How Fatherhood Can Change a Man's Hormones

Fatherhood changes a man’s hormones, too. Studies indicate a new father’s testosterone levels drop when his child is born in what might be nature’s way of helping him to be more nurturing. ... read more »

What Causes Pain During Pregnancy?

Pain during pregnancy is often associated with complications or labor and can be a scary thing. However, not all pain during pregnancy signals a problem. ... read more »

What Is Mom Brain? Pregnancy Changes in the Human Brain

There is scientific evidence that pregnancy may change the brain on many different levels, starting on a cellular level, and in many ways that we are only beginning to understand. This is often known as mom brain. ... read more »

16 Pregnancy Tips for Dads-to-Be

There are many things a partner can do to support the pregnancy and prepare himself for parenthood. ... read more »

Sleep Disturbances During Pregnancy

You should sleep in the position that's most comfortable for you during pregnancy, though the left side appears safer than the back or right side.   ... read more »

Mood Swings and Emotional Changes During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is quite an amazing thing full of many physical and emotional changes and mood swings due to fluctuating hormones. ... read more »

“World’s Most Inappropriate Pregnancy Questions”

Pregnancy seems to be one phase of life where even strangers overstep the boundaries of privacy and ask the darnedest questions. ... read more »

Musculoskeletal Body Changes During Pregnancy

The musculoskeletal system endures a lot of changes during pregnancy and there is an increased strain on the muscles and ligaments supporting the vertebral column. ... read more »

How to Minimize Varicose Veins During Pregnancy

Fifty-five percent of all women in the US will develop varicose veins at some point during their lives. The risk of varicose veins is increased during pregnancy but there are ways to minimize them. ... read more »

Pelvic Pressure In Pregnancy: Causes And Treatment

Your baby's growth is consistent over the 40 weeks of pregnancy, but you may not notice any pelvic discomfort or pressure until well into the third trimester. ... read more »

The First Trimester from the Male Perspective

The first trimester of pregnancy is just the beginning of a journey that's going to take you some strange places. It's one thing to read about it; it's quite another thing to actually go through it. Still, the more prepared you are the softer the blow will be. ... read more »

Third Trimester of Pregnancy: Doctor's Appointments and Tests

If you’re in your third trimester (weeks 28 through 40 weeks) you’re in the home stretch. Doctor visits with are coming up more frequently, and depending on how your pregnancy is progressing so far, you will either have them monthly or weekly. ... read more »

Weight Gain and Weight Changes During Pregnancy

There are general guidelines for proper weight gain during pregnancy and these are used for more than just guiding mom during her prenatal visits. ... read more »

Second Trimester of Pregnancy Guide

The second pregnancy trimester is a very moving time, both literally and figuratively. ... read more »

Third Trimester of Pregnancy Guide

In the third trimester of the pregnancy, you and your baby are getting ready for the delivery, and you may notice some big changes. ... read more »

When to Return 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 the baby, preparing for baby, and eventually leaving work to give birth and recover from delivery. ... read more »

Third Trimester of Pregnancy and Your Relationship

Pregnancy is a thrilling and heartwarming time in the lives of couples. Unfortunately, you're not always on the same page mentally, physically or emotionally during this time - and that can sometimes be a source of friction. ... read more »

Second Trimester of Pregnancy and Your Relationship

Have you ever noticed that despite all the "joys of motherhood" cards, ads, commercials, etc. that exist, you rarely hear about the joys of pregnancy. Much of that probably has to do with the first trimester. ... read more »

Second Trimester of Pregnancy: Body Changes

You are now in your second trimester, which means goodbye to nausea, but hello to a long list of other things. As your baby grows, so does your body, and this means more than just your belly. ... read more »

How Do Your Breasts Change During Pregnancy?

One of the first symptoms of pregnancy is soreness of the breast. In early pregnancy, the breast tissue undergoes quite a few changes in preparation for milk creation and feeding of the newborn. ... read more »

Is it Safe to Wear Perfume During Pregnancy?

For many women, perfume is a part of life. However, with all the different things women must be cautious of during pregnancy, you may be wondering if perfume is acceptable. ... read more »

5 Embarrassing Moments of Pregnancy

There are tons of serious things you'll learn about your pregnancy along the way, but some things you won't learn from any doctor. ... read more »

Sexuality Changes After Childbirth

According to researchers from the University of Michigan, changes in sexual behavior after giving birth may not always be associated with medical or biological factors ' for either partner in the relationship. ... read more »

Eye Vision Changes During Pregnancy

The changes in the eyes / vision during pregnancy can be attributed to corneal edema, retinal changes, central serous choroidopathy, glaucoma and pituitary adenoma. ... read more »

Facing it: Your Pregnancy Skin

Everyone's always talking about that radiant pregnancy glow. What they keep to themselves are other not-so-radiant skin changes that can happen during pregnancy. Here's our guide to three skin ailments no one's talking about. ... read more »

First Trimester of Pregnancy Guide

During the first trimester of pregnancy, so many changes happen, but some of these changes may not be quite what you expected! ... read more »

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. ... read more »

Kim Kardashian: Pregnancy Lips Real or Lip "Service"?

