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The Pregnancy Blog Review March 18-23

A variety of topics related to pregnancy and having a healthy baby have been covered in the pregnancy blog this week. If you haven’t been able to read, the review is the best way to see the week’s articles all in one place. Click the links to read the blogs that interest you.

Concern about cleaning products is common among pregnant women. The products used for cleaning in the average home contain many chemicals, some known to be toxic. Research suggests there may be a link to certain cleaning products and asthma in children. Read more in Cleaning Precautions During Pregnancy.

Herbal teas are so common that you may not give it a second thought when filling your cup. However, there may be cause for concern. While some herbal teas are safe and even helpful for relieving pregnancy discomforts, others may not be safe. Learn more in Are Herbal Teas Safe?

Feeling dizzy or lightheaded is a common issue for some women. While the vast majority of the time there is nothing to worry about, you should still mention it to your health care provider. Learn more in Dizziness in Pregnancy.

We all know by now that quitting smoking is the best thing you can do for your baby, not to mention your own health. It turns out there is yet another benefit to kicking the habit. Researchers in the UK have found a link between baby’s temperment and maternal smoking. Read more in Quit Smoking for a Calmer Baby

Back labor is a term used to describe pain in the lower back during labor. The pain may be continuous or intermittent like contractions. There are methods you can use to help reduce the pain of back labor. Learn more in Pain Relief for Back Labor.

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About Pattie Hughes

Pattie Hughes is a freelance writer and mother of four young children. She and her husband have been married since 1992. Pattie holds a degree in Elementary Education from Florida Atlantic University. Just before her third child was born, the family relocated to Pennsylvania to be near family. She stopped teaching and began writing. This gives her the opportunity to work from home and be with her children. She enjoys spending time with her family, doing crafts, playing outside at the park or just hanging out together.