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 mothers, so it’s best to be prepared both physically and emotionally to handle what may come next. » Read more about: Common Health Issues for New Mothers »
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. » Read more about: Breastfeeding Month »
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: » Read more about: Questions to Ask Yourself Before Considering Getting Pregnant »
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 be harmful to the fetus when eaten in excess. » Read more about: Is it Okay to Eat Fish While I’m Pregnant? »
Morning sickness is caused by hormones released by a woman’s body during pregnancy. Morning sickness occurs most often during the first trimester of pregnancy. Some women find that nausea and vomiting are worst in the morning, but symptoms can occur at any time of the day or night.
Most women feel better at the beginning of the second trimester, but some continue to feel ill throughout their pregnancies. » Read more about: Do you have morning sickness? »
Antidepressants are commonly used to relieve symptoms associated with depression. However when antidepressants are used during pregnancy, there are a lot of things to consider.
Even though untreated depression can cause emotional instability, treating depression with antidepressants while pregnant could cause harm to your baby. » Read more about: Are Antidepressants Safe During Pregnancy? »
It’s always important to protect your skin from the sun, but did you know that your skin is even more susceptible to damage while pregnant?
Here are a few common skin issues that occur during pregnancy and tips on how to prevent them: » Read more about: Common Summer Pregnancy Skin Issues in Omaha, Nebraska »
Pregnancy not only comes with excitement, it also comes with some negative side effects, such as heartburn. Even if you never had heartburn before pregnancy, certain foods can trigger pregnancy heartburn. The good news – there are a few natural remedies that can help. » Read more about: Natural Pregnancy Heartburn Remedies »
More than 60 percent of women in America choose to get epidurals however, are still a lot of misconceptions about the procedure. Here are just a few of the myths surrounding epidurals: » Read more about: Epidural Myths Debunked »
Looking for something special to celebrate everything your mom has done for you? These great gift ideas are both useful and thoughtful!
1. Buy a Spa Gift Card
What better way to show mom you appreciate her than by giving her a relaxing day at the spa? Add a little extra to the gift by attending the spa day with her, making it the perfect gift for a mom and daughter. » Read more about: Mother’s Day Gift Ideas »