Kim is making internet waves in true Kardashian style after she posted a selfie from St. Barts. Stealing the scene were her exceptionally plump “pregnancy lips" that many find too plump to believe. ... read more »

Pregnancy Glow: Polish it to Perfection

Some expectant mothers are so focused on their growing tummies that ittakes someone else to point out that pregnancy glow that radiates fromthem during this important time of life. It's more than joy andhappiness that paints the picture of health on mothers-to-be. ... read more »

Pregnant Women Judge Space Needed for Growing Body Accurately

Pregnant women are just as good at judging whether their now-expanding bodies will fit through a door or other openings as people who are not expecting. ... read more »

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. ... read more »

Hatha Yoga to Relieve Lumbopelvic Pain During Pregnancy

Researchers from the UNICAMP School of Medicine in Sao Paulo completed a randomized trial comparing effectiveness of Hatha yoga and postural orientation. Both groups actively participated in their particular group for 10 weeks. ... read more »

Does Pregnancy Affect Scoliosis?

A recent study published in the Evidence Based Spine Care Journal reveals that pregnancy does not typically affect the curve of the spine in patients with scoliosis. ... read more »

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. ... read more »

How a Techno-Geek Startup Founder Copes With Pregnancy

Kate Matsudaira is a mover-and-shaker-type entrepreneur who thoroughly thrives on her life in the high tech industry. ... read more »

Pregnancy Feet: Your Guide to a Foot-Friendly Pregnancy

Shoes feeling a little snug lately? It's not your mind playing tricks on you, it's your feet: a pregnant woman's foot can increase a full size both in length and width during pregnancy. ... read more »

Beauty Treatments During Pregnancy

Certain precautions are needed for beauty treatments duing pregnancy. ... read more »

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. ... read more »

What Your Bruises Might Mean

The occasional bruise is no reason to get worried, but if you’re getting black and blue after minor bangs and bumps it could mean that you have thrombocytopenia. ... read more »

Beyonce Hates the Way Hubby Smells

Cravings and body changes are common during pregnancy, but Beyonce does not like one of the changes she's experiencing during pregnancy. According to the star, her sense of smell is dramatically different now than it was before pregnancy. ... 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 »

Chapped Lips During Pregnancy

One such sign is dry, cracked lips. If you’re not prone to chapped lips when not pregnant, there’s a really good chance this new condition was brought on by your thirsty baby. ... read more »

What Can I Expect During My Pregnancy?

Many women wonder what they can expect during pregnancy. This is especially true of first-time mothers. Changes during pregnancy are physical and emotional. ... read more »

Creative, Emotional Right Brain Perks Up During Pregnancy

A team of researchers in England wanted to know more about the baby brain phenomenon, the term often used to describe the emotionally charged thought processes women experience during pregnancy. ... read more »

Women Respond More Intensely to Music When Pregnant

A recent study indicates pregnant women respond more intensely to music than non-pregnant women. ... read more »

Physical and Emotional Changes During Pregnancy

The most common physical and emotional changes during pregnancy are very difficult to hide from the outside world. As the fetus grows, so does the abdomen of the mother. ... read more »

Your Feet Will Grow During Pregnancy

During all three of my pregnancies I swore my feet were growing. Even the comfy shoes I loved so much no longer fit and I was left with slippers and oversized shoes that I inevitably threw away after birth. ... read more »

Boost Your Body Image During Pregnancy

I don’t know about you, but I couldn’t wait to start showing! I thought all of the bloated/fat feelings of the 1st trimester would go away and be replaced with the perfect round pregnant belly. ... read more »

Choosing the Right Bra for Pregnancy

We all have our favorite, silky bra that we love. No matter how many times we wear it, we always know we can count on it to make us feel confident and ready to take on any situation. Unfortunately, you might have to give up that trusty bra during your pregnancy. ... read more »

Perfect Vision is Not Possible during Pregnancy

When my sister in law was pregnant late last year, we were surprised when she came over wearing her old prescription glasses from high school. She explained that her eyesight changed in her second trimester. ... read more »

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