The Best Treatments for Pregnancy Headaches

Aches and pains are common during pregnancy, but not all over the counter medications are safe for pregnant women. Some pregnant women prefer not to take medications during pregnancy if there is a natural, safe alternative that works just as well. ... read more »

The Human Microbiome and Pregnancy, Fertility, Infertility

A great deal of study is underway to learn more about the vaginal, gut, and uterine microbiome (collection of bacteria, fungi, yeast, and other microbial inhabitants) in fertility and pregnancy. ... read more »

Does Celiac Disease Cause Infertility?

It’s becoming more common to test for celiac disease if either partner trying to conceive is having symptoms because the disease can potentially affect fertility. ... read more »

Your Baby’s Food Allergies

It’s not uncommon to think that your baby might have a food allergy. Especially since some maternal behavior is tied to allergies in babies, you might worry that any strange behavior or illness your baby is showing is related to an allergic reaction. ... read more »

Mom's Stress May Increase Baby's Asthma and Allergy Risk

SUNDAY, May 18 (HealthDay News) -- If an expectant mother is exposed to high levels of stress, her baby may be more likely to develop asthma or allergies later in life, new research suggests. ... read more »

What is the Timeline for Feeding Baby?

Feeding baby does not have to be a trying experience, just follow this simple timeline and tweak for your baby as needed. ... read more »

Allergies in Pregnancy – What's Safe?

Women who suffer from allergies may find that they get better, stay the same, or feel even worse in pregnancy — each individual's response is different. ... read more »

Wheezing and Allergies May be Rooted in Womb

Researchers at the University of Southampton have linked growth in utero to allergies and wheezing later in life. ... read more »

Allergy Shots

Is it safe to receive allergy shots when trying to conceive (TTC) and during pregnancy? ... read more »

Peanut Snacks During Pregnancy May Cause Peanut Allergies

Researches may have found a connection between food allergies in infants and maternal eating habits such as eating peanuts. ... read more »

Celiac Disease, Fertility and Pregnancy

When the body reacts to glutens present in food antibodies are released to protect against the perceived threat. These antibodies attack the lining of the intestine and, over time, damage the lining of the small intestine where nutrients and vitamins and absorbed. ... read more »

Optivar During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about Optivar during pregnancy, breastfeeding and trying to conceive (TTC). Is it safe for use? ... read more »

Hazelnut Oil: A New Source for Healthy Formula Fats

A mother's breast milk is perfect in every way and can provide all the nutrition her baby needs for more than a year. When a new mother cannot or chooses not to breastfeed, infant formula is the alternative. ... read more »

Antibodies and Pregnancy

The human immune system is powered by antibodies. When the body detects a threat like bacteria or viruses, lymphocytes produces proteins called immunoglobulins or antibodies to save the day. ... read more »

Baby May Never Outgrow Atopic Dermatitis

Approximately 10% to 15% of kids in the United States will be diagnosed with atopic dermatitis (AD), usually before they turn two. ... read more »

Foam Crib Mattresses Emit Toxic Fumes; Ventilation Important

A recent study of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) suggests it might be a healthy idea to let foam mattresses air out for about six months before putting a baby to sleep on it. ... read more »

Is Claritin Safe During Pregnancy And While Breastfeeding?

Learn all about Claritin (loratadine) and if it's safe during pregnancy and/or breastfeeding? ... read more »

What Allergy Medications are Safe During Pregnancy?

Most allergy medications are safe in pregnancy. Learn more about them here. ... read more »

Most Common Food and Nutrition Myths During Breastfeeding

New moms have the go-ahead to pop the cork off that celebratory champagne once the baby is born. The key to drinking alcohol during breastfeeding is to control portion size and have the correct timing. ... read more »

Elestat During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about Elestat during pregnancy, breastfeeding and trying to conceive (TTC). Is it safe for use? ... read more »

Astelin During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Astelin is an antihistamine; prescribed to combat histamine reactions associated with allergies. The medication is specifically designed to treat or prevent nasal symptoms. ... read more »

Clarinex During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Calrinex during pregnancy, breastfeeding and trying to conceive (TTC). Is it safe? ... read more »

Breastfeeding with Allergies

One of the difficulties that women face is restrictions concerning the types of medications they can take during pregnancy. These restrictions typically end once a woman has given birth. ... read more »

C-Sections May Increase Risk of Allergies

  Researchers have recently reported a possible connection between method of delivery and allergies, including food allergies. The study, completed by researchers from Scotland and Sweden, was published in the journal Gut. ... read more »

Gelatin in Flu Shots Trigger Allergic Reactions

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a flu shot every year for everyone 6 months old or older. ... read more »

Mom’s Allergy Shots Lower Baby’s Risk

More than 50 million Americans are affected by allergy problems that include food allergies, seasonal and environmental allergies, asthma, and eczema. When a parent is allergic to something, there's a good chance his or her children will be allergic too. ... read more »

