Few experiences are more memorable than bringing a new life into the world. After you’ve decided to begin the pregnancy journey, take a break from daydreaming about nursery colors and baby names to healthfully prepare before conceiving. Because many women … Continue reading
The lifestyle choices you make can affect your ability to get pregnant. Some of these choices—such as discontinuing the use of alcohol and tobacco—are common knowledge, while others may surprise you.
Annually, nearly 120,000 babies in the United States are born with a birth defect—but some of these are preventable. In honor of National Birth Defects Prevention Month, learn how your choices before and during pregnancy can improve the health of your baby.
A pre-pregnancy diet rich in folic acid helps shield babies from birth defects that occur before many women realize they’re eating for two.
If you have gestational diabetes, here are a few helpful guidelines that can help you manage this condition: Continue taking your prenatal vitamin. Avoid alcohol. Eat breakfast within one hour of waking. Eat meals and snacks two to four hours … Continue reading
During your pregnancy, you can expect a lot of changes with your body, but losing your beautiful look doesn’t have to be one of them. From silky hair to the perfect pedicure, now’s the time to “baby” yourself, too. Fluid … Continue reading
Don’t let the layers of clothing make your Vitamin D levels decline. Replace the time in the sun with high Vitamin D food sources such as salmon, tuna in oil, and fortified cereals, as well as eggs, orange juice and … Continue reading
Nothing can stress out a woman quite as much as worrying about pregnancy. Pregnant moms worry that something could be wrong; women wanting to be pregnant worry about why they might not be pregnant on their timetable. The fear that … Continue reading
Every pregnancy is unique, right? You might be surprised to see just how alike pregnant moms are when it comes to their questions and concerns. I’ve compiled a list of the top 5 questions we’ve received from expectant moms and … Continue reading
Endometriosis can cause pain and even infertility. Find out the symptoms and treatments for this condition that tends to affect pre-menopausal women.