Are You Defined by a Parenting Style?

The idea of describing a set of parents based on a set of pre-determined
characteristics is not a new concept, though the need to define parents
and place them into parenting style categories is a modern ploy.

BMI Changes During Pregnancy: Normal to Obese

Research studies have proven obesity is a major concern during
pregnancy. Pregnancy complications associated with pre-pregnancy obesity
may include increased risk of C-section and excessive fetal weight

Should I Consider a Water Birth?

I remember toying with the idea of a water birth with my first two
children. I can’t say I thought of the idea on my own. I watched a water
birth on television and was amazed by the fact that an infant can be
born into the water and swim to the surface.

How Bad Does Labor Really Hurt?

The million-dollar-question many pregnant women want answered is about
the truth behind labor pain. Labor pain, like all other forms of pain,
cannot be described in a way that pertains to all pregnant women.

New Cancer Treatment Protects Ovarian Function

More than 70,000 cancer diagnoses are given each year to patients
between 15 and 39 years old. Many patients are women still in their
reproductive years. The life-saving chemotherapy these women need is the
same chemotherapy that kills off any hopes of natural reproduction.

Celebrity Mom Blogs: Hype or Helpful?

You may think celebrity moms fade out of the spotlight after the pregnancy and birth, but many celebrity moms choose to hit the blogger circuit offering tips, product suggestions, and advice to moms all over the Internet.

Are Compounded Drugs Safe for Use During Pregnancy?

With news of deaths associated with compounded drugs created by New
England Compounding Center reaching a feverous pitch, the risk of
compounding drugs and the role of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
in the production of these drugs is up in the air.

4 Things You Should NOT Buy for Baby

An impulse buy plays on your emotions as an expecting or new parent and
lures you into the “that’s so cute” zone. Before heading out for a day
of shopping for baby, learn the top 4 things you should not buy for

4 Postpartum Pains and How to Relieve the Pain

Just because labor is over and you’re holding the cutest baby on earth doesn’t mean the pain of pregnancy is over. Pregnancy and labor pains are taken over by postpartum pains almost immediately after giving birth.

Uterus Removal and Menopause

It is estimated that 600,000 women undergo hysterectomies each year. Of
these 600,000 women, only 10% require the procedure as a treatment for
suspected or diagnosed cancer.

My Uterus is Measuring Large for Gestational Age

The term large for gestational age (LGA) can be confusing and scary, for some women. The fundal height measurement is typically used once a pregnant woman starts showing. It is the measurement from the pubic bone to the top of the uterus.

Brown Period/Red Period: Is Something Wrong?

Menstruation is the means by which the uterine lining is expelled from
the body each month. During the three to seven days it takes for most
women to complete a menstrual cycle, changes in blood color may be