Pregnancy tests that show a faint line create confusion. Is it a positive pregnancy result or not? This faint line on a home urine pregnancy test kit may be an evaporation line, which is a result of urine evaporating and drying out.
Dilation, effacement, engagement, Braxton-Hicks contractions: Are these signs you're about to give birth?
Slow rising hCG levels may indicate an ectopic pregnancy. Normal pregnancies should demonstrate a hormone doubling time of 48-72 hours.
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.
Wondering what your pregnancy cravings mean and if they determine gender? Here's a list of common pregnancy cravings, what they could mean, and how to manage them.
Trying to decipher the differences between hyperemesis gravidarum and typical morning sickness? Here are the signs and symptoms of true HG.
Do you think you might be pregnant, but you want to be sure and it's too early to take a home urine test? Blood pregnancy tests can be taken just 6-8 days after ovulation.
Whether you are still breastfeeding or have stopped, it's never too early or late to restore your breasts to their pre-pregnancy beauty: Detailed exercise, diet, and posture tips.
Evening primrose oil is commonly recommended by midwives to assist with labor induction but it may also have a positive impact on several health conditions. Weigh in on the discussion and see if this supplement could work for you!
Having everything you need when leaving for the hospital will avoid unnecessary stress when you’re going through or recovering from labour. Take a look at these essential items for your hospital bag.
Congratulations! At four weeks of pregnancy, most new mothers are just discovering they are pregnant with a home pregnancy test. What to expect in this week of pregnancy.
During pregnancy the fetus can lie in all possible positions. As birth draws closer, most babies turn their head down before they are born. Some, on the other hand, stay with their bottom down. This is breech position.
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, not medical advice.
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.
If you are in your third trimester of pregnancy and begin experiencing extremely itchy fingers, toes, feet, and/or hands, consult your physician. You may have obstetric cholestasis.
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.
If you're experiencing some strange symptoms before your period is about to start could it mean you're pregnant? Here's six weird symptoms you might have before you get your BFP!
Learn about what the first trimester of pregnancy is like along with what you can expect the first few months of pregnancy.
Home pregnancy tests are a quick and convenient way to learn whether or not you're pregnant—but how reliable are they? Learn how home pregnancy tests work and what the results actually mean.
Menstrual cups assist couples in achieving their goal of pregnancy when used as directed in this article.
Looking for hilarious baby shower games? You’ve come to the right place! Here are 10 of the funniest pregnant games that will have your guests leaving with baby fever!
Wondering if you should try inducing labor with castor oil? Find out the facts —rather than the rumors—on whether it works, how it works, and what to watch out for.
This article provides a checklist of necessities that you're going to need for the arrival of your newborn baby.
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.
Are you feeling every pregnancy symptom known to BabyCenter/Google, yet you keep getting a negative test? Wondering "Why do I feel pregnant when I'm not?" Here's some reasons why this might be happening.
Being pregnant is not easy and no pregnant woman wants to add getting sick to that list of struggles. Suffering from strep throat while pregnant is the last thing she needs, but here's how to recover.
Soon-to-be parents are rather curious about how their baby will look like. This article looks at how this can be a difficult task though through the study of genetics, and the use of 3D and 4D ultrasound, you can get an idea of what the baby will look like.
Pregnancy is accompanied by many new feelings, pains, and changes, which include a lot of strange things happening down below. It can be scary to have bleeding or strange discharge during pregnancy, but most of the time this is completely normal.
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?
Breast tenderness is one of the most common signs of early pregnancy. Breasts (including nipples) may become sensitive. There are, however, ways to alleviate discomfort.
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.
A comprehensive list of the ways to induce labor naturally, prepared by a certified doula, including when and how to use each method.
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! Learn more about what you can expect during this week of pregnancy.
Some natural and effective methods to decrease the length of your labor so you can meet your little one faster!
This is a camping guide for pregnant women who want to go camping with emphasis on their safety and comfort.
This article will introduce the traditional practice of zuo yuezi as well as the modern Taiwanese zuo-yuezi center.
Just cracked open your digital pregnancy test to find two blue lines? Wondering what other digital tests look like when opened? Here's how negative and positive digitals look on the inside.
Sometimes accidents happen. You have sex without protection and worry you might be pregnant. Here's a guide on how pregnancy happens with unprotected sex and what to do next.
Finding out that your baby has no heartbeat is devastating and terrifying because you don't know what to expect. I hope I can prepare you for the journey ahead by sharing my story.
