Archive for September, 2011
Women who are trying to conceive often want to do as much as they can to increase their chance of getting pregnant fast. Things you can do to swing the odds in your favor include living healthily, and using an ovulation calendar to track your fertile days. Of course, the timing of sexual intercourse is [...]
You waited for your baby with anticipation during the nine months of pregnancy, and may have been trying to conceive for a good while before that. Now, your sweet baby is finally in your arms. You are so happy to be a mother, so in love with your baby and at the same time, so… [...]
As far as pregnancy signs and symptoms go, cravings are one of the more pleasant ones. According to old wives’ tales, a pregnant woman normally craves what her baby needs. Unfortunately, although there may be something to this theory, that is not always accurate. What if you are craving fast food all the time?
Are you hoping to get pregnant with twins… fast? Lots of couples would live to have twins, for whatever reason. The chances of that happening naturally are normally pretty slim, unless you have a history of twins in your family. If you do, your odds go up – some couples even have three sets of [...]
Are you trying to conceive and hoping to go on a weight loss diet? Or have you been trying for a baby for a while now, and are losing weight specifically to boost your fertility? Women who are trying to get pregnant and also trying to lose weight are bound to have many questions about [...]
Childbirth attracts a lot of medical attention in developed countries, where most women have regular prenatal care and access to various choices regarding their labor and delivery. If anything goes wrong, experts in maternity and neonatal care are often minutes away. In developing, poor countries, the story is different. Many women are dying in childbirth [...]
Many people still have a high dose of respect for medical doctors. The “doctor knows best” attitude still prevails in many cultures. If you have a pediatrician you don’t get along with, that attitude can make the situation so much harder. Still, it is important to remember two things. Pediatricians are there to provide a [...]
Has your previously mellow and happy baby turned to throwing an all-nighter and crying throughout the day, too? The chances are that you are dealing with teething, if your baby is around five months old. Besides crying (and therefore, pain), signs of teething include drooling, bulging gums, and chewing on things.
Breastfeeding is officially encouraged in most hospitals in the United States, and they also often have lactation consultants on staff to help new mothers get breastfeeding going, and to coach them through any complications they come across. But a the same time, it is still very common for hospitals to give out free samples of [...]
Becoming a grandmother is a very exciting thing! Most moms of pregnant daughters are expected to play an active role in their child’s pregnancy. Many woman use their pregnancy as a wonderful opportunity to bond with their own mother in new ways, and rely on mom’s “been there, done that” advice throughout their nine months. [...]