Archive for March, 2013
Did you just find out you are pregnant… after breaking up with your partner? Folks who stumble upon that situation are bound to have a bunch of mixed feelings. Among many other questions you will have at this time, you may wonder how on earth you should tell your ex about your pregnancy. Tell it [...]
Are you dealing with insomnia, or have you just been sleeping badly lately due to a lack of time, or perhaps stress? Everyone knows that a lack of sleep doesn’t do your health any good. Women who are trying to conceive have another thing to worry about. Does the quality of your sleep affect your [...]
Babies who are born prematurely face a huge number of potential problems. A devastating gut disease called necrotizing enterocolitis is only one out of many health hurdles preemies can come up against, unfortunately. Necrotizing enterocolitis is a serious inflammatory disease that can break down tissues inside the gut. Eventually, it can cause major organ failure.
You and your partner have been trying to conceive for a while now — perhaps a few months, or perhaps closer to a year. You are still not pregnant and are desperate for answers. Why haven’t you conceived yet? What could be wrong? Are you infertile or just unlucky? Is there anything you can do [...]
Look at a typical preconception checklist, and you’ll come across items like taking folic acid, eating a healthy diet and… losing weight. That’s easy to say, but often not at all that easy to do. Women are overweight for many different reasons. Some would already have lost the extra weight if a diet and some [...]
A couple officially qualifies for the diagnosis of infertility after they have “actively been trying to conceive” for 12 months or more. By this time, couples of any age are advised to see their family doctor to discuss fertility testing, to get to the bottom of why they are not pregnant yet. This definition begs [...]
We tackled sleeping comfortably during pregnancy yesterday. That post includes tips on how to deal with nasty stuff like leg cramps and heartburn, but let’s face it — a huge percentage of pregnancy women will simply not be able to get to sleep when they want to, at least on some days. What should you [...]
When you were trying to get pregnant, you knew all about morning sickness and may have heard about early pregnancy fatigue, Braxton Hicks contractions and other inconvenient symptoms. There is another pregnancy symptom you may not have seen coming — sleep problems. That covers a lot, from insomnia to weird pregnancy dreams and just not [...]
Urinary Tract Infections are very common during pregnancy. What you may not know, is that they can also be pretty dangerous. In this post, we will explore what UTIs are, how they can be treated, and which dangers they pose to pregnant women and their babies.