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Posted on : April 16, 2007
Learning to Love Your Body During Pregnancy
Body naturally goes on adding weight after childbirth and women start to gradually feel this change. As it is apparent that childbirth transforms a woman, we need to understand the fact that women and men to that matter have to undergo the nature's ordeal and accept every role. ...»

Say Hello to EVATAR, a Mini Female Reproductive System on a 3D Chip
You might have noticed two unlinked things here in the title of the article. First, EVATAR. You must be thinking if it's the sequel of AVATAR. But wait. It's not. Now coming to the second on: A mini female reproductive system on a 3D chip. If you are assuming that it's a plot of a science fiction, you would be wrong again. ...»

Obesity, Fertility and IVF
IVF remains more complicated for Obese Women and they require different medication doses than normal weight women. In other words, not only does obesity make it much more difficult to conceive, but it also exposes both the mother and the infant to all manner of risks before and after birth. ...»

Pregnancy and Its Impact on Your Eyesight
Hormonal and physical changes that develop during pregnancy could cause morning sickness, lower back pain and even vision issues. It is critical to be aware of these changes and know how to address them. For example, pregnancy can affect your eyes causing you to experience blurry, dry eyes and more. Find out the symptoms to watch out for, what causes them and how they are treated. ...»

How to Relieve Morning Sickness?
Morning sickness is an unpleasant accessory to one's pregnancy. Probably this is nature's way of preparing a woman for the eventual hardships that she will face shortly. ...»

Getting Healthy Before You Get Pregnant Leads to a Healthier Pregnancy and Baby
It is just not that consuming healthy food is sufficient to conceive but you need to follow a series of steps to get healthy before you give birth to a healthy baby as it is evident that 1 in every 33 babies born in the USA have some sort of birth defect which can be fatal at times in the first year of the child birth. As it is apparent that healthy mothers have healthy babies, the women have lesser chances of having miscellaneous issues in their pregnancy such as miscarriages, premature labor, GD (Gestational Diabetes). The babies also are not vulnerable to premature birth, still birth or low birth weight. ...»

Preventing Birth Defects: Steps to Take Before and During Pregnancy
Nature has provided every organism with extreme defense mechanisms towards their off-spring and human beings are not an exception. In turn, humans do not leave any stone unturned to safeguard their younger ones with the help of their unique property called intelligence. ...»

Is It Better To Plan A Pregnancy?
We are all aware that there are many pregnancies that are unplanned and a surprise to the couple. Living in a modern era where we are able to control and plan so many situations, pregnancy seems to be another event that could be planned. So is it better to plan a pregnancy? ...»

The Best Summer Exercises for Pregnancy
As we have the option to plan our pregnancy, it is not surprising if one chooses on seasons. Unless one loves winters ardently, summer months give options for a lot of activities unlike the winter months which are very essential for pregnant women. ...»

Dad Diary - Dealing With the Perennial Hazard - Morning Sickness
Along with the joyride that pregnancy brings in, there are a number of perennial hazards too that an expectant couple face. While the mom actually goes through the pain and all body changes, the dad is the one who deals with all the mood swings and at the same time ensures enough treatment and care for the mom. ...»

Pregnant This Summer? A Few Tips for Relief and Relaxation
The advancement in science has enabled people plan their pregnancy as per their choice on contrary to the good olden days' unplanned or unexpected pregnancies with no much options. If you can take the pregnancy in your stride, you can plan it according to your financial stability, time, season and so on. ...»

Blood Sugar During Pregnancy
Blood sugar is a relatively serious condition wherein your body is unable to regulate the required sugar levels in your blood as it does not possess the essential amounts of insulin. More or less a common disease that grasps pregnant women, diabetes or more specifically gestational diabetes represents almost 3.3% of all live births. ...»

Why Do Babies Have Umbilical Cords?
Young girls who aren't mothers yet have a typical phobia towards. It is because they might have come across many women talking about their labour experiences as it is a favourite topic to women in general. ...»