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.
Pregnancy is a time of joy for most women, but it can also be filled with concern and anxiety over aches and pains. Learn which pains are perfectly normal and which are more concerning.
Dealing with vomiting, diarrhea and even a fever and worried that your stomach bug could hurt your baby? Fear not. Here's how I survived the stomach flu at six months pregnant.
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.
For years, I desperately wanted a baby. I'm not alone—here are some of the most common reasons why people aren't able to start their family when they'd like and how to handle each situation.
So the morning sickness has finally set in. Although you may have been lucky enough to avoid the famous nausea for a few weeks in the beginning, it normally sets in between 6 and 8 weeks of pregnancy.
So your girlfriend really wants a baby or your husband keeps pointing out the tiny clothes hanging in storefronts while you're wondering why you should have kids at all. Here are some pretty good reasons to consider having kids from someone with two of her own.
The third trimester of pregnancy is debatably the most challenging of the three trimesters. In this article, I will describe common symptoms of the third trimester, why they occur, and what you can do to cope.
At 8 weeks of pregnancy, morning sickness, heartburn, and other symptoms are often present. The embryo begins to form a facial profile and fingers and toes start to appear!
This article is focused on the first trimester of pregnancy. It discusses common pregnancy symptoms. And gives a week by week description on what your baby is doing inside the womb.
During pregnancy, you may start feeling aches and pains in places you forgot you had. Have your ribs started hurting, too? Read on to discover the cause and cure for rib pain during pregnancy.
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.
Do you need to know potential symptoms of pregnancy before you could take any type of testing? Here are a list of all potential early clues that you are expecting.
How accurate are home pregnancy tests? Are the expensive ones better than the cheaper ones? Find the answers to all your questions about pregnancy tests right here...
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.
It’ll take a few tries to say it right, but the reality is still there. You’re a gastroschisis dad. And with that realization come a lot of responsibilities that you weren’t prepared for.
Can morning sickness be cured? Nope! But it can be managed. Here's advice from real moms who've survived morning sickness on all levels, sharing their wisdom to help get you to the other side of the not so joyous reality of pregnancy nausea.
While selenium is related to beneficial reproductive effects, it also has a dark side that a potential mother-to-be should be aware of. This article uses scientific articles to show the benefits and side effects of Brazil nuts when trying to conceive.
Most women will experience child birth in her lifetime. Labor is know to be quite painful, but fortunately there are numerous pain relief options available today. An extensive list of both alternative/non-medication options and pharmaceutical options for pain management during labor is to follow.
When you've just given birth, your emotions are all out of whack. However, there are a few things that feel AMAZING when you're postpartum, so let's talk about them!
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.
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.
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.
Reasons why pregnant women are told they should not attend funerals. Are the consequences superstitious, religious or scientific?
There are 3 main types of maternity support belt but which should you choose? Which will provide the most support and be most comfortable? Here we take a look at three types of pregnancy support belt and guide you in which one to choose...
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.
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.
Are you going to be a new dad soon and need some advice? Here are some helpful pregnancy and birth tips for expectant fathers!
Building your own family is a huge step in one's life. Here's what I wish I would have done more before I got married and had kids.
To have or not to have children is one of the most important decisions that a couple can make. This article enumerates both the positive and negative reasons why you should have or not have kids.
When will I go into labor? How can I make it start or progress faster? Learn about going into labor and how someone can help you with the progression of labor.
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.
In order to get pregnant you need to ovulate, but how can you know if you ovulated? This article will discuss a couple of ways to know for sure.
Searching for baby shower decorations and gift ideas? A baby shower closet or a baby shower clothesline is both decorative and a practical way to present many baby clothes as a gift to the mom-to-be. This article shows you how to make a baby shower closet DIY!
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.
Giving birth truly can be beautiful. If you do the research, seek out the positive stories, find a childbirth method, and know the facts ahead of time, you too can have the pleasant memories from your children's births like I do. Here, I offer you some information to help you along your journey.
Hospitals have NICUs that range in level of expertise; it's important to understand what these mean when deciding where to give birth.
I document in slight detail (as not to scare or gross you) all the things about pregnancy I hated. While I consider myself a positive person who loves my son dearly, pregnancy wasn't something I would say was "fun", "neat", or any other antonym for "I Hated It." I hope you can laugh along with me.
There are foods you should avoid during pregnancy. What foods you can't eat when pregnant? Here's is a list from raw meats to papayas that you should avoid during pregnancy.
