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Coping with Pregnancy in the Summertime
Soaring temperatures and high humidity can be especially difficult if you're a mother-to-be. Here are our best tips for keeping cool.

     º High Temps Make for Hot Mamas
How does a pregnant woman stay cool in the heat of the summer? Here are some great keep-cool tips for pregnant women from Penny Simkin and The Simple Guide to Having a Baby.
     º Caffeine During Pregnancy
There is no question that many of us love our morning cups of coffee, or tea. The true question, which is very important for a pregnant woman to understand is why, and how, caffeine affects the mother's body-and the subsequent affect of that cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate to her unborn child.

In the News:
     º News: Abstaining From Alcohol During Pregnancy Still The Best Choice For Baby - Experts Call Mass Media Misrepresentation Of Recent Alcohol-Related Studies 'Harmful'

Midwife Question of the Month:
     º Flu (Including Swine Flu) Shots in Pregnancy
Is a flu shot safe during pregnancy? What about the H1N1 vaccine? Midwife Donna Balo explains.

Fitness Question of the Month:
     º I Hate to Exercise and Sweat!
I really really hate exercise but my midwife is pushing me to do something. I just don't like to sweat. Can you give me some ideas for what I can do throughout my pregnancy? Fitness Expert Sara Holliday answers.

Nutritional Information of the Month:
     º Eat Strategically to Save the Planet: Advice for Pregnant Women by Alan Greene, MD
By eating strategically we can reclaim our streams, our food, and our future. Here's Dr. Greene's top five organic food choices a pregnant woman can make for the sake of her baby and the health of the planet.

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StorkNet's Week By Week Guide to Pregnancy
Featured Hot Topics:
     º Reluctant Fathers
If your baby’s father was reluctant to get involved with your pregnancy, what did you do, if anything, to encourage him? Click here to post on our blog or click here to email your thoughts.
     º Home Pregnancy Tests
How many home pregnancy tests did you take before you believed the result? Vote in our poll and tell us what your favorite EPT brands are. Click here to post on our blog or click here to email your thoughts.
     º Preparing Siblings
What did you do, if anything, to prepare your children for the arrival of a new sibling? Share your thoughts with us on our blog or click here to email your thoughts.
     º Memorializing/Keepsakes
Did you scrapbook/memorialize your pregnancy? What types of keepsakes did you save, did you make a special scrapbook, did you journal, did you make a belly cast, etc????? Click here to post on our blog or click here to email your thoughts.

Featured Books/DVDs:
     º Mother Rising: The Blessingway Journey into Motherhood by Yana Cortlund, Barb Lucke and Donna Miller Watelet
Mother Rising shows how any woman can organize, personalize, and create a ceremony. This step-by-step guide includes practical information such as tips for sharing and storytelling, positive visualizations, and recipes for healthy feasting. Fun activities like belly casting, henna body art, shoulder massages, and herbal footbaths further enhance the blessingway experience while inspirational quotations and an expansive resource listing help complete one's unique ceremony.

Featured Cubby:
     º Baby Showers!
Plan the perfect baby shower no matter the budget with our baby showers cubby. Learn the etiquette no-nos along with the Who, What, When, Where, and How of baby shower planning.

Enjoy!
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