3 Common Foodborne Bacteria & Parasites to Be Aware of During Pregnancy
Every woman in the course of her pregnancy takes an extra mile to safeguard her baby from all the odds of life. The parental instincts motivate her to grasp the necessary literature when it comes to safeguarding the baby in her womb. ...»

Green Pregnancy: Protect Your Baby From Outside Toxins
Have you heard of "Green" pregnancy? As an expectant mother, you may have gone through all the practices to protect your baby in the womb. Healthy lifestyle, balanced eating, proper sleep, positive thinking are some of the measures we all take to safeguard our babies. ...»

Five Things to Know When You're Past Your Due Date
Your due date come and gone, the hospital bag is all packed, and the nursery is all setup. Yet you find yourself still pregnant and anxiously waiting for your little one to make his/her debut! ...»

How Does Diabetes Affect My Pregnancy?
In diabetes, your body fails to regulate your blood sugar due to the lack of insulin. Moreover, during pregnancy, diabetes is one of the top medical complications. If you have diabetes, you can take some steps in order to have a healthy pregnancy. Let's know about diabetes and pregnancy. ...»

Pregnancy Symptoms That Prove You're Pregnant - Bad STI & Other Vaginal Infection Complications
So you think you're pregnant because you had sexual intercourse and didn't use protection. It's possible you may be pregnant or, unfortunately, have an STI. It's important to use a condom or take a contraceptive pill if you want to prevent either. If you're not ready for a baby don't make any rash decisions and speak to your partner. Should there be no man on the scene confide in mum? But, if this pregnancy is not to be publicly known speak to a doctor. No rash decisions remember. ...»

Herbal Products During Pregnancy
Herbal products are the products made from natural herbs and plants and are used for treatment of certain problems faced by humans. The use of herbal products is pretty common in many problems and it is also a known factor when it comes to pregnancy. It is argued and debated that herbal products are not safe and guaranteed, since they are not approved and tested by the FDA, and they tend to have the nag of causing unwanted harm, especially during pregnancy. ...»

What To Expect When Working With a Pregnancy Chiropractor
Make pregnancy better and safer by opting for chiropractic services. With these services, women can get rid of pain and help them give birth safely. ...»

11 Scary Pregnancy Symptoms That Tell Pregnant Women To Get Medical Help Before Complications Happen
What are the most common complications in pregnancy? This is difficult to answer, well not so much difficult as it is time-consuming because of the time it would take to list them all. Don't let this frighten you as millions of women around the world are giving birth to healthy babies every minute of the day. Most problems in pregnancy can be prevented by following the advice given by your doctor or midwife. Because women differ and carry their baby different, and, or, could have an underlying condition whilst pregnant, those women are more at risk of complications. Any woman who shows a doctor particular signs of needing extra care will be monitored throughout the pregnancy right up until delivery. ...»

Everything You Must Be Aware Of About Pregnancy & Prenatal Care
Improvement in obstetrical and infant care and the resultant decrease in the terrific death rates of mothers and infants are among the achievements to which modern civilization can point with greatest pride. Yet there are still far too many unnecessary deaths among both mothers and infants occurring today. The Course of Pregnancy Conception takes place and pregnancy begins when the male reproductive cell, called the "sperm", finds and unites with the reproductive cell of the female, called the "ovum. ...»

Ayurveda Effective Treatments to Cure Infertility
Many couples struggle for years to create a family. In addition to conventional treatments, many of them also look to alternative treatment options, one of which is the treatment Ayurvedic for infertility. Ayurveda is a time store test of medical wisdom and does offer treatment options for this problem too! ...»

Dad Diary: Midnight Cravings
You can never ever predict what your wife would be craving for in the midnight. So, always prepare yourself for the weirdest surprise. But as you will witness the broadest smile of her face, you will realize that it's worth all your time and effort. Trust me! ...»

7 Ways To Stay Healthy In Pregnancy
See what can be done to ensure yours and your baby's health is not compromised in this amazing, yet sometimes difficult time of life. Find out what is good and what isn't as much while you're expecting. ...»

