What Is Mom Brain? Pregnancy Changes in the Human Brain

The scientific evidence that pregnancy changes the brain on many levels. ... read more »

Safety of Sex Before, During, and After Pregnancy

There are five distinct three-month periods trimesters associated with pregnancy and each one affects your sex life in distinctly different ways ... 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 »

First Cycle Day-When

When is the first cycle day? ... read more »

Are Psoriasis Treatments Safe During Pregnancy?

There are a few studies that have linked the hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy with psoriasis outbreaks. There are several factors that can be the cause of the psoriasis breakout and these are not limited to the change in hormones. ... read more »

Light Menstrual Periods

After the pill my menstrual periods are light ... read more »

How a Fertility Microscope works

How does the fertility and ovulation microscope work? ... read more »

Light Menstrual Bleeding

Light menstrual bleeding is also known as hypomenorrhea. ... read more »

Baby Blues Symptoms and Postpartum Depression

Suffering from a brief bout of mild depression is common for women who have just given birth. Some women will fight through the depression and come out within a few weeks feeling better than ever before. Other women will suffer from baby blues symptoms that lead to a deeper more clinical-style depression. ... read more »

Cycle Day 3 Fertility Testing

Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) - is produced by the pituitary gland and is responsible for the egg maturation process. High day 3 FSH levels are associated with diminished ovarian reserve. ... read more »

Labor During Certain Weather

A full moon and bad weather do not increase your chances going into labor. ... read more »

No Period After the Pill (Post-Pill Amenorrhea)

It is called post-pill amenorrhea when you did not get your period after you have stopped taking the pill. ... read more »

Endometrial Lining Not OK - Causes

What are the causes of an abnormal endometrial lining? ... read more »

DHEAS

What are DHEAS? ... read more »

Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

What are possible causes of recurrent pregnancy loss? ... read more »

Cancer Treatments and Fertility

Are some cancer treatments less harmful to fertility than others? Radiation is most harmful to fertility if it is directed towards the reproductive organs, but if it's outside that area then it does not have to affect fertility at all. ... read more »

Breast Tenderness - Causes

I stopped the pill one month ago and now my breasts are tender ... read more »

Diagnosis of Menopause

As a woman reaches her 50th year of life, she may start to notice changes in mood, libido, and menstrual cycle. These changes are common symptoms of menopause, ... read more »

Gums, Bleeding and Sore

In the mouth, swollen and bleeding gums during pregnancy are just a side-effect of higher hormone levels that nearly every pregnant woman must suffer with. ... read more »

Forgetfulness

Pregnancy induced forgetfulness is a common part of having a baby. It is not uncommon, however, for women to forget things that seem imprinted on the brain like their own cell phone number or home address. ... read more »

Energy, Increased

Some women experience extra energy during pregnancy that is oftencalled the 'nesting instinct'. Nesting often occurs closer to the end of pregnancy, but is not uncommon for the duration of gestation. ... read more »

Skin Discoloration

During pregnancy pigmentation on the skin frequently changes. Freckles, darker skin, and linea nigra (the dark line that appears vertically on your abdomen from your belly button to your pelvis) are all associated with pregnancy. ... read more »

Leg Cramps

Sharp pains in the legs, especially the calf muscles, are just a part of pregnancy. Like any other pregnancy aches, hormones are probably to blame for some of the pain, but other factors are certainly part of these irritating nightly occurrences as well. ... read more »

Heartburn or Indigestion

There is an old wives' tale that claims heartburn during pregnancy means the baby will have lots of hair. While there is little truth to this tale, many women still experience intense digestive issues (indegestion) while carrying baby. ... read more »

Flatulence and Gas

Though flatulence doesn't fall under the umbrella of "beautiful aspects" it is a common symptom during pregnancy. ... read more »

Symphysis Pubic Dysfunction

Relaxin is the hormone responsible for the weird feelings and pain associated with symphysis pubic dysfunction. Relaxin works to loosen ligaments and joints in preparation for giving birth. ... read more »

Migraines

Headaches and migraines are completely different creatures of pain. Migraines cause extreme head pains and can leave moms-to-be writhing in the dark. While hormones are thought to be part of the cause, there are other causes for migraines as well. ... read more »

