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Eating Valentine’s Day Chocolate Could be Good For Your Pregnancy and Baby

Valentine's Day is the holiday of chocolate and according to two studies, chocolate may be more than a tasty sweet treat, for pregnant women.

Summer Pregnancy Survival: Be A Cool Hot Mama-To-Be

Staying indoors and positioning yourself in the path of your air conditioner is one option for surviving an August heat wave, but smart clothing choices can also help you enjoy the summer months.

Impact Of Obesity On Fertility And Pregnancy

Obesity increases pregnancy complications. The prevalence of obesity is currently rising in developed countries, making pregravid overweight one of the most common high-risk obstetric situations.

Celebrate National Grandparents Day!

September 13 is National Grandparents Day in the US, a day set aside for honoring, enjoying, and strengthening the familial bond between grandparents and the younger generations.

4th of July Fireworks Safety: Loud Booms, Late Nights, and Bright Lights

The 4th of July is a time of fireworks, family fun, and cookouts. When you’re pregnant or you have a small child, you need to follow some safety precautions.

9 Ways To Avoid Sabotaging Your Fertility Diet On Thanksgiving

Let's face it, while Thanksgiving is a great holiday to spend time with your loved ones, it can be hazardous to your diet. If you are trying to get pregnant, this is an especially important time to maintain your healthy fertility eating plan.

Is Chocolate Safe to Eat During Pregnancy

When the holiday of romance rolls around, how much chocolate is safe for a pregnant woman to consume?

Help or Be a Helper: Which Word Choice Motivates Kids?

A team of psychologists says choosing the right word when asking for help from a child makes a difference.

Amazing Free Gifts for Your Husband or Father

When it comes to celebrating Father's Day, you don't have to spend an arm and a leg to make him happy.

Guidelines for Better Health and Screening

Routine screening for many different conditions improves and saves lives. Below are some routine recommendations for screening certain conditions.

How to Feel Sexy When You Are Pregnant

Despite the changes your body is going through during pregnancy, you can feel sexy as long as you give yourself a little gift from time to time.

Life Insurance

Any person that is married and/or has children should obtain lifeinsurance. It is an investment that will have a positive effect on thelives of those left behind upon one's death.

Indulge Yourself With a Babymoon

Remember that romantic honeymoon you enjoyed to celebrate thebeginning of your lives together? Got a baby on the way now? Maybe it'stime to jump into one of the hottest trends in the tourism industry -babymoon getaways.

Breast Exam Lying Down

The lying down breast examination involves an exam of the breasts while lying down.

Are Water Skiing or Boarding Safe During Pregnancy?

Can I water ski while trying to conceive (TTC) and during pregnancy?

How To Celebrate The Dads In Your Life

Father's Day is one of those holidays that has very few set rules but the day is all about giving dad that feeling of appreciation that may be lacking the rest of the year.

Pelvic Examination

During a pelvic ObGyn examination you will be assisted the into the lithotomy position with the back of the table adjusted to a 45-degree angle.

Borrow From the Pros For Valentine’s Day Babymoon Romance at Home

Romantic couples-only escapes called babymoons are becoming an important part of pregnancy but they often involve travel.

How to Trim the Holiday Tree While Pregnant

If you are already showing, you may find it hard to trim the holiday tree without your growing belly knocking off ornaments left and right. This year, take a new approach to holiday tree trimming with these tips.

Passover and Your Child

Matzoh? Absolutely. Maror? Fughettaboutit! Charoses? The bitter herb? Let's find out.

Dental Work During Pregnancy - How Safe Is It?

Whether you are trying to get pregnant or you are already pregnant, good dental care and hygiene are very important. Regular cleaning and check-ups are essential for dental health.

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Your Pregnant Wife

Pregnancy is a magical time in any woman's life, but it also brings with it hormonal fluctuations and quite a few aches and pains. What better reason to pamper your wife this Valentine's Day?

Many Parents Not Savvy to Kids' Sun Safety

Protection from the full force of the sun today can save a child from wrinkles in middle age, cataracts, and skin cancer, a form of cancer that is on the rise in children 19 and younger.

New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthy Pregnancy and Improved Fertility: Leave Behind Bad Vices

It is common knowledge that drinking alcoholic beverages or those that are high in caffeine, smoking, and taking herbal remedies are frowned upon while pregnant or nursing. These substances can have a negative impact on your baby's growth and development.

Baby Shower Foods: How to Keep it Safe and Fun

Typically a baby shower takes place during the latter weeks of the pregnancy. When planning a baby shower, it is important to keep the pregnant women and her health in mind.

How to Reduce Stress at Work While Pregnant

Stress is part of work and home life. There is no way to avoid stress all together, but there are ways of minimizing stress and the effect of stress on pregnancy, especially in a work setting.