Are Pregnancy Symptoms Reliable? Tips For Pregnant Women To Stay Healthy Before Giving Birth
The pregnancy symptoms are there, but you're not 100% sure that you are pregnant, even though the pregnancy test reading showed positive. You will need the help of a medic for assurance. You must not be scared to see a doctor if this is the reason that you are trying to identify the symptoms yourself. In pregnancy you cannot avoid seeing a doctor. At some point you will need his or her help. ...»

The Emotions of Infertility
Infertility is a difficult subject to address for most people who have to deal with it. For a couple, it can be quite challenging because your emotions can get the better of you. It is important to recognise the emotions that rise up during this time. ...»

Do Fertility Treatments Work?
Some couples who have fertility issues may tend to avoid fertility treatments because they are sceptical or afraid that it won't work. Advancements in the medical field have grown tremendously over the past couple of decades. There are different options available when it comes to fertility treatments for men and women. The key is to find the correct one for your body. ...»

How To Have A Healthy Baby
To make this small-scale venture a successful joint production, both parents-to-be must work at it. And it's never too early to begin! With proper planning and precautions, you can increase the odds dramatically in your favour! The starting point for a healthy baby is a healthy egg and a healthy sperm. And the time to begin preparing for this happy conjunction is before the baby is conceived. After that the matter is pretty much out of your hands. ...»

Nutritious Diet For Pregnancy - Groundnut Tikkis
Figuring out an ideal pregnancy diet plan could at times end up being challenging. Now this is one recipe you absolutely must give a try! Go for Groundnut tikkis. Now did you know that groundnuts happen to be among healthy foods to eat when pregnant, mainly owing to their protein and folate content? Folate and folic acid are essential especially while pregnancy, so as to make sure that the baby is able to avoid all defects, especially those related with the brain or spine. ...»

Sleeping for Two: Sleep Changes During Pregnancy
Just like women are meant to eat for two when pregnant, health experts are now emphasizing on the fact - that women should also sleep for two -during this pregnancy period. The reason being that pregnancy can affect both the quantity and quality of sleep. ...»

Transition Between Pregnancy and Birth (1)
The period between pregnancy and childbirth is usually full of anxiety, understandably so for several reasons. Labour has always been seen as a period when the life of an expectant mother hangs between life and death. However if we remember that in every situation in life we are at risk of death, many may become more relaxed and regard labour as a normal physiological process that must be experienced before a new life is brought into this planet. ...»

My Misdiagnosed Miscarriage
I was incorrectly diagnosed with a miscarriage by my OBGyn, and it almost lead to the extraction of the "tissue". We scheduled one last ultrasound prior to the surgery and found that our baby had a heartbeat. He is now a happy, healthy one-year-old, and full of life! ...»

Why Should You Take Folic Acid During Pregnancy?
If you are planning on getting pregnant soon, you need to visit your gynaecologist or a fertility doctor for a general check up to check if everything related to your reproductive system is functioning normally. At this stage, your gynaecologist may tell you take folic acid supplements before conception and then during the pregnancy as well. But why is it so important to take folic acid during pregnancy? What does it do for the unborn baby and for you? ...»

Knowing More About The Benefits Of Visiting A Pregnancy Chiropractor
One of the most exciting news families want to hear about is the pregnancy of one of their loved ones. Indeed, knowing that a baby is coming is such a joy not only to both parents but also even to their loved ones and friends. However, for mums, this period also introduces a diverse array of changes to their bodies. ...»

Pregnant Mom's Guide to the Zika Virus Risk & Cord Blood Banking
You might be thinking why the Zika virus is a big deal for you, if you are an expectant mother? Well, before that let's just talk about what it is and how it spreads. The Zika virus is mainly spread by mosquito bites and sexual transmission. The virus does not cause major harm to adults. But it greatly affects babies, if the mother contracts the virus during pregnancy. ...»

Infertility: Why You Need To Avoid Alcohol
For many people the consumption of alcohol is a normal social activity that they deem as fun. It's a way for some people to loosen up and have fun, but that's only because the intake of alcohol lowers your inhibitions and affects your senses. In certain cases, this is not such a good thing. However, this is not the only affect that alcohol has on the human body. If you are trying to conceive a baby then you may need to avoid alcohol or lower it considerably. ...»

