According to the World Health Organization, the prevalence of anemia in pregnancy varies considerably because of differences in socioeconomic conditions, lifestyles and health-seeking behaviors across different cultures. Anemia affects nearly ¼ of all pregnant women in the developed world.
Heart disease tends to run in my family and most of the women usually suffer from high blood pressure and heart murmurs. Since we already know this, we try to avoid lifestyles that could exacerbate these conditions and make them worse. However, what about the women who don’t know they might suffer from medical conditions until it’s too late to do anything about them?
It's a fact: If you watch your weight and closely follow a Mediterranean-style diet high in vegetables, vegetable oils, fish and beans then you may increase your chance of becoming pregnant.
pregnancy is an experience that can never be repeated. You approached
parenthood with a novice set of eyes. Every experience was a new
experience, every pain a new pain and every stress was a new stress.
fall afternoon, a coffee shop was booming. The line of patrons waiting
to order espressos, lattes and cappuccinos stretched out the door and
around the corner. A couple with a small child took their place at the
end of the line.
According to Wikipedia, a water birth refers to childbirth, usually human, that occurs in water.
Milk in pregnancy helps infant growth. A new study shows that the amount of milk a pregnant woman drinks is not only growth-promoting for weight and length at birth but may have an effect into early adult age.
According to a piece published in the journal Nursing Standard from Mary Steen at the University of Chester, nurses play several crucial parts in patient care after childbirth, including bowel and bladder care.
Around 11-13 weeks of the pregnancy, screening for Down syndrome is usually offered to all pregnant women. The test is known as the "first trimester screen" or nuchal translucency test.
I recently stumbled on a blog post claiming Crossfit is safe for pregnant women. While staying physically active during pregnancy is vital, Crossfit may not by ideal for the majority of pregnant women.
It seems unthinkable to deliberately deprive a newborn baby of 30% to
40% of its blood supply but some delivery experts suggest we do exactly
that when the umbilical cord is severed within a minute of its birth.
In these countries, according the violence against women, maternal and infant mortality rates are higher than countries who do not frequently practice underage marriage.
take great care in choosing just the right stroller. They shop for
comfort, ease of use and style, but what if after all that shopping and
careful selection the stroller you chose caused serious health issues
for your child?
I’m constantly reading online pregnancy forums and Q&A websites looking for unanswered pregnancy questions. Recently, I noticed a huge influx of interesting questions I’d never come across before.
When I was in school, nearly all of my peers had parents that were generally the same age. I remember one classmate who did not fall into that group. Her father was in his late 60s when she was a senior in high school.
Where does a
woman turn when she’s too embarrassed or too scared to ask the most
intimate questions of her health care providers?
I blame Hollywood for convincing me that pregnancy was going to be nothing but rosy cheeks, smiles and tummy rubs from strangers. I always knew I wanted to be a mom, but I never expected to hate being pregnant.
There are limits to confronting parents about their parenting choices. Just because a parent does not believe in the disciplinary style you believe in does not mean they are putting their children at risk – and that’s what’s truly important – risk.
There are experts who believe maternal instinct is not a genetic, basic
drive at all, but rather a learned behavior developed during pregnancy
and infancy via hormonal changes and close bonding.