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5 Tips for Safe Exercise During Pregnancy
Exercise is essential during pregnancy to maintain your health. Women who keep physically active while pregnant are less likely to experience issues such as back pain and tiredness.
Pregnancy Nutrition : First Trimester Expectations - Your Baby’s Development
Your doctor can discuss your progress in a few weeks, which are measured starting from the first day of your last menstrual day of period it your uses of doctor to calculate your expiry and the age gestationnel of the baby.
5 Stars Share Their Pregnancy Health & Beauty Tips
Staying healthy and feeling your best during pregnancy should be a top priority to any expectant mom, and these 5 stars have shared how they managed to get through their pregnancy days feeling good.
Christy Turlington on Her Pregnancy Skin Glow & Top Beauty Secret
Model Christy Turlington doesn't see any negatives when it comes to aging. She says that getting older, people just get wiser and she doesn't know why there is such a negative spin put on the aging process.
Lara Stone Opens Up Pregnancy Weight Struggle & Job Loss
Beautiful model Lara Stone, who is married to 'Britain's Got Talent' judge David Walliams, welcomed a son named Alfred last year.
Jaime King on Her Skin Secrets & Her Healthy Pregnancy Diet
Actress Jaime King has opened up on her top skin secrets. She reveals her biggest tip is a very simple one - to simply stay constantly hydrated.
Pregnancy Can Affect Your Partner (part 2) - Help Dad Bond with Baby
Most couples are concerned about sexual activity during pregnancy; however, men are more often concerned with this aspect of a relationship. It’s an important topic, so discuss it with your healthcare provider.
Pregnancy Can Affect Your Partner (part 1) - Ways to Reassure Your Partner
You can reassure your partner and help him grow more comfortable with your pregnancy and the idea of fatherhood. We have spoken with many pregnant couples, and they have passed on the following suggestions.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : Your Current Medical Condition and Medications (part 6) - Cancer during Pregnancy
Pregnancy is a happy time for most women. Occasionally, however, serious problems can occur. Cancer during pregnancy is one serious complication that occurs rarely.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : Your Current Medical Condition and Medications (part 5) - Immunizations and Vaccinations during Pregnancy
Immunizations and vaccinations protect you from diseases. A vaccine is given to provide you with protection against infection and is usually given by injection or taken orally.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : Your Current Medical Condition and Medications (part 4) - Vitamin and Mineral Supplements, Prenatal Vitamins
Be cautious about taking vitamin and mineral supplements during pregnancy. Often people don’t think of vitamins and minerals as harmful, but they can be, especially to your developing baby. Use only those vitamins and minerals your healthcare provider recommends you use or prescribes for you.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : Your Current Medical Condition and Medications (part 3) - Nonprescription Medications
Many people, not just pregnant women, hold the false belief that medications they can buy without a prescription (over-the-counter medicine) are harmless. Nothing could be further from the truth. Carelessness with over-the-counter preparations could harm you and your developing baby.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : Your Current Medical Condition and Medications (part 2) - Prescription Medication Use during Pregnancy
Some prescription medications are more common than others; the discussion below includes common substances many women must take during pregnancy. Please note: This information does not take the place of talking with your healthcare provider.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : Your Current Medical Condition and Medications (part 1) - Medication Effects on Fetal Development
Some medications can affect fetal development; they are called teratogens. The study of abnormal fetal development caused by teratogens is called teratology. When a birth defect occurs, we want to know why it happened. This can be frustrating because in many instances we are unable to determine a cause.
Elsa Pataky on Her Juice Cleanse Recipe & Post Pregnancy Workout
Spanish beauty Elsa Pataky recently welcomed twin boys - Sasha and Tristan - with husband Chris Hemsworth and now the actress has spoken on how she loves to cleanse her system with a special juice.
Ciara Sees Her Pregnancy as “a Great Fashion Challenge”
Singer Ciara is currently expecting her first child with fiancé rapper Future. She already let slip that she is probably having a baby boy and seems excited about becoming a mother.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : Exercise during and after Pregnancy (part 7) - Your After-Pregnancy Workout
After your baby is born, continue the exercises you did during pregnancy. Add some of the following exercises to help you focus on specific areas, especially abdominal muscles. Do these exercises when your healthcare provider gives you permission.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : Exercise during and after Pregnancy (part 6) - Your Pregnancy Workout
Practice the exercises in the previous section and add the following ones to your routine. You may have to set aside extra time to do these exercises. If you combine them with some form of aerobic exercise, such as walking, swimming or bicycling, you’ll get a thorough workout.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : Exercise during and after Pregnancy (part 5)
Kegel exercises strengthen pelvic muscles. Practicing helps you relax your muscles for delivery. While sitting, contract the lowest muscles of your pelvis as tightly as you can.
Olivia Wilde Speaks on Her Comfortable Style & Pregnancy
Currently pregnant actress Olivia Wilde has spoken on her sense of style. Due to give birth to her first child very soon, Olivia says that her everyday sense of style is relaxed and "never uncomfortable".
Your Pregnancy After 35 : Exercise during and after Pregnancy (part 4) - Exercise Guidelines for Pregnancy
Be sure pool water is warm enough but not hot. The ideal temperature of the water should be between 80 and 84F (26.5 and 29C). Avoid hot tubs and spas because water is too hot for baby.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : Exercise during and after Pregnancy (part 3) - Benefìcial Exercises during Pregnam
Keep in mind a few general precautions about exercising during pregnancy that apply to most pregnant women. Your healthcare provider may want to discuss additional precautions that apply specifically to you.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : Exercise during and after Pregnancy (part 2) - Exercise Risks, Effects of Exercise on Your Body
You may notice some changes in how your body responds to exercise during pregnancy. Your growing abdomen can put a strain on your respiratory system; you may feel out of breath sooner than usual.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : Exercise during and after Pregnancy (part 1) - If You Exercise Regularly, The Exercise Payoff
Exercise during pregnancy can help you feel more in control of your body and relieve some of the common aches and pains of pregnancy. Exercise improves circulation and helps you adjust to carrying the extra weight you gain during pregnancy.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : How Age Affects Your Pregnancy (part 4) - Down Syndrome
Nearly every pregnant woman receives information on Down syndrome. When you’re older, you may be offered various tests to determine whether your fetus is affected by the condition.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : How Age Affects Your Pregnancy (part 3) - Chromosomal Abnormalities
Chromosomal abnormalities can occur in any cell, and they can occur as an abnormal chromosome number or as an abnormality in the structure of the chromosome itself. With Down syndrome, an individual has 47 chromosomes instead of the normal 46.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : How Age Affects Your Pregnancy (part 2) - Your Reproductive and Family Medical History
When a genetic counselor asks questions about your reproductive history, he or she seeks information on any type of pregnancy loss, miscarriage, stillbirth or perinatal death (death of the baby at the end of pregnancy or after birth).
Your Pregnancy After 35 : How Age Affects Your Pregnancy (part 1) - Some Pregnancy Problems in Older Women, Genetic Counseling
Problems healthcare providers see more often in older pregnant women include gestational diabetes, high blood pressure, placental problems, more miscarriages, more Cesarean births and a slightly higher risk of giving birth to a baby with genetic or chromosomal abnormalities.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : More Than One Baby (part 6) - Other Considerations
Often a physician advises a woman expecting twins to stop working at least 8 weeks before her due date. Ideally, you should stop working at 28 weeks with a twin pregnancy—24 weeks if your job requires standing or other physical exertion.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : More Than One Baby (part 5) - Delivering More Than One Baby
Multiple fetuses are often delivered early. How babies are delivered often depends on how they are lying in the uterus. All possible combinations of fetal positions can occur.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : More Than One Baby (part 4) - Take Care of Yourself, Your Nutrition with a Multiple Pregnancy
Taking care of yourself when you are expecting more than one baby is the best way to take care of your developing babies. An important thing to remember with a multiple pregnancy is to take things more slowly from the beginning of your pregnancy until delivery.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : More Than One Baby (part 3) - Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome
Twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS), also called chronic intertwin transfusion syndrome, occurs only in identical twins who share the same placenta. The condition can range from mild to severe and can occur at any point during pregnancy, even at birth.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : More Than One Baby (part 2) - Increased Risks Associated with a Multiple Pregnancy
If a woman is pregnant with more than one baby, her risk of problems during pregnancy increases. You can minimize your risks, and possibly avoid them, with good prenatal care and careful attention to your health.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : More Than One Baby (part 1) - How a Multiple Pregnancy Occurs
A multiple pregnancy occurs when a single egg divides after fertilization or when more than one egg is fertilized. It also happens with fertility treatments, when more than one fertilized egg is placed in the uterus.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : Tests for You and Your Baby (part 10) - Tests for the Woman Expecting Multiples
If you are carrying more than one baby, the number of tests you receive, and when you receive them, will be different. Some researchers recommend if you are at least 32 years old and your healthcare provider determines you’re carrying more than one baby, you should have chromosome testing, such as amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : Tests for You and Your Baby (part 9) - Pap Smear
Often on your first prenatal visit, you will have a Pap smear if it’s been a year or more since your last test. If you’ve had a normal Pap smear in the last few months, you won’t need another one.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : Tests for You and Your Baby (part 8) - Cystic Fibrosis Screening Tests, Jewish Genetic Disorders
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disorder that causes digestive and breathing problems. It causes the body to produce sticky mucus that builds up in the lungs, pancreas and other organs, which can lead to respiratory and digestive problems. Those with the disorder are usually diagnosed early in life.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : Tests for You and Your Baby (part 7) - Tests for Blood-Sugar Levels, Nuchal Translucency Screening , Fetal MRI , Instant Risk Assessment
Many doctors test every pregnant woman for diabetes, usually around the end of the second trimester. Testing is particularly important if you have a family history of diabetes. Blood tests used to diagnose diabetes are a fasting blood-sugar and glucose-tolerance test (GTT).
Your Pregnancy After 35 : Tests for You and Your Baby (part 6) - Chorionic Villus Sampling,Fetoscopy, Fetal Fibronectin , Percutaneous Umbilical Blood Sampling
Chorionic villus sampling (CVS) analyzes chorionic villus cells, which eventually become the placenta. The test detects genetic abnormalities; sampling is done early in pregnancy. The advantage of CVS is that a healthcare provider can diagnose a problem earlier in pregnancy.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : Tests for You and Your Baby (part 5) - Alpha-Fetoprotein Testing, Multiple-Marker Tests
The alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) test is a blood test done on the mother-to-be. As your baby grows inside you, it produces alpha-fetoprotein in its liver. Some alpha-fetoprotein crosses fetal membranes and enters your circulation.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : Tests for You and Your Baby (part 4) - Amniocentesis
Amniocentesis is a test done on fetal cells and is often offered to women over 35 or women whose screening-tests results are abnormal. Most women who have amniocentesis are being screened for chromosomal defects, such as Down syndrome, Turner’s syndrome or neural-tube defects (spina bifida).
Your Pregnancy After 35 : Tests for You and Your Baby (part 3) - Specialized Tests You May Have
An ultrasound exam may be one of the most exciting tests you have during pregnancy! You and your partner can actually see your growing baby. The test is a valuable tool for your healthcare provider because it enables him or her to check for many details of fetal development. (Ultrasound, sonogram and sonography refer to the same test.)
Your Pregnancy After 35 : Tests for You and Your Baby (part 2) - Third-Trimester Tests
A special type of pregnancy test, called a quantitative HCG test, is a blood test done in the first trimester. Your healthcare provider may order it if there is concern about miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : Tests for You and Your Baby (part 1) - At-Home Tests
Your healthcare provider may ask you to take a home pregnancy test when you miss a period to help determine if you’re pregnant. These tests are so accurate that your healthcare provider may rely on them as an initial screening for pregnancy.
Ways To Treat Osteoporosis During Pregnancy
Osteoporosis is a bone disease which includes a decrease in bone mass and the fragility of bone. It can be caused by vitamin or mineral deficiencies; pregnancy is also a cause.
Ways To Treat High Levels Of Cholesterol In Pregnancy
During pregnancy, having popular health issues like high levels of cholesterol treated becomes a hard thing to do. So far, there has been no medicine for high levels of cholesterol for pregnant women, which leaves us 2 choices in treating high cholesterol levels in 9 months of pregnancy – diet and exercise.
Tips To Make You Look Less Fat During Pregnancy
Most women worry about gaining weight, and it’s hard for them to stop worrying about this issue in pregnancy. You know that you will gain weight during pregnancy, but even when all your weight will be on the perfect belly, there’re may be moments when you look at yourself in the mirror and feel that you’re fat.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : How Your Baby Grows and Develops (part 5) - Hydrocephalus, Cordocentesis, Fetal Surgery
Hydrocephalus causes an enlargement of the fetus’s head. It occurs in about 1 in 2000 babies and is responsible for about 12% of all severe fetal malformations found at birth.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : How Your Baby Grows and Develops (part 4) - Intrauterine-Growth Restriction
Intrauterine-growth restriction (IUGR) indicates a fetus is small for its gestational age. Weight is below the tenth percentile (in the lowest 10%) for the baby’s gestational age. This means 9 out of 10 babies of normal growth are larger.
Ways To Keep Your Natural Beauty Throughout Pregnancy
Pregnancy doesn’t make a woman feel unsafe; it makes her feel splendid and beautiful. While being pregnant can highlight the natural glow of the skin, the glimmer shine of the hair and make you energetic, it also comes with some small problems.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : How Your Baby Grows and Develops (part 3) - Problems for a Developing Fetus, Premature Birth
A baby can hear inside the womb. But “hearing” in a fetus is really a matter of feeling vibrations in the skull that are then transmitted to baby’s inner ear. It may be similar to living near a busy airport.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : How Your Baby Grows and Develops (part 2) - The Umbilical Cord, The Amniotic Sac
The umbilical cord is the connection between your baby and the placenta. It is usually about 24 inches (60cm) long. The cord is gray or white, coiled or lumpy, and contains two arteries to carry baby’s blood to the placenta, where it absorbs oxygen and nutrients. A vein in the umbilical cord carries blood and nutrients back to the baby.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : How Your Baby Grows and Develops (part 1) - Normal Fetal Development
Sometimes women express concern about giving birth to a large baby. Many factors affect how big your baby will be. If you are in good health, have no medical problems, don’t gain too much weight and take good care of yourself during pregnancy, you’ll probably have an average-size baby.
Things That You Need To Do During Your First 3 Months Of Pregnancy
The woman’s body undergoes many changes during her first 3 months of pregnancy. Pregnant women may have any or all of the following symptoms for the first 12 weeks: nausea, chest pain, fatigue, frequent urination, dizziness, constipation and heartburn. T
Tips To Have A Positive Body Image After Pregnancy
Pregnancy changes your body in many ways, even after your delivery. Although you lose the weight of your baby, the amniotic fluid and placenta right after the pregnancy, you still need time to burn the fat that accumulated in pregnancy. Your stomach also gets bigger after you’re pregnant.
How To Talk To Your Husband About Your Pregnancy
Pregnancy is a time plentiful with ups and downs, quick changes and interesting moments for you and your husband. However, you may not know what your husband want to know during the exciting time.
Methods To Prevent Stretch Marks Throughout Pregnancy
Every woman who has experienced pregnancy will tell you that fast weight gain and loss will make you have stretch mark. Stretch marks that come with pregnancy can be prevented.
Signs Of Pregnancy While Breastfeeding Your Baby
Some women believe that breastfeeding their babies have a role as a morning-after pill. However, some women can still get pregnant when they’re still breastfeeding their babies. If you think that you’re pregnant when still feeding your baby, this is a good idea for you to know what you can expect ahead.
How To Stop Nausea During Pregnancy
Though nausea related to pregnancy is normally called morning sickness, it can occur at any time during the day. According to experts, nausea can occur early at the first 3 weeks after conception. Nauseas can happen more frequently throughout the first 3 months, but it can last throughout the entire pregnancy.
Home Therapies For Morning Sickness During Pregnancy
Organic Smoothies for a Healthy Pregnancy : Cherry Vanilla Treat, Watermelon and Watercress Smoothie, Apple Celery Smoothie
If your diet and lifestyle leave you feeling in need of refreshment and vitality, this smoothie is for you. Hydrating melon and citrus combine with rich greens to provide a revitalizing lift in energy levels throughout your pregnancy.
Organic Smoothies for a Healthy Pregnancy : Vitamin C Pack, A Cool Blend for Pregnancy
This vitamin C–packed recipe is a delicious blend of grapefruit, pineapple, and orange, intensified by the addition of ginger and iron and vitamin K-rich spinach. These ingredients will help during pregnancy by supporting the growth and development of your baby.
