Feeling your baby kicking inside you is one of the awesome rewards of being pregnant. Here are 5 ways you can get the baby moving — so your husband or kids can feel the baby kick, too! Plus, how to count fetal movements, why fetal kicks matter, and what to do if you don’t feel your baby kicking or moving.
Do you have swollen ankles? Are you drinking enough water? As an expecting mother, your health is extremely important during all stages of pregnancy. If it affects mom's health, you'll find it here... all the best ways to ensure that mom and baby are getting enough to eat and plenty of rest for a healthy baby to develop.
The fourth trimester begins when your baby is born and continues until she reaches 3 months old. It’s a time of adjustment for both the mother and the newborn — who was quite content for 9 months inside the womb and now must learn to adapt to all new sights, sounds, and activities. Here are 5 pediatrician-recommended ways to re-create that feeling of being inside the womb during your baby’s first 3 months of life.
‘How much longer do you plan to breastfeed? This is a question I get quite often. (My baby is 17 months old.) While breastfeeding has always felt so natural to my baby and I, when it came to a mother’s choice of allowing her toddler (no longer a baby) to breastfeed, it just seemed weird… until I became a mother myself! Here’s my experience breastfeeding beyond 1 year, plus a list of the benefits of extended breastfeeding.
Whether you have issues with regular (traditional) pregnancy products or not, there’s just something special about wanting to protect your baby’s health and pureness from conception to birth. I’ve got some great suggestions for you… that helped me when I was pregnant and looking for organic pregnancy products on a budget. See which ingredients in foods & beauty products are safe to use during pregnancy.
Leg cramps can be excruciatingly painful. They’re one of the most common side effects of pregnancy. Here are 10 ways to prevent pregnancy leg cramps. Plus, 5 ways to get leg cramp relief quickly once the cramping starts. Try these easy home remedies, pregnancy stretches, and simple diet changes.
When you have a summer pregnancy like I did, you have to find some creative ways to beat the heat. When you’re pregnant, you feel hotter than other people — and your baby feels even hotter than you do! Here are more than 30 fun ways to stay cool during the hot summer months when you’re expecting.
Pregnancy & allergies seem to go hand in hand. During my pregnancy, I had a stuffy nose all the time and excruciating headaches, too. Natural remedies are better than over-the-counter medications when you’re pregnant — so here’s a list of natural remedies to help you manage spring allergies during pregnancy.
Having a high risk pregnancy doesn’t mean something bad is going to happen. It just means that one or more high risk pregnancy factors exist. You and your baby will benefit from the extra attention!
What do you do when prenatal vitamins make you sick and vomit? Here’s what happened to me, when I tried prescription prenatal vitamins PreNate, then an expensive organic prenatal vitamin capsule. Also includes tips for taking prenatal vitamins so that they don’t make your stomach upset.
Post partum is called the 4th stage of labor. Here are 4 postpartum recovery issues (which can last from 6 weeks to 6 months) that they don’t tell you about
We usually hear about the sweet & rosy things associated with pregnancy. Here are some of the lesser known facts about pregnancy & what happens to your body
You’re a busy mom. Caring for a baby leaves little time for yourself – and exercise. Struggling with losing weight after pregnancy? Here are 5 things to try.
If your doctor prescribes bed rest during pregnancy (like mine did), here’s my best advice to help you get through it – what you should do AND shouldn’t do!
Tired of dealing with pregnancy pain? Here are some pregnancy home remedies that I used to get comfort from my own pregnancy pains. They’ll work for you too
Pregnant? Here’s what you need to know about cats, stretch marks, taking baths, prenatal vitamins, and eating fish. Don’t believe the pregnancy myths!
Pregnancy cravings often center around junk foods & sweet snacks. Here’s how to stay strong when the pregnancy food cravings strike!
Pains during pregnancy are common in the 1st trimester – as your body adjusts to the new life growing inside. 5 pregnancy pains you’re likely to experience.
If you’re pregnant, chances are you will experience morning sickness – over 80% of women do. Here are 5 things you should know about nausea during pregnancy
Having gestational diabetes means you have to change the way you think, eat, and live. The Gestational Diabetes Diet dictates what you eat and when you eat.
Pregnant? Wondering what the glucose tolerance test is like and what happens if you fail it? Here’s my experience with gestational diabetes testing.