Allegra During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Allegra is an over-the-counter allergy medication once available only by prescription. The medication is commonly used as a preventative treatment for seasonal allergies, but may be suggested to some patients for off-label treatment of other medical conditions. ... read more »

Corticosteroids During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about corticosteroids and pregnancy/breastfeeding. Are they safe during pregnancy and/or breastfeeding? ... read more »

Patanol During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about Patanol during pregnancy, breastfeeding and trying to conceive (TTC). Is it safe for use? ... read more »

Penicillin During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about penicillin and pregnancy/breastfeeding. Is it safe to take during pregnancy and/or breastfeeding? ... read more »

OTC Antihistamines - Good For You, Good For baby?

Antihistamines purchased over the counter (OTC) as well as those thatrequire prescriptions have become so commonplace in the averageAmerican's family medicine cabinet that they are often taken forgranted. ... read more »

Is Zyrtec Safe During Pregnancy And Breastfeeding?

Do you take Zyrtec and are pregnant, breastfeeding or trying to conceive? Read about the safety precautions for this popular allergy medicine. ... read more »

Is Allegra Safe During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding?

Learn all about Allegra and if it is safe to use during pregnancy and/or while breastfeeding. ... read more »

Breastfeeding and Food Allergies

While new infants are not likely to have food allergy testing due to the ineffectiveness of the results, mothers can adapt an allergen-free lifestyle when breastfeeding to potentially reduce symptoms. ... read more »

Claritin During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about Claritin during pregnancy, breastfeeding and trying to conceive (TTC). Is it safe for use? ... read more »

Gluten Intolerance Linked to Unexplained Infertility

Dr. Feel suggests the autoimmune response to gluten may affect fertility; missed periods and infertility are complications of celiac disease. ... read more »

Are Children Born by C-Section More Likely to Have Allergies?

More than 1,293,000 children were born by cesarean section in 2011, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which means nearly one-third of all babies are born by C-section. ... read more »

Avoid Food Allergies: 17 Weeks of Breast Milk

Seventeen seems to be the magic number to best protect a baby against the development of food allergies. A recent British study found that babies who are fed only breast milk until at least 17 weeks old are less likely to develop food allergies by age 2. ... read more »

Eating Nuts While Pregnant May Reduce Child's Food Allergy Risk

A woman can reduce her child's risk for allergies by eating peanuts during pregnancy, according to a new study. ... read more »

Correlation Between Asthma and ADHD

A while back, I took a first aid and CPR class, and I discovered that asthma and allergies were linked. What I didn’t know at the time is that there may also be a correlation between asthma, allergies, and ADHD. ... read more »

Food Allergies and Infant Eczema

There are some other food allergies that can be way more than just inconvenient, like peanut and seafood allergies. These could be serious or even deadly threats to children and adults. ... read more »

What Cause Your Child to Develop a Peanut Allergy?

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, whole cow’s milk doesn’t provide enough vitamin E and iron and it provides too much sodium, protein, and potassium. ... read more »

Peanut Consumption During Pregnancy Packs a Plus

A new study suggests that pregnant and breastfeeding women should eat peanuts during pregnancy to protect child from future peanut allergy. ... read more »

Does Your Baby React To Your Allergic Reactions?

Many people suffer from allergies to varying products, chemicals and foods. Whether you’re allergic to shellfish, nuts, latex or wheat, you are not alone. ... read more »

Is My Baby too Young for Food Allergy Testing?

As the parent of a child with life-threatening food allergies I immediately thought the child was having an allergic response to food, but could the parents order food allergy testing at nine months old? ... read more »

Answering the Tough Questions as a Parent

From conception to pregnancy and childbirth to child rearing, you probably think you've heard and seen everything. Until your child drops one of those common but tough questions. I've always welcoming the tough questions my children pose. ... read more »

Did I Cause My Son's Food Allergy?

When I was raising my twins, I remember the pediatrician telling me to hold off on introducing common food allergens until they were 12 months old. I followed the guidance of my pediatrician, but with the first introduction of peanuts my son suffered an allergic reaction. ... read more »

Can Women Lose Their Sense of Smell During Pregnancy?

A good friend of mine lost her sense of smell every time she became pregnant. She has three natural children and usually during the first trimester until several months after giving birth, she no longer has the ability to smell anything. ... read more »

Why You Should be Sharing Their Pacifier

Some members of my family wash their infant’s pacifiers with hospital-like sterilization processes every time it hits the ground, while others simply pick it up and pop it in their own mouth for a quick cleaning. ... read more »

Diet during Pregnancy Could Affect Your Child’s Allergies

Having a child with a serious food allergy can be scary, but a new study has shown that mothers can help protect their children against certain food allergies by eating specific foods and supplements during pregnancy. ... read more »