What Are Causes of Spotting?

What are the possible causes of spotting? ... read more »

SSRIs May Not Help Adults Who Had Early Life Stress

Unfortunately, SSRIs don’t work for everybody. Dr. Jeremy D. Coplan noticed SSRIs often don’t work on depression patients who had experienced early life stresses. ... read more »

Prenatal Yoga - Warrior I (Virabhadrasana I)

Warrior I is a strengthening, stretching, and even a bit of a balancing pose, that can inspire confidence and power in its practitioner. Practice Warrior I after warming up your body, during the higher intensity portion of your yoga workout.   ... read more »

Stress and TTC/Getting Pregnant

Stress can interfere with normal ovulation. So if you don't ovulate regularly, one of the causes could be stress. ... read more »

How to Budget the Baby's First Year

Learning to budget for the baby's first year can ease stress and help one avoid going into serious debt. ... read more »

Can Stress Increase Risk of Miscarriage?

Stress induces a fight or flight effect in the body. When stress is at its highest, physical reactions can include reduced blood flow to extremities, decreased metabolism, and increased focus. During pregnancy, prolonged or extreme stress will result in immediate effects on the body, but the long-term effects may be life changing. Researchers have linked stress early in pregnancy to increased risk of miscarriage. ... read more »

A Mother’s Depression May Affect Baby

Researchers have found a connection between depression in pregnant women and physical effects on infants. The effects noted include reduced muscle tone, increased stress hormones and neurological / behavioral problems. ... read more »

What to Expect From Pelvic Pain During Pregnancy

As the end of the pregnancy approaches, pelvic pain is often a signal of the start of labor. Labor pelvic pain is associated with pressure on the pelvis or the feeling that baby is getting heavier. ... read more »

Am I Able to Get Pregnant After…

In many cases, illness, disease and injury will not affect the ability to become pregnant, but that is not always the case. ... read more »

Preventing the Negative Effects of Stress on Pregnancy

Stress is a mental condition that causes a very physical response. The last time you felt 'stressed' what were you really saying? Stress quickens heart rate, increases blood pressure, and decreases blood flow to extremities. The body physical prepares to fight a battle or run for extended distances. ... read more »

What is Your Ovulation Cycle?

Using the common signs of ovulation to become pregnant works for some couples but each female body is different and the ovulation cycle from one woman to the next will also be different. Here are 6 steps to find out your ovulation cycle. ... read more »

Can Stress Stop You From Getting Pregnant?

While stress has not been directly linked to infertility, the physical demands on the body during stressful situations are enough to trigger natural protective instincts. ... read more »

Alcohol, Drug Use, Smoking, and Stress During Pregnancy

Certain stress factor can pose a problem when trying to conceive and during pregnancy. ... read more »

Top 5 Ways to Combat Stress During Pregnancy

Research authors and experts are consistently writing informed articles and publishing medical journal entries on the overall effects of stress on the body. Stress offers no positive effects on overall health for any person, let alone a pregnant woman. ... read more »

What do I Need to Practice Yoga?

All you need to practice yoga is a little bit of floor space and a little bit of time. ... read more »

Do I Need to be Flexible To Do Yoga?

Anyone can do yoga whether they are flexible or not. The most important thing about practicing yoga is that it feels good for your individual body. ... read more »

Is Yoga Safe For my Baby?

Yoga is absolutely safe for your baby. While yoga in general can range from a gentle relaxation to a rigorous heart-pumping work out, prenatal yoga is specifically designed to feel good for mother and not harm growing baby.  ... read more »

Breath and Breathing

Breath is the most important element of a yoga practice. It allows us to move deeper into a pose, get through a difficult one, and move gracefully from one pose to another. Our breath can have this same guiding and transformative power in our daily lives. ... read more »

Prenatal/Restorative Yoga - Child’s Pose (Garbhasana)

Child's pose (garbhasana) is a great hip opener and spine lengthener. It can be very relaxing and grounding ... read more »

Restorative Yoga – Legs Up the Wall Pose (Viparita Karani)

Leg's Up the Wall Pose (Viparita Karani) in restorative yoga is known in yoga as an 'inversion,' or upside-down pose where your heart is above your head. ... read more »

Introduction to Prenatal Yoga

At the very foundation of yoga practice are some truly transformative and sometimes even life changing techniques that can help people maximize your physical and mental health, and reduce stress. ... read more »

Cell Aging Linked to Stress During Pregnancy

Children born to women experiencing extreme trauma or traumatic life changes during pregnancy are affected on a cellular level. ... read more »

Restorative Prenatal Yoga

Restorative yoga, which consists of supported relaxation postures held for a prolonged period of time, provides the body and mind with a designated time for healing, rest, and integration. ... read more »

Prenatal Yoga - What Is It?