Exercising while pregnant with twins is highly recommended. Here are all of the safe ways you can exercise, as well as the risky moves that you should avoid
You are sure to have questions with your first pregnancy or if you’re trying to conceive for the first time. Is Vaginal Bleeding Normal When Pregnant? Are Acrylic Nails Safe During Pregnancy? How Much Should You Eat During Pregnancy? How Do You Know When You’re Ovulating? Here are the answers to these 4 common pregnancy questions.
There are a lot of myths surrounding acupressure during pregnancy. Here’s what you need to know about acupressure during pregnancy and how to do it safely.
Being on bed rest while you’re pregnant can be one of the most frustrating things… ever! Finding things to do from bed can be challenging, but it’s not impossible to find things that will help to pass the time and let you maintain your sanity as well. Here are some ideas for for passing the time on pregnancy bed rest.
Over 50% of all pregnant women get stretch marks. Pregnant women tend to start noticing stretch marks in the latter part of pregnancy when the baby is growing faster. Over 75% of pregnant women get stretch marks on their abdomen, as well as the thighs, buttocks, and breasts.
If you’re pregnant and about to take a trip, you’re probably wondering how safe it is to be flying pregnant. While it is generally safe to fly during pregnancy, there are some things you can do to make the trip comfortable. Oh, and there are a few times when you should NOT be flying pregnant. Here’s the scoop.
Do you think you might be pregnant, but you’re not sure? There are several possible signs of pregnancy that you should take a look at. Along with a trip to the doctor and a home pregnancy test, these tips should help you decide for sure whether you’re pregnant or not.
Are you experiencing some unusual pregnancy symptoms & signs? Are you worried that there might be something wrong? Relax. There are several strange pregnancy signs & symptoms that aren’t dangerous, but instead are perfectly normal.
If you’ve just discovered you’re pregnant and have yet to choose a pregnancy healthcare provider, here’s what you need to know.
If you’re pregnant and trying to make a decision regarding unattended home births, here are some facts that you’ll want to see first.
Does the idea of a baby heart monitor for your unborn child make you feel better about knowing your baby is healthy and safe? You may want to reconsider that thought once you see these findings.
If you’re a woman who suffers from an eating disorder and you’re pregnant, then you may be having trouble getting optimal weight gain during pregnancy. Healthy weight gain during pregnancy is important, and there are things you can do to ensure you have it!
If you’re an athlete and have suddenly found out that you’re pregnant, you probably have lots of questions about putting together your pregnancy workout. Up until the last few years doctors told women, athletes included, that 140 beats per minute during exercise was it, that even if a mom-to-be was a conditioned athlete she should not go over that. Times have changed though, and there are new guidelines for pregnant athletes.
Before you take a prescription medication or over-the-counter medication for cold, flu, or nausea contact your doctor. There are incredible dangers associated with mixing pregnancy & medication. When it comes to pregnancy & medication, it’s always better to error on the side of caution.
Skin & pregnancy go hand in hand. When you’re pregnant, your skin changes… a lot! How you care for your skin during pregnancy is important. Just as important are the types of skin care products you use. Here are some basic pregnancy skin care tips to get you started.
This video shows how to lose all the baby weight you gained during pregnancy… really fast!
Pregnancy yoga is a little different from regular yoga. This video shows what you need to know about practicing yoga while pregnant.
How to know which symptoms are not good to ignore when you’re pregnant.
It’s never too early to start planning for your pregnancy. This video highlights the man things that a women needs to know before getting pregnant.
This video shows what you need to know if you’re going to be traveling while you are pregnant. Great tips here!
A new drug called Metoclopramide has been proven safe to take for morning sickness during pregnancy. However, many women still won’t take it.
Sexually transmitted diseases aren’t uncommon during pregnancy. Here’s what pregnant women need to know to avoid getting an STD while pregnant.
Recent statistics about premature births, plus the reasons that babies are delivered prematurely.
Antibiotics during pregnancy are a hot topic these days. Do you know which antibiotics are safe for pregnant women to take? Here’s one antibiotic that IS safe, and 2 antibiotics that are NOT safe to take during pregnancy.
This video shows what could happen to your baby if you drink alcohol when you’re pregnant. These are the signs and symptoms of fetal alcohol syndrome.
Tips for living a more natural and toxin-free life for you and your baby.
Some tips for staying comfortable during pregnancy.
See how to eat and how to take care of yourself — and your baby — when you’re overweight and pregnant.
See what you need to know to safely be a vegetarian or vegan while you’re pregnant or breastfeeding.
Learn how to handle a pregnancy migraine so you can get back on your feet and feeling better more quickly when you’re pregnant and you experience another headache.