During the two week wait it is difficult not to obsess over pregnancy symptoms, but which ones are real and which ones should we ignore?
What does a heated cigar, a bag of freezer-burned vegetables, and diving in a pool of water have in common? Turning a breech baby naturally, without medical intervention. This is a humor piece.
Unfortunately, what everyone failed to say was that you are going to forget the small changes that happen during pregnancy. This article will teach you how to make a pregnancy journal or notebook.
What does it mean when the line doesn't get darker on a pregnancy test? Find out how to read pregnancy tests, even when there are faint lines, to tell whether or not you're pregnant.
Evap line. Pregnancy test with this line creates confusion. Is it a positive pregnancy result or not? This faint line on a home urine pregnancy test kit is created when urine in the test area evaporat
If you're trying to conceive, no doubt you're excited about the possibility of being pregnant, and every sensation you have could be implantation or a symptom of early pregnancy.
Have you recently found out you're pregnant, and you have to work the night shift? Don't fret! Here are some tips to help you and your baby survive and thrive, by someone with real life experience.
Slow rising hCG levels may indicate an ectopic pregnancy. Normal pregnancies should demonstrate a hormone doubling time of 48-72 hours.
Highlighting the importance of allowing your baby to get their full blood supply when they are born, cutting down on a huge number of post birth complications.
Not enough women are talking about miscarriage. Getting through this traumatic life event requires a bigger conversation on this taboo subject.
Get ready for baby - 39 weeks of pregnancy is the last week until your official due date. Your baby is full-term and gaining weight, while you become more uncomfortable!
Can you get pregnant while breastfeeding? Is breastfeeding a reliable form of birth control? What are the signs of pregnancy while breastfeeding? Find out what to look for in this article.
Changing hormones and morning sickness—there are many things that can affect your oral health during pregnancy. Luckily, there are steps you can take to help prevent gingivitis and gum disease.
Prenatal vitamins can be taken before, during, and after pregnancy. Learn when to start taking prenatal vitamins, what prenatal vitamins do, and what their benefits are for your body.
Is there a higher risk of miscarriage for women with HIV? Read on to learn the risks of miscarriage for women with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus.
Do you know what foods to avoid when you are pregnant? What about medications, exercises, or drinks? Learn what you should avoid during pregnancy to keep you and your baby healthy.
Morning sickness typically occurs early in pregnancy and can become a serious health risk of the mother and baby aren't getting necessary nutrients. Natural methods are preferred for morning sickness.
If you are pregnant for the first time, you may be interested to know what is considered to be a normal pregnancy, and see lots of photos of fetal development at the different stages right through to childbirth.
Finding out I had a MTHFR mutation saved the life of my son. Knowing sooner would have saved my preemie son and daughter. Can you afford to not know about this common gene mutation?
My ectopic pregnancy was devastating and scary. However, with the help of my obstetrician, I eventually became pregnant again. I wrote this story to help other women keep the faith after an ectopic.
Did you have unprotected sex and now you're worried that you might be pregnant? Here are some resources and information to help you wade through the worry.
Deciding to have a child late in life can be difficult. I will discuss what the chances are of getting pregnant at 44. I did succeed myself, but this was after lots of investigation and research.
A comprehensive list of the ways to induce labor naturally, prepared by a certified doula, including when and how to use each method.
Pregnancy fatigue is often one of the first symptoms of pregnancy. Learn how to fight fatigue during pregnancy and keep your pregnant body feeling refreshed.
Bleeding isn't an uncommon occurrence during early pregnancy, but many women panic when they see those few drops of blood. Know when to worry about the status of your pregnancy and when not to stress.
Implantation bleeding or spotting occurs in early pregnancy. What is it and how long does it last? Several women's health specialists discuss which symptoms are normal and which ones are not.
If you think you may be pregnant, but you are not sure if it is too early to test, then check out this information. It should help you decide if it is too early to take a pregnancy test or not.
In the US approximately 25% of babies receive formula within 2 days of being born, around 37% are supplemented with formula before 3 months, and between 42% and 44% are fed formula by 6 months of age (18) Here we will discuss the possible dangers of this trend but also how to feed babies the best formulas in the safest way possible.
Nosebleeds (or epistaxis) during pregnancy, is experienced by approximately 20% of women. While it is typically not a cause for concern, there are a few warning signs you should watch for.
How soon can you tell if you are pregnant? This guide to the 13 earliest signs and symptoms of pregnancy will help you know for sure -- with videos...
"When will I go into labor? How can I make labor start? How can I make my labor progress faster?" Learn about going into labor and how someone can help you with the progression of labor.