Prenatal Care Should Start Before Pregnancy
Planning to have a kid? Have you considered prenatal care yet? If you want to begin a new chapter of your life as a parent, just wait for a moment and think! Are you completely ready to have a baby, both mentally, and physically? Prenatal care will help you reach there. It should be started at least months before pregnancy. It's a procedure to make your mind and body perfectly fit for the next nine months. It's something that would ensure a healthy pregnancy and a healthy child. ...»

8 Tips for Choosing a Baby Name
Most parents choose a name before the baby is conceived. Some start looking for a good name after the baby is born. You can check out the tips given below to make your choice a bit easier. ...»

Both Over and Underweight Can Affect Pregnancy
One is well aware of the fact that excessive weight gain or loss could possibly lead to an inability to become pregnant. The imbalance of weight is affecting the fertility of women profusely, so much so that around 12 per cent of infertility problem is due to imperfect body weight, meaning either obesity or low body weight, according to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. ...»

Pregnancy Options: I'm Pregnant, What Are My Options?
Pregnancy options when facing an unplanned pregnancy. Explaining the pregnancy options of parenting, adoption and abortion. ...»

How Do I Tell My Parents I Am Pregnant?
Facing an unplanned pregnancy? Not sure how to tell your parents you are pregnant? This article offers practical advice on how to tell your parents that you are pregnant. ...»

Domestic Violence and Pregnancy
Domestic Violence is the number two leading cause of death for pregnant women (auto accidents is number one). This article discusses the most common effects of domestic violence on the pregnant woman and the short and long-term effects on her child. ...»

Pregnancy Pillows - How to Use Them
The news of you being pregnant brings a lot of happiness for you and your partner. But this happiness may follow some challenges for you during the nine-month period. This happens when the pain is a bit worse during the last few days. It becomes harder for you to move around and sleep during the night. As a result, you become uneasy, irritable and uncomfortable. If you are looking for a solution to these problems, read on. ...»

Dealing With an Accidental Pregnancy
Pregnancy can be the most amazing experience for a woman and her partner. But this does not mean that you need to feel an instant connection with your baby once the stick gives you a positive result. ...»

First Stage of Labour
Labour experience differs from pregnancy to pregnancy. For some, it may end in a matter of hours. For others, it may not be that easy and it can absolutely test the mother's physical and emotional strength. ...»

Fertility Treatments: Taking It One Step at a Time
It's always easy for someone else to say that you should take things one step at a time. When it comes to the smaller things in life it can be easy to follow this advice but there are bigger issues that we all contend with in our lives. For many people that issue could be infertility. So how do you take it one step at a time? ...»

Preventing Certain Types of Fertility Problems
Most people think that infertility is natural and that most people just have it but this is not always the case. In many cases, infertility can be self-inflicted, whether it was intentional or not. In other words, it could something that you're doing which is interrupting your reproductive system from performing at 100%. Let's take a look at what you could be doing to cause fertility problems. ...»

Infertility: Don't Give Up Hope
Finding out that you are unable to fall pregnant can be devastating news, especially if it is something that you've wanted most of your life. Most of the time, this news is given to you by your family gynaecologist who may not be aware of new fertility treatments. If this is the case, it is advisable to get a second opinion from a fertility specialist who knows more about infertility. ...»

An Overview of a Prolactin Blood Test
A hormone called prolactin primarily helps women to produce milk after childbirth. High levels of prolactin in the blood cause non-cancerous tumors to develop in the pituitary gland. It is highly recommended that a woman must get a prolactin blood test done in order keep the levels of this essential hormone in check in the body. ...»

3 Delicious and Nutritious Main Courses for A Mom-To-Be
When you're expecting a baby, it is vital to go for a nutritious diet to ensure your baby's health. These delicious main course recipes will surely hit the spot! ...»

How Do I Know If I Am In An Abusive Relationship?
One in four women experience domestic violence during their pregnancy. Learn the signs of abuse to protect you and your baby. ...»

