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Published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:28:39 -0500


Transition Between Pregnancy and Birth (1)

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:23:08 -0500

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

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:30:39 -0500

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?

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:47:58 -0500

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

Sun, 16 Apr 2017 13:28:17 -0500

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

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 08:01:18 -0500

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

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:15:18 -0500

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

Sat, 01 Apr 2017 09:03:57 -0500

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

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 09:13:29 -0500

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

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 07:29:27 -0500

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?

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 14:52:09 -0500

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?

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 14:16:32 -0500

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

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 14:15:49 -0500

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

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 13:16:46 -0500

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

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 06:48:03 -0600

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

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 07:43:37 -0600

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

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 11:42:12 -0600

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

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 11:42:04 -0600

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

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 09:41:32 -0600

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

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 10:45:33 -0600

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

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 07:46:21 -0600

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?

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 11:02:14 -0600

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?

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 13:37:11 -0600

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

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 10:55:17 -0600

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

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 10:43:05 -0600

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

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 07:38:02 -0600

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

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 14:56:06 -0600

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

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 14:55:45 -0600

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

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 11:13:07 -0600

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

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 14:37:25 -0600

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

Sat, 12 Nov 2016 15:30:27 -0600

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?

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:09:45 -0500

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?

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 08:35:33 -0500

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?

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 10:17:15 -0500

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?

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:46:46 -0500

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?

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:07:21 -0500

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

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:16:58 -0500

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

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 10:57:01 -0500

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

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 08:12:23 -0500

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?

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 08:02:08 -0500

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

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 08:14:42 -0500

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

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 14:00:31 -0500

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

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 13:52:00 -0500

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

Thu, 01 Sep 2016 07:40:12 -0500

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

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 07:39:13 -0500

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

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 07:21:23 -0500

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

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:38:33 -0500

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?

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 07:16:03 -0500

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

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 07:08:16 -0500

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

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 07:07:30 -0500

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

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 07:05:51 -0500

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

Tue, 09 Aug 2016 13:04:43 -0500

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

Tue, 09 Aug 2016 09:42:41 -0500

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?

Mon, 08 Aug 2016 10:57:31 -0500

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

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 14:27:48 -0500

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

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 10:45:28 -0500

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?

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 10:59:27 -0500

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

Fri, 15 Jul 2016 15:22:43 -0500

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?

Wed, 13 Jul 2016 11:02:56 -0500

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?

Fri, 08 Jul 2016 14:46:53 -0500

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?

Thu, 07 Jul 2016 12:26:43 -0500

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?

Fri, 01 Jul 2016 08:21:12 -0500

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

Fri, 01 Jul 2016 06:43:58 -0500

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?

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 12:26:59 -0500

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?

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 14:30:38 -0500

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

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 15:15:03 -0500

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?

Thu, 09 Jun 2016 12:39:10 -0500

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

Tue, 07 Jun 2016 06:53:26 -0500

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

Wed, 01 Jun 2016 14:17:38 -0500

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

Wed, 25 May 2016 12:24:58 -0500

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.

Running Out of Patience While Trying To Conceive

Tue, 24 May 2016 09:43:33 -0500

Trying to bear children is not always easy for some couples to achieve. During the process it can be challenging to stay encouraged while on the journey.

5 Tested Benefits of Natural Family Planning

Wed, 18 May 2016 13:58:48 -0500

Natural Family Planning (NFP) is a way for a woman to track her fertility cycle. NFP, also called Fertility Awareness Methods (FAM), fosters understanding of a woman's body. The basic idea is that a woman is aware of when she is fertile by paying attention to her body's signs and symptoms. Signs include: vaginal mucus, basil body temperature (BBT), cervix potion, and calendar. The woman and her partner can then make informed decisions about their fertility.

How Important It Is To Take A Pregnancy Test

Mon, 16 May 2016 13:02:07 -0500

The best and the most authentic way to recognize your pregnancy is to take a home pregnancy test. Let us today in this article have a look at some of the important aspects of the same.

10 Foods Every Pregnant Woman Should Stay Away From

Mon, 16 May 2016 10:53:22 -0500

The news of being pregnant brings with it a lot of joy and a great sense of responsibility. If you are expecting, you have to take some precautions in order to make sure your baby remains safe. Aside from taking other measures, you also need to choose your diet carefully. Given below are 10 foods that you should avoid if you are going to have a baby.

How To Naturally Prevent Leg Cramps During Pregnancy

Tue, 10 May 2016 11:37:57 -0500

Leg Cramps. Leg Cramps during pregnancy occur mainly as a result of nutritional deficiencies, electrolyte imbalances, and/or circulatory changes, in addition to the strain placed on the legs by the extra weight. Suggestions: Increase your calcium and potassium intake by eating foods such as almonds, bananas, grapefruit, low-fat cottage cheese, oranges, sardines, sesame seeds (tahini), low-fat goat's yoghurt, oats, millet, figs, watercress, seaweeds in soups, stews or salads.