Whether you're planning a natural, unmedicated birth or simply curious about the prospect of a natural birth, here's my firsthand account (in painful detail) of what it's like to give birth without an epidural.
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.
Worried about early pregnancy? Are your ribs feeling especially sore? These concerns and many others will be addressed in this article.
A chemical pregnancy is effectively a very early miscarriage. It can affect people in different ways and for some people they may not even notice that it has happened.
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.
I have pregnancy symptoms, but I'm not pregnant. Why did my test come out negative? Could it be a phantom pregnancy or some other illness that mimics pregnancy?
Are you suffering from constipation during pregnancy and looking for relief? Learn the causes, remedies, and treatments of pregnancy constipation.
What are the options for women who want to get pregnant in their 50s? And what are the odds of having a healthy baby?
Find some great ideas for birth music during labor and delivery, including modern and traditional classical music, new age, trip-hop, ambient, Celtic, and guitar.
Registering for baby gifts is just the tip of the iceberg. When you're expecting two, three or more, the questions multiply as well! Here is advice on what to expect when you're expecting a few!
Many women ask if it's possible that they're pregnant even though they got a negative result on a home pregnancy test. This article will outline several reasons why you may get a false negative.
Are you pregnant and worried about Coronavirus? Whether you've been trying for a while or are totally taken by surprise, finding out you're pregnant is can be both blissful and anxiety inducing. Here's a list of what to do when you get your BFP!
Depo-Provera is a form of birth control that involves getting a hormone injection once every 3 months. What are the signs that the hormones are wearing off and what is it like to go off of it?
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, plus get info on the best early detection pregnancy tests, how to test properly and what to do in different scenarios...
Near the end of a pregnancy, a woman may have incredible energy and the urge to clean and organize her house to get ready for her baby. This is called nesting, an instinct to prepare for the birth and coming home of a baby.
Early symptoms of hyperemesis gravidarum can be different from typical early signs of pregnancy. Here's how to tell the difference before your missed period and positive pregnancy test.
The key to understanding some of the strangest pregnancy symptoms is knowing that just about everything stems from the heightened levels of pregnancy hormones. Most everything goes away after delivery, but you'll be surprised at which of these 34 symptoms sticks around.
Be efficient and pack light for your hospital birth with this checklist perfect for the minimalist mama to be.
My ectopic pregnancy was devastating and scary. However, with the help of my obstetrician, I eventually became pregnant again. I am sharing my story to help other women keep the faith after an ectopic. I've also included a section with FAQs.
Is Castor Oil safe to use to induce labor? Is Castor oil worth the risk to my baby's health? Why do so many women say that Castor Oil is OK to take to bring on my labor and what can I do to induce labor naturally?
Yes, the Baby Pool Shower Game, not a swimming pool! Hosting a baby pool is a great way for your friends, family and co-workers to share in the joy of your pregnancy and a new life.
Your labor, postpartum, nursery, and lactation nurses will be the most important people in your circle for the first few days of your newborn's life. There are a million things we want you to know, but I will give you the first dozen and a half to get you on your way to a great birth experience.
Early labor is the time it takes for the cervix to reach 3-4 centimeters. Signs of early labor include: irregular contractions, 5 or more minutes apart, lasting 30-90 seconds, lower back pain, and pelvic pressure. This article discusses the most effective approach to speed up your early labor.
You're a new mom! Even though you have spent nine months preparing, the first day in the hospital with your new baby can be somewhat overwhelming. The tips in this article will help you start off your journey of parenting on the right foot.
Have you recently found out that you are pregnant and don't know what to do next? Do you need advice on what to do during the first trimester of pregnancy? Follow the steps outlined here to increase your chances of a healthy and safe pregnancy.
When you're trying to conceive, there are a lot of symptoms that you might not know about. I've tried to cover the majority of pregnancy symptoms here. Good luck!
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.
Getting close to your due date? Getting nervous about childbirth? How's a mom-to-be know when she's going into labor or not? Check out this article to find out some of the symptoms that will let you know that you're close to labor.
The sixth week of pregnancy is an exciting one: The baby's umbilical cord starts to develop and the heart starts to beat! Many women have their first doctor's appointment at this stage of pregnancy.
So, you think you might be pregnant, but you're not sure which pregnancy test to trust. Do you purchase a pink dye test or a blue dye test? Is there a difference? Get informed before making your decision.
