Pregnancy Information

Pregnancy Information

Glutathione for a Healthier Pregnancy

All parents-to-be nurture the dream of a healthy pregnancy and baby.But the modern environment and diet is deficient in many factors essential for the health of mother and fetus.

Pregnancy and Pre-natal Vitamins

Pre-natal vitamins are important to the health of a growing baby. They are also important to pregnant mothers because their bodies are going through so many changes.

Get Back Your Pre-Pregnancy Abs With Side Planks

The foundation of fitness for a mom is her abdominal area. To moms a flat stomach is wonderful; a strong abdominal core is critical.

Pregnancy, Diabetes, and Your Feet

There are so many changes the body undergoes during pregnancy that it becomes easy to ignore the changes in the feet. During pregnancy the body releases hormones that allow the ligaments to relax in the birth canal.

Coping With an Unplanned Pregnancy

Your period is late and you start to think maybe you might be pregnant. Maybe you are afraid to go take a test because you don't want to find out the results.

Successful Weight Loss After Pregnancy

How fast you lose weight will depend on a number of factors, including the amount of weight you gained during your pregnancy.Most women will lose anywhere from 10-14 pounds within the first 2 weeks of delivery.

Sex & Pregnancy...Do They Mix?

As a pregnant woman, you may experience sex drives much like your moods. Up and Down! Some women claim that they have no sex drive at all during pregnancy, and others, say their sex drive is better during pregnancy.

Twins Pregnancy?A Father's Point of View

So you're expecting twins. Congratulations!Are you still in shock? I sure was.

Pregnancy and Tanning Beds

With summer approaching, you would love to wear those cute maternity sun dresses, but you don't want to show off your pale white skin. Now, you need to decide what is the best way to tan without possibly putting your baby in danger.

Extent of Pregnancy Prejudice

Extent of pregnancy prejudice in Britain's workplacesEach year around 30,000 working women are sacked, made redundant or leave their jobs due to pregnancy discrimination, according to alarming new research findings released recently by the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC).The research quantifies, for the first time, how many pregnant women and new mothers say they are experiencing discrimination in workplaces across the country.

Keeping Cool When Pregnant

Chill Out: how to keep your cool this summerWhen the heat is on, life can become very hard when you are pregnant. Instead of looking forward to those long, hot August days, you may find yourself dreaming of igloos and frozen ice-caps, so try out these tricks to help you keep your cool when the temperature rises.

Dealing With Common Pregnancy Complaints

Pregnancy is not without its side effects. During pregnancy your body will undergo many hormonal changes.

Weight Gain During Pregnancy: Choosing The Right Foods

So you need to gain weight but don't want to gain too much weight during your pregnancy right?There are many things that you can do to improve your diet and ensure that you gain a minimal but healthy amount of weight during pregnancy.Choosing the right foods is important because you will be able to loose weight more quickly after delivery if you manage your diet during pregnancy.

Pregnancy Symptoms, Signs and Symptoms of Being Pregnant

EARLY PREGNANCY SYMPTOMSAlthough a lot of women experience pregnancy symptoms, and find signs of being pregnant, other's don't "feel" pregnant. Certain signs and symptoms of being pregnant can be confused with other illnesses.

10 Pregnancy Risk Factors that Every Pregnant Woman Should be Aware of

Many factors affect the development of a fetus into a healthy child, some which are beyond your control and others that are within your control. Here are ten of the most common pregnancy risk factors that can be controlled or influenced:Smoking - Smoking is not only bad for you, but bad for your baby as well.

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05/25/2017 08:26 AM
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.
05/23/2017 09:24 AM
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.
05/23/2017 09:23 AM
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.
05/18/2017 12:12 PM
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.
05/12/2017 08:27 AM
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.
05/10/2017 08:26 AM
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.
04/25/2017 03:23 PM
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.
04/25/2017 11:30 AM
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!
04/24/2017 09:47 AM
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?
04/16/2017 02:28 PM
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.
04/11/2017 09:01 AM
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.
04/06/2017 09:15 AM
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.
04/01/2017 10:03 AM
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.
03/26/2017 10:13 AM
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.
03/22/2017 08:29 AM
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.
03/15/2017 03:52 PM
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.
03/15/2017 03:16 PM
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.
03/15/2017 03:15 PM
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.
03/15/2017 02:16 PM
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.
03/06/2017 07:48 AM
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.
01/24/2017 08:43 AM
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.
01/23/2017 12:42 PM
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?
01/23/2017 12:42 PM
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.
01/23/2017 10:41 AM
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.
01/16/2017 11:45 AM
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.
01/09/2017 08:46 AM
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!
01/06/2017 12:02 PM
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.
01/03/2017 02:37 PM
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.
01/03/2017 11:55 AM
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.
01/03/2017 11:43 AM
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.
12/28/2016 08:38 AM
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.
12/06/2016 03:56 PM
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.
12/06/2016 03:55 PM
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.
12/01/2016 12:13 PM
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?
11/16/2016 03:37 PM
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.
11/12/2016 04:30 PM
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.
10/21/2016 10:09 AM
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.
10/05/2016 09:35 AM
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?
10/03/2016 11:17 AM
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.
09/29/2016 11:46 AM
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!
09/29/2016 11:07 AM
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.
09/28/2016 02:16 PM
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.
09/21/2016 11:57 AM
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.
09/16/2016 09:12 AM
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.
09/14/2016 09:02 AM
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.
09/12/2016 09:14 AM
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.
09/08/2016 03:00 PM
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.
09/07/2016 02:52 PM
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.
09/01/2016 08:40 AM
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?
08/31/2016 08:39 AM
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).

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