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Key Benefits of Exercise During Your Pregnancy

Exercise is a key part of staying healthy. Everyone needs daily physical activity – including pregnant women. Getting regular exercise during pregnancy benefits both you and your growing baby and has few risks. If your pregnancy is healthy, you can do most types of exercise, but you may ned to make a few changes. Benefits […]

Making a Decision: Is Saving Cord Blood Worth It?

The decision about whether to store cord blood needs to be made several weeks before delivery. Whether to donate cord blood to a public or private bank is up to you. You also can decide not to donate or store cord blood at all. Think about the following points when making your choice: Donating cord […]

Sleep and Pregnancy: Tips for Sleeping Success

When you are pregnant, you may find yourself struggling to get adequate sleep and rest as your bump continues to grow. The following are a few helpful tips to help get you the well-deserved rest you need. Pro Tips It’s important to remember that over-the-counter sleep aids, including herbal remedies, are not recommended for pregnant women. Instead, […]

Guidelines to Follow: Healthy Weight Gain During Pregnancy

What you eat and how much of it is more important than ever while you are pregnant. The amount of weight you gain during your pregnancy is as essential to your health as it is to the health of your baby. As your baby develops and your body works to support that growth, you will […]

The Ultimate Guide to Understanding Fertility Treatments

If you’re trying to get pregnant, one of the most important things to do is learn how to determine when you’re ovulating, when is the best time for sexual intercourse, and the steps you can take to increase your chances of a successful outcome. We also encourage every woman to know early pregnancy signs and […]

What to Expect: Recovering After Vaginal Delivery

Regardless of whether you deliver vaginally or by Caesarean section, all mothers will experience certain symptoms as they recover from giving birth. You’ve worked hard to give birth to your baby. Now your body needs a bit of time to heal. If you’re a new mom, you might be wondering about the changes you and […]

Top 5 Early Signs of Pregnancy to Be Mindful Of

Becoming pregnant can bring great joy and reward to a family. Sometimes, however, women have questions regarding the early symptoms of pregnancy and may wonder if their symptoms are suggestive of pregnancy. This article focuses on the most common symptoms a woman might experience in the early stages pregnancy. Early Signs of Pregnancy Spotting: Implantation […]

Everything You Need to Know About Prenatal Testing

Prenatal tests are medical tests you get during pregnancy. They help your health care provider find out how you and your baby are doing.  First-trimester Prenatal Screening Tests First-trimester screening is a combination of fetal ultrasound and maternal blood testing. This screening process can help to determine the risk of the fetus having certain birth […]

Moms-To-Be: Understanding Your Food Cravings (Or Lack Thereof)

From pickles and ice cream to pizza…food cravings are common for pregnant women. So what’s behind these cravings? It’s unclear what exactly what causes food cravings during pregnancy. They may be related to all hormones that are active in pregnancy. These hormones can make your sense of smell stronger, which can affect your sense of […]

Causes of Bad Sleep During Each Trimester: How to Handle Your Discomfort

During pregnancy, you may find yourself struggling each night to find a comfortable position or get a full night’s sleep. Unfortunately, your regular sleeping habits may no longer work for you during pregnancy. There are a number of reasons for this new discomfort, but there are some tips that you can help you understand what your body might […]