Prenatal yoga is a physical activity that can be everything from strengthening and stretching to relaxing and meditative. ... read more »

Breathing Practice – Nadi Shodhana (Channel Purifying Breath)

Nadi Shodhana (nah-deeh show-dah-nuh) is a yoga breathing practice which relaxes the body and mind and is said to balance the sides of the brain and purify the energy channels of the body. It is safe for pregnant women and women trying to conceive. ... read more »

Prenatal Yoga - Warrior II (Virabhadrasana II)

Warrior II, like Warrior I, is a challenging all-over body strengthener used in prenatal and non-prenatal yoga. Warrior II is also a deep hip and upper body opener and has been said to alleviate backaches during pregnancy to increase fertility.  ... read more »

Restorative Yoga - Reclined Bound Angle Pose

Reclined bound angle pose is a restorative version of the bound angle pose. The benefits of the pose include hip and chest opening, low back release, and relaxation. ... read more »

Breathing Practice – Ujjayi Pranayama

Ujjayi Pranayama (Ocean Sounding or Victorious Breath) breath is commonly used throughout yoga classes and practices. It is used to calm the body and mind, heat the body internally to permit fluid movement and stretching, as well as provide a meditational focal point during the practice for you and those around you. ... read more »

Restorative Yoga: Seated Wide-Legged Forward Fold

The seated wide-legged forward fold opens the hips, and stretches the back and thighs. The supported (restorative) version, is less intense than a regular wide-legged forward fold, and allows pregnant women to do the pose without having to hold up their back. ... read more »

Prenatal Pregnancy Yoga Guide

Prenatal Yoga is an ideal form of exercise for women during pregnancy because it includes strengthening, stretching, relaxation, and breathing practice, and can be easily adapted for each trimester. ... read more »

Breastfeeding Basics

Breastfeeding is natural and baby is born rooting for the breast, so why is breastfeeding so hard for some women? With a few basic tips, new mothers can ease into breastfeeding and create lasting memories of quiet time with baby. ... read more »

Asthma in Pregnancy

Asthma is a condition which affects the lungs. Women with asthma who become pregnant must make sure that they properly manage their condition or they put both themselves and their baby at risk.   ... read more »

Nursing Moms Extremely Defensive of Babies

According to a report published in Psychological Science, nursingmothers are just as protective of their infants as 'mama bears.' ... read more »

Baby Brain: Real or Imagined?

Baby brain is a common term used to describe mental changes to thinking and memory that occur during pregnancy and early parenthood. ... read more »

Sympathetic Pregnancy: Is Couvade Syndrome Real?

Over the first few weeks of your pregnancy you notice your partner is experiencingquite a few of the symptoms you're experiencing. This phenomenon iscalled sympathetic pregnancy or Couvade syndrome, but it is real? ... read more »

Women No Longer Have to Wait to ID Dad

The question of paternity is one many women pregnant women face. Despite advances in our society and western culture as a whole, asking about paternity is still a touchy subject. ... read more »

Men: Encouraging Your Partner through Fertility Struggles

Trying to make a baby is an exciting time ' at first. Early on in the process, you don't necessarily expect to get it right the first time. You imagine, however, that after two or three months tops, your partner will be proudly displaying that positive pregnancy test. ... read more »

Dealing with the Emotional Impact of Infertility for Women

Women who experience infertility go through a rollercoaster of emotional stress. While their male partners may also experience some emotional stress, it is different from and not as strong as the stress women feel. ... read more »

Symptoms of Sleep Disturbances During Pregnancy

Sleep disturbances can turn a dream pregnancy into a nightmare. These disturbances add up to overall poor sleep quality for many women. ... read more »

Stress Affects Sperm, Semen Quality; Fertility Suffers

A new study suggests too much stress does a lot more damage than merely taking fun out of life. It can affect a man’s fertility by diminishing the quality of the sperm and semen he produces. ... read more »

How to Build Mindfulness in Pregnancy

According to clinical psychologist Ramani Durvasula, there is no better time to build mindfulness than during pregnancy — especially because it can become a habit before your bundle of joy arrives. ... read more »

3 Natural Ways to Fight Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction is something all men fight with from time to time. Things like diet, alcohol consumption and stress can cause occasional erectile dysfunction. ... read more »

Hormones Impact Stress, Memories, Understanding Social Cues

New research shows an unexpected link between sex hormones and cognitive function, such as memory and interpreting social cues, in females. ... read more »

Working During Pregnancy? The Dos and Don'ts of Office Life

Changing a few of your normal activities at work and preparing early for the potential impact of pregnancy on your workday can ease your struggle and help make work tolerable again. ... read more »

Miscarriage Risk Increases with Sustained Stress

Multiple research studies have investigated the impact of short-term, intense stress on pregnancy, but little is known about the effect of prolonged stress like that felt by women affected by the stresses of military or political life. ... read more »

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 »

Meth Exposure Blunts Toddler Stress Response

According to researchers, maternal meth use could alter how the body reacts to stress with a blunted cortisol response. Abnormal cortisol response may be associated with behavioral problems and increased risk of asthma. ... read more »

Cost is Biggest Anxiety for IVF Patients

Of all the things couples could worry about during in-vitro fertilization (IVF) procedures, money tops the list. Research showed finances were a major concern for couples using IVF. ... read more »

Brain Development Affected by Environment and Experience

Recent studies have revealed that maternal stress, weight and eating habits can affect infant health well into adulthood. A new study now reports that life experiences of the mother during pregnancy may also have an impact on health. ... read more »

Restless Leg Syndrome in Pregnancy

Researchers in Switzerland recently published a study in the journal Neurology assessing the prevalence and effect of restless leg syndrome on pregnancy. Restless leg syndrome can affect sleep patterns and cause insomnia. ... read more »

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