Not sure what gifts to buy for a baby shower? Intimidated by the registry list and lists of the best gifts? Read this article to find a list of practical and useful things that I like to give to new moms.
Does an epidural stop all of the pain? Does it hurt to get an epidural? Read on to find out my experience of what it really feels like to get an epidural—labor to recovery.
Learn about gestational diabetes in pregnancy, including symptoms, testing, and treatment. Included are resources for what to eat, how to exercise, and how to avoid gestational diabetes.
If you're in the third trimester of pregnancy, you'll want to begin packing and preparing your hospital bag for when you go into labor. Learn what to pack for you, your baby, and your spouse or partner.
Why and when does your water break when you are pregnant? Will you be embarrassed by a big spill at the grocery store? What do PROM and PPROM mean?
It's a lot of fun to think up baby names when you are expecting. It can also be a bit of a challenge. After all, your baby is going to carry the name you give her or him for the rest of their lives.
Food is not enough. Research shows that a reduced risk of babies born with NTDs was only found in women who took a supplement of folic acid combined with a diet high in folate.
Pregnancy is a time of joy for most women, but it can also be filled with concern and anxiety over aches and pains. Some of these pains are perfectly normal, while others are more concerning.
Am I Pregnant? Learn about pregnancy symptoms and early pregnancy signs that you may be experiencing if you may be pregnant.
Whether you're planning a natural, unmedicated birth, or just feel curious, I explain in painful detail what it's like to give birth without an epidural.
Are you suffering from constipation during pregnancy and looking for relief? Learn the causes, remedies, and treatments of pregnancy constipation.
Become more aware of placental previa in about the 20th week of pregnancy so that you can ask your doctor to check if you have it, and make an effort to prevent any bad outcomes.
The most accurate pregnancy test is a quantitative blood test, ordered by your doctor. Home urine tests are increasingly sensitive to low levels of hCG, and some may detect pregnancy as early as six days before a missed menstrual cycle.
Information on a Blighted ovum. Gestational sac with no baby. How it happens, why it happens and what to do about a miscarriage.
Learn about the possible pregnancy skin conditions such as stretch marks, acne, and rashes and safe remedies for them during pregnancy.
Are you going to be a new dad soon and need some advice? Here are some helpful pregnancy and birth tips for expectant fathers!
During pregnancy it's not just about what to eat: fresh vegetables, greens, fruits, beans & legumes, nuts, seeds and whole grains. It's also about what to avoid: alcohol, caffeinated drinks, junk food
Learn about what the first trimester of pregnancy is like along with what you can expect the first few months of pregnancy.
Many women experience intuition about being pregnant, about the health or gender of their unborn baby or about complications they may have during pregnancy or delivery. Tips on strengthening intuition
I surprised my doctor with a diagnosis of Gestational Diabetes. Here is what is like for me to be diagnosed and then to live with this condition.
Getting pregnant after a miscarriage can be very frustrating as you wait for your body to return to normal. For some people ovulation happens straight away but for others it takes a little longer.
Although you cannot have a period during pregnancy, it is possible to bleed while you're pregnant. Regardless of the cause of bleeding during pregnancy, you should consider a visit to your doctor!
When pregnancy hits a woman, so do the stresses and worries of the future. Here's an article, all about those obsessions and a little humor to help you through it.
Are you aware of the spiritual signs and symbols that almost daily appear in our lives? Many women notice even more spiritual signs during pregnancy. Maybe you've even experienced one or more yourself
Learn symptoms you may see during your first month of pregnancy, such as spotting, mood swings, and fatigue.
Do you know when to have your next baby? Will there be enough space or too little space between your kids? Learn about spacing pregnancies and the ideal spacing between children.
Am I pregnant? How early can I take a pregnancy test? When can I take a pregnancy test? Find out about pregnancy tests and the best time to take one if you are trying to have a baby.
1st Trimester bleeding is always scary, but not necessarily indicative of miscarriage. There are several common causes of bleeding, most of which are harmless.
These are certain early pregnancy symptoms that could indicate you are carrying more than one baby. I'll describe them as well as share what I personally experienced during my twin pregnancy.
Spotting in pregnancy occurs in up to 1/3 of all pregnant women. What is normal,and what implies a problem with the pregnancy? Does spotting mean a miscarriage will occur? Questions and answers about bleeding in early pregnancy.
Runny nose? Chocolate suddenly tasting like chalk? Read on for some of the weirdest early symptoms of pregnancy.
It is important to maintain a healthy diet during pregnancy. Learn how to eat well and what kinds of foods to eat when you are pregnant.
