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Why have children close in age?

Why have children close in age?

September 9, 2014 4:12 pm
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...

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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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 […]

What is Vanishing Twin Syndrome?

What is Vanishing Twin Syndrome?

A vanishing twin — also called fetal reabsorption — is a strange phenomenon. The pregnancy starts out as a twin pregnancy, but one of the twins is then partially or completely reabsorbed by the mother’s body or the twin. The twin “vanishes”.

Lower abdominal pain during the third trimester of pregnancy

Lower abdominal pain during the third trimester of pregnancy

Lower abdominal pain might have been your constant companion right at the beginning of pregnancy, but now that you have reached your third trimester, it’s much more likely to represent s0mething out of the ordinary that should be looked at. We’ll discuss some of the more common causes of lower abdominal pain during the third […]

Pregnancy tests: Should you choose Clearblue Advanced?

Pregnancy tests: Should you choose Clearblue Advanced?

Pregnancy tests have evolved quite a bit over the years. Not all that long ago, a live African clawed frog represented quite a revolutionary pregnancy-testing method. Sounds crazy, right? You can read all about it in the brief history of the pregnancy test. Yes, frogs and killed lab mice and rabbits were indeed used to […]

The ‘stupid’ things you do during pregnancy

The ‘stupid’ things you do during pregnancy

Pregnancy messes with your body and mind alike. When you are expecting a baby, you might be overly emotional and prone to bouts of crying, have itching all over your body, crave pickled peppers and ice cream in the middle of the night, and ask a shop assistant to help you tie your laces after […]

Dealing with an unwanted pregnancy

Dealing with an unwanted pregnancy

Up to 50 percent of all pregnancies are unplanned. Of those, some are welcomed with open arms, others reluctantly accepted, and some just not wanted at all. Unwanted pregnancy may not be a nice, sunny topic to discuss, but it’s important — and women dealing with an unwanted pregnancy deserve just as much support as […]

Interesting facts about your placenta

Interesting facts about your placenta

The placenta is an bloody, disk-shaped organ that forms from the outer layers of the fertilized egg and sustains your baby throughout pregnancy. Soon after you give birth, you’ll deliver the placenta — often with the help of the drug pitocin, to speed up the process. Then, it’s often discarded as a biohazard though sometimes […]