Some people have a dream pregnancy. They have a nice neat baby bump, a beautiful glow, and they barely suffer from morning sickness. For others, the experience can be a nightmare! They feel uncomfortable all of the time. Their baby bump is so big they are convinced they are having about seven children and their back is in agony from it. They are constantly throwing up and feeling nauseous. They just can’t wait for the baby to finally make an appearance, so they can feel normal again. What camp do you fall into?
No matter what, we have plenty of useful advice and tips on having a healthy pregnancy. To ensure you keep yourself healthy during pregnancy, it is important to maintain a good diet. You should eat foods that are rich in folic acid, as this is vital for the baby’s neural tube in terms of development. It is also a good idea to write a birth plan, including details on the procedures you want to avoid and who you want to be present.
Aside from staying healthy and preparing for the birth, you will also find plenty of other interesting articles and answers to the many questions you may have. This includes tips on picking the perfect names for siblings, as well as details on how you can tell if you are having a boy or a girl, and information on some of the symptoms you will experience during your pregnancy, such as ankle swelling in the second trimester and bleeding in the first trimester.
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Picture this . . . you’re experiencing swollen ankles, feeling a bit sluggish, and perhaps a little unsteady and unable to sleep comfortably. This sure wouldn’t seem like the ideal time to vacation, right? In any other case that may be true, but on a...read more
Just think of them as the Rodney Dangerfield’s of the pregnancy world: pregnancy-related aches and pains that quite simply “don’t get no respect.” While complaints like morning sickness and Braxton-Hicks contractions manage to attract the lion’s share of attention,...read more
Question ~ Have you, or would you name your baby after yourself or your partner? First and middle name or just one? From SusanH ~ We named our daughter a variation of my first name. I am Susan, she is Susanna. I was a little uncertain at first about using a variant of...read more
When I wrote the first edition of The Best Baby Name Book in the Whole Wide World back in 1978, there were about 10,000 names on 120 pages. In a couple of hours you could read the introductory material about what to consider when naming your baby, and then browse all...read more
Pregnancy can be both an exciting and stressful time for both the mother and father. The arrival of a new family member can be suspenseful as all the preparations to welcome your new child has to be done on time. Thanks to nature, soon to be parents get an approximate...read more
If you are reading this article, chances are you pregnant with NOT your first child! Congratulations! Having another child may seem much easier after all that practice with the previous one or ones. Some of you here may only be having your second child while others...read more
Bleeding during the first trimester (first 12 weeks of pregnancy) is fairly common and is usually no cause for alarm. However, in some cases, it can be a sign of something serious and it is important to seek medical attention to ensure that both you and your baby are...read more
During pregnancy, the mother foes through significant changes both anatomically and physiologically to accommodate and nurture the growing baby. These changes start after conception and affects all the organ systems in your body. In most women who have an...read more
During those intensely painful days after my daughter Laura was stillborn five years ago, I remember feeling that I was at a crossroads in my life-that two separate paths lay before me: I could either let this tragedy destroy my life and break my spirit or I could...read more
In a normal body without pregnancy, most of the intraabdominal space is occupied by both the large and small intestines. Anatomically, the vagina is behind the bladder while the uterus is both above and behind the bladder. Behind the bladder and vagina is the rectum...read more