Is It Safe to Drink Wine During Pregnancy Or Not?
Alcohol consumption can cause serious complications in pregnancy. It can lead to birth defects, low birth weight baby, pre term labor and mental retardation. Although it is a big no to consume alcohol during pregnancy, there are researches which show that a small amount of wine during pregnancy might be beneficial. ...»

Early Pregnancy - Importance of Communication Between Couples
Pregnancy is usually a time of joy, not only for the expecting woman, but also for the partner. In most pregnancies, there is very little to be said of the partner, as the attention is focused on the woman and the unborn child. Nevertheless, it takes two to tango, and that is how the term contraception came into knowledge. ...»

MSCs - Found in Your Baby's Umbilical Cord
Your baby in the womb is made of millions of tiny stem cells, which are the building blocks of life. As the baby develops, these cells grow as the baby's skin, nose, hair, heart, etc. At birth, a reserve of these miracle cells remains in the baby's umbilical cord. Progressive modern medicine has established that the umbilical cord is no longer a medical waste to be discarded. ...»

Arresting The Canker of Teenage Pregnancy in Africa: Retrospection of The Roles of The Chieftaincy
Teenage pregnancy has been on the rocketed increase in contemporary Africa. The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) reported recently that Africa has the highest world rate of teenage pregnancies with a percentage of 51%. The canker is so alarming that the majority of young girls of ages ranging from thirteen to sixteen years has thrown in the towel of education to forced labor. This is due to the sudden parental roles that these feeble young girls assume that demand that they work to cater for their wards. This puts their educational goals, health, and entire future ambitions in jeopardy and in great peril. ...»

How a Baby Develops in the Womb
The development of a baby is a marvelous occurrence and experience for any woman. The feeling of another human growing inside you is an experience that you'll never forget. Babies grow rapidly within the womb and their growth can be documented at weekly and monthly intervals. Here are the developmental stages at monthly intervals. ...»

Nutrition and Pregnancy for a Healthy Baby
Finding out that you're pregnant is wonderful news. Many women dream of this day and enjoy every minute of being pregnant. With the joys of pregnancy there are certain nutritional requirements for a healthy baby that you need to take into account. Here are a few tips regarding nutrition during pregnancy. ...»

Teenage Pregnancy: Rise and Fall of Rates
Having your own family and baby, regardless of age, is a big responsibility. What more if it you are getting pregnant at a young age? You will not only lose your childhood but as well as the bright future ahead of you. Teenage pregnancy is one of the problems that parents are worried about for their children. But what should really be done to reduce the numbers or even eliminate these occurrences? ...»

Artificial Insemination As a Means of Conception
Artificial insemination is a technique that can help treat certain kinds of infertility in both men and women. In this procedure, sperm are inserted directly into a woman's cervix, fallopian tubes, or uterus. It's a simple procedure with few side effects and it is not expensive. IUI is commonly used for unexplained infertility. It is also used for couples affected by mild endometriosis, problems with ovulation, mild male factor infertility and cervical factor infertility. ...»

A Good Diet For Healthy Pregnancy
Just because you are eating for two should not be an excuse to eat whatever you can get your hands on or succumbing to all your cravings however strong they are. In fact, you should be more careful with what you eat because you are nurturing a life in you and you want to give it the best kick start in life. Your pregnancy diet should be good enough for you and just as good for the baby. ...»

Giving Birth Before Your Due Date: Do All 40 Weeks Matter?
Your due date is a stone's throw away with just a few more weeks to slog. Nearing the end of your pregnancy journey, you might as well have the baby right now. At 37 weeks, your doctor has probably discussed that it's close enough to the due date for a safe delivery. You might as well book an elective C-section, consult your partner and parents to check everyone's availability rather than go through the last couple of weeks of the pregnancy cycle. ...»

Discharge During Pregnancy: What's Safe, What's Not?
Pregnancy brings jubilation but it can also be equally confusing in many ways. Your body goes through tons of changes, some of which are normal and others that may be a cause for concern. Should you be worried about the discharges during pregnancy? ...»

