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 ]

Awesome Selection Of Pregnancy Announcement Ideas

Announcing Pregnancy

Your pregnancy has been confirmed and you cannot wait to tell the world about the newest addition to your family! Just take a deep breath first and consider the following: Partner, family and friends – who do you tell first and in what order? How do you tell them? You do not want them to [… Continue Reading ]

About Ectopic Pregnancy – How Do You Know?

If you are worried about a possible ectopic pregnancy or have been diagnosed with one, this information may be helpful. What Is An Ectopic Pregnancy? The word “ectopic” is derived from the Greek word “ektopos” which means “out of place”. Therefore an ectopic pregnancy is one that is “out of place” and not inside the [… Continue Reading ]

Understanding Pregnancy Cravings

Every woman experiences pregnancy differently therefore it is not surprising that some pregnant women have no cravings whilst others have very unusual ones. Being individuals is what makes us interesting. I had no cravings during either of my full term pregnancies but I am fascinated by the weird cravings others have had. Who says pregnancy [… Continue Reading ]

Explaining What A Miscarriage Is (And Isn’t)

The one thing we all fear during early pregnancy is a miscarriage. My first pregnancy ended in a miscarriage at about 8 weeks. It is a very emotional time for most women as your mood swings from the joy of being pregnant to the sadness of losing it so suddenly. One always questions why it [… Continue Reading ]