As a first time mother, I question everything when it comes to the wellness and safety of my baby. Right away, we were faced with the dilemma of getting newborn vaccines while in the hospital after delivery – the Hepatitis B shot, and the Vitamin K shot. Then, the CDC’s immunization schedule for children says to give 6 vaccinations at 2 months of age. I’ve done my research and decided to follow an alternative vaccine schedule instead of the CDC’s baby vaccination chart. See why, and if this is the right decision for your family — or not.
Your doctor visits will go more smoothly if you know what to expect before you get there. So... before your next pregnancy check-up, read these helpful tips from moms first! You'll have a better idea of what's 'normal', what your doctor needs to know about, and what questions you should be asking your doctor in person.
As your pregnancy progresses, it becomes easier to determine the different baby positions your little one is enjoying inside the womb. Here are the most common signs that indicate your baby’s fetal position at any given moment. Yes, you can look for these yourself to determine your baby’s position right now!
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.
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? Wondering what the glucose tolerance test is like and what happens if you fail it? Here’s my experience with gestational diabetes testing.
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.
If you’ve been diagnosed with gestational diabetes, the information regarding treatment can be overwhelming. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to minimize the complications associated with gestational diabetes. Some of them are even FUN!
Most of us have heard about the thousands of cell phone apps available these days, but do you know about all of the baby cell phone apps that exist for new moms and dads? Here are all the best iPhone apps for parents — to make both your pregnancy and life with your new baby a little easier… and fun!
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.
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!
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 the 5 techniques that doctors can use when inducing labor.
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.
How to save money when you’re having a baby at the hospital. Defray the cost of having a baby with these 4 simple tips.
Parents are using fetal heartbeat monitors and fetal dopplers so they can monitor their newborn at will. While you may have peace of mind that your baby is doing well, this new trend cannot be without its drawbacks. Following are the pros & cons of using a heartbeat monitors and fetal dopplers to monitor your baby at home.
How do you really know for sure that you’re pregnant? Is it possible that you won’t know for sure until very late in the pregnancy? Here’s what to watch for and how to react if you don’t know that you’re pregnant, but you’re feeling different.
When should you pack your hospital bag for pregnancy? By the third trimester, in case of emergency, and keep it stored in the trunk of your car. We’ve rounded up 3 of the best hospital bag checklists on the Internet, along with a link to what NOT to pack in your hospital bag for the birth of your baby.
Here’s a list of fun things to do in the doctor’s waiting room while you are pregnant. With OB visits every two weeks (and more), you’ll never run out of fun things to do while you wait for your prenatal appointments.
When is it normal to feel tired while pregnant? When do you know that something is out of balance with your pregnancy? If you’re so tired you can’t get out of bed, here are a few ideas to consider having checked at your doctor’s office.
Do you have a stuffy nose and congestion while pregnant? It’s called pregnancy rhinitis. Here’s what to do about your stuffy nose, plus which environmental factors you should avoid inhaling during pregnancy.
More and more pregnant moms are planning babymoons — trips to enjoy your time alone before baby arrives. Here are some tips for being comfortable on the airplane while pregnant, whether you are traveling to a fun destination or simply flying for business. Plus, airplane safety tips for pregnant moms.
Do your feet and legs swell when you’re pregnant? Here are 4 natural remedies that really work to get reduce pregnancy swelling, or pregnant water retention.
After some contractions and cramping at 19 weeks, my ultrasound showed placenta previa, a serious pregnancy complication in which the placenta covers the cervix. Here are some online resources that explain what placenta previa means to expectant moms and placenta previa questions to ask your doctor.
How much water should a pregnant woman drink before her ultrasound? When should you drink 32 ounces of water before your ultrasound? Here are my tips on surviving a full bladder when you have your pregnancy ultrasound!
If you’re trying to get pregnant, you may go through a lot of pregnancy tests.Save money by ordering pregnancy tests in bulk online, or pick up $1 basic versions at chain stores like Dollar tree.
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