Pros and Cons of Waterbirths

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 12:21:58 -0500

The practice of waterbirth is somewhat contentious in the United States, despite it's use in other developed nations. As the name suggests, waterbirth is when a mother labors and gives birth in water. The baby is born submerged and promptly brought to the surface. Advocates note anthropological evidence of cultures that gave birth in the water. A cohort study published in the Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health (January 2016) looks at the health outcomes of waterbirth. This is the largest study to look specifically at waterbirth in the US population.

How to Find a Qualified Abortion Doctor in Dubai

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 13:01:57 -0500

Pregnancy is one of the fantastic experiences for a woman. At the same time, having an unwanted pregnancy is a nightmare and scary thing, no one would like to experience in their life.

33 Weeks Pregnant - Bump Update

Fri, 22 Apr 2016 13:48:50 -0500

This is a 33rd week of pregnancy update describing what baby and mom are up to. Are there any new milestones with baby this week? Find out what mom is going through and see what's new in the exciting world of baby.

In Vitro Fertilisation - Step by Step Procedure

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 07:29:17 -0500

I.V.F or In Vitro Fertilisation is one procedure that is used to overcome fertility issues to give a couple their best chance at having a baby. IVF treatment is coordinated between the fertility doctor, fertility clinic and the couple. Apart from the fertility doctor couples have access to other staff at the fertility clinic including nurses and counselors.

When Do I Ovulate? What You Need To Know

Tue, 12 Apr 2016 07:51:50 -0500

Ovulation is a part of the menstrual cycle of a woman. It is the window in your menstrual cycle when you are most likely to conceive. Hence, it is important for women who have an active sexual life as well as those trying to conceive to know when they are ovulating.

6 Early Pregnancy Symptoms

Fri, 08 Apr 2016 07:31:02 -0500

Do you think you might be pregnant? The best way to know without a doubt is by taking a pregnancy test. In any case, there are some early symptoms of pregnancy that might indicate the likelihood. Let's read about the 6 common ones below.

Doulas and the Qualities of the Best Doulas

Tue, 05 Apr 2016 07:38:14 -0500

Both the male and female are running in the busy schedule and they cannot bear the additional commitments. The comfortable situation arises, when they are provided with the helper who makes the service beyond the level of satisfaction. A mother experiences a very hard time during the labor and birthing process, so it is wise to hire the helper or assistance who understands the mother's feeling much better.

30 Weeks Pregnant - Bump Update

Mon, 04 Apr 2016 12:39:42 -0500

It's a crazy thought to think I'm actually at week 30 of my pregnancy. I know, I know, I say this every week, but all my pregnant ladies out there know what I mean! Time truly is flying by and to think I only have 10 more weeks till I finally meet my little bundle of joy is such an exciting thought.

Healthy Living Ensured for Pregnant Couples Through HUD Housing Assistance

Tue, 29 Mar 2016 09:54:44 -0500

Though government assistance is a time-consuming matter, housing assistance for pregnant couples from the federal government can be of a great relief for you. Once you are determined eligible, you can receive various financial assistances to meet your housing needs. Amongst different housing grants regulated by the federal or state government, Temporary Cash Assistance for pregnant couples in the immediate needs of housing may help. On the other hand, while exercising the benefits of instant, medium and long-term pregnancy shelter under this program, take advantage of the Temporary Cash Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program.

5 Less Known Body Changes During Pregnancy

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 13:55:07 -0500

A woman's body unfolds many mysteries during her pregnancy. You will see many changes some expected, some unexpected during the 9 months of pregnancy. Let's see some less known and funny body changes during pregnancy.

Financial Assistances For Pregnant Women

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 13:09:12 -0500

If you are pregnant and have difficulties arranging necessary funds, some financial assistances from grants for pregnant women can help you to the great extent. During your pregnancy, you can benefit from the financial assistances through grants such as Medicaid, CHIP, and WIC.

The First Signs of Pregnancy May Fool You

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 11:36:44 -0500

You may believe yourself to be ill, or just tired, stressed or worried about something happening in your life. The first signs of pregnancy can happen long before you miss your first period. These are often mild, easy to miss symptoms that could be telltale signs that there is a baby on the way.

An Overview Of IVF

Wed, 23 Mar 2016 07:46:19 -0500

IVF stands for In Vitro Fertilisation and it is performed to give those struggling to have a child a good chance of being able to have a baby and to become parents at last. IVF Treatment is generally performed through or at your local fertility clinic where fertility doctor's hand in hand with a team of nurses and counsellors will assist you all the way through the process.

