Pregnancy

Kids in the Delivery Room

Having your older children with you in the delivery room while you give birth is not such a radical idea. Not too many generations ago, babies were born at home with the help of a family doctor or midwife, and childbirth was simply a fact of life for older siblings. » Read more

Unusual Pregnancy Symptoms: Metallic Taste During Pregnancy

Pregnancy hormones can do strange things to all parts of your body – even your taste buds. One of the more disconcerting symptoms that some women experience is a metallic taste in the mouth during pregnancy. When it begins – often in the first trimester – it can be surprising, uncomfortable, and annoying. » Read more

Eating Disorders and Moms

By Rebecca Pillar

They say when we become parents, we make lots of sacrifices. One of the most common sacrifices we make, besides losing our freedom, is losing our figures. Sure, there are women out there who gain little weight and bounce right back after child birth, but for the rest of us “weight gain and staying” is a common issue. » Read more

Sciatic Pain During Pregnancy

When you’re pregnant, you may experience a range of discomforts because of the additional weight that your growing uterus puts on your back and legs. Some women complain of sciatic nerve pain in their legs during pregnancy, which can range from uncomfortable to extremely painful. What exactly is sciatic pain, and how can you alleviate it? » Read more

Mocktail Recipes

By Esther Blum, MS, RD, CDN, CNS

Excerpted with permission from Thalia !Radiante!: The Ultimate Guide to a Fit and Fabulous Pregnancy » Read more

Weight Gain and Pregnancy

The Institute of Medicine has released their newest stats, so if you are of a”normal” weight, you should be gaining between 25-35 pounds during pregnancy. » Read more

The Baby Blues

By Elizabeth Pantley, Author of Gentle Baby Care I remember when I was lying in my hospital bed after the birth of my fourth child, Coleton. I had endured a full day of labor and a difficult delivery (who says the fourth one comes easily?), and I was tired beyond explanation. After the relief of seeing my precious new child came an uncontrollable feeling to close my eyes and sleep. As my husband cradled newborn Coleton, I drifted off; my parting thoughts were, “I can’t do this. I don’t have the energy. » Read more

Progesterone Levels During Pregnancy

What is progesterone? Progesterone is a hormone produced by the ovaries that helps prepare the uterus for pregnancy. It is first produced by the corpus luteum in the ovaries and later is maintained by the placenta » Read more

Fighting Pregnancy Fatigue

For many women, fatigue is a constant complaint during pregnancy. And when you think about all that your body has to do during those nine months – namely, form and nurture another human being – it’s no wonder you aren’t even more fatigued. » Read more

Food Fight- Which Foods Can Help In The Infertility Battle?

By Nancy Da Silva According to a recent Harvard study titled 'The Fertility Diet' there are certain foods that can increase the chances of a woman conceiving. The main concept revolves around a full fat, organic diet that proves noticeably effective. » Read more