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While you're pregnant, don’t pump your own gasoline. Either get full-serve or have a friend or family member fill up your gas tank. The last thing you need right now is more exposure to environmental toxins! In fact, avoid anything with fumes (such as cleaning supplies and paint) whenever possible.

Driving

Especially so you can avoid the pump, now's a great time to do what you can to maximize your gas mileage! Check out these 44 tips to save money on gasoline.


Word.

Here's how they say "pregnancy" in 7 different languages from around the world!

  • French: grossesse
  • German: schwangerschaft 
  • Italian: gravidanza
  • Japanese: kaitai
  • Spanish: embarazo
  • Swahili: mimba
  • Swedish: graviditet

Shaky legs?

Wiggly legs

Pregnant women are at higher risk for the occurrence or worsening of restless legs syndrome (RLS), a movement disorder that affects up to 10 percent of the general population, according to a study reported in Neurology.

RLS is characterized by an urge to move the legs, generally accompanied by unpleasant numbness, tingling, or burning sensations; an increase in symptoms during rest and a partial, temporary relief from symptoms through activity; and a worsening of symptoms in the evening or at night. Symptoms tend to progress with age. For more about restless legs syndrome, click here.


In the know

Oxygen is passed through the placenta to the baby, and carbon dioxide and other wastes are passed back through the placenta. These will be processed and excreted by the mother.

The placenta is an organ within the uterus by means of which the growing fetus is attached to the wall of the uterus. Its primary purpose is to provide the fetus with nourishment, eliminate its wastes and exchange respiratory gases. This is accomplished by the close proximity of the maternal and fetal blood systems within the placenta. These processes begin immediately as the fetus is forming. It also functions as a gland, secreting various hormones including chorionic gonadotropin, progesterone and estrogens. All these hormones help regulate and maintain the pregnancy.

Read more about the amazing placenta here!

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