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Recurrent Miscarriage and Pregnancy Loss

Questions on testing?

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Pregnancy and Motherhood After Loss

I failed

Hello, I am 2.5 pregnant with a donor embryo. I am not enjoying my pregnancy or anything for that ma...

Baby Names

Cormac?

Ladies, what are your thoughts on Cormac? If we used this name we'd be primarily calling him Mick....

Pregnancy and Motherhood After Loss

losing it!!

How do you resist the baby fever urges?! I'm losing my mind :sigh:...

Baby Names

Cortney

I decided to brainstorm names for you! I only got part way through when I had to leave work so I'm p...

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Concerns and Complications

Pregnancy Rhinitis: What You Should Know

No matter how beautiful and meaningful pregnancy can be, there's no denying the physical difficulties that accompany it for most women. It's no wonder that mothers are revered for their strength worldwide! It takes incredible strength just to endure the journey between conception and motherhood. One of the many ailments many pregnant women can suffer from is pregnancy rhinitis.

Am I Pregnant?

Morning Sickness or Stomach Bug?

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?

Baby Names

Baby Names from the 80s

What were you doing in the 80's? Moon-walking with Michael? Playing Pac-Man on your Atari? Were you sporting a Hyper-color shirt, High-top Converse shoes, and a Swatch Watch?

Concerns and Complications

Pregnancy Rhinitis: What You Should Know

No matter how beautiful and meaningful pregnancy can be, there's no denying the physical difficulties that accompany it for most women. It's no wonder that mothers are revered for their strength worldwide! It takes incredible strength just to endure the journey between conception and motherhood. One of the many ailments many pregnant women can suffer from is pregnancy rhinitis.

Do's and Don'ts

Is it Safe to Lose Weight When Pregnant?

Check with your doctor. The first and most important thing to remember when considering what is safe and reasonable regarding your body, weight, and pregnancy, is to ask your doctor.

Feelings and Emotions

Sex During Pregnancy

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?

First Trimester

Age & Pregnancy: Why It Matters

There are a lot of perks to growing older. Your car insurance costs will go down. You'll probably be able to afford more of life's luxuries. You'll have spent some time getting to know yourself, so your self-confidence is probably much higher than it was in your 20s. Most women view growing older with a healthy measure of respect for how far they've come in life.

Labor and Childbirth

Planning a VBAC After 2 or More C-Sections

Once a cesarean, always a cesarean? Not necessarily. While that may have been the standard medical practice for great-grandma, more and more women are exploring and conquering the world of VBACs every year. VBAC stands for Vaginal Birth After Cesarean.

Miscarriage and Pregnancy Loss

Signs of Low Progesterone

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.

Nutrition and Fitness

The Best Exercises for Pregnancy

So you're pregnant and you want to stay in shape or get in shape. What can you do? It may seem like everything is off limits when you are pregnant but there are so many different ways you can get in shape or stay in shape during pregnancy. Here are a few pregnancy workout guidelines you should know before you get started:

Postpartum

The Realistic & Amazing Bodies of Mothers During Pregnancy & Postpartum

Every mother who has grown a baby and given birth knows what an absolute miracle it is that a woman's

Pregnancy Week by Week

38 Weeks Pregnant: Your Pregnancy Week by Week

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.

Prenatal Testing

NT Screening: What is it? What does it mean if you're high risk?

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.

Second Trimester

Age & Pregnancy: Why It Matters

There are a lot of perks to growing older. Your car insurance costs will go down. You'll probably be able to afford more of life's luxuries. You'll have spent some time getting to know yourself, so your self-confidence is probably much higher than it was in your 20s. Most women view growing older with a healthy measure of respect for how far they've come in life.

Third Trimester

Age & Pregnancy: Why It Matters

There are a lot of perks to growing older. Your car insurance costs will go down. You'll probably be able to afford more of life's luxuries. You'll have spent some time getting to know yourself, so your self-confidence is probably much higher than it was in your 20s. Most women view growing older with a healthy measure of respect for how far they've come in life.

Twins and Multiples

Top Tips for New Moms of Twins

Remember how excited you were when you found out you were having a baby? What about that moment when you found out you were having two babies? At first, you may have been shocked, but as you started adjusting to the idea of caring for two babies, you shifted into planning mode...hopefully.