The momentous day has finally arrived. You are about to give birth to a baby, the culmination of exciting, anxious, and somewhat discomforting stages of pregnancy. On the eventful day when your baby is about to be born, you will be taken to a labor or delivery room. You will be here until you deliver […]
After passing through the first and second trimester stages, you would now like to know what to expect in the third trimester. The third trimester, which runs through weeks 28 -42, marks the last stage of your pregnancy. Now you are in a stage filled with expectation and anticipation. In a few weeks time a […]
The second trimester of pregnancy extends over week 13 through week 27. During this time, most women will start to look pregnant and begin wearing maternity clothes. Fortunately, second trimester is also the time when women are free from most of the discomfort of the first trimester. Morning sickness, fatigue and breast tenderness disappear. Women […]
The first trimester (from 0 to 12 weeks) is a significant period of your pregnancy. Not only will you notice the baby grow but you will also notice many changes taking place in your body during this phase. These changes are normal. The discomforts associated will them go away as the pregnancy progresses. Here are […]
Simply put, pregnancy testing is all about determining whether a woman is pregnant or not. Efforts to find out whether a baby is on its way were carried out as far back as the medieval ages, if not earlier. There is evidence of pregnancy testing in the ancient Greek and Egyptian cultures. Most likely, far […]
The first question that most couples have to face a little while after marriage is ‘Are we ready for a baby?’ While some couples may easily resolve this question with a ‘yes’ or ‘no’, others may have a hard time in making a decision. In case a couple decides to prolong their plans for a […]
Book Review: The Healthy Woman A Complete Guide for All Ages by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women’s Health If you are looking for a one stop resource for women’s health concerns ranging from Heart Disease, Diabetes, Pregnancy, Respiratory Health to Healthy Aging then this is the book you need on […]
Postpartum depression or baby blues – the meaning is the same and the results are the same. Postpartum depression is a very real event and emotional condition that woman who have delivered a new child can experience throwing their entire lives into upheaval.
Pregnancy and childbirth are wonderful events that leave a lasting impression in the life the mother and father. The changes in her body that were welcome as the baby was growing and developing have now left changes to hips, feet, breasts and belly that can take up to one year return to pre-pregnancy status.
3 out of every 4 women experience some level of Premenstrual Syndrome symptoms every month. So if you’ve experienced mood swings, food cravings, tender breasts, bloating, irritability and depression, back pain or cramping with your monthly cycle you are not alone. But the fact that PMS affects so many of us does not make dealing with the interruption […]