In The Womb: How Your Baby’s Senses Develop

Fetal senses development

Humans have five basic senses: Sight, smell, taste, hearing and touch. You may be wondering just when, during your pregnancy, your tiny baby can start feeling, smelling, tasting, hearing and see. You will be surprised to know that it is a lot earlier than you think! Your baby’s senses begin to develop from the moment [... Continue Reading ]

Breast milk linked to significant early brain growth in preemies

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Preemies fed mostly breast milk had larger brains by their due dates than those who consumed small amounts or none.

Gestational exposure to type of antidepressants associated with adolescent depression

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A study to be published in the May 2016 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP) reports that use of certain antidepressants during pregnancy can...

Shoe Size During Pregnancy – Do Your Feet Really Get Bigger?

feet during pregnancy

Swollen Feet During Pregnancy You may find your shoes are no longer that comfortable during the second and third trimesters and one of the culprits may be swelling of your feet. Pregnancy triggers many changes in your body and lots of things tend to get bigger, including your feet! During pregnancy, the extra fluid in [... Continue Reading ]

Is Childbirth A Labor Of Love?

Delivering a baby

The Agony And Ecstasy Of Childbirth I can summarize my memories of childbirth as follows: Come on, it is time for you to come out now! Hallelujah, finally the time has arrived. Unbearable back pain that was driving me crazy (so I had an epidural). Push, come on PUSH! What the hell do you think [... Continue Reading ]

Pregnancy Side-Effects and What to Do About Them

Back pain during pregnancy

If You Suffer From These Common Pregnancy Problems, You Are Not Alone! Table of Contents (jump ahead!) Constipation Backache Leg & Foot Cramps Cystitis Hemorrhoids Headaches Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Varicose Veins Heartburn Thrush Pregnancy is an exciting time, but it also brings along a variety of symptoms we, as women, would rather do without! As [... Continue Reading ]

When Is The Best Time To Conceive?

Hope of a pregnancy

Becoming pregnant is supposed to be a very joyous time, a time for a little miracle to happen inside you, but, because it is also a very complex biological process, it does not always go to plan. Getting to understand YOUR fertility, menstrual cycle, ovulation cycle and body will help you understand when you have [... Continue Reading ]

Gestational Diabetes

Exercise during pregnancy

Being diagnosed with gestational diabetes can be a very distressing time for a woman during pregnancy, especially a first pregnancy. Not only do you have to deal with the emotional, hormonal and physical changes of pregnancy which comes with a lot of questions already, but now you have to cope with managing your blood sugar [... Continue Reading ]

About Pregnancy And Weight Gain – How Much Weight Should I Gain?

Healthy Diet

Weight gain during pregnancy is something that concerns every woman. We all have that fear of not being able to lose the weight after baby is born. In hindsight, knowing now that it was going to be a battle trying to lose that weight, I would have been a lot more concerned about my weight [... Continue Reading ]

About Pregnancy And Morning Sickness – It Should Be Called 24/7 Pregnancy Sickness!

Morning Sickness

Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy (NVP) or pregnancy sickness is a much better description than morning sickness as the nausea and vomiting can occur any time of the day or night. Just to make it even more of a mystery, some women do not experience any morning sickness, some have very mild nausea, some have [... Continue Reading ]