Refrigerated meat spreads and smoked meats, fish, and shellfish can contain listeria, so it’s only safe to eat them if they’re heated until steaming or part of a…

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A woman’s best reproductive years are in her 20s. Fertility gradually declines in the 30s, particularly after age 35. Each month that she tries, a healthy, fertile 30-year-old…

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While ovulation test strips can determine your most fertile days, they’re not 100 percent accurate. But don’t worry too much — they can have an accuracy rate up…

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Vinaigrettes are a safe bet, as are creamy dressings made without eggs (say, a ranch made with commercially prepared mayo). Can I eat salad dressing while pregnant? Note:…

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In one study of six Olympic-level athletes, researchers found that when women exercised so hard that they pushed their heart rate to more than 90 percent of their…

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It’s very common — and normal — to have an upset stomach when you’re pregnant. Chalk it up to pregnancy’s hormonal changes. It usually happens early in pregnancy,…

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Eat hard cheeses instead of soft cheeses: The CDC has recommended that pregnant women avoid soft cheeses such as feta, Brie, Camembert, blue-veined cheeses and Mexican style cheeses…

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It’s unlikely that one dose will harm your baby, but taking ibuprofen (Advil and Motrin) is generally not recommended when you’re pregnant, especially during the third trimester. What…

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Cows are usually dried off, or milking is stopped, about two months before their next expected calving to allow the udder time to rest and reset itself for…

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