Organic Smoothies for a Healthy Pregnancy : Romaine Pineapple Smoothie, Berry and Banana Smoothie, A Grape Way to Bone Health
Vitamins K and C, beta-carotene, potassium, folate, and protein are rich in this delicious smoothie. A one-stop shop for many of your fruit and vegetable servings, this delicious recipe satisfies your sweet tooth and your pregnancy dietary needs.
Organic Smoothies for a Healthy Pregnancy : Pregnant Pomegranate Smoothie, Beta-Carotene Cantaloupe Smoothie, Blackberry Delight
Since these delicious fruits and vegetables are packed with vitamins C, K, and B complex; potassium; and magnesium that all promote health and fight illness, this recipe is a tasty way to feel great throughout your pregnancy
Home Remedies To Treat Stretch Marks In Pregnancy
Stretch marks occur in pregnancy as the weight gain of women make the skin expanded, causing small tears that look like stretch marks. According to the woman’s health organization, stretch marks can be red, pink or brown, and they normally appear at the second half of pregnancy.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : How Your Body Changes during Pregnancy (part 6) - Increased Vaginal Discharge
One of the first symptoms of early pregnancy is frequent urination. The problem continues off and on throughout pregnancy. You may have to go to the bathroom at night when you never did before. It usually lessens during the second trimester, then returns during the third trimester, when the growing baby puts pressure on the bladder.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : How Your Body Changes during Pregnancy (part 5) - Babies’ Movements Are Different
The movement of every baby is different. One baby may move less than another. If your baby has been very active, then is very quiet for a long while, you may want to discuss it with your healthcare provider. He or she will determine if there is cause for concern.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : How Your Body Changes during Pregnancy (part 4) - Gum Disease, Braces during Pregnancy
You need to take good care of your teeth and gums. Good dental care is important because hormonal changes in pregnancy may cause dental problems. During pregnancy, hormones can make gum problems worse. Increased blood volume can cause gums to swell and make them more prone to infection.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : How Your Body Changes during Pregnancy (part 3) - Cholestasis of Pregnancy, Plaques of Pregnancy , Pemphigoid Gestationis
Some women have a severe, itchy rash of red bumps that begins on the tummy and spreads to the lower body, then to the arms and legs. This is called plaques of pregnancy, toxemic rash, polymorphic eruption of pregnancy or pruritic urticaria pappules (PUPP).
Your Pregnancy After 35 : How Your Body Changes during Pregnancy (part 2) - Surface Skin Changes, Itchy Skin
In some women, a vertical line appears along the midline of the abdomen, called the linea nigra. The linea nigra fades markedly after pregnancy but does not usually disappear completely.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : How Your Body Changes during Pregnancy (part 1) - Skin Changes, Stretch Marks
Stretch marks, also called striae distensae, may occur more often in older women. These marks occur when the elastic fibers and collagen in deeper layers of your skin are pulled apart to make room for baby.
Organic Smoothies for a Healthy Pregnancy : Folate-Filled Fruit Smoothie, Veggies for Vitamins, Refreshing Raspberry Blend
The sweet blend of fruits and vibrantvegetables in this recipe make for one splendid smoothie that’s packedwith vitamins and minerals, such as vitamins C, A, K, E, and B complex;folate; iron; calcium; and potassium.
Organic Smoothies for a Healthy Pregnancy : Maternity Medley, Cran-Energy Smoothie
This delicious smoothie recipe combines sweet fruits and luscious watercress with the zing of ginger to provide an abundance of important vitamins and minerals, such as vitamins A, C, K, and B complex, for your pregnancy.
Organic Smoothies for a Healthy Pregnancy : Moodiness Manipulator, Pleasurable Pregnancy Smoothie, Savory Spinach
Satisfy your nutritional needs and daily requirements—and help your baby-to-be grow and develop—with this smoothie recipe that combines iron-packed spinach with sweet red peppers, vitamin-packed broccoli, and spicy garlic that will keep energy flowing to all of your cells.
Dressing Tips For Hiding A Pregnancy
It’s pretty difficult to dress well during pregnancy. Hiding a pregnancy is even more difficult. Some women still have good shape in pregnancy. To these women, hiding the pregnancy is much easier than ones who have big bumps.
Exercises Recommended During 7 Months Of Pregnancy
Pregnant women should take part in normal exercise programs during the first 24 weeks of pregnancy to maintain their physical strength and fetal health.
Can You Eat Crab Meat During Pregnancy?
Seafood such as crab contains omega 3 acid and vitamin B, making it a necessary source of nutriments for pregnant women. However, pregnant women need to be extremely careful about preparing safe foods as their overloaded immune system may have to struggle to fight against harmful substances.
Can You Eat Chocolate During Pregnancy?
Pregnant women who like coffee can be surprised to find out that they have to limit the consumption of coffee and caffeine in general. This also means that you have to keep an eye on how much chocolate you eat.
Organic Smoothies for a Healthy Pregnancy : Ginger Melon Stress Meltaway, Cabbage, Broccoli, and Celery , Raspberry Immune System Smoothie
Protect your body and your baby from illness by packing in the vitamin C found in the oranges, pineapple, lemon, and lime in this recipe. Not only does this amazing vitamin promote health and immunity, it can alleviate stress and improve mental stability and happiness.
Organic Smoothies for a Healthy Pregnancy : Turnip Temptation, Vitamin C Smoothie, Imperative Iron
Rich in nutrition, the turnip—this rarely enjoyed root vegetable—is a great addition to any meal, especially when you think about its folate content. The daily requirement for pregnant women is 600mcg and this smoothie contains about 60mcg.
Organic Smoothies for a Healthy Pregnancy : Great Garlic, Savory Celery Celebration, Savory Squash Surprise
Garlic is the main attraction in this smoothie that could potentially reduce fatigue during pregnancy. Just one small clove of garlic helps promote a strong heart—which is needed when you’re pumping double the amount of blood—and makes almost anything taste absolutely delightful.
Organic Juices for a Healthy Pregnancy : Piece of Pie, Apple Yammer, Garlic Melon with Sprig of Dill
There is now a new meaning to having an apple a day, especially when pregnant. Studies have suggested that by eating an apple every day, you may be able to reduce the risk of your baby developing asthma. This sweet combination can also satisfy your cravings while you enjoy a tasty treat.
Organic Juices for a Healthy Pregnancy : Broccoli Cabbage Patch, Green Juice, Carrot Beeter
Cabbage is a cruciferous vegetable and contains some vitamin A and a good amount of vitamin C, which will ward off any germ coming your way during pregnancy. The word “cabbage” means “head.” Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, and kale are all members of the cabbage family.
Organic Juices for a Healthy Pregnancy : Apple Beeter, Celery Carrot, Watermelon Orange
Apples are a good source of calcium, potassium, folate, and vitamins A and C. Folate is necessary for the production and maintenance of new cells and prevention of birth defects.
Organic Juices for a Healthy Pregnancy : Cucumber Lemonade, Super Melon, Blueberry Banana
The delicious, refreshing fruit used in this recipe are rich in beta-carotene, vitamin C, and potassium. Beta-carotene will convert into vitamin A when needed and will help support the development of your baby’s eyes, bones, kidneys, lungs, and heart.
Organic Juices for a Healthy Pregnancy : Kiwifruit Apple, Orange Carrot, Berry Melon
This juice contains actinidin, a digestive enzyme found in kiwifruit that will support your digestion throughout your pregnancy by breaking food down in your stomach. Kiwifruit is also a good source of vitamin C that supports tissue repair and bone growth and fights infections during pregnancy.
Organic Juices for a Healthy Pregnancy : Cucumber Pepper, Asparagus Squash Medley, Super Green Juice
This juice is an excellent source of vitamin A and folate, which comes from many sources including the romaine, cucumber, and carrot! One serving and you’ll be very close to reaching your daily needs.
Your Pregnancy After 35 - Pregnancy Encounters of the Usual Kind (part 3) - Choosing Your Baby’s Healthcare Provider
Choosing a healthcare provider for your baby is as important as choosing one for your pregnancy or the hospital where you will give birth. It’s best to select someone and to visit this person before baby is born.
Your Pregnancy After 35 - Pregnancy Encounters of the Usual Kind (part 2) - Major Childbirth Philosophies
Couples often wonder if one type of childbirth method is better than another. Any method can be the right one for a couple, but it’s best for partners to agree on the method. If the woman chooses a method that involves her partner greatly and the partner isn’t willing or able to provide that level of involvement, it could lead to disappointment and anxiety.
Your Pregnancy After 35 - Pregnancy Encounters of the Usual Kind (part 1)
A due date is important in pregnancy because it helps your healthcare provider determine when to perform certain tests or procedures. It also helps estimate baby’s growth and may indicate whether you are overdue or in premature labor.
Organic Juices for a Healthy Pregnancy : Green Apple Broccoli, Peach Pineapple, Apple Grapefruit
Broccoli is rich in calcium and vitamins A and C, which will help your baby’s bones grow strong. It is also high in bioflavonoids and iron. Bioflavonoids and iron can enhance your immune system and ensure that the oxygen from food is delivered to other parts of your body that need it, like your fetus.
Organic Juices for a Healthy Pregnancy : Broccoli Carrot, Apple Cabbage, Cucumber Melon Pear
This juice supplies calcium and vitamins A and C for a perfect combination of nutrients for your baby’s growth. These vitamins support bone growth and tissue repair and vitamin C is needed for your body to make collagen that will help develop your baby’s bones, skin, and tendons.
Organic Juices for a Healthy Pregnancy : Orange Broccoli, String Bean Juice, Carrot Cauliflower
This juice is a good source of manganese for glucose metabolism, which will ensure that the nutrients from your food are getting to your cells for energy. In addition, broccoli contains a substance called sulforaphane, which produces enzymes that protect blood vessels and helps to reduce cell damage.
Organic Juices for a Healthy Pregnancy : Peach Grape Delight, Fresh from the Garden, Tangy Cucumber
Peaches have several flavonoids that act as protective scavengers of harmful free radicals that may be looking to cause damage to cells throughout your body.
Organic Juices for a Healthy Pregnancy : Carrots in the Veggie Patch, Apple Blackberry, A Pear of Kiwifruit
The spinach, turnip greens, and celery found in this recipe make this juice a great calcium source to help out with the development of your growing baby. In fact, turnips are rich in calcium and iron, and have two times the vitamin C of orange juice.
Organic Juices for a Healthy Pregnancy : Garlic Delight, Carrot, Cucumber, and Beet, Super Berry
The carrots found in this recipe are packed with vitamin A, the power vitamin for pregnancy that is important for your baby’s embryonic growth. Vitamin A supports the growth of your baby’s kidneys, lungs, heart, eyes, and bones. Therefore, this juice is a spectacular addition to your—and your baby’s—day.
Organic Juices for a Healthy Pregnancy : Pear Pineapple, Vegetable Seven, Broccoli Apple Carrot
The pears used in this recipe are a great source of fiber and pectin, both of which benefit your colon by aiding digestion, preventing constipation, and keeping things moving throughout your digestive system.
Organic Juices for a Healthy Pregnancy : Apricot Apple, Pear Apple,Apple Cucumber with a Twist
Apples provide an excellent source of both soluble and insoluble fiber, so they’re great for helping you resolve constipation issues during pregnancy. After juicing the fruits, consider blending them with 1 cup of plain yogurt. Yogurt is very good for the stomach because it contains “good bacteria” that aids digestion.
Organic Juices for a Healthy Pregnancy : Italian Carrot, Ginger Carrot Apple, Rise and Shine
Your intestines may suffer from all that is happening during pregnancy, as in their new arrangement, they are pushed up and toward the sides as the uterus grows.
Organic Juices for a Healthy Pregnancy : Spinach Apple, Butternut Delight, Citrus Cucumber
Spinach is rich in iron and vitamins A, C, and E, all of which help protect your baby from infection and your cells from damage. Spinach is also good for calcium absorption and it helps cleanse the intestinal tract and relieve constipation, an unfortunate pregnancy side effect. It also has a higher protein content than other leafy greens.
Organic Juices for a Healthy Pregnancy : Cauliflower Broccoli, Grapefruit Star, Broccoli and Kale
B vitamins are well known to increase your energy levels, which are hard to sustain during pregnancy. Vitamin B is the key to this energy-boosting juice, and the magnesium in the cauliflower and beet greens will also keep you on your feet… and off the couch!
Organic Juices for a Healthy Pregnancy : Razzle Dazzle Berry, Pineapple Tangerine , Pineapple Cucumber
Both raspberries and strawberries are rich in vitamin C, which provides an abundance of antioxidants to protect you and your baby from free radicals that are trying to cause damage.
Organic Juices for a Healthy Pregnancy : Wake Up Watercress Smoothie, Orange Lemonade Lift-Off, Apple Banana High
Watercress is a member of the mustard family and due to its iron content, is often recommended as a vegetable that can help pregnant women who are anemic or at risk for developing anemia during pregnancy.
Ways to Exercise During Pregnancy
Exercise is good for you no matter what the situation is. Moreover, there are additional benefits to exercise during pregnancy. In addition to help ease the pain of a normal pregnancy, it can also help make childbirth easier, and help you get in shape quickly before birth.
Weight Gain During Pregnancy: A Concern That You Can Easily Overcome
The reasonable weight gain level for pregnant women is 10-14kg, divided into 3 stages: 1st trimester: insignificant weight gain, about 1-2kg; 2nd trimester: gain about 5-6kg; 3rd trimester: gain about 6-7kg.
Organic Juices for a Healthy Pregnancy : Go to Sleep Smoothie, Carrot and Cauliflower, Ultimate C Energizer
Celery is rich in vitamin C, potassium, and folic acid. Vitamin C is great for tissue repair and bone growth and repair during pregnancy and potassium will help your body stay hydrated so it can work as efficiently as possible to support the optimal growth and health of your baby-to-be.
Organic Juices for a Healthy Pregnancy : Cantaloupe Straight Up, Watermelon Lime Cherry, Nightcap Smoothie
This juice is perfect for when you notice your sleeping patterns changing throughout your pregnancy. Lettuce has a sedative effect that helps promote sleep and the high amounts of calcium found in this ingredient also helps your muscles relax, allowing you to sleep better.
Organic Juices for a Healthy Pregnancy : Strawberry Patch,Purple Cow, Strawberry Pineapple Grape
This juice is an incredibly delicious way to build your immune system! The grapes, pineapple, and strawberries used here contain a bundle of vitamin C that creates the antioxidants that protect your tissues from damage. Vitamin C is also essential for tissue repair, wound healing, bone growth and repair, and healthy skin.
Organic Juices for a Healthy Pregnancy : Snap Pea Smoothie, Salad in a Glass, Pineapple Plum Punch
This juice is packed with vitamins A, K, and C, and manganese, which makes it perfect for pregnancy! The vitamins all play a key role in the development of your baby from her bones to her heart, and manganese helps form bone and cartilage, which will support your baby’s bones.
Organic Juices for a Healthy Pregnancy : Lettuce Patch, Savoy and Broccoli, Carrot Kale
The ginger found in this recipe is said to ease the symptoms of morning sickness that can be common in the beginning of your pregnancy. In addition, the calcium and vitamins A and C found in the carrots, apples, and kale will also protect your and your baby’s bone health.
Organic Juices for a Healthy Pregnancy : Carrot Apple Broccoli, Cherry and Blueberry
The broccoli found in this juice will build your baby’s bones and keep yours strong. Broccoli is a good source of vitamin C, but it also contains riboflavin, calcium, and iron.
The Best Foods For Women At The First Trimester Of Pregnancy (Part 3) - Red beans, Yoghurt, Okra, Salmon
Most pregnant women have anemia during pregnancy. To increase the amount of hemoglobin, women should add red bean onto their daily diet. Iron-rich seeds such as red bean should also be used after pregnancy.
The Best Foods For Women At The First Trimester Of Pregnancy (Part 2) - Cheese, Asparagus, Eggs, Broccoli
The lack of vitamin D in pregnant women can affect the intellectual and physical development of the fetus. Therefore, women should eat much asparagus – a food rich in vitamin D.
The Best Foods For Women At The First Trimester Of Pregnancy (Part 1) - Spinach, Lentils, Orange, mandarin, grapefruit , Seeds
Orange, mandarin, grapefruit are rich in vitamin C, which helps to develop the bones and gristles as well as blood vessels for the fetus and increase the resistance for pregnant women.
