When it comes to keeping bugs away during pregnancy, some repellants are better than others. Summer breezes are in the air, the crickets are singing, and pool parties abound, beckoning families to spend time together outdoors and coexist with bugs … Continue reading
Learn how to get the nutrients fish provide without the risks of mercury. Almost all fish contain small amounts of mercury. In high quantities, however, mercury is a neurotoxin—which is why certain kinds of high-mercury fish should be avoided while … Continue reading
The only thing better than getting down on the floor and having some face-to-face bonding time with your baby is knowing you’re helping his physical and mental development. Tummy time is exactly what it sounds like: short periods when your … Continue reading
You don’t have to let your pregnancy hunger pangs take control. Intense cravings for very strange foods—think pickles and peanut butter, or tuna fish with fudge chunk ice cream—are completely normal during pregnancy. Pregnancy hormones also cause cravings for normal … Continue reading
As your pregnancy progresses, your little one seems to be kicking more frequently in response to loud sounds and the voices of you and your partner. Can baby actually hear and recognize sounds in utero? Between weeks 16 and 18, … Continue reading
You avoid potentially dangerous exercises and have memorized the list of foods and medications that are off limits. But are you up to date on bump-friendly car safety?
Announcing a pregnancy to loved ones is one of the most joyful parts of the process! Here are some fun ideas for sharing the news.
At 35, you can do just about anything you focus your time and energy on. You can run a marathon, complete an advanced degree—or have a baby. But, like those other tasks, you may find a few more obstacles in … Continue reading
Painful, pounding pressure. A balloon that won’t pop. However you describe swelling during pregnancy, the important thing is knowing how to relieve it. When you’re pregnant, your body produces about 50 percent more body fluids. In fact, retained fluids account … Continue reading
Some old wives’ tales about pregnancy and childbirth are more tall tale than medical reality. If you carry your baby high or wide, it’s a girl, while carrying low means it’s a boy. Truth: How you carry your baby has … Continue reading