What is the best birthing position to be in labour? How can you bring on you labour or even speed it up? Years ago women were told to deliver on the bed in the hospital, this is no longer the case as more and more women are becoming more active with their labour and delivery and many are delivering in the comfort of their on homes or on a midwife led unit. Here are a few good tips on how to be really active leading up to your labour and whilst you are in labour.
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.
The long list of early symptoms of pregnancy that you can look for during your two-week wait before you next expected period.
More intense round ligament pain is common in second pregnancies. Find out what else can be different between pregnancies one and two.
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
Here's my personal story about having multiple miscarriages. I am blessed with children here on earth, and I'm blessed to have children in Heaven. I feel very thankful to be a mother and to hold little ones in my arms, because, at one time in my life, I didn't know if I'd ever be given that chance.
Up to 1/3 of women bleed at some point during their pregnancy. Many of those women go on to successfully carry their pregnancies to term.
This article offers a comprehensive guide on early symptoms that may indicate that you are pregnant.
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.
"When did I conceive? When did I ovulate?" Find out when you got pregnant by learning about ovulation, conception, and implantation during a woman's monthly cycle.
A list of pregnancy tests that are the most sensitive, whether to use a blue dye or pink dye test, whether or not digital tests are less sensitive, and all about early pregnancy testing.
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.
You are pregnant and you're past your due date. You don't want to have your doctor medically induce labor because you're not quite convinced that's good for the baby. Enough time might not even have passed since your expected delivery date for a...
Is your pelvic pain during pregnancy more than just normal discomfort? You may have an undiagnosed condition which could lead to a permanent disability.
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
Having a baby in the US is downright expensive, and in most middle-class families, both parents have to work to make ends meet. If you are looking to take longer than the (shockingly short) 6 weeks of maternity leave offered by most jobs, below are a few ways to finance your own leave.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, resulting in numbness and tingling in the fingers, and sometimes wrist pain, is a fairly common diagnosis during pregnancy. Discover easy relief strategies.
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.
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.
In the past, because of the high death toll of mothers and babies, it's not suprising people felt fear before, during and after birth, giving rise to many weird beliefs and superstitions...
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.
Learn some of the most common, and a few uncommon, very early signs of pregnancy. Watch for these if it's too early to take a pregnancy test.
This article includes stories about women's spiritual dreams that indicated the gender of their unborn baby.
Are you worried about emotional stress and crying during pregnancy and how it could affect you and your baby? Learn all about pregnancy stress, the risks, and precautions. Plus, 17 ways to help you overcome it and have a healthy pregnancy for you and your baby.
Is the two-week wait driving you crazy? Obsessing over what should you avoid and can you really know if you're pregnant before you miss a period? Take a break from looking up pregnancy symptoms and study up on what to stay away from until you can finally take a test.
Find out what's killing the male reproductive swimmers and discover the best lubricant on the market for keeping those swimmers mobile, viable, and strong. Data provided is backed by scientific research from peer-reviewed, scientific articles, and journals.
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.
These are the symptoms you'll likely experience in the 38th week of pregnancy, and they are early signs that labor is fast approaching. Signs include not being able to sleep, hot flashes/night sweats, exhaustion, and a constant urge to poop.Learn what to do during labor and when to go to the doctor.
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.
When you're trying to get pregnant you wonder whether the smallest thing could be a sign that you're expecting. Here are the two signs I had that I was pregnant and the explanations behind them.
In this article, I will outline some of the facts and myths about implantation bleeding while trying to conceive. I hope to make it clearer to women out there in the same boat as myself.
Many mothers have found clues about their pregnancy from seemingly small occurrences in life and even in dreams. These signs can sometimes indicate whether you're pregnant or will be pregnant, and may even predict the baby's gender!
Bleeding or spotting in a pregnancy can be unnerving, but it's a common thing and, in most cases, not an indication of a miscarriage. What might be happening and where does the bleeding come from?
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.
Can't wait to tell others that you're pregnant? Learn when to announce your pregnancy and how to tell your family and friends in creative ways.
Wondering whether you are pregnant or not? Here are the signs and symptoms of pregnancy. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms then there is a high likelihood that you are pregnant.
Do you think you might be pregnant? In this article, you will find extensive information about the various symptoms you may see during your first month of pregnancy—such as spotting, mood swings, and fatigue—and why you experience them.
Reviews of the top 8 best pregnancy products on the market. 8 must-have items for moms-to-be that will keep you healthy, happy, comfortable, and beautiful during your pregnancy.
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.
