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.
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.
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.
Do I really need to “eat for two?” While you are pregnant, you will need additional nutrients to keep you and your baby healthy. But, that does not mean you need to eat twice as much. You should only eat an extra 300 calories per day. A baked potato has 120 calories. So getting these extra 300 calories doesn’t take a lot of food.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists issued an important statement last week, urging women- most especially pregnant women- to get flu shots. According to the ACOG, this month is the best time to get vaccinated against influenza; before flu season is going strong. In the United States, it tends to run all the way from October through mid-May. Even though having a flu shot should be considered a