Archive for September, 2012
Invitro fertilization is documented to involve a higher risk of birth defects. The good news is, a new Australian study says, that such birth defects are becoming less frequent — most likely due to improved lab techniques and embryo transfers.
Women who are planning to get pregnant have the benefit of preparing — they can take folic acid, eat more healthily, get fit and quit smoking. Up to half of all pregnancies happened by surprise, though. If you are a smoker when you find out that you are expecting a baby, quitting is the first [...]
Some new moms fall in love with their new baby the moment she is first placed on their abdomen. Others take a little longer to bond with their babies. One thing is for sure — that first smile is a very special moment, in which your bond is further cemented. When can you expect your [...]
We are not saying that “just relaxing will make pregnancy happen”. We are saying that some couples fall in the trap of stressing about trying to conceive to the point their relationship suffers. Having a relaxed attitude may not get you pregnant more quickly, but it will certainly make the process a lot more fun”! Here are [...]
Are you planning to bottle-feed your baby by choice, or are you worried that breastfeeding may be challenging? Whatever your preferences, you will want to have some basic information about baby formula in case you need it. This article answers some of the most frequently asked questions about formula.
Increasing numbers of women decide to try for a baby in their late thirties, forties and even beyond. Putting motherhood off until later ilife may be common now, but that does not mean that it is easy to conceive naturally, or even with the help of fertility treatments, once you are over 40. How can [...]
Food allergies are all around, it seems. Nuts are a top concern. Some pregnant women wonder if it is safer to steer clear of nuts completely — to prevent the development of nut allergies, or perhaps even in case their fetus would have an allergic reaction to nuts. Should you avoid nuts while you are [...]