Why does back pain rank so high among the list of pregnancy ailments? Find out how you can prevent and manage this common problem. Although some women claim they’ve never felt better than when they were pregnant, it’s only natural for pregnant women to experience discomfort sometimes. Hormones, the weight of the fetus, and the exertion … Read more about No Pain, No Gain? Managing Back Problems during Pregnancy
Learn the benefits of exercise for an expecting woman, what to avoid, and guidelines for safe exercising in pregnancy. More and more women are continuing their exercise programs when pregnant. Charlotte Case, 34, gave birth to her daughter, India, two weeks ago and continued her workout until shortly before the birth. “I was swimming, doing body conditioning, … Read more about Exercising When You’re Expecting
We all know that drinking water helps keep you healthy. It’s even more important to get plenty of H2O when you’re pregnant. I knew I should have been drinking more water, but I didn’t want to slow down my family with frequent bathroom breaks. After all, I was finally over the nausea of my first trimester and enjoying the … Read more about Water and Pregnancy: How Much to Drink (and Why!)
Have you thought about everything you need for your new family? Gain peace of mind before the baby comes with these helpful tips. The last few months of pregnancy can be a time of endless lists: what to bring to the hospital, include in the baby’s layette, and stock in your medicine cabinet and refrigerator. Amid … Read more about Getting Ready for Baby: What You Probably Didn’t Think About!
While yeast infections are not dangerous to the fetus, untreated urinary tract infections can lead to complications. Learn the symptoms and treatment for each, and the recommended prevention strategies. A couple of weeks after 29-year-old Roberta Saal of Milford, Connecticut gave birth to her third child, she was readmitted to the hospital with a urinary … Read more about UTIs and Yeast Infections during Pregnancy
When to take them (accurately!), and when you’ll get results Am I pregnant? Wondering if you may be pregnant but can’t wait to see the doctor? Get the lowdown on home pregnancy tests. Most over-the-counter home pregnancy tests are accurate 95 to 99 percent of the time—but the accuracy depends on your ability to perform … Read more about Home Pregnancy Tests 101- learn how HPTs work
I had my first child at the age of 27 and I went into new motherhood anticipating that it would take awhile to bounce back … and it did. I gained 55 pounds during my first pregnancy. I lost 35 right away, but those final 20 pounds stuck around for quite some time. I was able … Read more about 8 things that helped me bounce back more quickly after baby #2