AleksandarNakic / Getty Images About three months ago, I got some of the happiest news of my life. After not having to “try” for as long as we’d expected, my husband and I were expecting Baby #2. Because I have a complicated medical history — severe endometriosis at the top of the list — I’d […]
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I was so excited for my 20-week ultrasound. I hadn’t seen the baby growing in my belly since my 12-week scan, and I knew this would probably be my last chance to have a look at the little bean before D-day. But, here’s the thing: There’s a lot more to it than determining your baby’s […]
Expert:Sarah Little, MD, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital A pregnancy is considered a high-risk pregnancy if the mother or baby has a higher risk of complications. This can happen due to a variety of factors: Maternal age Pre-existing conditions Conditions occuring during pregnancy Multiple births – twins, triplets or more Maternal […]
Take your pick from our definitive list, whether it’s chewing on some dates, blowing up balloons or spending a little longer in the bedroom one morning…!
Alongside other pregnancy side effects, your nipples may suddenly appear darker. To put your mind at ease, we fill you in on everything you need to know.
PeopleImages / Getty Images When I was pregnant with my first child, I realized early on that people put lots of their own agenda on pregnant women, even in the process of offering congratulations. It was annoying, of course, to receive so much unasked for feedback on everything from the size of my bump to how it […]
So, you just had the best baby shower ever … and now you’re knee deep in cute stationary, wondering about the finer points of baby shower thank you wording. We’ve all had to write thank you notes, but there’s something extra special about thanking a friend or family member for choosing a thoughtful gift for your baby-to-be. […]
When you’re pregnant, a constant need to wee complicates the simplest of daytime tasks, turning a supermarket trip into a frantic trolley dash.
Jacob Lund / Getty Images I was 16 the first time I visited a Planned Parenthood center. My friends and I found it in the Yellow Pages after seeing their large ad for free pregnancy tests. The women at the center were kind, and they offered nonjudgmental smiles as I explained the reason why I was […]
There is no right or wrong time to have a baby – different decades have their benefits. So what does it mean if you have a baby in your 30s?
Vicnt / Getty Images Before I got pregnant I fully intended to work through my pregnancy, take a short maternity leave then head back to work. I enjoyed my job and they gave flexibility to my coworkers who were working moms. It was a seemingly ideal situation. We had also recently become owners of a […]
Start your day the best way possible with a healthy energy-boosting breakfast that is perfect and safe to eat in any trimester
A group of breathtaking en caul bphotos are are making the Interwebs’s rounds, and it’s no wonder–the pictures are amazing and show what life is like seconds before a baby is born. A talented Brazillian birth photographer was able to capture some incredible pictures of a beautiful baby boy named Noah as he entered the world. […]
Vgajic / Getty Images As if getting pregnant wasn’t complicated enough, many women trying to conceive are also experiencing Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, aka PCOS, which can make it much harder. If you are wondering about PCOS and pregnancy, here’s everything you need to know about how to get pregnant with PCOS. What is Polycystic Ovary […]
Courtney Hale / Getty Images My OB had already told me I’d be having a C-section next month, and yet there I was that night, dutifully seated with my husband at our little two-person table in a room full of other pregnant couples in a labor and delivery class. We learned how to sit on […]
Recently, a friend of mine showed me her C-Section scar and I was pretty surprised: It was a tiny horizontal slit that was about the length of her hand. In fact, the incision only needs to be big enough for a baby’s head to fit through, so the average C-Section scar is about five-inches long, says Lana […]
When I was pregnant with my twin boys, I devoted plenty of time to pregnancy workouts, and made sure that walking and prenatal yoga were part of my regular routine. In fact, the research backs up exercise during pregnancy. The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists points out that pregnancy workouts have been shown to benefit […]
Pregnancy is full of surprises, and a fair few affect your breasts. Welcome to the world of puffy nipples, leaks and much bigger bras…
Megan P., of Brooklyn, New York, always wanted a boy and a girl. Her first child was a girl, so when it came time to get pregnant with baby #2, she decided to try to influence the baby’s gender naturally via the Shettles Method. “I thought ‘If there’s anything I can do to conceive a boy, I’ll […]
Ginger tea can have certain benefits for pregnant woman such as reducing symptoms of nausea or morning sickness but is it safe to drink during pregnancy?