Pregnancy

What To Expect During Your First Trimester

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 […]

Some Basics About Home Pregnancy Testing

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 […]

Birth Control Methods – What Are Your Choices?

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 […]

Postpartum Depression: Levels, Factors, and Help

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.

Belly After Child Birth – Don”t Despair

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.

Combating PMS

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 […]

Exercise after Childbirth

Childbirth is a taxing process, it can leave a woman feeling completely exhausted. And unfortunately this feeling doesn’t go away after one night. If you have recently given birth incorporating an exercise regimen into your daily life will help your body get back to the shape you were in before pregnancy and help you heal […]

Caring for the Umbilical Cord

Bringing Your Baby Home Caring for the Umbilical Cord Tips on caring for the umbilical cord When babies are born, doctors cut off their umbilical cord. This tube connects the developing fetus to the placenta. The placenta allows mothers to provide oxygen and nourishment to their unborn child. This tube is clamped and cut off […]