person cutting a pizza: Pregnant women can safely eat 8 to 12 ounces of shrimp each week. Stella Kalinina/Getty Images

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Pregnant women can safely eat 8 to 12 ounces of shrimp each week. Stella Kalinina/Getty Images

  • It’s safe for pregnant women to eat 8 to 12 ounces of shrimp each week, as it has a low mercury content and contains healthy nutrients like protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and iron.
  • Pregnant women can also safely eat low-mercury seafood like clams, cod, haddock, scallops, sardines.
  • But pregnant women should avoid all high-mercury seafood, including king mackerel, marlin, orange roughy, swordfish, and bigeye tuna.
  • Visit Insider’s Health Reference library for more advice.

Pregnancy comes with a whole new set of health guidelines to make sure you and your baby are in tip-top shape. It’s important to be aware of everything that you’re putting into your body during pregnancy, and how it affects the baby.


There are some commonly known dietary restrictions – like nixing alcohol – but

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