Birth defects are more common than you may think. In fact, about 1 in 33 babies born in the US has a birth defect, according to the CDC.
You’re already dealing with aches, pains, and (most likely) what feels like world’s smallest bladder. Now add in sneezing, congestion, and a runny nose and you’ve got a perfect pregnancy! …or maybe you sense the sarcasm there. But, is there an actual connection between your pregnancy and allergies?
Once they are discovered, you can expect to see the doctor more often because there may be some fibroid factors that increase your risk of complications during pregnancy. What Are the Risks? Fibroids are non-cancerous growths that develop inside of the uterus, outside of the uterus, or within the uterine wall itself. They can be […]
These days we hear about super foods for this and super foods for that. There is one group of super foods you shouldn’t ignore though, and those are designated for expectant moms.
The media is all a buzz with the pregnancy of Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, and Prince Harry who are expecting their first child. How much weight she gains will be the topic of conversation for the coming months, along with her wardrobe of course. There is no simple answer to the question how […]
If you are pregnant, summertime is probably not your best friend. You already know how uncomfortable you feel even with the AC cranked up, and how quickly any kind of activity wears you out. You are familiar with the humidity and the hot temperatures, but be aware also that the heat of summer can result […]
New moms may think they are ready to tackle anything once they’re at home with their sweet baby. After all, they have been through nine months of ups and downs, difficult sleeping, and morning sickness. Now that they have given birth, it should be smooth sailing, right? There are some common health issues for new […]
During August, organizations around the world spread awareness about breastfeeding and how it can benefit babies in all communities. Across the world, only about 38% of infants are exclusively breastfed.
I’m sure someone has told you “You’re never completely ready to have a baby.” However there are some questions that you can answer ahead of time to ensure you’re as prepared as possible. Here are just a few questions to keep in mind while you plan your pregnancy:
Confused about whether you’re allowed to eat fish during pregnancy? You’re not alone. Nutrition becomes even more important when you’re pregnant because everything you eat impacts the baby’s development. The dilemma with seafood is that, even though it contains nutrients essential for developing the fetal brain, it also contains mercury and polychlorinated biphenyls, which can […]