Tag Archives : Pregnancy

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. […]

Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy: What is Happening?

It is not clearly understood why nausea and vomiting of pregnancy (commonly referred as morning sickness) occurs. Experts believe there may be a combination of factors that lead to nausea and vomiting of pregnancy (NVP). This much is known: More than half of pregnant women experience NVP. Usually begins between the first and second missed […]

The Basics: Labor Induction (Part 2)

Labor induction is the use of medications or other methods to bring on (induce) labor. Labor is induced for many reasons. Some of the methods used to induce labor also can speed up labor if it is going too slowly. Labor is induced in about 20% of pregnant women in the United States. If you […]

The Basics: Labor Induction (Part 1)

Labor induction is the use of medications or other methods to bring on (induce) labor. Labor is induced for many reasons. Some of the methods used to induce labor also can speed up labor if it is going too slowly. Labor is induced in about 20% of pregnant women in the United States. Stages of […]

Pain Relief During Labor and Delivery

Each woman’s labor unique. The amount of pain a woman feels during labor may differ from that felt by another woman. Pain depends on many factors, such as the size and position of the baby and the strength of contractions. Some women take classes to learn breathing and relaxation techniques to help cope with pain […]