Budgeting for Baby One Trimester At a Time

The financial wizards at Money Magazine suggest approaching a baby budget like a pregnancy, one trimester at a time.

How to Ease the Stress of Holidays During Pregnancy

Stress is directly linked to illness and fatigue. The holidays are a time of great stress for some people. While pregnant, you need to pay close attention to stress levels; minimizing stress is important to your health and the health of your baby.

How to Enjoy Your Pregnancy During the Holidays

The holiday rush can be difficult for pregnant women. With all theholiday shopping, parties and cooking, treating your body right can take a back seat to holiday activities. Here are some helpful tips to remember ifyou're pregnant during the holidays.

Give Mom a Bouquet With Meaning on Mother’s Day

Many of the flowers available at your local florist have meaning - you simply have to choose the flowers that say what you have been meaning to say to mom for years.

Ways to Take the "Labor" Out of Labor Day During Pregnancy

Being pregnant on a holiday can seem like a lot of work, both physically as well as emotionally. There are a few things you will want to think about to help make Labor Day easier on you.

How to Prepare Financially for a Baby

Welcoming a baby into the family creates many changes. The financial landscape of a family's budget is dramatically altered when a baby arrives. Consider the following tips when preparing financially for your new addition.

Valentine’s Day Activities That Are Safe for Pregnancy

Despite the long list of unsafe activities during pregnancy, you canstill have tons of fun on Valentine's Day if you're pregnant.

Parenting Styles: Authoritative Parenting

Authoritative parenting, as described by developmental psychologist Diana Baumrind, is considered a democratic approach to parenting children.

Parenting Styles: Authoritarian Parenting

The authoritative parent tends to be highly demanding, but offers little love and nurturing; this can lead to prolonged social implications.

Fireworks: Festive, Fascinating, and For Use With Caution

Whether the fireworks display you watch this 4th of July is public or private, it is extremely important to remember fireworks are not toys, they are explosives.

New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthy Pregnancy and Better Fertility: Eat Foods that Improve Fertility

There are plenty of foods that can help you become more fertile if youare trying to conceive. The good news is that you don't have to give upyour favorite foods for this New Year's resolution; you just have tochoose a little more wisely.

4 Types of Insurance You Need to Have Before Pregnancy

f you're currently planning for a new baby, insurance is likely the last thing you have on your mind. However, it's usually a good idea for you to brush up on your insurance policies between medical checkups, birthing classes and shopping for new baby supplies.

How Female Entrepreneurs Manage Business and Baby

Pregnancy affects every aspect of a woman's life, including her job.When the expectant mother is also the boss, pregnancy can impact herperformance, her clientele, and her bottom line.

Traveling Pregnant: How Changes in Altitude and Temperature May Affect You

The winter holidays are upon us. 'Tis the season for travel. Many women find that travel during pregnancy brings new challenges even when traveling to familiar places.

How to Create Romance at Home for Valentine’s Day

With an ever-growing tummy and difficulty moving around, what is the best way to stay romantic and comfortable at the same time?

When to Work After Giving Birth

Many women fight with the idea of when to work after giving birth. They've spent the majority of the last 40 weeks thinking about baby, preparing for baby, and eventually leaving work to give birth and recover fromdelivery.

How to Make Your Pregnant Wife Feel Sexy

While some women maintain a healthy, sleek body throughout pregnancy, not all women will look like a supermodel with a basketball under their shirt and she might need help feeling sexy.

Cinco de Mayo Foods for Pregnancy and Fertility

Common staples of Mexican cuisine include beans, tortillas and rice, all of which can provide healthy nutrition for pregnant women.

Summer Safety Tips for New Parents

Here is a list of things new parents can do to ensure that their baby is safe and healthy while enjoying the warmer months.

How to Celebrate Labor Day With Your Partner When Trying to Conceive

Trying to conceive (TTC) can seem like a life consuming goal that you and your partner are working together towards. For many couples, holidays are difficult for a number of reasons.

Holiday Shopping During Pregnancy

When your obstetrician told you the due date for your pregnancy was right around the holidays, you suddenly began wondering how you could complete all the holiday shopping and gift wrapping with a pregnant belly in tow.

Mother’s Day for Women Trying to Conceive

Mother's Day is supposed to be a happy celebration of life and dedication. For women who have been trying to conceive, however, the day can feel more like a smack in the face than a celebration.

Dogs Dining on Diapers Can Be Disastrous

One Colorado family recently discovered their dog’s taste for baby diapers but by the time they discovered this new doggie delicacy, it was too late.

High and low body weight (BMI) affect miscarriage

Both high and low BMI increase the risk of miscarriage after IVF/ICSI and FET.