What Do Climate Change and Abortion Have in Common?

Tue, 22 Mar 2016 15:07:01 -0500

An attempt at causing someone to press the pause button and reconsider their decision. Five minutes of your time could change someone's world forever.

Diminishing Ovarian Reserve and Infertility

Tue, 15 Mar 2016 12:48:03 -0500

Patients who undergo an ovarian stimulation cycle and have a low response typically have an increased challenge to becoming pregnant. Pre-cycle screening with ovarian reserve tests can help to identify women at risk for a low response before they go through treatment. It is important for the doctor to know this since success with IVF is very dependent on the number of eggs obtained at egg retrieval. Many different treatments have been studied to help improve the likelihood of a healthy live birth; as described some are more effective than others. The use of an egg donor may be appropriate for certain patients and will greatly increase the chance of pregnancy to that of a younger woman in her early 30's.

God Helps Childless Couples

Thu, 10 Mar 2016 13:59:54 -0600

Struggling to get pregnant is not very nice when a couple desperately wants a child. The hoops and loops they go through is tiring, frustrating, and despairing. Only when a successful pregnancy results will they feel it has been worthwhile.

Reduced Fetal Movements: An Indication of a Baby's Wellbeing

Tue, 08 Mar 2016 09:57:45 -0600

The perception of fetal movements is an indicator of a baby's wellbeing. Once started, a pattern emerges, and this pattern is the first marker of how well the baby is doing, and how well the pregnancy is progressing. In this article we will cover the detection of movements, will look at this movements being an indication of wellbeing, what may be happening when movements decrease, a mother's story, and what the responsibility of the medical professionals are.

A Guide to 27 Weeks Pregnant - Symptoms and Tips

Thu, 03 Mar 2016 11:33:06 -0600

At 27 weeks of pregnancy various changes occur in both the mother's body and the baby. Since the due date is nearing, it is vital to understand the symptoms and take proper care accordingly.

A Synopsis About Abortion

Wed, 02 Mar 2016 14:42:13 -0600

Abortion has been in the news many times as of late. The problem with abortion is it excuses the woman from the choice she has made to have unprotected sex.

Pregnancy Preparation

Fri, 26 Feb 2016 11:54:28 -0600

There is now plenty of opportunity to read about pregnancy, childbirth and parenthood and to talk to friends and professional advisers. Having a baby is both exciting and demanding, rewarding and frustrating, worrying and yet emotionally satisfying and fulfilling. Efficient methods and techniques help with pain and with any problems in labor. Be optimistic, be realistic and retain your sense of humor as you approach this very important period of your lives.Taking the trouble to be prepared in advance and to plan your future is never more important than when you are having a baby. A little forethought can reduce your worries during pregnancy and in the months of baby care that lie ahead.

14 Weird Pregnancy Facts

Wed, 24 Feb 2016 10:43:48 -0600

So let's start off with the fact that pregnancy in general is a weird and exciting experience to go through. Isn't it crazy to think that you're growing another human being inside you? Mind blowing right?

IUI, Can It Help You?

Mon, 22 Feb 2016 08:04:00 -0600

IUI or Intrauterine Insemination is a procedure that involves inserting your partner's semen directly into the uterus using a fine tube and a catheter. It is just one treatment available for those suffering from infertility. IUI ensures that more sperm are available in the right area to fertilise an egg - this increases a couple's chances of conception.

Signs and Symptoms of Early Pregnancy

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 15:33:35 -0600

A little less than half of pregnant women experience some or all of the below signs and symptoms of pregnancy as early as 5 weeks. Nearly all women will experience some of the below signs and symptoms by 8 weeks. Remember it's possible to not experience any of these symptoms and still be pregnant!

Are You Pregnant and Thinking About Breastfeeding? Get Prepared Before Baby Arrives

Wed, 20 Jan 2016 14:20:51 -0600

Advice for mums-to-be who are considering breastfeeding their new born baby. Breastfeeding your new baby may go smoothly, but getting prepared for the issues you may face can ensure you have the best possible chance of breastfeeding successfully.

What To Expect When You're Expecting A 3D Ultrasound

Wed, 20 Jan 2016 10:46:41 -0600

Find out how to make your 3D ultrasound experience better, what to look for when choosing the ultrasound clinic and get a brief explanation on how to ultrasound is done! The 5 step guide will help you make a wiser choice when it comes to 3D ultrasound clinics.

The Advantages Of Visiting Pregnancy Chiropractors

Fri, 15 Jan 2016 09:31:59 -0600

During pregnancy, it is important for women to prepare themselves and to ensure that their child is healthy. So, it is ideal to opt for reliable services like chiropractic treatments.