I remember the first time I witnessed pregnancy first-hand. My sister found out she was pregnant, and we wanted to know all the details. There are a ton of supplements that women have to take, especially if they don’t get it in their everyday diet.
I understand that some women have some pretty odd cravings when they’re pregnant, but while most foods don’t do much harm, there are some foods you should definitely avoid. One of these foods is glycyrrhiza glabra, or black licorice.
It’s a shame that so many medical resources we have in America are unavailable in low-resource countries even though the innovations aren’t that expensive and in many cases, don’t require materials.
Doing drugs while pregnant is not a good idea. I think that’s a statement most people can agree with. An acquaintance of mine adopted a child a long time ago when they found out that they couldn’t have children, and they eventually decided to adopt a special needs child.
One of my distant cousins was born extremely pre-term. At first, they
doctors were worried that he wouldn’t make it, but after a few months in
the hospital, he was ready to go home.
All of my sisters started breastfeeding their children right away. Some
of them stuck with it longer than the others for one reason or another,
but they all made the choice to start out with breast milk because they
wanted to give their children all the nutrients they could.
The only person I know who struggled with postpartum depression was a
friend’s sister. She had postpartum every time she had a child.
My friend had gestational diabetes, but I’ve never really thought about what she had to go through. Gestational diabetes is caused by a hormonal change that happens to every woman during pregnancy.
Is it a good idea to wait to have children, or does it increase your chances of having a child with birth defects?
Researchers have found that sharing the experience of pregnancy with
other pregnant women can be just as satisfying and it can be healthy for
I love to cook fatty foods and bake sweets. It runs in my family, and
all the recipes I learned first were the ones my mom learned from my
grandma and great grandma. However, my grandmothers were not known for
cooking the healthiest foods.
I remember when my second cousin had her boys. We were all excited for a
new set of twins in the family, but we were also collectively
sympathetic when she decided to breastfeed.
I’ve always been interested in child psychology, probably because of all
the years I spent teaching. The way that children pick up habits
socially is amazing to see, especially because much of the time, no one
explains it to them.
I don’t entirely enjoy being poked with sharp objects at the doctor’s office, but as an adult, I can understand its purpose. However, I also understand how needles can be absolutely terrifying for children, especially if they need more than just a simply booster shot.
Today, there are a lot of drugs being found to cause adverse reactions and birth defects in pregnant women that weren’t found before. Many of these drugs have been on the market for years and were only found to cause issues when the women taking them gave birth.
Though my dad smoked for many years, asthma has never run in our family.
The interesting thing though, is that my cousins and I could
potentially have children that develop asthma, even though most of us
Though not every cancer survivor becomes infertile, it’s common enough
for researcher to construct a new treatment that will hopefully be much
gentler and give women a greater chance to convince after going through
Iodine deficiency is usually pretty uncommon in the United States, but
in many other parts of the world, it’s the leading cause of mental
retardation and brain damage. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t feel
the effects of mild iodine deficiency during your pregnancy.
My favorite time of the day was always during school hours, and not just because I loved to learn. Sometimes, simply reading to your children is not enough to give them the pre-reading skills they need for modern preschools and kindergartens.
A deficiency of omega-3 fatty acids has been linked to various medical and developmental issues throughout the years.