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 ]

Pregnant women who have donated a kidney are at increased risk for hypertension, preeclampsia

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Nearly 30,000 people become living kidney donors worldwide each year, and many are young women.

Snus use in Norway has tripled in five years

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The increase in Scandinavian snus consumption in Norway is highest among young people, according to a new report from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.

Improved understanding of how phthalate exposure impacts pregnancy

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In recent years, scientists have linked chemicals known as phthalates with complications of pregnancy and fetal development.

Pregnancy and childbirth: why mental health care for parents is important

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The importance of appropriate care and monitoring for parental mental health, as well as the impact of parental disorders on the child, is examined in a new series of articles.

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 ]