Not enough women are talking about miscarriage. Getting through this traumatic life event requires a bigger conversation on this taboo subject.
Have you been trying to get pregnant but haven't been successful so far? If you are wondering what you are doing wrong, it's probably nothing, but check out this article for more information.
Some couples have a specific preference for the sex of their baby. If you are trying to conceive a boy, here are some ways to improve your odds.
Wondering if you could be pregnant? Even before a missed period, you can feel early signs of pregnancy, such as cramping, nausea, and spotting.
Which postpartum products will you REALLY need? It depends a little on if you had a vaginal birth or c-section, plus if you're breastfeeding. We asked experienced moms what they couldn't live without in the first days and weeks post birth and this is the list they came up with.
Whether you're a pregnant foreigner or planning to get pregnant in Japan, or if you are just interested in the differences between the Japan and the West, this article details some surprising facts.
Pregnancy is such a wonderful thing! Of course, you probably feel like you were hit by a truck and that’s reasonable with all that is going on inside your body right now, but it’s all normal.
Are you pregnant and think that you may have the stomach bug? Read on to learn about signs, symptoms, and what to do when the illness comes on strong while you've got a bun in the oven.
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?
Are you in your 40s and trying to get pregnant? Having done lots of investigations into later motherhood for myself, here I share my thoughts and findings after having a baby at age 46.
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.
What do you say when someone tells you they've started the in vitro fertilization (IVF) process? Here are my favorite responses -- see if you want to borrow one or create your own (grin)
We all know that a healthy diet is crucial for your body to function correctly and heal the way it’s supposed to. So why would it be any different for women trying to get pregnant?
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.
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!
This Hub gives moms and dads some ideas about what to avoid during Labor and Delivery, as well as alternative suggestions to consider.
Have you been asking yourself, "How far along am I in my pregnancy?" Check out this week-by-week guide through the nine months of pregnancy to help you learn what to expect when you're pregnant.
This article describes what every pregnant woman should know about prodromal labor. Prodromal labor is not a term most women are familiar; they're instead being told their woes are due to Braxton-Hicks, but I am here to give you more information so you are more knowledgeable when it happens to you.
Any experienced, savvy mom will tell you that forgetting about yourself is the first mistake too many moms make. Then they'll smile, put a loving hand on your shoulder, and tell you to knock it off. But if you were ever like me, it takes more than a loving hand and a wise woman telling you to take care of yourself. It takes an issue like Diastasis Recti to snap the sense back into you. This article will give you some practical knowledge about what Diastasis Recti is... and how to FIX it!
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.
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?
This article will go over a couple of big things to consider at the seven month mark of your pregnancy.
Cesarean childbirth is definitely more painful than normal delivery. But for some, it is inevitable. So in this article, the author would like to share what the post-cesarean delivery experience is like and hopefully give helpful suggestions as to how to deal with the pain.
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.
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.
For many years, DHEA has been heralded as an anti-aging supplement, but it is now also being used by many older women as a supplement to boost fertility. Here's why:
1st trimester bleeding is always scary, but not necessarily indicative of a miscarriage. There are several common causes of bleeding, most of which are harmless.
Deciding to have a child late in life can be difficult. I will discuss the chances of getting pregnant at 44. I did succeed myself, but this was after lots of investigation and research.
How to create clever baby announcements that show the world how happy you are to have a brand new little person joining your family.
Interested in giving birth at home, but do you want the safety net of medical equipment and experienced providers? Learn more about the guiding principles of birth centers.
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.
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.
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.
Ovulation takes place 10-14 days before your next period. You can subtract the length of your cycle by 10-14 to find out what day you will ovulate in your next cycle. In a 30-day cycle, you will ovulate 16 days after your period starts (30-14=16).
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.
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.
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.
Thinking about giving birth at home? Homebirth has many benefits for mother and baby. Learn why I chose to give birth at home and why it was such a fabulous experience.
How much weight should I gain during pregnancy? Worried about gaining weight during pregnancy? Learn about healthy weight gain during pregnancy and what is right for you and your baby.
Whether you call it a miscarriage or pre-term labor, it is still the loss of a child. It's hard to quantify a mother's pain. The loss of a child, whether an unborn baby, newborn, infant, toddler or older, signifies the loss of a dream and the loss of plans and a future with this individual.
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.
Many women experience a reduction in nausea and an increase in energy in the 11th week of pregnancy. The first trimester screening test will be offered sometime between 11-13 weeks of pregnancy.