Pregnancy

Fetal Development Month by Month

Month 1: Your first month of pregnancy your baby will accomplish many things, first and foremost, conception, fertilization, and implantation. After a woman ovulates, the egg is normally fertilized within 24-48 hours. The single fertilized cell begins to rapidly divide and at this point in time is called a zygote. Many amazing things happen at fertilization. » Read more

Herbal Teas and Pregnancy: Is it safe to drink herbal teas during pregnancy?

The list of things that women should and shouldn’t eat or drink during pregnancy can be confusing and hard to keep track of.  Like most pregnant women you want to steer clear of consuming anything that is not safe for pregnancy.  You know caffeine is something you should avoid or at the very least limit.  To help ditch the coffee cravings, you decide to turn to herbal t » Read more

Homemade Birth Announcements: Make Your Own Birth Announcements

What better way to announce the birth of your new baby than to make hand decorated birth announcements. These are easy to make and will make your birth announcement special. We have provided a few birth announcement templates for you to print out and decorate. » Read more

Fetal Movements: How often and when should my baby move?

Are you anxiously awaiting your baby's first kick? Or are you concerned that baby should be moving by now? Or do you have a leaping leprechaun in your belly and wondering if that is normal? Fetal movement varies from pregnancy to pregnancy. However, there are certain expectations given for all babies regarding fetal movement. » Read more

Creative Ways to Tell Your Husband that You're Pregnant

Disbelief, excitement, shock. Words can't describe the feeling you get when you see that pregnancy test turn positive for the first time. You've waited weeks, months, maybe years to see this result and you can't wait to tell your husband. » Read more

Implantation Bleeding

After ovulation the egg travels into the uterus and burrows into the lining of the uterus. For some women implantation will cause slight bleeding or spotting. This is called implantation bleeding. This is sometimes confused for an early period. » Read more

Can You Get Pregnant During Your Period?

Yes you can get pregnant during your period, but your chances of getting pregnant during your period are slim. The best time for a woman to get pregnant is around the middle of her cycle, close to ovulation. For the average woman this is around cycle day 12 to 16. » Read more

Toxins To Avoid During Pregnancy & Beyond

By Inhabitots

It's the good news and the bad news - in today's day and age we know so much about how babies in utero are affected by their mother's exposure to chemicals and toxins. » Read more

Contractions After Sex

If you are heading into the last week or two of pregnancy, you may be trying anything and everything to get labor started including having sex.  Sex is one of those things that everyone tells you will get labor started but it doesn’t work for everyone.  It may bring on contractions for some, but for others nothing.  If you are trying to get labor started, contractions » Read more

Tanning During Pregnancy: Is It Safe?

By Nancy Da Silva

You and the sun are one. You love nothing more than sitting out in the sun, relaxing and soaking up its rays and getting that perfect golden tan. Once the cold weather hits, not one to let Old Man Winter steal your fun, you head over to your friendly neighbourhood tanning salon for some rays via more mechanical methods. » Read more