Morning sickness, that queasy feeling women get when they are pregnant, can be hard to distinguish from a stomach virus. If you have not taken a pregnancy test and are having what feels like morning sickness, how do you know it is the real thing? How can you tell if you are coming down with a stomach virus or if you are actually pregnant?
American baby names are more popular than ever. Parents are looking for unique, out-of-the-ordinary names and what better way to guarantee your child's name is unique than to make it up yourself.
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A molar pregnancy is a benign uterine growth that occurs when a sperm fertilizes an egg empty of genetic information. Though the growth itself is benign, complications can arise, and the growth should be treated quickly. Molar pregnancies occur in about one out of every 1,000 to 1,500 pregnancies, and can also be called mole, hydatidiform mole, or gestational trophoblastic disease.
Many doctors are worried that women are getting mixed signals when it comes to alcohol during pregnancy. Some research indicates that moderate consumption of alcohol is okay, but many specialists contend that this is not a green light to start drinking through pregnancy. The research is still fairly new, and doctors don't yet have all the answers on potential negative effects.
Pregnancy is a wonderful time for you and your partner as you celebrate all of the amazing changes in your growing body. But for many couples, fears and superstitions about sex during pregnancy hold them back from sharing the ultimate physical expression of joy. Is sex during pregnancy really safe, and what can couples do to make sure that there is no harm done to the baby?
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Surprisingly, a small but mighty trend in Lotus Births is emerging among pregnant women in the Western World. "Lotus Birth" is the practice of leaving the umbilical cord uncut and attached to the placenta for several days after childbirth. Some estimates put the percentage of such births at 5 percent. Will this trend continue to gain momentum?
The body is an amazing miracle in action. Every second, millions of reactions are taking place to maintain a perfect balance. People spend years of their lives studying how the body functions and they still don’t know everything there is to know about human life. One aspect of humanity is reproduction. For some women, becoming pregnant seems as easy as simply thinking about a baby.
Many women worry about weight gain during pregnancy-how much will I gain? How much is too much? How will I lose it? What is the right amount of weight to gain to give the baby everything he or she needs? Though every woman should discuss her particular case with her doctor, there are general guidelines.
You've just had a baby. You thought your tummy would be back to normal by your 6-week postpartum checkup, but instead you have loose skin and belly flab. How do you get your tummy back in shape and get rid of the loose skin where you tummy used to be? Follow our tips to help you tighten up your tummy. Lose weight slowly.
How are you holding up? You are at week thirty-eight now and we promise that your pregnancy will not last much longer. If you are like a lot of moms-to-be you are getting antsy and ready to have your baby. If your baby doesn’t make her appearance in the next couple weeks, you might start considering taking measures into your own hands.
How common is it for a test that checks your baby for Down syndrome to show "high risk"? This is one of many questions that may cross the minds of mommies-to-be, awaiting outcomes of tests like the NT (Nuchal Translucency) screen. The NT test is a widely recommended screen that checks for Down syndrome.
Some couples get very excited about finding out the sex of their baby. Others do not want to find out. Both scenarios have their perks. Finding out your baby’s gender in advance gives you the opportunity to plan a baby nursery and pick out gender specific baby clothes.
When the first baby of the new year arrived-that is, the first baby born in 2014 in the San Fernando Valley of Southern California-she arrived nearly three weeks before her expected due date. But, was her early arrival really too early? Not according to previous definitions. However, according to new definitions of "full-term" gestation, she did arrive early.
So you think you might be having multiples? Is your belly growing faster than you think it should be? Do you have a family history of twins? Or do you just have a funny feeling that twins are in your future? Below is a list of signs/symptoms of a mutliple pregnancy.