Hurricane Exposure: Impact on Fetal Stress

Women and infants who lived through Hurricane Andrew may help predict the long-term effects of hurricanes on health. ... read more »

Dr.Grunebaum on CNN

Dr.Grunebaum on CNN - Stress in Pregnancy ... 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 »

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 »

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 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Can Emotional Screening Fit Into the IVF Process?

IVF treatment is an extremely emotional process, so preparing men and women for the possible outcomes could help ease the stress and pain associated with lengthy treatment protocols and failed pregnancies. ... read more »

Home Ovulation Tests and Stress in Women Trying to Conceive

Technology is constantly changing the face of fertility treatment. According to a new study published in the journal Human Reproduction, home ovulation tests don't change the stress level infertile women feel, but they may increase the likelihood of conception. ... read more »

Preconception Counseling May Spare Time, Heartbreak

A growing trend among couples in India hoping to start a family is preconception counseling, which helps identify any underlying concerns that may hinder conception or the birth of a healthy baby. ... read more »

Assisted Reproduction May Lead to Psychological Trauma

Women who conceive via assisted reproduction are more likely to suffer psychological trauma after early pregnancy loss, according to a study published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. ... 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 »

Smoking and High Fat Diet May Increase Infertility in Men

Smoking and consuming high fat diets may be responsible for infertility in men, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Newcastle School of Environmental and Life Sciences. ... 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 »

Health Risks Associated with Living in Low-Income Rural Areas

Fighting stress during pregnancy poses health risks to the pregnant woman and fetus, according to clinical research. New research suggests low-income rural areas face an even deeper problem when it comes to stress and prenatal care. ... read more »

Premature Births with Stress-Related Premature Aging of Placenta

Premature births are the subject of many scientific studies, including a recent one that links stress-related premature aging of the placenta to premature rupture of the placental membranes. ... read more »

How to Celebrate Labor Day When TTC

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. ... read more »

Childbirth: Hypnobirthing

The majority of women hold some sort of fear about the birthing process. That fear can lead to stress and stress leads to tension. Hypnobirthing may help relieve some of the stress and tension. ... read more »

Air Pollution, Maternal Distress and Child Behavior

Researchers know that air pollution may have negative effects on fetal and child health. It is also known that maternal mental state also affect fetal and child health. Researchers recently published a study in the journal Pediatrics that combines the two. ... read more »

False-Positive Mammogram Results Trigger Lingering Anxiety

A Swedish study finds the stress and anxiety generated by a false-positive mammogram can linger as long as a year. ... read more »

Treatment and Tips to Relieve Sleep Disturbances During Pregnancy

Many women experience sleep disturbances during pregnancy. Fortunately, there are several ways to make nighttime more relaxing and sleep-filled for women throughout every stage of pregnancy. ... read more »

Supporting Your Wife Through Infertility Treatment

It's no secret that going through infertility treatment can be stressful for a couple. That being said, there are a lot of things that you can do to make the process a little easier on your partner. ... read more »

Maternal Mood Disorders May Affect Child's Development

Many women struggle with depression and other mood disorders while pregnant. Exposure to these mood disorders during pregnancy may cause the offspring to exhibit long-term emotional and behavioral problems later in life. ... read more »

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