Archive for June, 2012
Your baby is getting cuter by the minute, and you’re utterly in love with your new bundle of joy. Now that you have recovered from your labor and delivery, you’re wondering why that abdominal fat is still there. When can you expect that baby belly to go away, and what can you do to get [...]
Around one in six couples are struggling to get pregnant. There are many different causes, and both partners should participate in fertility testing if they haven’t conceived after a year of trying. The good news is that most fertility problems are treatable — but for that to happen, they have to be identified first. These [...]
Are you thinking about trying for a baby? You and your partner are probably talking about the stuff you need to get in order before you get pregnant. Most couples talk about finances, perhaps moving to a bigger house, and lifestyle changes like quitting smoking. But what about your vitamin intake?
Are you a breastfeeding mother? You are probably trying to eat the healthiest foods you can because you are aware that your eating habits can affect your baby’s development. But you still want to shed those postpartum pounds and get your toned abdomen back. How can you safely lose weight without putting your baby’s health [...]
Placenta previa is a serious pregnancy complication in which the placenta covers the cervix completely or partially. You may be diagnosed with placenta previa after you start experiencing vaginal bleeding during your pregnancy, or you could find out that your placenta is at least partially obstructing the opening of your cervix during a routine ultrasound. [...]
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) is a leading cause of infertility in women. What causes PID, what should you do if you think you could be infertile because of it, and what are your treatment options if Pelvic Inflammatory Disease has left you unable to conceive children naturally?
The c-section rate in America is at an all-time high, and still on the rise. Cesareans can be life saving, but they are also a serious operation with implications for subsequent pregnancies and deliveries. Many women who have had a c-section before will end up with a repeat cesarean the next time they have a [...]