The average age women have been having their first child has steadily increased. More so in recent years. Where teen pregnancies tend to be more unplanned in nature, there are several reasons why later in life planned pregnancies are occurring. Some of the reasons why are related to waiting longer to get married, something that’s […]
New research from the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Health may have found a correlation between maternal obesity and diabetes, and an increased risk of autism in infants. Mothers who are obese and have diabetes are more than four times as likely to give birth to a baby on the autism spectrum as a mother […]
You probably already know that you shouldn’t sit in a hot sauna or spend too much time in a hot tub when you’re pregnant. However, you may not realize that simply taking a walk on a warm day or wearing the wrong clothing could also endanger you and your baby. Knowing the causes and complications […]
For many people, becoming a parent is one of life’s greatest joys. However, preparing for pregnancy can be a difficult and exhausting process, especially if you don’t know where to begin. The earlier you start to prepare, the less stress you have to deal with and the more confident you will feel when the time […]
Pregnancy can be one of the most exciting times in a woman’s life, if the circumstances surrounding the pregnancy are ideal. Unfortunately, not all pregnancies are planned, and an unexpected pregnancy can wreak havoc on a woman’s life. In fact, the woman may not be sure if she wants to continue the pregnancy. In these […]
High blood pressure and pregnancy is not necessarily a dangerous combination, but it requires special attention. Taking care of both mother and baby is essential in pregnancy. Therefore,everyone needs to know the following points about high blood pressure and pregnancy.
You may notice the early signs of pregnancy just one week after conception, with most early pregnancy symptoms occurring during the first four weeks. Not every woman will experience early pregnancy symptoms, and symptoms can vary from one pregnancy to the next. So what are the early signs of pregnancy? Read on to find out.
An infection that develops in a woman’s uterus and other reproductive organs is called Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID). It is a condition that commonly affects females who are younger than 25 years of age. Every year over a million women get PID. It is a disease that can be avoided, and it is one that […]
Snack Correctly When you’re pregnant, stray away from unhealthy junk foods. Stick with healthy foods like: Broccoli Beans and Lentils Bananas Eggs Oatmeal Leafy Greens High-Vitamin, High-Water Fruits like Oranges and Grapefruit Take Prenatal Vitamins Although this is the first thing many women think of when they become pregnant or find out someone is pregnant, […]
Until the baby is born, healthy and perfect, parents spend nine months in agony, worrying about all that can possibly go wrong. Expecting mothers go through a range of tests, their doctor takes more blood than vampires, mom’s stomach is probed, poked and ultrasounded. And that is if they are lucky and such intensive care […]