There was not one inch of space that wasn’t covered in stretch marks. At first, I didn’t care about the marks, but I soon became pregnant with baby number two and things got a lot more interesting.
There is reason to believe semen contains a secret ingredient that promotes ovulation so the female body knows it’s time to get pregnant.
The Endocrine Society has just made revisions to its Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) for management of thyroid disease during pregnancy and postpartum.
In this study, exposure to an adjuvanted influenza A (H1N1) vaccine during pregnancy was not associated with a significantly increased risk of major birth defects, preterm birth, or fetal growth restriction.
After 40 weeks of pregnancy, there is a deep-seeded need to have something personal between mom and baby that no one else can touch. It’s hard moving from being the only one who has a personal connection with baby to being the once pregnant woman.
It wasn’t until I chose to switch from breastfeeding to bottle feeding
that I truly understood just how segregated some of the breastfeeding
population is from bottle feeding mothers.
There are definitive medical reasons for scheduling a C-section
delivery. Many of these reasons ultimately help reduce the risk of labor
complications or the C-section is used as an emergency delivery option
if fetal complications are observed.
The prediction of shoulder dystocia is important because is could prepare the labor & delivery team for a dangerous situation and also it may help in the counseling of pregnant women.
According to the Neonatal Resuscitation program, doctors should delay umbilical cord clamping a minimum of one minute if no immediate medical attention is needed
According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, women have a choice and if they are asymptomatic with no history of health issues related to the breasts or female reproductive system, they do have a choice in the matter of wellness exams.
When it comes to having the healthiest pregnancy of all, maybe you need
to start with a mental check-up and a course of relaxation and smiles.
There is no doubt about the mental stress caused by infertility. Women
who try to conceive and hit the brick wall of infertility face stress,
depression, anxiety and other mental side effects – this is something
researchers already know.
Saturated fats have been shown to reduce the number of mature eggs (oocytes) for harvesting before IVF treatment.
Ahh, the great coffee debate – this is one of those topics that keeps
coming up year after year, but today I’m taking the battle and pushing
it back into the face of every woman who stretches herself way too thin
and drinks more coffee than she knows she should.
Most experts suggest waiting until you’ve delivered to get your next tattoo, but they also give tips for pregnant
women who want to add a little ink to their body while pregnant.
Ahhh, the question of maternity clothes – I actually received this question via email just today, so I thought I’d jump right on it with a simple answer – NO! Pregnant women don’t NEED maternity clothes at all, but I doubt that is the answer the asker was looking for.
Despite warnings about potential birth defect risks associated with
chemical solvents, women are still putting their pregnancies at risk by
working with these chemicals.
You would think after having two children I would have
learned the right questions to ask my obstetrician. During my previous
two pregnancies I had taken notes after birth of the questions I’d
forgotten to ask.
According to research published on BMJ.com, dieting is not only acceptable during pregnancy; it may be advisable for women who are overweight or obese during pregnancy.
The other day I was reading a story about a woman who wanted to help her
sister have children. The sister was unable to conceive after five long
years. There was some medical explanation regarding her infertility,
but all that really matters is the fact that her eggs were affected.