Organic Juices for a Healthy Pregnancy : Papaya Delight, Peach Strawberry, Dilly of a Cucumber
The cucumbers used in this recipe are a great source of folate, which is particularly important during pregnancy as it can help reduce the risk of neural-tube defects in your baby. Cucumbers are also a good source of the antioxidant vitamins A and C, which assist in growth and healthy development.
Organic Juices for a Healthy Pregnancy : Ginger Carrot Beet, Sunshine in a Glass, Cherry Cucumber
All beets are full of folic acid, vitamin C, and potassium, but red beets also provide vitamins A and C, calcium, iron, and fiber. Thanks to the humble beet, this delicious juice will assist in the development of your baby’s heart, lungs, kidneys, eyes, and bones, and his circulatory, respiratory, and central nervous systems.
Organic Juices for a Healthy Pregnancy : Apple Banana, Berry Cherry, Kale Apple Spinach
This juice will make you feel you’re taking care of your inner and outer beauty, from skin and hair to supporting your baby’s lungs and overall growth. The apples used in this recipe are packed with vitamins and minerals, including vitamins C and A, folate, potassium, and iron that play an important role in the development of healthy glowing skin.
Shocking Truths About Pregnancy
You have to regularly wake up to pee or crave for something but unable to eat them when you’ve finished cooking…They are the dark sides of the happiness when being pregnant.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : Your Health and Medical History (part 12) - Depression, Depression during Pregnancy , Symptoms and Treatment
Depression can occur at any time during a person’s life. If you have a history of major depression, you’re at increased risk of depression during pregnancy. In fact, between 3 and 5% of all women experience a major depression during pregnancy. It’s estimated another 15% have some degree of depression.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : Your Health and Medical History (part 11) - Alcohol, Abuse of Other Substances
When we discuss substance abuse, we refer to use of drugs prohibited by law, but we also include use of legal medications, such as benzodiazepine or barbiturates. These substances may also have harmful effects during pregnancy, regardless of whether they are used for legitimate or illicit reasons.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : Your Health and Medical History (part 10) - Substance Abuse
Every action you take during pregnancy may potentially affect the baby growing inside you. Substance abuse is never healthy for you; when you’re pregnant, it can also harm your baby.
Organic Juices for a Healthy Pregnancy : Apple Grape, Apple Lemonade, Apple Celery
Celery is rich in silica that can balance the tone and firmness of your skin during pregnancy. It also helps your skin retain water and stay hydrated, which will keep you glowing throughout your pregnancy.
Organic Juices for a Healthy Pregnancy : Strawberry Papaya, White Grape and Lime, Tropical Cucumber
Look for fresh green grapes that have a pale color for this refreshing drink. The abundance of minerals found in grapes helps to detoxify the liver and strengthens your digestive system to help ensure you’re absorbing as many nutrients as you can during your pregnancy.
Organic Juices for a Healthy Pregnancy : Immune Booster, Sinus Cleanser , Cranberry Orange
If you’re exercising during pregnancy, this is the perfect juice to help strengthen those recovering muscles. The turnips, carrots, and watercress found in this recipe are good sources of vitamin C, which helps to fight off infections.
Pregnancy Nutrition : Important Issues - Food Safety Awareness
Although the food supply in the Unites States is one of the safest in the world, the way we store, prepare, and/or handle food after it leaves the grocery store can put us at risk for foodborne illness or food poisoning. Some foods can carry harmful bacteria and parasites that can make both you and your baby sick.
Pregnancy Nutrition : Important Issues - Cold and Flu Season
Even if you have the best intentions and take optimal care of yourself, you may not be able to completely protect yourself from catching a cold or the flu virus while you are pregnant.
What Happens after Your Pregnancy? (part 3)
At your 6-week postpartum appointment, plan to discuss several important subjects, such as contraception, your current activity level, limitations and future pregnancies.
What Happens after Your Pregnancy? (part 2)
You may be seeing the pediatrician again this week. You’ll probably receive his or her immunization record at this visit. Put it in a safe place with baby’s other important papers.
What Happens after Your Pregnancy? (part 1) - In the Hospital
Keep important “baby” documents together, such as the birth certificate, immunization record (when you get it at baby’s first pediatrician’s visit) and baby’s social security card.
How To Talk To Your Children About Your Pregnancy
Pregnancy is an interesting time of a family and also a curious event to your children. Even an imperturbable child can be worried about changes happening in his family. Some children don’t like the fact that their mothers are pregnant at first, and start making questions when your belly gets bigger.
Organic Juices for a Healthy Pregnancy : Cabbage Juice, Cranberry Apple, Watermelon Straight Up
Watermelon is very high in electrolytes, so this sweet treat is a glass of energy when you need it most during your pregnancy. Electrolytes help regulate your body’s fluids, which helps you maintain a healthy pH balance and supports an optimal level of body function. With this juice, your energy levels will also be more than efficient.
Organic Juices for a Healthy Pregnancy : Mango Kiwifruit, Pineapple Greets Papaya
If you experience a change in your digestive tract during pregnancy, this juice contains the best nutrients for your tummy health. Bromelain, a digestive enzyme found in pineapple, can help restore normal digestion, and papaya is a good source of vitamins A and C, which help remove waste products that can slow digestion.
Organic Juices for a Healthy Pregnancy : Kale Apple, Carrot Banana, Popeye’s Rescue
Kale, a member of the cabbage family, is packed with folate, which is vital to forming your baby’s brain and nervous system. Kale, a less commonly consumed cruciferous vegetable, is a good source of vitamins A and C, folic acid, iron, and calcium.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : Your Health and Medical History (part 9) - Toxoplasmosis, Urinary-Tract and Kidney Problems, Tay-Sachs Disease
Toxoplasmosis is a disease caused by the microbe Toxoplasma gondii. It is spread by eating infected raw meat, drinking infected raw goat’s milk, eating infected raw eggs, eating food that has been contaminated by insects or by contact with an infected cat or its feces.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : Your Health and Medical History (part 8) - Sickle-Cell Disease, Thalassemia
Sickle-cell disease is the most common inherited hemoglobin disorder in the United States. About 8% of Black/African-Americans carry the sickle-hemoglobin gene.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : Your Health and Medical History (part 7) - Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) during pregnancy are serious because they can harm a developing fetus. STDs are contracted during sexual contact, including vaginal, oral or anal intercourse. If you have an STD, seek treatment as soon as possible!
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 41 (part 2) - Inducing Labor
There may come a point in your pregnancy that your doctor decides to induce labor, which means labor is started to deliver your baby. It’s a fairly common practice; each year, doctors induce labor for about 450,000 births.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 41 (part 1) - What Happens When You Pass Your Due Date?
A pregnancy is considered overdue (postterm) only when it exceeds 42 weeks or 294 days from the first day of the last menstrual period. (A baby born at 41 weeks, 6 days is not considered overdue, even if it feels like it to you!)
Your Pregnancy After 35 : Your Health and Medical History (part 6) - Lyme Disease, MRSA, Rheumatoid Arthritis , Rubella
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA; sounds like MERSA) is a bacteria that causes difficult-to-treat infections because antibiotics often don’t work against them. The bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus, also called staph) are resistant to many antibiotics; antibiotics that were effective in the past no longer work.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : Your Health and Medical History (part 5) - Hepatitis, High Blood Pressure, Influenza, Lupus
Lupus is an autoimmune disorder of unknown cause that occurs most often in young or middle-aged women. It is a chronic inflammatory disease that can affect more than one organ system. The most common symptoms of lupus are arthritis, rashes and fatigue.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : Your Health and Medical History (part 4) - Epilepsy, Fifth Disease, Group-B Streptococcus Infection
Epilepsy can be a serious problem during pregnancy. If you suffer from the disease and become pregnant, contact your healthcare provider immediately. It’s important to control your disease during pregnancy because seizures can affect you and baby in many ways.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 40 (part 3) - Your Labor Coach, Vaginal Delivery of Your Baby
Your labor coach may be one of your most valuable assets during labor and delivery. He (or she) can help you prepare. He can be there to support you as you go through the experience of labor together. He can share with you the joy of the birth of your baby.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 40 (part 2) - Pain Relief without Medication, Massage for Relief, Laboring Positions
Massage is a wonderful, gentle way to help you feel better during labor. The touching and caressing of massage helps you relax and helps reduce pain. One study showed women who were massaged for 20 minutes every hour during active labor felt less anxiety and less pain.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 40 (part 1) - Going to the Hospital
If you preregistered at the hospital before your due date, it’ll save time checking in and may help reduce your stress. If you didn’t preregister, fill out forms early. If you wait until you’re in labor, you may be concerned with other things.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : Your Career and Your Pregnancy (part 6) - State Laws
Many states have passed legislation that deals with parental leave. Some states provide disability insurance if you have to leave work because of pregnancy or birth.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : Your Career and Your Pregnancy (part 5) - Insurance-Coverage Questions, Laws That Protect You during Pregnancy
The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 requires companies employing 15 or more people to treat pregnant workers the same way they treat other workers who have medical disabilities and cannot work.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : Your Career and Your Pregnancy (part 4) - Driving during Pregnancy
It is usually safe to drive during pregnancy, but it may become uncomfortable for you to get in and out of the car as pregnancy progresses. However, your increasing size shouldn’t interfere with your ability to drive.
Tips For Losing Weight After Pregnancy
The weight you gain during pregnancy keeps you and your baby healthy. Once your child is born, the weight you gain will gone. However, most women still have some extra pounds after pregnancy. Be patient while you are still recovering; pregnancy is a complicated physical process.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 39 (part 3) - Anesthesia Problems and Complications, Cord-Blood Banking
You may have heard about storing blood from your baby’s umbilical cord after birth. Cord blood is blood in the umbilical cord and placenta, which in the past were usually thrown away after delivery. Stem cells have proved useful in treating some diseases. Treatment corrects and/or replaces diseased or damaged cells.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 39 (part 2) - What Is an Epidural Block?
An epidural block provides excellent relief by blocking painful sensations between the uterus and cervix, and your brain. Medication in the epidural prevents pain messages from traveling up your spinal cord to your brain.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 39 (part 1) - Can Your Baby Get Tangled in the Cord
You may have been told by friends not to raise your arms over your head or to reach high to get things because it may cause the cord to wrap around the baby’s neck. There doesn’t seem to be much truth to this old wives’ tale.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : Your Health and Medical History (part 3) - Celiac Disease, Chicken Pox, Cytomegalovirus , Diabetes
Celiac disease is a digestive disease that affects the small intestine. If you have celiac disease, you have an allergy to gluten, which causes your intestines to absorb fewer nutrients. Symptoms include diarrhea, abdominal pain, bloating, irritability and depression.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : Your Health and Medical History (part 2) - Allergies, Anemia, Asthma
Your health directly affects your baby’s health and well-being. Some illnesses, diseases and conditions women experience during pregnancy can affect their babies; it’s a good idea to be informed about them.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : Your Health and Medical History (part 1) - Choosing a Healthcare Provider
You have many choices among healthcare providers to care for you during pregnancy. You can choose an obstetrician, a family practitioner, a certified nurse-midwife or a nurse practitioner to oversee your prenatal care.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 38 (part 2)
You may not feel much like eating now, but it’s important to eat healthfully. Snacks might be the answer—eat small snacks throughout the day to keep your energy levels up and to help avoid heartburn. You may also be tired of the foods you’ve been eating.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 38 (part 1) - Tests You May Have during Labor, Breech and Other Abnormal Presentations
If you think you may be in labor and go to the hospital, you will have a labor check. Vital signs will be taken, a monitor will be placed on your abdomen and a pelvic exam will be done.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : Your Career and Your Pregnancy (part 3) - Inconveniences and Risks to Consider
If you travel, your discomfort level is likely to increase, especially if you’re cooped up in a car or plane for hours. You may have trouble sleeping in a strange bed. If you develop a complication while you’re away from home, those who have been involved in your pregnancy and know your history will not be available to care for you.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : Your Career and Your Pregnancy (part 2) - Carpal Tunnel Syndrome during Pregnancy
Carpal tunnel syndrome is characterized by pain in the hand and wrist, which can extend into the forearm and shoulder. It is caused when the median nerve in the wrist is compressed.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : Your Career and Your Pregnancy (part 1) - Work Risks Associated with Pregnancy
If you work during pregnancy, keep in mind a few precautions. You will probably have to slow down and to lighten your duties. Expect to take things a little easier at work and at home—you may not be able to do some of the things you do when you aren’t pregnant. Learn to ask for help when you need it.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 37 (part 2) - Vaginal Birth after Cesarean
Should you attempt a vaginal delivery after having had a Cesarean delivery? Medically speaking, the method of delivery isn’t as important as the well-being of you and your baby.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 37 (part 1) - How Your Actions Affect Your Baby’s Development
Most women plan on a vaginal birth, but a Cesarean delivery is always a possibility. With a Cesarean, the baby is delivered through an incision made in the mother’s abdominal wall and uterus. An
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 36 (part 3) - Packing for the Hospital
Packing for the hospital can be unnerving. You don’t want to pack too early and have your suitcase staring at you. But you don’t want to wait till the last minute, throw your things together and take the chance of forgetting something important.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 36 (part 2) - How Your Actions Affect Your Baby’s Development
It’s time to choose a doctor for your baby. You might choose a pediatrician—a doctor who specializes in treating children. Or you might choose a family practitioner.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 36 (part 1) - Restless-Leg Syndrome
You have only 4 to 5 weeks until your due date. You may have gained 25 to 30 pounds (11.25 to 13.5kg), and you still have a month to go. It isn’t unusual for your weight to stay the same or change very little at your weekly visits after this point.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : First-Time or Repeat Pregnancy ? (part 2) - Involving Your Children
Being pregnant when you already have children may raise some concerns for you. You’ll probably feel anxious about how the new baby will affect your older children and your relationships with them.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : First-Time or Repeat Pregnancy ? (part 1)
With a repeat pregnancy, you may feel baby move sooner than with a first pregnancy. Part of this may be because you already know what baby’s movements feel like, so you identify them sooner.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 35 (part 3) - What Is Placenta Previa?
With placenta previa, the placenta attaches to the lower part of the uterus instead of the upper wall; it lies close to the cervix or covers it. The problem occurs about once in every 170 pregnancies.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 35 (part 2) - How Your Actions Affect Your Baby’s Development - Preparing for Baby’s Birth, Preregistering at the Hospital
You may be feeling a little nervous about knowing when it’s time to call your healthcare provider or go to the hospital. Ask about signs to watch for at one of your prenatal visits. In prenatal classes, you should also learn how to recognize the signs of labor and when you should call your healthcare provider or go to the hospital.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 35 (part 1) - Umbilical-Cord Prolapse, Emotional Changes in Late Pregnancy
With umbilical-cord prolapse, the umbilical cord is pushed out of the uterus too soon. It’s rare and is a life-threatening emergency for the baby. It happens when the cord passes alongside or past part of baby, which compresses the umbilical vessels and shuts off the supply of blood and oxygen to the baby.
Discover Interesting Things In 40 Weeks Of Pregnancy (Part 3)
In the 3rd term of pregnancy, though you can feel more tired and the body is heavier, you and your fetuses have been through 2 thirds of the path. Soon you family will be glad to welcome a new dear member. In the remained one thirds, there’re changes that cause discomfort to pregnant women.
Discover Interesting Things In 40 Weeks Of Pregnancy (Part 2)
Fetuses will have the size of a peach in the first 3 months, increase height in the 3 medium ones and have the height and weight increased at the 30th week: they’ll weigh 1.5kg and look like complete infants.
Discover Interesting Things In 40 Weeks Of Pregnancy (Part 1)
Getting pregnant and having babies are ones of the most marvelous and sacred things of the nature. In 9 months and 10 days of pregnancy, women’s bodies have to change to adjust the pregnancy and foster fetuses. Even the fetuses experience different developments to prepare for the due day.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 32 (part 3) - Cancer and Pregnancy
Pregnancy is a happy time for most women. Occasionally, however, serious problems can occur. Cancer in pregnancy is one serious complication that occurs rarely.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 32 (part 2)
If you’re expecting more than one baby, your nutrition and weight gain are very important during pregnancy. Food is your best source for nutrients, but keep taking your prenatal vitamin every day. The vitamins and iron in prenatal vitamins are still essential to your well-being and the well-being of your baby or babies.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 32 (part 1) - How Your Baby Is Growing and Developing
The rate of multiple births is going up—since 1980, the rate of twin births has increased 70%. Statistics show that close to 4% of all births in the United States are multiple births. If you’re expecting more than one baby, you’re not alone!
