Category: Pregnancy & Birth
Of the many possible early pregnancy symptoms, morning sickness — better referred to as pregnancy nausea and vomiting — is definitely the most well known. Women who have recently discovered that they are expecting a baby, and even those who merely suspect they are pregnant, may also have noticed a related pregnancy sign. You may [...]
You are still tremendously impressed by your positive pregnancy test, whether you were actively trying to conceive or your news came as a bit of a surprise. What should you be doing next? When is it time to make your first prenatal appointment, what should you know about diet and lifestyle, and how do you [...]
You’ve been through roughly 40 weeks of pregnancy and have gone through the somewhat perilous process of giving birth, either vaginally or by c-section. Now, you are finally holding that newborn in your arms. You would love to stare into his face and talk about who he resembles with your partner. Instead, everybody you know [...]
Parenting is easily the most challenging thing you’ll ever do. You have no choice but to “learn on the job” and to simply get stuck in, but it is not too early to start thinking about your personal parenting philosophy when you get that positive pregnancy test.
Tasks that were once mundane and even irritating may become huge questions once you are pregnant. Is it OK to dye your hair? Get nail extensions? Shave your bikini line? Do you need a different moisturizer? And what about creams to fight stretch marks? Most expectant mothers will change their beauty and self-care regime quite [...]
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 [...]
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.
Breastfeeding rates are still much lower than they should be. Globally, less than 40 percent of babies under six months old are exclusively nursing. Almost everyone — whether they’re a parent, medical professional, or layperson — knows that breastfeeding is the healthiest infant nutrition mode. But in practice, things work out a little differently. Lots [...]