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Get ready for baby #2 with these 11 brilliant consejos

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When I was pregnant with my first child, I was a picture of preparedness. The crib was purchased and put together, all of the baby clothes were organized and the nursery was decorated before I hit the 22-week mark. Now, pregnant with my second and glaringly aware of the unpredictability of labor, the fallability of due dates, and just how all-consuming those first few weeks with a newborn are, I'm determined to not waste any time. Of course, this a lot tougher when I have a three-year-old.

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10 Amazing pregnancy apps that will make your life a breeze

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No one said pregnancy was easy, but smartphone apps are attempting to make everything more bearable for expecting moms. I have developed an arsenal of digital tools that help me feel more informed, empowered and ready to give birth in two months. Here'a a rundown of the top ten pregnancy apps to help you go through the next nine months like a pro. 

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WATCH: Police stop speeding car, deliver baby & it's ALL caught on video!

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Imagine rushing to the hospital while in labor and getting pulled over by a police officer! That's exactly what happened to a Seattle couple recently and it resulted in a crazy story to tell. Pregnancy comes with countless of unexpected surprises, but this mom really went through a surreal experience. Find out exactly what happened along with other bizarre birthing stories you'll never forget! 

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10 Tips for maintaining good oral health during pregnancy

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Staying on top of your oral health is even more essential during pregnancy. That's because our gums become easily inflamed due to pregnancy hormones that make us more sensitive to oral bacteria. Pregnancy gingivitis occurs in 40% of pregnant women, but could be avoided with careful care. Here are nine tips for keeping your mouth and teeth healthy during your pregnancy. 

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10 Things you never knew were GREAT for you during pregnancy

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From the moment you discover you're pregnant, you start to uncover countless surprises. For me, I was instantly blown away by how much information there was regarding things to avoid and not do during pregnancy. Some of the tips I discovered were pretty shocking and unexpected. Discover ten surprising things that are great for your pregnancy. 

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Have the best pregnancy ever with these 12 tips

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I'm more than halfway through my second pregnancy, and I can unequivocally say that this one has been far more difficult than the last. But I'm healthy and the baby is doing great, and on a much more positive note, I can say that between the two experiences I've learned several things that can improve even a hard pregnancy. Just keep in mind that every woman's body handles pregnancy differently, so your best pregnancy may look completely different than any of your amigas'. Either way, these tips will help keep you as strong, healthy and positive as possible.

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12 Things all moms should do before giving birth

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From the moment you realize you're expecting, you end up having super baby brain. I'm currently 5 months pregnant and know the symptoms well. You create long checklists to make sure you have everything in order for after the baby's arrival. Not to mention, your calendar is filled with doctor and sonogram appointments. With the little spare time that you do have, it's important to use it wisely and put yourself first. These tips have helped make my pregnancy more peaceful and enjoyable. I hope they do the same for you! 

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10 Unexpected ways your body changes during pregnancy

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Pregnancy is the most amazing blessing a woman could experience in life. I'm currently 17 weeks pregnant and uncovering all of the weird and beautiful physical changes that comes with pregnancy. It's truly amazing how our bodies transform and undergo so many magical stages within 40 weeks. Our bodies are working extra hard to welcome a new life to this world, so we should honor it and even be grateful for the not so great symptoms we have to face too. Here's a detailed overview of amazing ways your body evolves during pregnancy. 

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WATCH: The pregnancy time lapse video you'll watch over & over

Being in the midst of my second pregnancy and chasing around a pre-schooler while dealing with lingering morning sickness, I find myself forgetting to stop and marvel about the changes that are going on within my body. Sometimes, I forget to enjoy the little things--like watching my belly slowly grow, the changes in my face and hair and nails and the exciting countdowns to each milestone. Thankfully, there are other moms around to remind me (and all of you) to stop and take it all in. 

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8 Myths about C-sections you need to know about

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With 33 percent of births being delivered via C-section each year, it's pretty amazing that so much is still misunderstood about the procedure. There are so many misconceptions about C-sections, for example, that it means women are too posh to push. This is just not the case! There are medical reasons why doctors encourage women to opt for a cesarean. This isn't the only myth that has been lingering on for too long. We're breaking it all down and revealing the truth about C-sections. 

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