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 31 (part 3) - What Is Pre-eclampsia?
Pre-eclampsia describes a group of symptoms that occur only during pregnancy or shortly after delivery. Pre-eclampsia seems to be on the rise; the condition affects 1 in 20 pregnancies and accounts for over 15% of all maternal deaths during pregnancy.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 31 (part 2) - How Your Actions Affect Your Baby’s Development
Some women experience an increase in saliva during pregnancy. Hormones are the culprit. Too much saliva is called ptyalism; it occurs when estrogen levels increase. The condition often runs in families. Morning sickness may also contribute to the problem.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 31 (part 1) - How Your Baby Is Growing and Developing
Intrauterine-growth restriction (IUGR) indicates a fetus is small for its gestational age. Weight is below the 10th percentile (in the lowest 10%) for the baby’s gestational age. This means 9 out of 10 babies of normal growth are larger.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 30 (part 3)
During your third trimester, you may discover your nesting instinct—the overwhelming urge to clean and get organized. Experts believe this may be caused by an increase in oxytocin.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 30 (part 2)
Many women wonder if taking a bath during pregnancy is OK. Most healthcare providers believe it’s safe to bathe throughout pregnancy. They may caution you to be careful as you get in or out of the bathtub. Be sure bath water is not too hot. If you think your water has broken, don’t take a bath.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 30 (part 1)
A baby is usually quite active during pregnancy. We believe these knots occur as the baby moves around in early pregnancy. A loop forms in the umbilical cord; the baby moves through the loop, and a knot results. Your actions do not cause or prevent this kind of complication. A knot in the umbilical cord doesn’t occur often.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 29 (part 3) - Medications to Help Stop Premature Labor, Epstein-Barr Virus
Potassium-rich foods, such as raisins and bananas, may help reduce your risk of premature labor. Potassium helps the body get rid of sodium faster.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 29 (part 2) - Bed Rest to Treat Premature Labor
The treatment used most often for premature labor is bed rest. A woman is advised to stay in bed and lie on her side. (Either side is OK.) The term bed rest can cover anything from cutting back on activities to being confined to bed for 24 hours a day, getting up only to go to the bathroom and to shower.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 29 (part 1) - Premature Labor and Premature Birth
Many babies born in the United States are born before their due date. Statistics show nearly 13% of all babies are premature—that’s over half a million babies each year! The rate of premature births has increased by over 30% since 1980.
8 Complications That Pregnant Mothers Encounter In The Middle Three Months Of Pregnancy
Problems of pregnancy such as constipation, dizziness, urinary tract infection,... could happen to a pregnant mother in 3 months in the middle of pregnancy whose period is from 12th to 26th week of pregnancy period.
Golden Advice For Pregnant Women In The Second Quarter Of Pregnancy (Part 2)
Stand straightly, the left hand will cling on a fulcrum. The right foot will do the movements in the front and back. You also do similarly for the left foot. After that you will turn your body with 180o and repeat those movements.
Golden Advice For Pregnant Women In The Second Quarter Of Pregnancy (Part 1)
These 3 months are surely the period that you are the healthiest and have activities most. You should prepare to welcome the most anxious event. Fetus will begin to move in your womb. The unpleasant feeling and morning sickness in the first 3 months will disappear.
Postures That You Need To Avoid In Pregnancy
When you are still childless, there are movements and postures that are normal. However, when you become pregnant, you shouldn’t do these things because they can be dangerous for mother’s body. They will make mothers tired, painful and fetus will have harmful effects.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 28 (part 4)
You may be wondering how your baby is lying inside the uterus. Is the baby head first? Is it bottom first (breech)? Is the baby lying sideways? It’s difficult—usually impossible—at this point in pregnancy to tell just by feeling your abdomen. The baby changes position throughout pregnancy.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 28 (part 3) - ABO Incompatibility
Blood groups are designated as types A, B, AB and O. They are sometimes called the major blood groups. Blood tests are performed at the beginning of pregnancy to determine ABO type and screen for the presence of antibodies (antibody screen).
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 28 (part 2) - How Your Actions Affect Your Baby’s Development
The problem affects about 2% of the population in the United States and Canada. It is equally common in other countries. Asthma may occur at any age, but about 50% of all asthma cases occur before age 10. Another 33% of the cases occur by age 40. About 70% of people with asthma also suffer from allergies.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 28 (part 1) - The Placenta and Umbilical Cord
Your baby’s eyebrows and eyelashes may be present. Hair on baby’s head is growing longer. The baby’s body is becoming plumper and rounder because of increased fat underneath the skin. Before this time, baby had a thin appearance.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 27 (part 3) - Babymoons, Lupus
Many parents-to-be are now scheduling a babymoon before the end of pregnancy. A babymoon is a prebaby vacation—a trip for expectant parents to reconnect and to enjoy each other’s company before baby’s birth. It usually focuses on relaxing and pampering.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 27 (part 2) - Childbirth-Education Classes
It may be time to sign up for childbirth-education classes. Even though it’s just the beginning of the third trimester, it’s a good idea to sign up now so you can finish classes before you get to the end of pregnancy. And it will give you time to practice what you learn.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 27 (part 1) - Feeling Baby Move
This week marks the beginning of the third trimester. Now we’ll be adding total length of baby’s body from head to toe. This will give you a better idea of how big your baby is during this last part of your pregnancy.
Changes Of The Body After Pregnancy
The following body changes after pregnancy is normal physical conditions. Women should know about them in order to not be so worried and have the health negatively affected.
Simple And Helpful Prenatal Education Tips In Pregnancy
Prenatal education by telling stories, singing lullabies daily… will help fetuses soon recognize and connect to their later time of life.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 26 (part 4) - Seizures and Epilepsy
A history of seizures—before pregnancy, during a previous pregnancy or during this pregnancy—is important information you must share with your healthcare provider. (Another term for seizure is convulsion.) It’s estimated that about 500,000 women in the United States with a seizure disorder are of childbearing age.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 26 (part 3) - Dreams
Researchers once believed dreams were random thought patterns that occurred while you slept. Today, they consider dreams to be your body’s effort to play back ideas and thoughts about what has happened in the past.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 26 (part 2) - Fish Can Be Healthy during Pregnancy
Eating fish is healthy; it is especially good during pregnancy. Women who eat fish during pregnancy often have longer pregnancies and give birth to babies with higher birth weights. Studies show the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish may help protect you from premature labor and other problems.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 26 (part 1) - Previous Weight-Loss Surgery
Before pregnancy, some women have weight-loss surgery to help them lose weight. Bariatric surgery is defined as surgery related to the prevention and control of obesity and related diseases.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 25 (part 3) - Thyroid Disease, Velocardiofacial Syndrome, Familial Mediterranean Fever
At-home teeth whitening products are very popular, and many people use them. Are they safe for pregnant women? We advise you to wait until after pregnancy to whiten your teeth.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 25 (part 2) - Stress during Pregnancy, Falling and Injuries from Falls
Feeling stress is common during any woman’s life. Stress is what you feel in situations that are dangerous, difficult or menacing. Chronic stress is stress caused by ongoing situations or problems, such as unemployment, deployment of your partner, financial problems. Anxiety is magnified worry and is greater than justified.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 25 (part 1) - Itching
Your baby now weighs about 1½ pounds (700g), and crown-to-rump length is about 8¾ inches (22cm). These are average lengths and weights, and can vary from one baby to another and from one pregnancy to another.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 24 (part 3)
Pregnancy enhances the sex drive for some women. A woman may experience orgasms or multiple orgasms for the first time during pregnancy. This is due to heightened hormonal activity and increased blood flow to the pelvic area.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 24 (part 2)
Many pregnant women are concerned about eating out. Some want to know if they can eat certain types of food, such as Mexican, Vietnamese, Thai or Greek food. They’re concerned spicy or rich foods could be harmful to the baby. It’s OK to eat out, but you might find certain foods don’t agree with you.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 24 (part 1) - Depression
Depression can occur at any time during a person’s life. Many things can contribute to depression, including chemical imbalances in the body, stressful life events and situations that cause anxiety and tension. If you have a history of major depression, you’re at increased risk of depression occurring during pregnancy.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 23 (part 4)
Sugar in the urine is called glucosuria. It’s common during pregnancy, especially in the second and third trimesters. It occurs because of changes in sugar levels and how sugar is handled in the kidneys, which control the amount of sugar in your system. If extra sugar is present, you will lose it in your urine.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 23 (part 3)
Some women develop diabetes only during pregnancy; it is called gestational diabetes. It occurs when pregnancy hormones affect the way your body makes or uses insulin, a hormone that converts sugar in food into energy the body uses.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 23 (part 2) - Diabetes and Pregnancy
Diabetes is one of the most common medical complications of pregnancy. It occurs in 7 to 8% of all pregnancies. It was once a very serious problem during pregnancy, but today many diabetic women go through pregnancy safely.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 23 (part 1)
Baby’s body is getting plumper but skin is still wrinkled. Lanugo hair on the body occasionally turns darker at this time. The baby’s face and body begin to assume more of the appearance of an infant at birth.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 22 (part 3)
Pregnancy can make diagnosis difficult because some symptoms can be typical in a normal pregnancy, such as nausea and vomiting. Pain in the lower abdomen on the right side may be credited to round-ligament pain or a urinary-tract infection.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 22 (part 2)
When you don’t drink water, you can become dehydrated. If you’re dehydrated, you can tire more easily. Once you’re dehydrated, it may reduce the amount of nutrients baby receives from you. Your blood thickens, making it harder to pass nutrients to baby. Dehydration may also increase your risk of problems.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 22 (part 1) - What Is Anemia?
There is a fine balance in your body between the production of red blood cells that carry oxygen to the rest of your body and the destruction of these cells. Anemia is the condition in which the number of red blood cells is low. If you’re anemic, you don’t have enough red blood cells.
Fitting in Fitness (part 1) - Benefits of Exercise During Pregnancy
Exercise has no harmful effects on a fetus and does not increase the risk of miscarriage or birth defects in a normal pregnancy. In fact, there is no doubt that if complications do not limit your ability to exercise during pregnancy, a regular fitness routine can be a big plus for both you and your baby.
Eliminate Unpleasant Feeling In 9 Months Of Pregnancy
Becoming pregnant is one the most wonderful and interesting period of women’s life. However, some problems that you will meet in pregnancy can make pregnancy become harder. Therefore, pregnant women shouldn’t use any kind of medicine, so they often find the natural methods to feel more comfortable in pregnancy.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 21 (part 4)
Vaginitis covers a lot of conditions that cause annoying vaginal symptoms, such as itching, burning, irritation and abnormal discharge. The most common causes of vaginitis are bacterial vaginosis, vulvovaginal candidiasis and trichomoniasis. Bacterial vaginosis is the most common of the conditions and is discussed below.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 21 (part 3)
Some women experience food cravings during pregnancy. Food cravings have long been considered a nonspecific sign of pregnancy. We don’t understand all the reasons you might crave a food while you’re pregnant, but we believe hormonal and emotional changes add to the situation.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 21 (part 2)
Many women wonder about the safety of ultrasound exams. Medical researchers agree ultrasound exams don’t pose any risk to you or your baby. Researchers have looked for potential problems for many years without finding evidence of any.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 21 (part 1)
During pregnancy, you may hear the term meconium and wonder what it means. It refers to undigested stuff in baby’s digestive system. Meconium is made mostly of cells from the lining of baby’s gastrointestinal tract and swallowed amniotic fluid.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 20 (part 4)
Caloric sweeteners include processed and unprocessed sugars, such as granulated sugar, brown sugar and corn syrup. Unprocessed sugars include honey, agave nectar and raw sugar. Caloric content ranges from 16 to 22 calories per teaspoon. If you use caloric sweeteners, you’re adding empty calories to your meal plan.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 20 (part 3) - How Your Actions Affect Your Baby's Development
Pregnancy can be an important time of growing closer to your partner. As you get larger, sexual intercourse may become difficult because of discomfort for you. With some imagination and different positions (ones in which you aren’t on your back and your partner isn’t directly on top of you), you can continue to enjoy sexual relations.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 20 (part 2)
Your abdominal muscles are being stretched and pushed apart as your baby grows. Muscles attached to the lower portion of your ribs run vertically down to your pelvis. They may separate in the midline. These muscles are called the rectus muscles; when they separate, it is a hernia called a diastasis recti.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 20 (part 1)
The skin covering your baby began growing from two layers, the epidermis, which is on the surface, and the dermis, which is the deeper layer. By this point, there are four layers. One of these layers contains ridges, which are responsible for patterns on fingertips, palms and soles. They are genetically determined.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 19 (part 4) - Will You Be a Single Mother?
In the past years, we have seen an increase in the number of single moms. Today, over 40% of all babies in the United States are born to unmarried women. The largest number of single moms is women in their 20s—the average age is 26½.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 19 (part 3)
If you normally use herbs and botanicals—in the forms of teas, tinctures, pills or powders—to treat various medical and health problems, stop! We advise you not to treat yourself with any herbal remedy during pregnancy without checking first with your healthcare provider!
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 19 (part 2) - How Your Actions Affect Your Baby’s Development
Feeling dizzy during pregnancy is a fairly common symptom, often caused by low blood pressure (hypotension). It usually doesn’t appear until the second trimester but may occur earlier.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 19 (part 1)
Crown-to-rump length of the growing fetus is 5¼ to 6 inches (13 to 15cm) by this week. Your baby weighs about 7 ounces (200g). It’s incredible to think your baby will increase its weight more than 15 times between now and delivery!
How To Eat Right During Pregnancy
According to medicine specialists, pregnant women should absorb 300 calories a day. Although nausea and vomit in first months of pregnancy can bring you discomfort and appetite loss, you should to have a balance diet that provides you with necessary vitamins during pregnancy. the followings are recommendations that support your and fetal health.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 18 (part 3)
You need about 30mg of iron a day to meet the increased needs of pregnancy. Baby draws on your iron stores to create its own stores for its first few months of life. This helps protect baby from iron deficiency if you breastfeed.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 18 (part 2) - How Your Actions Affect Your Baby’s Development
Everyone has heard stories of women who continued with strenuous exercise or arduous activities until the day of delivery without problems. Stories are told of Olympic athletes who were pregnant at the time they won medals. This kind of training and physical stress isn’t a good idea for most pregnant women.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 18 (part 1)
Between 50 and 80% of all pregnant women have back and hip pain at some time. Pain usually occurs during the third trimester as your tummy grows larger. However, pain may begin early in pregnancy and last until well after delivery (up to 5 or 6 months).
