Do you feel restless and anxious until you take a pregnancy test? Normal. But what if that means you pee on a stick every single day? You might be dealing with “POAS Addiction.” Here’s how to handle your obsession so you can enjoy life outside of waiting for a BFP.
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.
A positive pregnancy test can feel like an exciting new beginning, especially if you have struggled with infertility and gone to great lengths to make it happen. If you have had a previous miscarriage/baby loss however, that extra pink line on a test strip can open a Pandora’s Box of anxieties.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Are you feeling every pregnancy symptom ever, 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.
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.
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.
Doing these six simple things right before having your first baby can make the first few months of motherhood a little bit easier.
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.
Being pregnant is a time to take care of yourself. Everyone will tell you things to avoid and things to do. You will hear old wives tales, advice from your doctor, and what other mothers have experienced. One of the most important things is just to use common sense.
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.
Pregancy causes many changes to your body, particularly your pelvic floor. Learn what to expect and how to correct postpartum issues with your pelvic floor.
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.
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.
Trying to decipher the differences between hyperemesis gravidarum and typical morning sickness? Here are the signs and symptoms of true HG.
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.
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.
A list of practical and affordable gift ideas for baby girls, boys, or a gender-unknown baby shower. From swaddle blankets to adventure rugs, there is something to suit everyone. This list includes thoughtful baby shower gift ideas under $10, $20, and $50.
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.
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.
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.
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 can be both blissful and anxiety inducing. Here's a list of what to do when you get your BFP!
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.
I was pregnant, visibly pregnant. I'm not anymore and I have no baby. Physically I can handle this easily. My body feels fine, it was just hard to let go emotionally. Everything seems to make me think about what happened. I wish it didn't happen...
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?
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.