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Insane (but true) things about getting pregnant

Insane (but true) things about getting pregnant

October 28, 2014 4:35 pm
Have you and your partner recently decided it’s time to start trying for a baby, or are you just contemplating it? You may be surprised how much your life changes before...

Fertility problems»

Premature menopause: could it happen to you?

Premature menopause: could it happen to you?

June 17, 2014 4:41 pm
Are you a woman in your twenties or thirties? The menopause is bound to sound like a scary process that will eventually strike you somewhere in your late forties or early...

Male fertility»

Older fatherhood: A health risk for children?

Older fatherhood: A health risk for children?

March 4, 2014 5:25 pm
Have you ever been envious of the fact that men appear to be fertile until the day they die? Don’t be. While a man’s gametes might not come with an obvious sell-by...

Parenting»

Would you choose a gender-neutral name for your baby?

Would you choose a gender-neutral name for your baby?

August 26, 2014 5:29 pm
Plenty of scary and important decisions have to be made during pregnancy. They may include deciding who will provide your prenatal care, whether to undergo prenatal testing...

Fitness and nutrition»

Exercise and fitness during pregnancy

Exercise and fitness during pregnancy

April 3, 2014 3:00 pm
Pregnancy is often described as a time of joy. Once you’re expecting yourself, it quickly becomes clear that pregnancy is also a time when you are bombarded with (unwanted)...

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Insane (but true) things about getting pregnant

Insane (but true) things about getting pregnant

Have you and your partner recently decided it’s time to start trying for a baby, or are you just contemplating it? You may be surprised how much your life changes before you ever even see that positive pregnancy test.

Things you should do before having children

Things you should do before having children

Kids are wonderful, and I for one cannot imagine what my life would have been like if I didn’t have my kids. From that milky baby smell, the nightly crying, and the first smile to toddler tantrums, the first friend dramas, and that time they tell you they don’t want to hold your hand any […]

Trying to conceive with heavy menstrual periods

Trying to conceive with heavy menstrual periods

Menorrhagia is the medical term for unusually heavy periods, which may also last for longer than usual. During these periods, a woman will lose more than 8o ml of menstrual fluids or her menstrual flow continues longer than seven days. While abnormally heavy menstrual periods are also frequently painful, this is not always the case.

Halloween costume tips for (pregnant) moms and babies

Halloween costume tips for (pregnant) moms and babies

Want to freak people out or make their heart melt on Halloween? If you’re pregnant or have recently had a baby, Halloween costumes are more fun than ever before! To make sure you have the right costume reading for this creepy holiday, you need to prepare now. We have some ideas to help you out […]

When to be worried: Autism warning signs in infancy

When to be worried: Autism warning signs in infancy

“Autism” is a word that gets thrown around a lot, and also something many parents are worried about. As autism is a spectrum of disorders rather than a single condition, the effects vary greatly. It is, however, clear that early intervention can be of great benefit to children on the autism spectrum.7

Warning: Anemia during pregnancy linked to autism

Warning: Anemia during pregnancy linked to autism

Iron deficiency is more common during pregnancy. Your blood volume goes up by 50 percent, and your baby and placenta also need additional iron. What’s more, the body often doesn’t have the stores it would need to ensure adequate iron levels when you go into a pregnancy. All of this leads to higher odds of […]

Are you at risk of developing preeclampsia?

Are you at risk of developing preeclampsia?

Preeclampsia is a very serious pregnancy complication that is characterized by high blood pressure with protein in the urine. Other organs, frequently the kidneys, can be damaged by preeclampsia. The only cure is the delivery of the baby, and preeclampsia can lead to eclampsia and HELLP Syndrome — which may have fatal consequences — if […]

Why have children close in age?

Why have children close in age?

Are you sure you’d like more than one child, but not certain what the best age space would be? Age differences between siblings aren’t really all that plannable of course; you could get pregnant unexpectedly because lactation ammenhorea didn’t turn out to be all that reliable a method of birth control after all, or the […]

‘Weird’ baby behavior: normal or not?

‘Weird’ baby behavior: normal or not?

Being a first-time parent causes a lot of unnecessary freaking out, along with (sometimes!) some warranted worries. What stuff that might concern you is completely normal, and what is a real reason to panic? Let’s take a look at some newborn behavior and signs and symptoms of problems.

Would you choose a gender-neutral name for your baby?

Would you choose a gender-neutral name for your baby?

Plenty of scary and important decisions have to be made during pregnancy. They may include deciding who will provide your prenatal care, whether to undergo prenatal testing or not, and whether to continue working after the baby comes or to stay at home with your baby for at least a while. In the grand scheme […]