7 Steps For Women To Have A Healthy Pregnancy
Pregnancy is always the most important period of time to every woman. This is also the sensitive moment because every activity of pregnant women such as eating, walking, exercising, traveling… all affects pregnant women’s health and fetal developments. To make sure that fetuses have 9 months and 10 days being safe and healthy in the womb, pregnant women should take notice of those helpful tips.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 17 (part 3)
You may be wondering if you want a doula to help you during baby’s birth. A doula is a woman who is trained to provide support and assistance during labor and delivery. The doula remains with you from the onset of labor until baby is born.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 17 (part 2) - How Your Actions Affect Your Baby’s Development
Ultrasound is performed at different times for different reasons. During the second trimester, it can be used with amniocentesis, with bleeding related to placenta previa or abruption, when there is concern about intrauterine-growth restriction (IUGR), to evaluate fetal well-being and to diagnose multiple fetuses.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 17 (part 1)
As pregnancy advances, the uterus becomes more oval than round as it fills the pelvis and starts to grow into the abdomen. Your intestines are pushed upward and to the sides. Your uterus eventually reaches almost to your liver.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 16 (part 4) - Rh Disease and Sensitivity
Everyone has either Rh-positive blood or Rh-negative blood. If you have the Rh factor in your blood, you are Rh-positive—most people are Rh-positive. If you do not have the Rh-factor, you are Rh-negative. Rh-negativity affects about 15% of the white population and 8% of the Black/African-American population in the United States.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 16 (part 3)
Week 16 is the turning point—no more lying flat on your back while resting or sleeping, or lying flat on the floor while exercising or relaxing. Reclining in a chair or propped against pillows is OK.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 16 (part 2) - How Your Actions Affect Your Baby’s Development
If necessary, amniocentesis is often performed around 16 to 18 weeks of pregnancy. By this point, your uterus is large enough and there is enough fluid surrounding the baby to make the test possible.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 16 (part 1)
Fine hair covers your baby’s head. The umbilical cord is attached to the abdomen; this attachment has moved lower on the body of the fetus. Fingernails are well formed.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 15 (part 4) - Exercise for Week 15
Tay-Sachs disease is an inherited disease of the central nervous system. The most common form of the disease affects babies, who appear healthy at birth and seem to develop normally for the first few months of life.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 15 (part 3)
Research shows if a woman experiences sleep disruption during pregnancy, she may be at higher risk of some pregnancy problems. Less sleep may also increase your risk of postpartum depression. And if you’re exhausted when you begin labor, you may be at a higher risk for a Cesarean delivery.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 15 (part 2)
Ultrasound can be used during the second trimester for several reasons. These include diagnosis of multiple fetuses, with amniocentesis, with bleeding related to placenta previa or placental abruption, intrauterine-growth restriction (IUGR) and evaluation of baby’s well-being. Ultrasound at around 20 weeks may be done to determine if the placenta has attached normally and is healthy.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 15 (part 1) - Alpha-Fetoprotein Testing
As baby grows, it produces alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) in its liver and passes some of it into your bloodstream. It’s possible to measure AFP by drawing your blood; too much or not enough of the protein in your blood can be a sign of problems.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 14 (part 3) - Overweight/Obesity Bring Special Precautions
If you are overweight when you get pregnant, you’re not alone. Statistics show up to 38% of all pregnant women are overweight. About 20% of women are obese when they get pregnant.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 14 (part 2) - X-Rays, CT Scans and MRIs during Pregnancy
Some women are concerned about tests that use radiation during pregnancy. Can these tests hurt the baby? Can you have them at any time in pregnancy? Unfortunately, we do not know of any “safe” amount for a developing baby.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 14 (part 1)
Pregnancy can make skin tags and moles change and grow. Skin tags are small tags of skin that may appear for the first time or may grow larger during pregnancy. Moles may appear for the first time during pregnancy, or existing moles may grow larger and darken. If you notice any changes in a mole, show it to your healthcare provider!
Tips That Help You Save Money In Pregnancy
When you become pregnant, your expense will increase; however, your income is limited more because you have to take a rest. To save money to buy milk for your children, you should avoid unnecessary items.
Top Popular Diseases In Pregnancy That Pregnant Women Should Be Aware Of (Part 2)
The digestive diseases that are popular to pregnant women are diarrhea and constipation. Over 50% of women have constipation in pregnancy. Constipation in pregnancy has the reason from the change about the concentration of typical hormones in this period.
Top Popular Diseases In Pregnancy That Pregnant Women Should Be Aware Of (Part 1)
In pregnancy, the change of hormones will make pregnant women’s resistance reduce. Therefore, besides dealing with the unpleasant feelings such as morning sickness, backache, agita, cramp, edema,...pregnant women can regularly catch diseases caused by weather such as flu, coughing…
Ways To Have 40 Safe Weeks Of Pregnancy
If you haven’t taken vitamin in addition, it’s time you did so. Provide yourself with 400mg folic acid a day (600mg to pregnant women).
10 Things That Need To Be Done In The Second Quarter Of Pregnancy
In this time, baby will be stable in your belly, so women are often subjective and they don’t pay attention to womb a lot. However, you shouldn’t be vacant to some things in this period!
Dangerous Signs In The First 3 Months Of Pregnancy
Becoming pregnant is an interesting experience, especially when you have the first child. However, this thing means that you will be new to the surroundings. Sometimes, if you don’t have enough necessary knowledge, you won’t know when pregnancy has problem.
Strange Things Happening In Pregnancy That Pregnant Women Should Know
Being pregnant is a miracle as your body will be completely changed with the little creature inside. Physical and emotional changes are various to every pregnant woman.
Walking Papers - Get Your Body Back Into Pre-Pregnancy Shape
To get back into pre-pregnancy shape, you need a workout you can stick to. Bounce back safely with our progressive plan. After being completely focused on your pregnancy for nine months, it can be sort of shocking to see just yourself when you look in the mirror after your baby is born.
What Not To Do In The Last Few Weeks Of Pregnancy
You’re going to tire easily at this stage, so plan your day carefully. Avoid extensive shopping trips and decline cocktail evenings and exhibitions where you have to stand for hours in high-heel shoes.
‎Low Back Pain During Pregnancy
Your spine is a cleverly designed support system. Like the spine of a book it quite literally connects and holds the body together. Every muscle is directly or indirectly dependent on the spine in some way. When your back hurts, it affects many other parts of your body and can cause you to become tired, grumpy and generally not nice to be around.
10 Pregnancy Problems That You Should Be Aware Of
It often occurs from the 13th week after the conception. So far, there has been no rule or specific benchmark relating to the phenomenon. Everyone can have different ways but one reason which is due the fact that abnormal chromosome cause damages on sperms.
Allergies During Pregnancy - What to Expect
If you’ve suffered from allergies all your life, then you’ll know that even though your allergies can’t be cured, they can be treated with anti-histamines and low-dose steroids. But what happens when you’re pregnant and in the same way that you can’t drink, smoke, or eat sushi for nine months, you also can’t pop your allergy meds into your mouth anymore?
Chiropractic And Pregnancy
Aches and pains are par for the course when it comes to being pregnant. And the worst part is, since you’re pregnant, there’s very little that you can take (in the form of drugs) to relieve the discomforts that the majority of women experience at some point or another during their pregnancy.
All Problems About Pregnancy Ultrasound
When should pregnant women have pregnancy ultrasound? What is the purpose of ultrasound? What should pregnant women do before having ultrasound? All pregnant women want to know these things.
Important Notes About Doing Exercise In Pregnancy
Doing exercise in pregnancy is very important. This thing is good for health as well as process of giving birth of pregnant women in the future.
Secrets That Can Control Weight In Pregnancy
Body Max Index is known with abbreviation BMI. It is used to evaluated thin of fat level of a person. This index can help define a person that is obese or malnourished. You are considered obese if your BMI is 30 or over.
Be Careful With Top Of Dangerous Diseases In Pregnancy
Pre-eclampsia or poisoning pregnancy or high blood pressure because of pregnancy is popular to pregnant women that have first born child. Basically, pre-eclampsia is understood: the state that mothers’ body cannot adjust to pregnancy. Most pre-eclampsia appear after the 30th week and it can rise suddenly or slowly.
9 Extremely Important Notes In Pregnancy
In the first time of becoming pregnant, pregnant women can be overwhelmed by experience of women that used to give birth and medical experts to help you have a healthy pregnancy.
Unstable Symptoms At The End Of Pregnancy
In the last period of pregnancy, widening of uterus will create pressure for low belly. This change can make ligament increase its stretch. As a result, it will lead to attacks in belly and throbbing pain in slope. When pregnant women sit down or stand up, these attacks will appear.
8 Necessary Things In Pregnancy That Can Help Pregnant Women Feel Happy
Pregnancy is a happy period; however, pregnant women can feel uncomfortable because of changes of body. Pregnant women should do the following things to feel more pleasant.
Dangers Coming From Eating Disorders During Pregnancy
Being obsessed by other people’s measures, they change their nutrition regimen in a negative way. Of course, it needn’t discuss more as those people are also the most stubborn on earth because they never listen to other people’s advice.
Essential Nutrients For Pregnancy
There’re 3 essential nutrients for pregnancy, such as folic acid (vitamin B9), iron and iodine. Besides, pregnant women also need providing with other nutrients to have a healthy pregnancy.
8 Signs Of Pregnancy
There’re women who find that they’re tired and lose concentration to their jobs try to take as much caffeine as they can in order to improve the situation. They might not know that they’re pregnant. Some even don’t know about the danger of using too much caffeine when pregnant.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 13 (part 3)
Caffeine is a stimulant found in many beverages and foods, including coffee, tea, various soft drinks and chocolate. It may also be found in some medicine, such as headache remedies.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 13 (part 2) - Working during Pregnancy
In the United States, millions of babies are born to women who have been employed at some time during pregnancy.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 13 (part 1) - Stretch Marks, Changes in Your Breasts
Many women have stretch marks, called striae distensae, during pregnancy. They occur when the elastic fibers and collagen in deeper layers of your skin are pulled apart to make room for baby. When skin tears, collagen breaks down and shows through the top layer of your skin as a pink, red or purple indented streak.
Things You Need To Know In The Three Middle Months Of Pregnancy
The 3 middle month period is the most wonderful time of pregnancy, but pregnant women need to take notice of the followings to maintain the health of both mother and child.
What To Do Before Pregnancy
If you got married and you are sure to have plan about giving birth, the best way is that you should provide folic acid every day about 1-3 months before being pregnant. This thing is very useful for mothers and babies to have a healthy pregnancy in the future.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 12 (part 3) - Fats and Sweets, Cystic Fibrosis
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disorder that causes digestive and breathing problems. It causes the body to produce sticky mucus that builds up in the lungs, pancreas and other organs, which can lead to respiratory and digestive problems. Those with the disorder are usually diagnosed early in life.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 12 (part 2) - Entering Pregnancy with High Blood Pressure, Physical Injury during Pregnancy
Blood pressure is the amount of force exerted by blood against arterial walls. If you’ve had high blood pressure before pregnancy, you have chronic hypertension. Your condition will not go away during pregnancy and must be controlled to avoid problems.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 12 (part 1) - Changes in Your Skin
During pregnancy, many things can cause changes in your skin, such as hormones and stretching skin. Below we discuss some of the changes you may experience.
Allergy In Pregnancy
There are a lot of disadvantage elements from the living environment, foods that pregnant women eat can lead to allergy. Allergy can cause disadvantages for pregnancy, so pregnant women need to prevent so that they don’t catch this disease.
Nutrition For Pregnant Women During Pregnancy
You are going to become mothers. The most important thing for you at this time is designing for yourselves a diet that has enough nutrients. Nutrition for pregnant women should be diversified and suitable.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 11 (part 3) - Ultrasound in Pregnancy, Fetal MRI
Ultrasound is the standard test used to diagnose birth defects and other problems. It is often the first test used. However, there are some limitations to ultrasound. If a woman is obese, if there is less amniotic fluid or baby is in an abnormal position, ultrasound may not reveal problems.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 11 (part 2) - Traveling during Pregnancy, Auto Safety during Pregnancy, Medication Classification for Pregnancy
Pregnant women frequently ask whether travel can hurt their baby. If your pregnancy is uncomplicated and you aren’t at high risk, travel is usually OK. Ask your healthcare provider about any travel you’re considering before making firm plans or buying tickets.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 11 (part 1) - Pregnancy May Reveal Future Problems
Your body goes through many changes during pregnancy, which begin almost at the time of conception. They allow your body to accept and to tolerate the genetically “different” fetus. Changes also help your body adapt to nourish and to support the fetus and to prepare you for delivery.
Be Aware Of Dangerous Signs In Pregnancy
In 9 months and 10 days of pregnancy, it can be not as smooth as you thing. You can face with different symptoms, so you should know which ones are normal and which ones need treating.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 10 (part 4)
Nearly every pregnant woman receives information on Down syndrome. Older women have traditionally been offered various tests to determine whether their fetus is affected by the condition.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 10 (part 3) - Chicken Pox during Pregnancy, Brain Builders
Did you have chicken pox when you were a child? Ninety percent of women today are immune to chicken pox. If you didn’t have chicken pox, you may be one of the 1 in 2000 women who will develop it during pregnancy.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 10 (part 2) - Vaccinations and Immunizations
Immunizations and vaccinations protect you from diseases. A vaccine is usually given by injection or taken orally. Each vaccine dose contains a very small amount of a weakened form of the disease.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 10 (part 1) - How Your Baby Is Growing and Developing
When pregnancy is confirmed, it can affect you in many ways. Some women see pregnancy as a sign of womanhood. Some consider it a blessing. Still others feel it’s a problem. If you aren’t excited about pregnancy, don’t feel alone. It’s common.
Medicines Dangerous To Pregnancy
To the major of pregnant women, pregnancy is the happiest news. In that period of time, the palpitation, anxiety and thought that are due to the fact that you’re going to be moms in the future, can make you depressed.
The 6 Most Important Tests In Pregnancy (Part 2)
The AFP test is not often conducted alone; it’s one of the Triple tests. There’re 3 substances used in the Triple test, such as AFP hCG and Estriol. The AFP test is usually taken around the 15th to 20th week of pregnancy.
The 6 Most Important Tests In Pregnancy (Part 1)
Genetic screening is carried out to detect some genetic disorders of parents, define whether they are dangerous or not. Although parents don’t have diseases, it doesn’t mean they don’t carry a kind of disease gene that can transmit to their children.
Top Popular Mistakes In Pregnancy
When you become pregnant, you will receive a lot of advice from women that used to become pregnant or useful knowledge for pregnancy in some place. However, not all of the things that you hear are correct. The best way is that you should ask doctors or nutritious experts about the things that you don’t understand so that you can receive exact answer.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 9 (part 3)
We have had pregnant women ask us the most bizarre questions or present us with information that is totally incorrect or only partially correct. When we ask them where they found these facts, they often tell us “the Internet.”
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 9 (part 2) - Some General Lifestyle Precautions
We recommend you don’t take a chance with a sauna, hot tub or spa. Your baby relies on you to maintain correct body temperature. If your body temperature gets high enough, and stays there for a while, it may hurt the baby.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 9 (part 1) - How Your Baby Is Growing and Developing
Baby’s arms and legs are longer. Fingers are longer, and the tips are slightly enlarged where touch pads are developing. The feet are approaching the midline of the body and may meet in front of the torso.
Do And Don’t In Pregnancy
Not all of the pregnant women have enough necessary knowledge about pregnancy. To help 9 months of pregnancy completely and lovely babies develop well, pregnant women need to pay attention to the following things:
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 8 (part 3) - Braces during Pregnancy?
It seems people of all ages are getting braces these days. We’ve been asked by women about braces for their teeth during pregnancy. They want to know if it’s OK to continue wearing braces during pregnancy, and they want to know if they can have braces put on when they’re pregnant.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 8 (part 2) - Miscarriage and Stillbirth
Nearly every pregnant woman thinks about miscarriage during pregnancy, but it occurs in only about 20% of all pregnancies. Miscarriage occurs when a pregnancy ends before the embryo or fetus can survive on its own outside the uterus, usually within the first 3 months.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 8 (part 1)
Your uterus is getting bigger, so you should be noticing a change in your waistline and the fit of your clothes. Your healthcare provider will see that your uterus is enlarged, if you have a pelvic exam.
How To Make Pregnancy Become Perfect (Part 2)
Contacting with sunlight in pregnancy will help fetus absorb magnesium more. Magnesium is substance that is necessary for development of tissue, transformation of calcium and phosphor. They can help babies have strong teeth and bones from mothers’ womb.
How To Make Pregnancy Become Perfect (Part 1)
To have a perfect pregnancy, mothers should pay attention to taking care of themselves before and during pregnancy. Mothers don’t always know about simple things that have big effects.
How To Know Signs Of Pregnancy
You are pregnant when sperm combines with ovum. But in the first month, most of the women are often hesitant whether they are pregnant or not. In about the first 3 months of pregnancy, change of hormone in body will make you have a lot of changes and if you spend time paying attention, you will recognize signs of being pregnant early.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 7 (part 3) - Sexual Intimacy During Pregnancy
Many couples want to know if it’s all right to have sexual intercourse during pregnancy. Many men wonder if sex can harm a growing baby. Sexual relations are usually OK for a healthy pregnant woman and her partner.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 7 (part 2) - Using Over-the-Counter Medicines
Nearly 65% of all pregnant women use some sort of medicine during pregnancy, including nonprescription medicine, also called over-the-counter medication. Often, it is used to treat pain and discomfort.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 7 (part 1) - How Your Actions Affect Your Baby’s Development
A group of medical conditions considered genetic disorders occur more commonly among Ashkenazi Jews, who are of eastern European descent. About 95% of the Jewish population in North America is of Ashkenazi heritage.
10 Strange Symptoms At Pregnancy
Some experts explain this phenomenon is that these are the first signs of being pregnant and it will happen to some pregnant women. Change of endocrine that also affects women’s smell (normally that is oversensitive) will lead to this state.
Good Tips That Help Pregnancy Become Perfect (Part 2)
Some kinds of oil that are used to message can cause spasm of uterus, especially in the first and second quarter. In addition, some kinds of oil can cause allergy to pregnant women although they used to use them normally. You should refer to expert’s idea about safeness of messaging oil before using.
