Eating Healthy During Pregnancy Generally speaking, there are countless benefits to eating healthy. Just to name a few, a nutritious diet yields a woman more sustainable energy, a stronger immune system, and the reduced risk of disease. Pregnant woman need to be particularly careful about what they eat because they are not only eating for their own [...]
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Bleeding During Pregnancy Although frightening, bleeding during pregnancy is not always a cause for concern. In fact, bleeding during the first trimester is actually common and most likely harmless. If bleeding occurs during the second and third trimesters, however, it may be a sign of a more serious complication. No matter where you are in [...]
Early High-Risk Pregnancy Care No two pregnancies are alike. With every pregnancy comes the possibility of complications, whether they are mild or severe. Dealing with a high-risk pregnancy highlights these complications and can be harmful to both the mother and the child. Some major contributing factors to a high-risk pregnancy include disease on the mother’s [...]
Valentine's Day Date Ideas Just because you’re pregnant doesn’t mean you and your partner can’t spend a romantic Valentine’s Day together. Valentine’s Day is the perfect holiday to express your love for each other and focus on you as couple before the baby comes. If you can’t think of what to do, here is a [...]
Potential Complications with a Twin Pregnancy What makes a twin pregnancy riskier than other pregnancies? A high-risk pregnancy can be defined as a pregnancy that needs extra attention and care as precautionary measures. Although carrying twins may mean your pregnancy is high-risk, most mothers who are expecting twins or multiples give birth to happy and [...]
Zika No Longer a Global Emergency but.. In November 2016, the United Nation’s World Health Organization (W.H.O.) declared that the Zika virus was no longer a global health emergency. W.H.O. stated that the spread of Zika still remains of great importance, but should now be categorized with other mosquito-borne diseases, such as yellow fever [...]
Being pregnant is wonderful any time of the year, but the winter can bring on a few challenges. However, you can stay safe and comfortable all winter long with these helpful tips! Tips for a Winter Pregnancy Get a Flu Shot During the winter, you’re more susceptible to getting the cold or flu. If you’re [...]
The Flu Vaccine and Pregnancy Seasonal influenza (flu) can occur year round, but its peak activity is October through May. Symptoms include fever, headache, muscle pain, coughing and sore throat. If you are currently pregnant, you may be wondering whether you should get vaccinated against influenza, and the answer is “yes”. Pregnant women can become [...]
Ways to Avoid a Problematic Pregnancy When a woman finds out she is going to become a mother, there is nothing more she wants than a healthy pregnancy that is successfully [...]
The Top 5 Tips for Quitting While Trying to Conceive Smoking is an all too common bad habit for both men and women alike, regardless of age, race or lifestyle. However, the act of [...]