Articles By: Olivia
Are you hoping to get pregnant quickly, without too much hassle? Ovulation calendars, tests, and charting to conceive are all great tools. Depending on the choice you make, you may have to spend a considerable amount of time and effort to find out when you ovulate, and you may or may not end up with [...]
Once you and your partner have agreed to take the plunge, and are going to try to conceive a baby, it is only natural to want to make it happen as quickly as possible. You can never quite predict during which cycle you get pregnant, but there are many steps you can take to make [...]
Pregnancy and birth always come with the potential for complications. Which complications are you most likely to end up with? A new study from Ireland reveals that this depends on your age. Expectant mothers in different age groups are at risk of different problems during labor and delivery. What risk is facing you?
Three of my friends have recently had babies, and another just announced that she is expecting… twins! I’m the proud mother of two growing kids. One is a second grader, and the other is going to start Kindergarten this year. That sweet newborn smell is a distant memory for me already, and though I love [...]
You’ve been preparing for parenthood since before you conceived your baby, and read plenty of parenting books during your pregnancy. Still, it is inevitable that new questions will pop up the minute you hold your little bundle of joy in your hands. These baby care tips for new parents may have the answer to your [...]
Pregnancy symptoms get all kinds of feelings going in all kinds of women. If you have been trying to conceive and are now experiencing what you believe to be pregnancy symptoms, you’ll be all excited. If you think you may be facing an unplanned pregnancy, your feelings may be far more complex. Are your symptoms [...]
Parents who have had so-called 4D ultrasounds might have noticed their baby doing fascinating stuff in the womb, including sucking their thumb, yawning, and making grimaces. Researchers from Durham and Lancaster universities have seen similar things in a study of ultrasounds, and suggest that unborn babies practice crying, similing, and other facial expressions in order [...]
Cervical mucus plays an important role throughout a woman’s menstrual cycle, and women who understand how their mucus changes during their fertile days can greatly increase their odds of getting pregnant during any one cycle. Do you know how your cervical mucus can help you conceive?
You know that you need to follow a healthy diet during pregnancy, and that you should work out to stay fit. But how many of these 10 surprising facts about pregnancy nutrition and fitness are new to you?
Pregnancy brings huge emotional changes to many women, and those changes may start before you even realize you are pregnant. You’re not necessarily exempt if you were not overly emotional before you got pregnant either — those hormones can do funny things to you. What kind of changes can you expect throughout your nine months [...]