Good Tips That Help Pregnancy Become Perfect (Part 1)
Nerve system, especially brain and backbone of babies will take form in the first day when mothers are pregnant. Therefore, when pregnant women provide necessary nutrients such as folic acid, calcium, Fe, this thing will create foundation for fetus’s development.
3 Tips That Prevent Hair Loss After Pregnancy
The hair loss that occurs after pregnancy is absolutely normal; it’s because of the hormone changing. Especially, during pregnancy, the level of estrogen is higher than normal so that the hair’s life can last longer. After giving birth, the level of estrogen gets back on normal, so moms often have to face with hair loss problem.
Some Things You Might Not Know About Pregnancy
According to many researches, the labor often begins at midnight and lasts until 4 a.m.. The reason is that some hormones have their maximum increase at night, such as estriol and oxytocin, both of which have the ability to bring spasms to the uteri and the neck of the womb.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 6 (part 4)
During your pregnancy, you need to be selective in the foods you choose. Eating the right foods, in the correct amounts, takes planning. Eat foods high in vitamins and minerals, especially iron, calcium, magnesium, folate and zinc. You also need fiber.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 6 (part 3)
Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is a severe infection of the upper genital organs involving the uterus, the Fallopian tubes and even the ovaries. There may be pelvic pain, or there may be no symptoms at all.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 6 (part 2)
Your bowel habits will probably change during pregnancy. Most women notice some constipation. Two things add to the problem in pregnancy—increased hormones and blood-volume increase. You may not be drinking enough fluid, which can cause dehydration (and constipation) in you.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 6 (part 1) - Changes in You
Heartburn discomfort (pyrosis) is one of the most common discomforts of pregnancy. Heartburn is defined as a burning sensation in the middle of your chest; it often occurs soon after eating. You may also experience an acid or bitter taste in your mouth and increased pain when you bend over or lie down.
9 Early Signs Of Pregnancy
Some women have normal menstruation in pregnancy. Some women even have menstruation until the sixth month of pregnancy or during pregnancy. Therefore, being slow in menstruation doesn’t always mean that you become pregnant.
How To Have A Healthy Pregnancy
The first thing should you do to have a healthy pregnancy is making a plan. You should improve your health, manage your weight, quit smoking and provide you with folic acid. Besides, you need to do the periodic check-up to ensure that your blood pressure, blood flow and thyroid gland function are still fine and uninfected with rubella
The Vegetarian Mom-to-Be (part 2) - A Balanced Pregnancy Diet, Special Vitamin and Mineral Considerations
If you are not careful, eliminating animal foods from your diet can cause a shortfall of several nutrients in an otherwise healthy eating plan. Nutrients that should be given special attention include calcium, vitamin D, iron, vitamin B12, and zinc.
20 Things To Do Before Pregnancy (Part 2)
What is the last time when you and your husband take photograph together? This is the suitable time when father and mother have photographs that they take together before their baby is born. Mothers can take photographs with anything that they like: places that both of them often come, warm house of both of them, favorite things…
20 Things To Do Before Pregnancy (Part 1)
Before deciding to be pregnant, mothers should consider kind of medicine that both husband and wife are using carefully. The best way is that you shouldn’t use it if it isn’t really important in this time. To contraceptive, you should give up it at least 3 months before deciding to be pregnant.
16 Common Pregnancy Symptoms
Your uterus has stretched a bit to prepare for the appearance of the baby for the next nine months. Its weight will impede the blood vessels in the lower extremities, causing cramp phenomena. You should eat enough calcium and massage gently.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 5 (part 3) - Ectopic Pregnancy
An ectopic pregnancy occurs in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy when the egg implants outside the uterine cavity, usually in the tube. Ninety-five percent of all ectopic pregnancies occur in the Fallopian tube (hence the term tubal pregnancy).
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 5 (part 2) - Fatigue in Pregnancy
You may feel exhausted early in pregnancy. It may be hard to get out of bed in the morning, or you may find yourself falling asleep in the middle of the afternoon. Don’t worry—this is normal, especially in early pregnancy. Your body uses a lot of energy as your baby grows.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 5 (part 1) - Nausea and Vomiting
As early as this week, a plate that will become the heart has developed. Two tubes join to form the heart, and it begins to contract by day 22 of development. A beating heart is visible as early as 5 to 6 weeks of pregnancy during an ultrasound examination.
Weighing the Risks (part 1) - Pregnancy Weight Gain, Weight Woes
The health and weight of your baby at birth depend greatly on how much weight you gain over the course of your pregnancy. The weight of your baby factors into your weight gain, but your body also gains weight through its increase in blood volume—about 50 percent—as well as muscle, fluid, and tissue.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 4 (part 2) - Your Nutrition, Environmental Pollutants and Pregnancy
You probably won’t be able to eat all you want during pregnancy, unless you are one of the lucky women who doesn’t have a problem with calories. Even then, you must pay strict attention to the types of foods you choose.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 4 (part 1) - How Your Actions Affect Your Baby’s Development
During pregnancy, nearly every parent worries about whether their baby will be perfect. Most parents worry unnecessarily. Major birth defects occur in few births. Most birth defects occur during the first trimester.
The Warning Signs Of Pregnancy
Almost every pregnant woman has an annoying problem during pregnancy, but in some cases, the symptoms are dangerous. To avoid the risk of adversely affecting pregnancy, pregnant women should consult periodically as directed by doctor. This will help you detect early bad risks.
Vitamin D Deficiency During Pregnancy
According to a latest study by scientists in Spain about the association between vitamin D levels in the blood of over 2,000 pregnant women and mental development of the child during the period from 1 year to 14 months age. The researchers found that vitamin D deficiency in the mother can affect the intellectual development of a child's physical.
Good Tips To Keep Health In pregnancy
Pregnancy will lead to some changes to mouth and teeth. It can easily make you inflamed, bleed and contaminate bacteria. You should ensure to brush your teeth twice a day. You gargle with salt water that is diluted after each time of brushing teeth.
Prevent Varicose Veins During Pregnancy
Varicose veins in pregnancy are a pretty popular problem. Preventing this symptom during pregnancy is really necessary, but some preventing methods are not effective if disease has started. If you are in risk of varicose veins, you should discuss to your doctor before using preventive measures.
Pregnancy Nutrition Book : Eating for Two (part 3) - Face the Fat , Apply the Brakes on Sugar
Fat is an important nutrient that sometimes gets a bad rap. Its major functions in the body include providing an energy source, aiding in the absorption and transport of the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K, cushioning organs, and regulating body temperature.
Pregnancy Nutrition Book : Eating for Two (part 2) - The Pregnancy Food Guide Pyramid, Count on Carbohydrates
You can count on carbohydrates to be your body’s main source of energy, especially for the brain and nervous system. Carbohydrates quickly and efficiently convert to energy for mom and baby.
Changes That You Don’t Want In Pregnancy
In pregnancy, you will easily recognize many changes about both look and inside parts of your body. These changes can make you feel uncomfortable.
Signs Proving You Have Boy Pregnancy
Nowadays, only with a time of ultrasound, many women can know sex of fetus; however, they don’t want that is a boy or a girl early. They want to flutter to wait child’s growth and realize signals of having boy or girl pregnancy. The following folk experiences can help you know child’s sex.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 3 (part 3) - Folic-Acid Use
Folic acid, also referred to as folate, folacin or vitamin B9, is very important during pregnancy. Folate is the form of folic acid found in food. Folic acid is the synthetic version of this B vitamin. It’s important to take folic acid before trying to get pregnant and during early pregnancy because this is when it is most helpful.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 3 (part 2) - Exercise during Pregnancy?
Exercise is important to many pregnant women. In fact, studies show more than 60% of all pregnant women exercise. However, statistics also show that only 15% of pregnant women engage in 30 minutes of moderate exercise five or more times a week.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 3 (part 1)
Some women can tell when they ovulate. They may feel mild cramping or pain, or they may have an increased vaginal discharge. Occasionally when the fertilized egg implants in the uterine cavity, a woman may notice a small amount of bleeding.
Plan Before Pregnancy
To help giving birth and bringing up children be smooth, you should prepare for this process carefully from 6 months to 1 year. You need to know that baby’s appearance can make your life reverse and you have to spend a lot of money. If you don’t have good preparation, conflict can take place between husband and wife.
Treatments For Vaginal Itching During Pregnancy
This condition causes itching (rash in some areas) 20% of pregnant women. Pregnant women have vaginal itching because of this reason usually itch at the groin, vulva areas and other areas such as abdomen, breasts, legs, arms, thighs, buttock…
Overcome Uncomfortable Feeling At The End Of Pregnancy
Fatigue can appear much in the late afternoon, especially when you are working. Yoga for pregnant women helps you to relieve the fatigue, strengthen the ligament around pelvis. It makes the labor easier.
Pamper Yourself During Pregnancy
Research showed that spending 10-20 minutes per day relaxing not only helps you relieve stress, but also makes your baby happier and healthier.
Handbook For Pregnancy In Summer
Recently, the summer seems longer and the temperature is also higher. The sweltering days became a nightmare that pregnant women are forced to find a way “to live together”. These are some tips for future mothers to make summer easier for both mother and baby.
Interesting Facts During Pregnancy
Only 2% of all pregnant cases are expecting twins. The twin is exactly the same when a sperm fertilizes an egg, and then divides into two separate zygotes (each zygote forming a baby). The twin not exactly the same is formed when two separate eggs fertilize with two separate sperms at the same time.
Weeks 1 & 2—Pregnancy Begins (part 3)
Prenatal tests are of two types—screening and diagnostic. Screening tests assess your risk of having a baby with a certain birth defect. These tests can provide basic information to determine if more testing is necessary.
Weeks 1 & 2—Pregnancy Begins (part 2) - How Your Actions Affect Your Baby’s Development
It’s never too early to start thinking about how your activities and actions can affect your growing baby. Many substances you normally use may have negative effects on your baby. These substances include drugs, tobacco, alcohol and caffeine.
Weeks 1 & 2—Pregnancy Begins (part 1) - When Is Your Baby Due?
The beginning of a pregnancy is actually figured from the beginning of your last menstrual period. For your healthcare provider’s calculations, you’re pregnant 2 weeks before you actually conceive! Pregnancy lasts about 280 days, or 40 weeks, from the beginning of the last menstrual period. This can be confusing, so let’s look at it more closely.
How To Relax During Pregnancy
In nine months of pregnancy, your body has to experience many changes for your baby’s growth such as having a morning sickness, being tired, aching… If you still have to both go to work and do the housework, all these duties will pressurize you into stress.
How To Work Effectively During Pregnancy
If the smell of coffee makes you want to vomit, then stay away from kitchen or cafeteria. Avoid foods that make you feel sick. There is nothing worse than every 5 minutes you have to vomit once.
Frequent Urination During Pregnancy
To reduce frequent urination during pregnancy, you should avoid drinks such as tea, coffee, and alcoholic drinks because they keep water in the kidneys, force kidneys to work hard, causing urinary frequency.
Breast-feeding During Pregnancy
Maybe your baby can eat food, be bottle-fed and drink by cup, but you still want to breast-feed it because of the nutritional benefits of breast milk. So you are wondering if you can continue breastfeeding during pregnancy, and what will happen after giving birth?
Eating How Many Eggs Is Enough During Pregnancy?
We all know that eggs are very nutritious for pregnant women, but not anybody has knowledge how to eat eggs sufficiently and safely.
Pregnant Women Need To Avoid Dyeing Hair In The First Three Months Of Pregnancy
In the past, dyeing hair was for those who have gray hair early. Nowadays, dyeing hair is used for many people, even for children; and there are about 70% of women in the world dyeing hair at least 1 time.
Pregnancy Handbook: Babies Gradually Have Stable Presentation
Fetus’ crania still does not have combination; parts of crania still separate so that babies can move through narrow cervix. But other bone in their body is harder and harder. Neurons in baby’s brain develop quickly in order to support to complete their senses. Especially, apple of the eyes can stretch to help babies recognize shapes
Pregnancy Handbook: Baby Is As Small As A Durian
For boys, two testicles have left abdomen to scrota. However, one or both testicles are sometimes not in right position even when they are born. 2/3 of boys who are hidden testicles will be cured themselves before they are one year old.
Top 50 Tips To Have The Most Perfect Pregnancy (Part 2)
In state of preparing for childbirth, what do you need to make ready in order to welcome the healthiest and most perfect babies?
Top 50 Tips To Have The Most Perfect Pregnancy (Part 1)
To have a healthy baby, right before and during pregnancy, women should remember some small tips as follows.
Secrets Of A Standard Weight Gain During Pregnancy
During pregnancy, many women think that it’s better to eat as much as possible and the more you eat, the bigger and stronger your child is. But the fact is different from what we think.
Tips For Reducing Headache In Pregnancy
With physical-mental technique, you can learn how to control functions of body such as muscular stretch, heart rate, and blood pressure in order to prevent headache and reduce pain. If you want to try biofeedback method to treat headache during the first period of pregnancy, you should consult therapist.
Recognize Signals Of Pregnancy
You may have been pregnant 24 hours after having sex but at this moment, women can’t recognize anything. During this time, it takes sharp-witted women short time to recognize the signs, but a few months for others until the next menstrual cycle. Therefore, it can be concluded that the moment for each one to recognize the signals is going to be different.
Possible Concerns During Pregnancy : Hypertension and Preeclampsia
Mild hypertension during pregnancy is not necessarily dangerous by itself, but it can be a sign of a more serious condition called preeclampsia. High blood pressure puts a woman at higher risk for preeclampsia.
Possible Concerns During Pregnancy : Gestational Diabetes
Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a type of diabetes, or insulin resistance, that develops around the middle of pregnancy and ends after delivery. Women who are pregnant, have high blood sugar (glucose) levels and have never had diabetes before are said to have GDM.
Possible Concerns During Pregnancy : Hyperemesis Gravidarum, Iron Deficiency Anemia
Anemia is defined as a deficiency of red blood cells or red blood cells having a decreased ability to carry oxygen or iron. There are different forms of anemia, such as iron, B12, and folate deficiency. During pregnancy, the most common is iron deficiency anemia.
Preparing for Pregnancy (part 4) : Be Careful with Vitamins, Minerals and Herbs, Substance Use before Pregnancy, Work and Pregnancy
Don’t self-medicate with large amounts or unusual combinations of vitamins, minerals or herbs. You can overdo it! Certain vitamins, such as vitamin A, can cause birth defects if used in excessive amounts.
Preparing for Pregnancy (part 3) : Genetic Counseling, Pregnancy after 35, Weight Management before Pregnancy
If you’re planning your first pregnancy, you are probably not considering genetic counseling. However, there may be circumstances in which genetic counseling could help you and your partner make informed decisions about having children.
Preparing for Pregnancy (part 2) : Your Health before Pregnancy, Current Medications
Discuss any chronic medical problems you have with your healthcare provider. You may need extra care before and during pregnancy. Some common chronic medical problems are discussed below.
Preparing for Pregnancy (part 1) : Your General Health, See Your Healthcare Provider before Pregnancy
Your general medical history will be covered. You may be asked many things about your health and lifestyle. Your answers provide clues as to what needs to be done once you do get pregnant to keep you healthy.
Pregnancy Handbook : Baby Is Ready To Be Born
35-week-old fetuses, because the height and weight rocket in the womb, have no more space to scroll and somersault but they still remain kicks. At this time, the kidney is quite completely develops and the liver can filter the waste; body of the fetus is quite perfect now. From the 35th week, the baby mainly gains weight.
Is Pregnancy A Disability?
Pregnant women should already have such protections under a 2008 amendment to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), says Jeannette Cox, a law professor at the University of Dayton in Ohio.
Tips On Eating To Be Beautiful In Pregnancy
Sleeping moderately, breathing fresh air, caring skin frequently, doing exercises, maintaining balanced diet will make you healthy and beautiful in all 9 months of pregnancy.
Rights And Wrongs About Diet During Pregnancy
In general, people usually worry about coffee and carbonated drinks because of caffeine in them. For this problem, researchers have shown that caffeine through the placenta can cause negative effects on fetus; the new-born baby is easily anxious and crying.
Pregnancy Handbook : Baby Is As Big As A Melon
The 24-week fetus has heard sound outside clearly, so parents should choose classical tracks for their baby, watch animation, and tell the story regularly. Moreover, at that period of pregnancy, the baby understands what you say.
