There are no two pregnancies that are alike so, while it is difficult to say exactly how each will progress, there are certain factors that are common among all women going through pregnancy. Quite often, early symptoms of pregnancy will appear and prompt the soon-to-be mom to purchase a home pregnancy test. These can be found at virtually every retail and/or grocery store. It is important to remember that pregnancy tests, while designed to be accurate, are sometimes wrong. Regardless of the result, it is recommended that women experiencing pregnancy[...]
What is In-Vitro Fertilization? In-vitro fertilization is a procedure that allows couples who cannot conceive normally to have a child. The woman’s egg and man’s sperm are taken out of the body and fertilized in a laboratory, then put back into a woman who can carry the pregnancy to term. Many moral and ethical concerns have been raised because of in-vitro fertilization. Those against the procedure say it is too much like playing God. Many women, however, have successfully delivered healthy babies as a result of in-vitro fertilization. Only you[...]
Losing tummy weight after pregnancy is hard. Nine months of “eating for two” paired with the way your body changes in pregnancy leads to a hard road back to fitness. Only after you have the baby do you realize how much weight you have gained. So what now? Is it possible to lose your tummy weight after pregnancy? Here are three tips to start you on the right direction.
The following yoga exercises are specifically tailored for strengthening and relaxing the rapidly changing body of a pregnant woman. These simple exercises combined with learned breathing techniques will guide the pregnant woman through pregnancy and labor. This video takes you step by step through the whole process.
So, you and your husband have decided that it was time to get pregnant. Now what? Start taking a prenatal vitamin. They will have folic acid in them, which will help your growing baby ensure a healthy start. If you have a pre-existing condition that requires medication, take the time to discuss with your doctor how the medication will affect the baby and what you can do to minimize those effects. Quit smoking as smoking can cause low birth weight babies and also raises the risk for a baby with[...]
I remember reading over and over again to make sure my bag was packed to take to the hospital. Yet, most articles never really said what should be located inside this bag. I did figure out the essentials, and wanted to share with you some thoughts. You will be working very hard to have this baby, working up a sweat and then some. So, one essential is your own soaps, shampoos, and lotions. It is true that the hospital will supply you with these, but using your own will make[...]
I must admit, I believe I am done having children. Yet I do remember there being certain perks to being pregnant that I don’t get now as a mom. Some of these perks you may not think about, others I know you are using to your full advantage. So, let’s run through my Top 10 Pregnancy Perks!
A missed period is often the first clue that a woman might be pregnant. Sometimes, a woman might suspect she is pregnant even sooner. Symptoms such as headache, fatigue, and breast tenderness, can occur even before a missed period. The wait to know can be emotional. These days, many women first use home pregnancy tests (HPT) to find out. Your doctor also can test you.
Everything is going just fine until you are stricken with the idea … it’s a food, something you don’t normally eat, but you just have to have it. Or do you? Pregnancy cravings are very strong, even overwhelming cravings for a certain food or foods. When the craving strikes, do you really need to give in?