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[...]
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?
The second trimester is a great stage of pregnancy to go on holiday. You won’t be too big yet, you’ll be feeling pretty good and it will be still safe to fly. However, there are some safety precautions you should take when travelling during pregnancy.
Infection in early pregnancy indicates genital tract infection in upper layers is distinct in pregnant when compare to non-pregnant women. Women who suffer from pelvic inflammatory disease are encountering difficulty when they become pregnant suffering from acute infection in the uterus tracts which has the
Now that you’re pregnant, taking care of yourself has never been more important. Of course, you’ll probably get advice from everyone — your doctor, family members, friends, co-workers, and even complete strangers — about what you should and shouldn’t be doing.