Pregnancy Handbook : Baby Has A Size Of A Cabbage
26-week fetus has incredibly rapid development. Most children will reach the standard weight in this week and mothers need to pay attention to closely manage their diet to gain weight not exceeding permitted level.
Is Spasm Dangerous In The First Months Of Pregnancy?
At the later of pregnancy, you will have to sustain pain, spasms. However, some problem can come early in the first quarter of pregnancy.
Do Not Miss Sugarcane Juice In Pregnancy
Although drinking sugarcane juice every day, properly I do not know much about the effect of this drink in pregnancy. At the beginning of pregnancy, my mother said that trying to drink lots of sugarcane juice helped my baby be clean and less viscous.
Deal With Pregnancy Problems From A To Z (Part 3)
Hemorrhoids is created by stretching too much of hemorrhoidal venous plexus at anal and it can protrude to make you pain, itch, and bleed especially when taking toilet. This disease is easy to occur in pregnancy because stimulant factors swell blood vessels and baby’s’ weight creates pressure on it.
Deal With Pregnancy Problems From A To Z (Part 2)
Scientific and moderate life style, together with practicing exercise regularly, can help women limit unexpected symptoms of pregnancy.
Deal With Pregnancy Problems From A To Z (Part 1)
Anaemia is a common symptom appeared in all pregnant women. Demand of blood to provide for babies is the cause of anaemia and lack of iron. Anaemia happens most in the first 3 months and last 3 months of pregnancy.
To Have A Healthy Baby During Pregnancy
Pregnancy is an interesting experience in woman’s life. Although someone will undergo a difficult time of morning sickness, fatigue, body pain, and so on, they always desire their baby to be the healthiest.
Pregnancy Handbook: Your Pomegranate-sized Baby
The 21-week embryo begins to have white fluid that surrounds the baby’s body and helps save baby in amniotic fluid environment. This fluid will exist with baby till it comes into the world.
Pregnancy Handbook: Your Mango-sized Baby
At 19 weeks gestation, you can get a good look at your baby’s gender, bending and touching… through ultrasound. Your baby is five months old in your pregnancy.
Pregnancy : Stimulating your Baby
Whether you simply want to spark your baby into reassuring action, change her into a more comfortable position, or start encouraging her to respond to you, there is plenty that you can do to get your baby to move around and to keep her stimulated.
Pregnancy : When to See your Doctor, What to Ask your Doctor, Natural Therapies and Remedies
Many women are understandably reluctant to take conventional medication during pregnancy. There are some alternative and complementary therapies and remedies that are safe during pregnancy, but talk to your doctor before starting something new. Always make sure the practitioner knows you are pregnant.
Complications of Pregnancy & Labor
Certain conditions that are specific to pregnancy and some that occur more commonly in pregnancy mean that a pregnancy is classified as high risk. A high-risk pregnancy is closely monitored with more prenatal appointments and possibly additional scans. In labor, certain complications require immediate intervention.
Pregnancy Day by Day : Common Concerns in Pregnancy (part 3)
During pregnancy, an increased vaginal discharge is normal. However, if the discharge is creamy and thick, and you have some soreness and itching in your vaginal area, you may have yeast, a fungal infection.
Pregnancy Day by Day : Common Concerns in Pregnancy (part 2)
These problems occur as a result of increased blood volume coupled with the softening effect of pregnancy hormones on blood vessels. Allowing plaque to accumulate may exacerbate these symptoms and also makes the start of gum disease more likely.
Pregnancy Day by Day : Common Concerns in Pregnancy (part 1)
Pregnancy hormones affect every system in your body. In this section, you will find a list of common concerns with an explanation of the adaptation process that may cause these symptoms, information on whether medical help is likely to be required, and advice on measures you can take yourself to alleviate symptoms.
Pregnancy : Coping with Pregnancy Symptoms - Easing morning sickness
Some women sail through pregnancy without any symptoms at all, while others suffer from every possible ailment. The good news is that whatever your complaint, there are ways to cope. However, if you are at all worried, talk to your doctor.
Pregnancy : Traveling During Pregnancy, Dealing with Sleep Problems, Ideal Exercise
Even if you’ve had a sedentary lifestyle until now, you can safely start an exercise program during pregnancy—just check with your doctor before you get going. Not only will exercise help you maintain a healthy weight, but it will also promote restful sleep, encourage circulation and elimination, reduce tension, and get your feel-good endorphins flowing.
Pregnancy : Your Pregnancy-at-work Toolkit, Hazards at Work
Being prepared to deal with any pregnancy symptoms during working hours can help you to feel on the ball and remain professional with a minimum amount of fuss.
Pregnancy : Your Pregnancy Handbag, Maternity Rights and Benefits
Strict guidelines support your rights during pregnancy, but the provision for maternity leave and pay is still very poor. Take time to investigate what’s available to you, and how you can take advantage of it.
Pregnancy : Perfect Pregnancy Snacks
Not only does your blood sugar have a tendency to dip and soar during pregnancy, leaving you feeling tired and lethargic, but your body needs regular refueling to keep up with the demands placed upon it.
Pregnancy : Nutrition During Pregnancy
A healthy diet not only helps ensure that your baby gets all the nutrients he needs for optimum growth and development, but it also minimizes the risk of pregnancy complications, and provides you with plenty of energy.
Pregnancy : Budgeting for Baby, Your Basic Maternity Wardrobe
Early pregnancy is a great time to look closely at your financial situation and plan ahead. There’s no doubt that having a baby can be expensive, but with a little tweaking of the budget, and some prudent cuts, you can help to make sure that you are in a comfortably stable financial position to enjoy life as a parent.
Pregnancy : What to do if the Test is Positive, What to do if the Test is Positive
The confirmation that you are about to become a mother heralds a new stage in your life, and now is the perfect time to start planning and preparing for the changes ahead. You may be experiencing mixed feelings about the news, and that’s entirely normal.
Pregnancy : The World Inside
When I think back, I can almost feel those kicks again. Few things are as magical as the baby in your belly letting you know she’s there, well before you’ll meet her face-to-face.
“I Gained 45kg During Pregnancy”
As your baby grows and your body takes on a curvier and more voluptuous silhouette, gaining extra kilos is a given during pregnancy. Even so, doctors say it’s no excuse to binge.
Welcome to your Third Trimester (part 33) - Group B strep test & A diabetic pregnancy
Ten to 30 percent of pregnant women carry the strep B bacteria in the vagina or rectal area. Known as GBS (group B streptococcus), it is usually harmless in adults, but can cause a rare and serious infection in newborn babies if untreated.
Welcome to your Second Trimester (part 43) - Pregnancy posture
Prior to pregnancy, your center of gravity was directly over your hips; during later pregnancy it shifts forward to your enlarged abdomen. This dramatic shift in your center of gravity increases the curve of your lower spine, and can result in lower back pain .
Welcome to your Second Trimester (part 30) - Fibroids during pregnancy & Sitting correctly
Good posture can help to minimize pregnancy discomforts, including backaches (see Banish backaches page). When seated, make sure your lower back is supported by the back of the chair and keep your feet flat on the floor.
Your 40-week Journey : The End of Pregnancy What to expect (part 3) - Engagement & Birth plan Stating your preferences for labor and birth
Engagement is when your baby's head starts to move down into the pelvic brim in preparation for birth, and this can occur any time from around 36 weeks until the start of labor.
Your 40-week Journey : The End of Pregnancy What to expect (part 2) - Breech presentation & Your hospital bag
Although hospital visits tend to be short, with many women staying around 24 hours or less after a normal delivery, you will need a few essential items. Many moms have a bag for themselves and one for the baby, while others organize a labor bag and postpartum bag for mom and baby.
Your 40-week Journey : The End of Pregnancy What to expect (part 1)
Preparation before labor and delivery is beneficial for most women and their partners, and breathing and relaxation techniques in particular help you to focus on your breathing, which in turn can help you to feel less tense and increase your confidence for dealing with the contractions.
Your 40-week Journey : Testing, Testing Investigations in pregnancy (part 3) - Diagnostic tests Identifying fetal abnormalities
Amniocentesis is a diagnostic test used mainly to identify a chromosomal abnormality and it is the most commonly used test for identifying Down syndrome in a baby.
Your 40-week Journey : Testing, Testing Investigations in pregnancy (part 2) - Nuchal translucency and dating scans Ultrasound examinations
An ultrasound can be performed in the first trimester if menstrual dates are uncertain but in some locations it may be requested for all patients. Because the nuchal translucency scan has a small window of time in which it can be performed, 11–14 weeks in most centers, a dating ultrasound may be done prior to first trimester genetic screening.
Your 40-week Journey : Testing, Testing Investigations in pregnancy (part 1)
In pregnancy, your health-care provider listens to the baby's heartbeat with an instrument called a Doppler. Most providers use this device so the parents can hear the heartbeat too.
Your 40-week Journey : Sex in Pregnancy A fulfilling relationship
You and your partner may need to experiment more during pregnancy to find lovemaking positions that are comfortable for you and your rapidly growing belly. As pregnancy progresses, most women find that lying on their back in the missionary position becomes increasingly uncomfortable.
Your 40-week Journey : What's a High-risk Pregnancy? Complications in pregnancy (part 2)
Placenta previa means a low-lying placenta, which occurs when the placenta is either partially covering (partial or minor), or completely covering (complete or major), the cervix.
Your 40-week Journey : What's a High-risk Pregnancy? Complications in pregnancy (part 1)
Cholestasis is a condition in which bile does not flow freely down the bile ducts in the liver, causing bile to leak into the bloodstream. This condition poses serious risks for both the mother and the baby, and so it is important that it is diagnosed with a blood test and managed as soon as possible.
Your 40-week Journey : Sick and Tired The side effects of pregnancy part 2)
To alleviate feelings of nausea and sickness in pregnancy, try eating little and often, and sip water continually during the day. Some women find ginger helps, so you could try nibbling ginger cookies, perhaps before you get out of bed.
Your 40-week Journey : Sick and Tired The side effects of pregnancy part 1)
I'm embarrassed because I think I've got hemorrhoids. I don't want to go to the doctor—what can I do?
Now You're Pregnant : Should I Go Swimming? Keeping active in pregnancy (part 2)
Practicing yoga in pregnancy is hugely beneficial. As well as strengthening and toning muscles, which will help you in labor and birth, yoga aims to bring about a greater awareness of your breathing rhythms, providing a perfect relaxation tool in pregnancy and preparing you to breathe through the contractions.
Now You're Pregnant : Should I Go Swimming? Keeping active in pregnancy (part 1)
Kegel exercises involve squeezing your buttocks and pulling in your stomach muscles, then holding for 5 seconds and releasing. Repeat this 5–6 times several times a day. You could imagine your pelvic floor going up like an elevator, contracting your muscles a little more at each floor.
Now You're Pregnant : What to Eat…What Not to Eat Your diet in pregnancy (part 2)
Some experts have suggested that problems that occur later in life, such as obesity, diabetes, and other health problems, may be caused not only by what a person eats in their own lifetime, but also by what their mother ate while she was pregnant.
Now You're Pregnant : What to Eat…What Not to Eat Your diet in pregnancy (part 1)
Some experts have suggested that problems that occur later in life, such as obesity, diabetes, and other health problems, may be caused not only by what a person eats in their own lifetime, but also by what their mother ate while she was pregnant.
Pregnancy Day by Day : Welcome to your First Trimester (part 35)
One of the best ways to curb your sweet tooth is to eat regular meals. This helps to steady your blood-sugar level and reduce sweet cravings. Try not to go longer than three hours without eating and, if you’re hungry, have a healthy snack between meals, such as a chicken sandwich, a low-fat yogurt, or fruit, which can be fresh, canned, or dried, such as raisins or apricots.
Pregnancy Day by Day : Welcome to your First Trimester (part 34)
In addition to Down syndrome, screening tests also assess the risk of another chromosomal abnormality called trisomy 18. Babies with this condition have more severe mental and physical abnormalities than babies with Down syndrome and seldom survive beyond a year.
Pregnancy Day by Day : Welcome to your First Trimester (part 33)
Not all women adapt well to pregnancy and for some dealing with the symptoms and worrying about issues such as weight gain, makes them feel out of control. The best way to cope with these feelings is to embrace the changes and remain in touch with your body by exercising and taking time to focus on what is happening inside you.
Pregnancy Day by Day : Welcome to your First Trimester (part 32)
Smoothies are a simple way to stay hydrated, and at the same time obtain some nutrients. The basic recipe for making smoothies includes frozen fruit, a banana, yogurt, and juice to help blend it.
Pregnancy Day by Day : Welcome to your First Trimester (part 31)
Herbal teas do not contain caffeine, but herbs and other dietary supplements are not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration, and there’s not much research about the effects of many herbs on pregnancy.
Pregnancy Day by Day : Welcome to your First Trimester (part 30)
The potential effects of taking antihistamines in pregnancy aren’t known, so it’s best to err on the side of caution and not take them. However, if your symptoms are very severe, see your doctor since there is one antihistamine available by prescription that can be taken during pregnancy.
Now You're Pregnant : Why is Pregnancy So Scary? A safe pregnancy (part 2)
Try exploring natural remedies to relieve pregnancy aches and pains before resorting to medication. A head massage, drinking plenty of clear liquids, or resting in a darkened room can help relieve a tension headache.
Now You're Pregnant : Why is Pregnancy So Scary? A safe pregnancy (part 1)
Although you may be tempted just to cut down, quitting smoking is best. The fewer cigarettes you smoke, the better. The carbon monoxide, nicotine, and other substances that you inhale pass out of your lungs, into your bloodstream, and cross the placenta with any cigarette you smoke
Pregnancy Day by Day : Welcome to your First Trimester (part 29)
A milestone in your baby’s development—the placenta takes over from the yolk sac to provide your baby with nutrients. Just like your baby, the placenta has needed to grow and develop a circulation to support the ever-increasing demands that are being placed on it.
Pregnancy Day by Day : Welcome to your First Trimester (part 28)
You are tested to see if you are a carrier of sickle-cell disease or thalassemia, genetic disorders that affect the oxygen-carrying ability of red blood cells. These are most common in people of African, Hispanic, or Mediterranean origins.
Pregnancy Day by Day : Welcome to your First Trimester (part 27)
You are tested to see if you are a carrier of sickle-cell disease or thalassemia, genetic disorders that affect the oxygen-carrying ability of red blood cells. These are most common in people of African, Hispanic, or Mediterranean origins.
Pregnancy Day by Day : Welcome to your First Trimester (part 26)
If you’re expecting twins or more, blood-based screening tests for Down syndrome can mislead, since they rely on measuring the amounts of circulating AFP (alfa-fetoprotein) and other markers, which are present in much higher levels when there’s more than one baby.
Pregnancy Day by Day : Welcome to your First Trimester (part 25)
Your relationship will inevitably change—going through pregnancy together is momentous—but as long as you keep communicating, you will be able to support each other. Being united now will stand you in good stead for the first year of parenting.
Trying for a Baby : How will I Know I'm Pregnant? Confirming your pregnancy
The most obvious initial sign that you are pregnant is a missed period. Other common early pregnancy symptoms include feeling extremely tired and bloated, having increasingly tender breasts, experiencing an increased need to urinate, and finding that you have a greater or lesser sex drive, although all of these symptoms can occur premenstrually.
Pregnancy Day by Day : Welcome to your First Trimester (part 24)
A simple solution to help relieve feelings of nausea is to wear acupressure wristbands. Available from pharmacists, these bands have been clinically tested in the treatment of pregnancy-induced nausea. Unlike anti-nausea drugs, they don’t have any side effects and are easy to use.
Pregnancy Day by Day : Welcome to your First Trimester (part 23)
During pregnancy, your blood and other bodily fluids expand almost 50 percent, an expansion that requires extra water and salt. The majority of salt in the diet comes from processed foods, not from the salt shaker or the salt you add in cooking. To manage your intake, eat whole foods you cook yourself and add your own salt to taste.
Pregnancy Day by Day : Welcome to your First Trimester (part 22)
Exercise can help keep breathlessness at bay, and increase the efficiency of your heart and lungs (cardiovascular system), helping you to deal with the physical demands of pregnancy now and in later months.
Pregnancy Day by Day : Welcome to your First Trimester (part 21)
Toxoplasmosis is a disorder caused by a parasite that can harm a developing fetus. The symptoms may resemble those of mononucleosis with a fever and/or swollen glands in the neck.