Metallic Taste (Dysgeusia) During Pregnancy

Hormone changes affect a woman's sense of smell, so why would the sense of taste not be affected as well? Estrogen fluctuates widely during pregnancy, which could mean a nasty metallic taste in the mouth, also known as dysgeusia. ... read more »

Life and Pregnancy After Miscarriage

After miscarriage, many women have a long list of questions about physical health, mental health and parenthood. Understanding changes after miscarriage is often enough to put your mind at ease. ... read more »

Questions About Chances Getting Pregnant

When women are trying to conceive, they often have questions regarding their chances of getting pregnant. There are several factors that come into play when it comes to getting pregnant. ... read more »

Facts About Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a time in life when women feel closer to their spouse and body more than ever before. Here are a few facts about pregnancy for expecting moms. ... 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 »

How Do I Know When to Get Pregnant?

Women often want to know when to get pregnant, but the answer is not as clear cut as some would like. ... read more »

Why Does Implantation Bleeding Happen?

If a fertilized egg implants in the uterus, implantation bleeding may show up, but why does implantation bleeding happen? ... read more »

Sweating Postpartum

After giving birth, the same hormones that helped you retain fluids throughout your pregnancy, help you get rid of a all that extra fluid by any means such as sweating and urinating. ... read more »

Headaches During Pregnancy Postpartum Postbirth

Headaches during pregnancy and postpartum postbirth can be the first sign of more serious issues requiring immediate evaluation and treatment. ... read more »

Clumsiness And Pregnancy

During pregnancy, women often have trouble keeping their balance. Slipping, tripping and generally having trouble walking from one place to the next can be an inconvenient side effect of pregnancy, but one that nearly every pregnant woman must deal with. ... read more »

Braxton Hicks Contractions And False Labor

Braxton Hicks contractions aka false labor pains are the body's way of preparing for birth. For new moms and seasoned mothers-to-be alike, it can be difficult to know if labor is beginning or not. ... read more »

Labor Contractions

Labor contractions are the body's way of saying, 'Let's get ready tohave a baby!' and are caused by hormones in the body. Labor contractions come in three forms: false, practice and activelabor. ... read more »

Morning Sickness

Morning sickness, nausea and vomiting can be among the first pregnancy symptoms and signs beginning around 4 weeks to 6 weeks gestation. ... read more »

Insomnia and Difficulty Sleeping During Pregnancy

Sleep during pregnancy may feel just an arm's reach away, but too far to touch. Insomnia during pregnancy is typical, but that does not mean the new mom-to-be is not frustrated with this change. ... read more »

Constipation and Pregnancy

Constipation is among the most frequent and uncomfortable complaints during pregnancy. Here's how to treat it! ... read more »

Linea Nigra and Pregnancy

Linea Nigra is the medical term for that dark line that appears during pregnancy. The line often starts at the belly button and ends at the public bone. ... read more »

Giving Mom a Hand After Birth

After birth emotional issues, paired with sleep deprivation, often strike a usually happy couple. Mom needs some alone time, support time, and help after the baby is born, and Dad needs to learn how to read the signs. ... read more »

What Happens After the Baby is Born?

Once the baby has moved through the birth canal and out of the vagina, the labor process is almost over. However, a few more contractions are needed to detach the uterus and push out the placenta. ... read more »

A Simple Hormone Test May Predict IVF Outcome

Researchers have found a hormone test to predict the potential outcome of in-vitro fertilization (IVF) procedures. ... read more »

Most Common Pains During Pregnancy

When conception occurs, pregnancy hormones kick into overdrive and cause some serious changes in the female body. These changes are not limited to promoting the healthy growth of the baby. ... read more »

Unproductive Labor

When labor starts, mom begins the mental preparation needed to move from pregnancy to motherhood. ... read more »

Swelling During Pregnancy

Swelling of the face, hands, legs and feet are all common symptoms of pregnancy, but can cause also serious discomfort and even pain. ... read more »

Other Painful Body Changes

Physical changes during pregnancy are commonly associated with hormonal changes. The body typically returns to normal a few months after baby is born. ... read more »

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