What's That Dark Line On My Belly?
During pregnancy, the dark line on your belly is not the only skin change that occurs. Over the next few months and maybe beyond the pregnancy you will have to go through multiple skin transformations of such kind. However, it's not just gloom and doom all the time. Some mums-to-be actually have glowing skin. ...»

Having A Baby At 45 - Can Wanting A Baby At 45 Be Normal Or Is It Socially Unacceptable?
Many consider that having a baby at 45 is not normal or socially acceptable. In this article, I share a feminine perspective on the topic of having a baby at 45! ...»

What Is Infertility and Is There a Cure?
Infertility is the body's inability to conceive. It could be due to factors either in the male or female, or both. This is usually determined after a period of 12 months of trying to fall pregnant. The reason for this time frame is because the body needs to return to its normal natural state once a woman stops using contraceptive methods. If after a 12 month period of trying to conceive pregnancy has not occurred then there may be factors that are halting the conception process. In such a case, you need to consult a fertility doctor. ...»

What To Say To Someone Who Had A Miscarriage - Words That Were Music To My Ears After My Miscarriage
Are you wondering what to say to someone who had a miscarriage? In this article, I share one of my miscarriage stories and words of comfort that really helped me after miscarriage. ...»

Simple Pregnancy Tips To Help Ease Many Issues
There's something glorious about pregnancy. A new life is formed, and new life is coming through. This is a beautiful thing. However, through the 9 months, there may be many issues that you have to face. From morning sickness, joint pain, and more. There's just a lot of different elements that you can run into. ...»

What to Eat and What to Skip When You Are Pregnant
Pregnancy is a joyous event for a family; however, it often takes a toll on a woman's body. Healthy foods provide the appropriate amount of nutrition that the mother and baby both need in order to remain hale and hearty. ...»

Does My Pet Know I'm Pregnant?
Are you pregnant? Does your pet knows that? Have you noticed your pets' behaviour? There is no scientific evidence to prove that if the pets are truly aware of human pregnancy, but there have been many instances when a marked change has been perceived in a dog's behaviour towards its pregnant owner. ...»

C-Sections and Cord Blood Banking: What You Need to Know
As your due date comes closer, your doctor has probably broached the subject of possible birthing options that are available to you. If you have basically had an uncomplicated pregnancy then a vaginal birth is definitely on the cards. However, C-section is also something that you must have talked about during your pre-natal visits. If elective C-section has already been decided then banking the cord blood and the tissue at the time of birth is really simple. ...»

Best Diet Tips For Pregnant Women
Following a healthy diet is the most important thing for pregnant women. They should have healthy and balanced diets during these, the most important 36-40 weeks of their life. ...»

The Top Benefits Of Using A Pregnancy Pillow
Pregnancy pillows are specifically designed to offer support that is very much needed during pregnancy. Pregnancy can be very limiting when it comes to sleeping and resting, but with a maternity pillow, you will be able to remain comfortable regardless of the position that you choose. The belly is offered the support it needs and you can get a pillow that is large enough to also hold the rest of your body comfortably. ...»

What's Age Got to Do With It? Birthing Complications For Older Mothers
What is the correct age to get pregnant? Is it between 22-35? Can't a woman become first time pregnant over 35 or 40? What are the complications for mothers over 40? ...»

How to Overcome Infertility
Infertility does not have to mean the end of the road for you. Modern medicine has advanced in leaps and bounds in fertility treatments. Here are a number of ways on how to overcome infertility via Assisted Reproductive Therapy (ART). ...»

Fertility: Being a Parent Is a Great Gift
Parenthood is something that many people want at some point in their lives. This whole process starts with finding the right partner and then, together, making the decision to have a family. Once you find the right person and you start a family, all of it can be a reward on its own. For that reason, being a parent is a great gift that should not be squandered. ...»

Advantages of Using Body Pillows During Pregnancy
The advantages of using body pillows during pregnancy are many. These are large sized pillows that help in giving proper support to the belly during pregnancy. Pregnant women vouch by the comfort it provides while sleeping. ...»