Pregnancy Day by Day : Welcome to your First Trimester (part 20)
Over the 40 weeks of pregnancy, you are likely to gain very little weight in the first trimester and then experience a steady weight gain of around 11/2–2 lb a week. In the final few weeks of pregnancy, it’s normal to gain a few more pounds
Pregnancy Day by Day : Welcome to your First Trimester (part 19)
Insomnia is common in pregnancy, due to anxiety or difficulty in getting comfortable. Exercise is a destresser and will tire you out, increasing your chance of a good night’s sleep.
Pregnancy Day by Day : Welcome to your First Trimester (part 18)
Called pytalism, excess saliva is caused by increased hormone levels. Don’t try to keep the saliva in your mouth; if you find yourself drooling, spit into a tissue or small cup. Place a towel on your pillow. Sucking lemon wedges or ice cubes may help. Pytalism usually subsides in later pregnancy.
Pregnancy Day by Day : Welcome to your First Trimester (part 17)
The exercises shown are sometimes called “functional movement enhancers” because they increase the strength of the muscles that you use for everyday functions such as walking, carrying, lifting, sitting, and standing. The workout can be used alongside walking, swimming, or other cardiovascular exercises and can be done around 2–3 times a week.
Pregnancy Day by Day : Welcome to your First Trimester (part 16)
Wearing a supportive bra can help with both the feelings of heaviness and soreness in your breasts, which are common in pregnancy. If your breasts are very tender at night, try wearing your bra at night while you sleep which may help.
Pregnancy Day by Day : Welcome to your First Trimester (part 15)
Vitamin D helps your body absorb calcium, which is vital for the development of your unborn baby’s skeleton. A daily 15-minute walk outside—with the sun on your skin—is sufficient; you can also boost your intake of vitamin D by eating oily fish, eggs, fortified cereals, and bread, and by taking supplements .
Pregnancy Day by Day : Welcome to your First Trimester (part 14)
You may be more likely to suffer from nutritional deficiencies, which could affect the baby’s health; you are also more likely to give birth prematurely, and have a smaller-than-usual baby, who is more vulnerable to health problems.
Pregnancy Day by Day : Welcome to your First Trimester (part 13)
To figure out your expected date of delivery (EDD)—also known as the due date—you need to know when you started your last menstrual period (LMP) .
Pregnancy Day by Day : Welcome to your First Trimester (part 12)
When your pregnancy is confirmed, it’s natural to experience a mixed bag of emotions—excitement, disbelief, joy, and anxiety. Everything is about to change forever for you and your partner. Give yourselves time to take in the big news. You may not feel pregnant yet, but momentous changes are taking place in the hidden world of your uterus.
Pregnancy Day by Day : Welcome to your First Trimester (part 11)
The March of Dimes advises pregnant women or those trying to become pregnant to drink no more than 200 mg of caffeine a day. Going without your caffeine fix is a good thing when you’re pregnant, since research shows that, in high doses, it can increase the risk of miscarriage.
Pregnancy Day by Day : Welcome to your First Trimester (part 10)
If you smoke, you should quit (so should your partner) for health reasons. Once you’re pregnant, not smoking will reduce the risk of miscarriage, stillbirth, premature birth, low birth weight, and sudden infant death.
Pregnancy Day by Day : Welcome to your First Trimester (part 9)
To do a back stretch, get on all fours and lower your bottom toward your feet while stretching your arms out on the floor in front of you. Lower your forehead as far as you can, keeping your neck and back aligned, and stretch your arms as much as you can.
Pregnancy Day by Day : Welcome to your First Trimester (part 8)
Egg collection will be scheduled (see image), following the first stage of IVF. Not all follicles that were stimulated will contain eggs. Two days after egg retrieval, you will be given progesterone to thicken the uterus lining. Two to five days after fertilization, the most promising embryos are chosen to be transferred.
Pregnancy Day by Day : Welcome to your First Trimester (part 7)
Genes are located on rodlike structures called chromosomes that are found in the nucleus of every cell in the body. Each gene occupies a specific position on a chromosome.
Pregnancy Day by Day : Welcome to your First Trimester (part 6)
One theory is that the female orgasm is an evolutionary device designed to convey semen into the cervix as the uterus contracts. If the woman climaxes up to a minute before her partner, or she doesn’t orgasm, she will retain less semen than if she comes at the same time or after him.
Pregnancy Day by Day : Welcome to your First Trimester (part 5)
Recent research suggests that women who have a high calorie intake (especially if they eat that most phallic of fruit, the banana) are marginally more likely to bear a boy.
Pregnancy Day by Day : Welcome to your First Trimester (part 4)
If you have any ongoing medical problems, go to see your doctor before you start trying to conceive. Conditions such as diabetes, asthma, high blood pressure, heart trouble, a previous bout of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) , thyroid conditions, sickle-cell disease, and epilepsy can all impact a pregnancy.
Pregnancy Day by Day : Welcome to your First Trimester (part 3)
Regular exercise can increase your chances of conceiving by allowing your body to work at optimum levels. If you’re fit and have a healthy lifestyle, you will reduce the level of toxins in your body and be less stressed, which makes it easier to conceive.
Pregnancy Day by Day : Welcome to your First Trimester (part 2)
IVF (in vitro fertilization) may be an option if a woman is having trouble conceiving. The first stage with this procedure is to stimulate the ovaries to produce many follicles, so that multiple eggs can be fertilized outside the body.
Pregnancy Day by Day : Welcome to your First Trimester (part 1)
A daily prenatal vitamin supplement before and during early pregnancy helps protect your baby from spinal cord defects.
A Healthy Pregnancy : Traveling in Pregnancy
Provided your pregnancy is normal, going to faraway places is perfectly possible. However, discomforts such as extreme heat, high altitude, and makeshift accommodations may be less tolerable, and in some cases may compromise the safety of your baby.
A Healthy Pregnancy : Skin, Hair, and Teeth
Many women look and feel better than ever during pregnancy, while those less fortunate report that there is a downturn in their appearance. However pregnancy affects you, the changes will be temporary and you’ll be back to your normal self soon after the birth.
Trying for a Baby : We Want to Be Parents Preparing for pregnancy (part 3) - All about conception The beginning of life
Conception occurs once an egg is successfully penetrated by one sperm. The journey of the egg and the sperm, although apparently simple, requires a whole complex chain of events to occur for fertilization and implantation to take place.
Trying for a Baby : We Want to Be Parents Preparing for pregnancy (part 2) - Preconception diet, Signs of ovulation & Stopping contraception Ready for conception
A varied, balanced diet is key to good reproductive health. Certain foods in particular contain essential vitamins and minerals that are thought to benefit eggs and sperm and the health of the future embryo.
Trying for a Baby : We Want to Be Parents Preparing for pregnancy (part 1)
If you are trying to conceive, it's best to avoid taking any drugs, prescribed or otherwise. Some medicines can decrease fertility, so tell your doctor you are trying for a baby if you need a prescribed medicine.
A Healthy Pregnancy : Lifestyle Hazards
Many of us use chemicals daily in and around the home. In addition to personal products, such as bath oils, deodorants, and hairsprays, we also keep dozens of other substances around the home, including cleaning fluids, detergents, bleach, and air fresheners.
A Healthy Pregnancy : Illnesses and Medication
Whether you have a preexisting medical condition, or acquire an illness or infection during pregnancy, always consult your doctor before taking medication or before stopping any prescribed medication.
A Healthy Pregnancy : Sex and Relationships
In a low-risk pregnancy, sex is perfectly safe, although your levels of desire may fluctuate throughout pregnancy. Most women report that their interest in sex is the same or slightly reduced in the first trimester. In the second trimester, it varies from woman to woman, and in the third trimester libido often falls.
A Healthy Pregnancy : Exercising Safely
If you had an exercise program before you became pregnant, you can continue with this in the first trimester as long as you have the all clear from your doctor. As your pregnancy goes on, you may need to adapt your program.
A Healthy Pregnancy : Your Pregnancy Diet (part 2)
Your BMI is calculated by multiplying your weight in pounds by 703, dividing the answer by your height in inches, then dividing the answer by your height in inches again.
A Healthy Pregnancy : Your Pregnancy Diet (part 1)
Eating regular nutritious meals and snacks throughout the day is vital during pregnancy to keep your energy levels up, and to provide your growing baby with all he needs to develop well.
Women and Sleep : Sleep Patterns During Pregnancy
Sleep patterns change throughout pregnancy, largely as a result of the enormous physical changes that take place as the fetus grows, but also partly due to hormonal changes that occur.
Women and Sleep : Sleep and Pregnancy
Many factors contribute to this: hormonal changes, the growing fetus, discomfort (vomiting, heartburn, cramps, pressure on the bladder), mood changes, and anxiety related to delivery.
Migraine in Women : Migraine during Pregnancy
Migraine, especially menstrual migraine, can improve dramatically during pregnancy. It is important to understand, however, that migraine does not just go away. Migraine attacks may become less frequent, but the underlying disorder is always present.
Four Natural Ways Alternative Medicine Can Help You Get Pregnant (part 2)
Alternative and natural medicine are safe when practiced by a qualified professional. Many couples successfully use these treatments to help them conceive, but you should get expert advice.
Is Your Mental Health Causing You to Gain Weight (part 2) - Bipolar Disorder Associated with Weight Gain
Patients with bipolar disorder cycle between periods of depression and mania. During depressive states, patients experience sadness and low energy levels. They may also think of suicide.
The 5 Vitamins Your Body Can’t Do Without If You Want To Be Healthy (part 1)
Even though, there are more vitamins out there than you can count you only need certain ones to give your body everything it needs daily for optimum health.
Hair Loss Causes and Prevention
Everybody wants to look beautiful and it’s quite natural. Apart from your physical fitness, it is your beautiful and well groomed hair that draws public attention.
Mummy Makeovers: Are You a Candidate for it? (part 2) - What are the Procedures Involved in the Mummy Makeover
This procedure is the process, medical procedure, or surgery of the abdomen to remove excess fats and flesh.
Mummy Makeovers: Are You a Candidate for it? (part 1) - What Happens After a Series of Child Bearing Event
Mummy makeovers are coming out as the newest trend in the cosmetic industry. The idea came to battle against the issue wherein mothers are confined only at home to perform duties and chores.
How to have natural miscarriage (part 2)
Women who have incomplete miscarriage may have sepsis, a very severe systemic infection. They will experience vaginal bleeding, bed smelling vaginal discharges, nausea, vomiting, and painful abdominal cramping.
How to have natural miscarriage (part 1)
No woman expects a miscarriage in their pregnancy. However, if a miscarriage has begun, it needs to be treated as soon as possible.
9 Bad Habits That Can Cause Miscarriage (part 2)
Some kinds of spice such as cumin, anise, peppercorn, cinnamon and chili, fried foods or foods that are hot features are harmful to women in pregnancy.
Foods That Cause Miscarriage (part 4) - Processed meat, Raw, uncooked eggs, Cheese
According to the latest research, eating too much processed meat can harm the fetus. In the worse situation, it can cause fetal poisoning or lead to miscarriage.
Foods That Cause Miscarriage (part 3) - Unpasteurized milk, Green papaya, Aloe, Barley
The unpasteurized or fresh milk is milk that hasn’t been through processing. It’s not popular in the market. In the unpasteurized milk, there’re listeria bacteria which can increase the risk of miscarriage.
Foods That Cause Miscarriage (part 2) - Pearl barley, Purslain, Medlar, Longan
In fact, it’s proved that the purslain can make quite a stimulation on the uterus and increase the time and intensity of the uterus‘s elasticity, which produce the risk of miscarriage.
6 Ways To Have a Natural Miscarriage
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5 Stars Who Share Beauty Advice & Products With Family Members
These 5 celebrities have revealed that they often turn to their family members to try out new beauty products or get some beauty advice.
5 of Lily Aldridge’s Best Skin & Makeup Secrets
American Victoria’s Secret model Lily Aldridge has enviable boho-meets-grunge personal style, and her beauty look is always clean, effortless and beautiful.
What to Eat When You're Pregnant : Omega 3 supplements, Vitamin B6 supplements, Multivitamin and mineralsupplements
There are several various types of supplement of Omega 3 available. Some contain the WING OF the NOSE, which is one of the short-chain Omega 3s found in various seed oils, including the oil poppy seed.
Eat When You're Pregnant : Supplements – Who Needs What and Why - Folic acid supplements, Vitamin D supplements, Iron supplements
There is irrefutable proof that the supplements of folic acid reduce the risk to have a baby with an anomaly of the tube neural (NTD) like spina bifida or anencephaly
Keira Knightley’s Fashion Ethos: “Break the Rules”
British actress Keira Knightley has opened up on her ethos when it comes to fashion, revealing that she loves to "break the rules" and she doesn't think people should care what anyone else says about what they're wearing
Keira Knightley Wore Her “Dream” Chanel Dress to Golden Globes
British actress Keira Knightley, who is currently expecting her first child, has opened up on selecting her Chanel dress for the recent Golden Globe Awards.
Carrie Underwood to Launch Lifestyle Clothing Collection
Country singer Carrie Underwood, who is currently pregnant with her first child, has just revealed that she's about to launch her own lifestyle sports-inspired clothing collection.
5 Celebrities Share Their Maternity Skincare Secrets
With so many rapid changes taking place, it’s more essential than ever to look after your skin during pregnancy.
Pregnant Coco Rocha Wants Zac Posen to Design Baby Gown
Currently pregnant model Coco Rocha has commented that she hopes her close friend, fashion designer Zac Posen, will make her some special baby clothes.
When The Body Attacks Itself (Part 1)
Autoimmune diseases, which happen when the immune system attacks the body’s own cells, overwhelmingly afect women, but there’s new hope on the horizon.
5 Celebs Who've Struggled With Acne-Prone Skin
They may always look flawless whenever they hit the red carpet, but these 5 celebrities have all struggled with acne-prone skin. Often caused by hormonal changes, acne can be difficult for anyone to deal with, and these 5 celebs have all battled against the problem.
5 Celebrities Who Practice Yoga to Stay Fit
Yoga is a big celebrity favourite – not only as a way to workout, tone up and keep their bodies in check, but also as a way of unwinding and meditating.
Alessandra Ambrosio on Looking After Her Body & Not Caring About Perfection
Brazilian model Alessandra Ambrosio has opened up on maintaining her figure. The mother of two confesses that when she first began working for Victoria's Secret, she rarely worked out or looked after her figure.
What to Eat When You're Pregnant : A Healthy Weight Gain (part 2) - How much weight should you gain?
The amount of weight you should gain during pregnancy depends on your weight before you became pregnant. Women who are overweight need to gain much less weight than those who are underweight, to produce a healthy baby.
What to Eat When You're Pregnant : A Healthy Weight Gain (part 1) - Putting on too much weight
There is a very strong association between weight gain during pregnancy and birth weight. The more weight you put on, the bigger your baby is likely to be. This might make you think that you should limit your weight gain, as a smaller baby will mean an easier birth.
What to Eat When You're Pregnant : Healthy Eating for Two (part 3) -Ten ways to boost your fruit and vegetable intake, Ten healthy snacks
During pregnancy you are more likely than usual to be rubbing your tummy and looking for a little snack. It may be that you are suffering from morning sickness and can’t face proper meals, and so you are trying to eat small amounts rather than nothing.
What to Eat When You're Pregnant : Healthy Eating for Two (part 2) - How to grow a baby - The healthy diet checklist
A variety of fruit and vegetables (fresh, frozen, tinned or dried). Aim for at least five portions a day for a good supply of vitamins A, C and E, folic acid and iron.
What to Eat When You're Pregnant : Healthy Eating for Two (part 1) - Enough calories for two, Allergy-proofing your baby
If you have a family history of allergies you may have heard that avoiding certain foods during pregnancy could prevent your baby from developing allergies. However, a number of studies have been carried out, in which some women have avoided certain foods and others have consumed them, during pregnancy.
Kristin Cavallari Reveals Her Dressing Tips for Pregnant Women
Currently pregnant with her second child, Kristin Cavallari has dished out her style tips for pregnant women.
Weeks 1 to 4 Postpartum (part 6) - THE LAND OF WINKIN, BLINKIN, AND NOD
No matter how much of a dedicated sleeper you are by nature, pregnancy and birth and the new demands of motherhood have probably upset your cycle.
Weeks 1 to 4 Postpartum (part 1) - WEEK 1 POSTPARTUM - Get into the Groove of Motherhood
It’s likely that you’re taking some kind of pain medication right now and possibly using heat and ice to soothe cramping and soreness. It can be surprisingly difficult to keep track of it all, and the last thing you want to do is accidentally overdose on Tylenol because you lost track.
 
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