Some natural and effective methods to decrease the length of your labor so you can meet your little one faster!
Chemical pregnancies (the term given to a very early miscarriage) are much more common than anyone realizes, yet much confusion surrounds the subject. Read on for clear answers to common questions.
After suffering 2 miscarriages in a row after the birth of my first child, here I document my journey to a rainbow baby. I hope my story offers some encouragement to others.
Do you have a late period, but a negative pregnancy test result? Are you wondering what the causes are? Here are the most common reasons for a negative test but no period explained.
How to chart your basal body temperature and determine when ovulation occurred. Plus some definitions associated with basal body temperature (BBT) charting, and where to chart online.
Having the mask of pregnancy is not fun. It's hard to get rid of and can make you insecure while you have it. Here are a few ways to fight dark spots during pregnancy.
Wondering if you should try castor oil to induce labor? Find out the facts rather than the rumors on whether it works, how it works, and what to watch out for.
Is your pelvic pain during pregnancy is more than just normal discomfort? You may have an un-diagnosed condition could lead to a permanent disability if not managed correctly.
Pregnancy contractions occur all throughout pregnancy. The big question is: How do you know if it's a real contraction or just Braxton Hicks? There are definite differences between real labor contractions and Braxton Hicks practice contractions during pregnancy. Learn how each kind of contraction feels and when to know when you may be in real labor.
This article details the different types of Sonograms that are offered during pregnancy. During both my pregnancies, I had many of these sonograms performed.
What is the reason behind morning sickness? The extreme nausea felt in early pregnancy has a purpose: to protect the fragile, developing embryo from environmental toxins.
Finding out you're pregnant is super exciting and also kind of confusing. Find out what to do after you get that coveted BFP.
Braxton Hicks, False Contractions, Dilationg and Effacement. Are these signs you're about to give birth?
Have you had any spiritual pregnancy experiences? Dreams? Spiritual Signs? Intuition? Visions? This page is about the spiritual experiences many women report having during pregnancy.
Information on how twins are conceived and the different types of twins from fraternal and identical to the more unusual types like heteropaternal, superfecundation, and polar body twins.
Of all the things that pregnant women worry about, needing surgery is one that most don't face. But, there is a lot of misinformation out there about the risks of anesthesia and surgery on pregnant women. Get the facts here from a board-certified doctor. Of course, there are risks, but it probably isn't as dangerous as you imagine.
You may find yourself trying some unconventional methods to help labor along out of a state of desperation. Eating rye bread? Not too scary. Chased by a rottweiler? Maybe you should pass on that one.
Find out the early signs of being pregnant, how your stomach feels, when most women start seeing signs, and how to know if you're really pregnant. Hint: You need to take a pregnancy test.
Am I ready to have a baby? Do you have what it takes to become a parent? Take a look at some of these questions and honest responses before you consider pregnancy and having children.
The shortest month isn't short on sources of baby name inspiration. From Valentine's Day to Black History Month, February is packed with symbolism to get your creative juices flowing!
Are you trying to get pregnant after the Depo Provera shot? Find out more about the Depo Provera injections, the side effects of the Depo shot, and pregnancy after the Depo shot.
Cramping during pregnancy can occur for a number of reasons. Knowing what these reasons are should help you to determine when to call your doctor and help empower you to make good decisions.
The third trimester of pregnancy is a whole new ball game in pregnant. There are some similarities to the first and second trimester, though most of them are amplified in comparison. In this hub, I want to go over some of the less talked about...
"When did I conceive? When did I ovulate?" Find out how to find out when you got pregnant by learning about ovulation, conception, and implantation during a woman's monthly cycle.
Are there any safe medications for morning sickness during pregnancy? Learn about the condition, common remedies, and what medications you can take to relieve the symptoms.
Are you pregnant and thinking about a cesarean delivery? Learn about c-sections and how you can prepare for a c-section birth.
Is it coming out both ends and you're worried that your stomach bug could hurt your baby? Fear not. Here's how I survived the stomach flu at six months pregnant.
Wondering if you could be pregnant? Even before a missed period, you can feel early signs of pregnancy, such as cramping, nausea, and spotting.
Choosing a name for your new baby is not always an easy task. Let's compare the most popular baby names of 2016 and those from 100 years earlier in 1916.
This Hub gives moms and dads some ideas about what to avoid during Labor and Delivery, as well as alternative suggestions to consider.
A festive month full of celebrations ranging from Christmas to Kwanzaa, December is a wonderful source of baby name inspiration for boys and girls.