Is It Necessary to Store Cord Blood and Tissue for Each Child?
Do you think that cord blood needs to be stored for each and every child? Sometimes the parents think that only banking the cord blood and tissue of the first child is enough. Storing the stem cells of each child individually will allow you and your children access to a greater number of stem cells through which their future disorders and diseases can be cured. ...»

The Benefits of Cells From Umbilical Cord Tissue
The umbilical cord is the connection between a mother and her unborn child. It is through this cord all the nutrients are supplied from mother's body to the child. The medical science suggests - umbilical cord preservation is very much necessary because the stem cells and blood of the cord can be a potential source to fight critical diseases like thalassemia, diabetes and many more for the child in future. ...»

Patient's Guide to Stem Cell Treatment
Stem Cells have the traits that make it appropriate for therapy for an increasing number of diseases and conditions. Firstly, Stem Cells have the capability to generate more cells of the same kind. Secondly, Stem Cells can mature into specialised cells that are suitable to carry out a specific function, such as in the skin, muscle or bone. ...»

Pregnancy Nutrition: 9 Food Groups That Will Have You Bursting With Energy
When you are pregnant you need to eat more nutritious food to gain energy. A well balanced nutritious eating plan can be the best gift to give to your developing baby. Pregnancy is the time when your eating habits directly make an influence on another person. ...»

De-Stressing During Pregnancy: 10 Steps
Pregnancy changes everything in your life. The changes occur in your body, your emotions, in your family and everything. This changes have a feel-good factor in your life; additionally, it can give you a lot of stress. To overcome this, you need to follow a certain number of activities which will give you the much needed rest and relaxation during this period. ...»

Foods That Enhance Fertility: The Magic of a Suitable Diet
A study conducted by the World Health Organisation revealed that up to 10.1% of women across the world or about 48.5 million women could not have a child in 2010: a number so depressingly high that it might just ruin your day. What is sadder than a mother with an unfilled cradle? Ask any OB/GYN and you'll know that female fertility is a very complex phenomenon that depends on a lot of things: hormone imbalances, tumours, problems with the reproductive system, and stress and anxiety being only the tip of the iceberg. So no, this article is not going to tell you about a miracle cure you can find in your kitchen. However, what we do want you to know, is that based on recently published research, switching to an appropriate diet can lead to an 80% decrease in female infertility. Here's how it can happen: ...»

How To Stay Cool When Overheating & Pregnant During Summer?
Pregnancy is an exciting and precious time for every woman. It causes lots of hormonal changes to the body and the body needs to adjust with the situation. Heat and humidity in summer can cause uneasiness and to cope with that, the pregnant woman needs to be cautious and protect herself from overheating. Some of the protective measures that may be taken are need the intake of fluids; avoiding the sun; wearing comfortable clothes in order to keep the body cool. ...»

All That You Need To Know About Pregnancy Pillows
Pregnancy is one of those phases in a woman's life when she experiences a lot of changes in her body. Everyday activities like sleeping become uncomfortable for a pregnant woman. Every morning she wakes up with pain in her neck, back, arms, legs, stomach and other parts of the body. Due to the weight in her tummy, she is not able to lay straight, on her back, on her sides or in any position for more than about half an hour at a stretch. If you have experienced all of these problems, now is the right time for you to start using pregnancy pillows. These pillows provide ultimate rest and protection for your back and ensure that you get a good night's sleep. There are many types of such pillows available in the market today. Here are some of the basic concepts that you need to know before you proceed to buy one for yourself: ...»

11 Ways To A Fun Pregnancy
Find out ways to make this beautiful time of your life memorable and fun! It won't matter if this is your first or not, each pregnancy is unique and you will want to make it a life-long memory! ...»

Mom & Baby at 29 Weeks Pregnant: What to Expect?
Your baby has to grow some more to reach the required birth weight. Read on to find out more about 29 weeks of pregnancy. ...»

7 Things Pregnant Women Need to Care for Before Delivery
What are some of the decisions that we women will need to take during our pregnancy? A lot of our time goes into finding the "things to do before delivery". So here's a list of 7 things you must take care of during those precious months for yourself and the family. ...»

