“You have to give your baby a bottle of water every day or he will die!”
I will never forget hearing the woman in the subway wailing that
sentiment to a young mother trying to subtly breastfeed her tiny
While it’s important that your newborn baby stays hydrated too, you should not be giving him or her water. Newborn babies get hydration from the milk they drink, whether it’s breast milk or formula.
There are times during pregnancy when you are just plain uncomfortable. Working until the latter stages of pregnancy could increase this feeling exponentially, but there are a few things you can change about your workspace to increase your comfort level.
When a woman is pregnant with multiples, like twins, she may be asked to eat more food or increase calorie intake to accommodate the extra fetus(es). A twin pregnancy diet requires very small, protein-rich meals eaten every two hours throughout the day.
For many women, having twins is either a prayer answered or the scariest thing on earth. As is the case with all pregnancies, being pregnant with twins can be easy or hard. It is often the unanswered questions that are hardest for women pregnant with twins.
Water birth is the process of giving birth in water. Some women choose to labor in the water and get out for delivery.
Labor pains are new and irritating at first and some pregnant women find great relief in a warm bath. Taking warm baths can help relieve tension and pain throughout pregnancy, but too warm could lead to birth defects and lack of oxygen to the baby.
Studies show that various temperatures for washing hand had no effect on transient or resident bacterial reduction. They found no evidence that hot water had any benefit.
Drinking water that contains disinfection by-products at regulatory cut-off levels does not appear to raise a pregnant woman's risk of delivering a small baby or delivering prematurely, new research shows.
Is it safe to take a bath during pregnancy?
A warm bath, with a temperature of less than 100°F, is safe and sufficient for relaxing, as long as you are not overheated.
Can I water ski while trying to conceive (TTC) and during pregnancy?
Water comes out of my vagina, is that a problem?