Studies show that certain types of plastic can cause autism. Check the bottom of drink/water bottles/tupperware/bottles before using. Look for a little triangle with arrows on it. If it says BPA Free that's awesome. Otherwise look for the little number in the middle of the triangle. Only buy/use if it's a 1 or a 2.
Nowadays, producers are getting much better at things like this. But you should always check anyways if it's something that concerns you. Hope this helps!View Thread
Yes, general consensus says that it is just your uterus growing to make room for baby. Of course everyone is different! Sometimes I feel like I have a rock in there instead of a baby... heehee.View Thread
Absolutely not! Swimming is one of the best things you can do during your pregnancy, esp if it is something you normally do. If you start to feel nausea or dizziness then you need to slow down and let up. The most important thing is listening to your body. Swimming is low-impact and does wonders for normal pregnancy aches. Which would probably explain why you didn't even know you were pregnant until now. Just make sure to listen to your body and drink plenty of water. Ridiculous amounts of water. My Dr. says to make sure to drink 100 oz a day. Esp if you are working out. Remember that baby needs water to grow! Good luck.View Thread
I'm 18 weeks pregnant, very healthy, blood pressure 120/62, petite frame and athletic. I've been experiencing numbness & 'lead' arms, legs and head during the day. (It's not the sleep position, I feel my best in the morning) My head seems turn slowly and my neck doesn't even want to hold my 'lead' head up it feels so heavy. My heart is also pounding hard, enough that I can feel the blood pumping through my body. The only problem I've had in my pregnancy so far is an assumed pinched nerve in my back that causes severe pain and numb feet, I've had this since week 6 and am used to that now. This is different. What could be causing this and should I be concerned?View Thread
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