During Which Week of Pregnancy Is Baby's Gender Determined?
One of the most exciting things about pregnancy is trying to find out the sex of the baby. While a lot of couples choose to play the guessing game and wait till the end for the surprise, others can't wait to find out their baby's gender at the earliest. In fact, it is estimated that between 50-70% of expectant parents find out the sex of their baby before birth so that they can plan ahead and decide baby's name and organize the nursery based on the gender. ...»

Are You Pregnant?
There are different signs which prove that you are pregnant or not. Do you feel like vomiting every hour, tiredness or backache, then congrats as you are pregnant. ...»

What Are The Health Risks Associated With The Morning-After Pill?
The Emergency Contraceptive Pill (ECP) is a pill that is used to prevent pregnancy after intercourse has been completed. These pills are not a replacement of regular contraception such as condoms etc as it does not help in protection from STDs. People use this pill very often and end up abusing it more and end up with its adverse effects. ...»

Can Infertility Be Avoided?
Having babies and infertility are usually the last thing that people think about when they are young adults. Their thoughts are usually consumed with studying further, building a career, or traveling the world. Finding a life partner and having babies is not at the top of the list. However, that is the best time to take care of your body and to not harm it internally. If you take care of your body, infertility could be avoided or minimised. ...»

When a Routine Ultrasound Makes Ultrasounds Routine No More
INNOCENT it was, a quiet, sunny, winter's morning, July First. A Tuesday. Two years ago, today. A day our lives would change. ...»

Why Is 40 Weeks of Pregnancy So Important?
As you approach your delivery due-date, there is a lot of anxiety and frustration. All the same you are excited and nervous as you look forward to the arrival of your newborn. But needless to say, the last few weeks before childbirth can be quite stressful and exhausting. ...»

Period During Pregnancy, Is It Possible?
Generally, your period arriving is a pretty solid indication you aren't pregnant, but generally is not always. Can you get your period while you're pregnant? no, You can't have your menstrual period while you're pregnant. Some women report intermittent bleeding that seems like a regular period to them. But vaginal bleeding during pregnancy is not the same thing as menstruation. ...»

Pay Attention to These Important Things If You Want to Get Pregnant
There are so many the so-called foods to increase the possibility of pregnancy, such as oysters and champagne, ginseng, garlic, kelp, and yams. But, the information regarding pregnancy foods are not true at all. The true fertility foods are whole grains, excellent protein package, healthy fats, and even the occasional bowl of ice cream. This has been proven by Nurses' Health Study, it comes from the first comprehensive examination of fertility and diet, an eighty-year study of more than 18,000 women that uncovered ten evidence-base suggestions for improving fertility. ...»

When Is the Right Time to Try to Conceive?
The male and female bodies are complex in nature. It takes many factors and parts to work together in order for another human being to be created. It truly is miraculous how life is created. It does take a serendipitous series of events to occur in order to conceive. So how do you know when is the right time in order to increase the possibility of success? ...»

Reliable Natural Remedies And Methods of Reducing Joint Pain During Pregnancy
How does rheumatoid arthritis affect pregnancy? Having arthritis and being pregnant is of course a huge weight problem on your joints. To make things worse all of this is pain related. Numerous amounts of prescription medication is available as treatment for rheumatoid arthritis. It is advisable to select with caution, many of these medications come with unacceptable risks of side effects and serious infections. Pregnancy can bring on all kinds of surprises. Having arthritis pain on top of everything else that just puts on more stress. ...»

All You Need to Know About a Home Pregnancy Test
Before your first prenatal appointment with your doctor you can take a simple home pregnancy test. Learn about basics of a home pregnancy test and general instructions on how to take it. ...»

Foods to Eat and Avoid To Improve Fertility
It can get frustrating when there are no signs of a baby even when you have been trying your best for a while. Fertility issues are very real and unfortunately they cut across the board, affecting both men and women. Advice on fertility can go a long way in giving relief to couples. There is also the option of natural fertility treatment that uses solutions such as fertility calculators and food to improve the chance of conceiving. ...»