Tag Archives : Pregnancy

How to Tell When Labor Begins: A Complete Guide

Will this be your greatest hour? Probably not. But, is delivering your precious baby going to be one of the most remarkable, memorable and difficult things you’ve ever done? Probably. You can do this! Awaiting the birth of a baby is an exciting and anxious time. Most women give birth between 38 and 42 weeks […]

Ladies, Let’s Talk About Pain.

(Originally posted here) Let’s face it, pain is a part of pregnancy. Stretching, growing and adjusting is nearly always an uncomfortable process, especially in the later stages of pregnancy. The pains and sensations of pregnancy are difficult to explain to a person that has never experienced them. Newly pregnant mothers are often nervous about facing the […]

Travel During Pregnancy: Your Safety and Comfort

Traveling safely during pregnancy depends on whether you have any problems that need special care, how far along you are in your pregnancy, and your comfort. For most women, traveling is safe during pregnancy. The Best Time to Travel The best time to travel is probably the middle of your pregnancy – between weeks 14 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mindful Mothers: Caring For Yourself While Pregnant with Twins

Being pregnant with more than one baby is called multiple pregnancy. A multiple pregnancy can be twins, triplets, or more. Today, twins are born once in about every 41 births. Having twins can bring great joy and rewards to a family. Sometimes, however, it can also pose a risk to the mother and her babies. […]