In almost every woman’s magazine we see, they always show a new celebrity mom that shows how they made their weight loss look so effortless. But the reality is that dropping post-delivery pounds can be challenging. Every woman dreams of losing all the extra pregnancy pounds and weight gain the moment the baby finally arrives, but the fact is no woman jumps right back to her pre-baby body so quickly. It is important to keep your expectations in check: Depending on the size of your newborn (which is usually between 5 to 10 pounds), and...

Recreational drug use is common in women of child bearing age. Marijuana is now legal in several places worldwide, and easily available even in countries where it is not legal. This means that many women will find themselves pregnant while still smoking or otherwise ingesting weed. Research on marijuana use in pregnancy Unfortunately, not much modern research has been done on cannabis use in pregnancy. Few studies have been done since the 1980s, so our information is thin and outdated. Studies suggest that the active part of cannabis,...

STDs List & Symptoms of STDs (STDs)–Sexually transmitted diseases and Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are not something any of us like to think about but it has become more important than ever to get yourself checked, especially if you are pregnant. These viruses can affect babies skin, eyes, mouth, joints, blood, central nervous system, and can even lead to their death.In simple terms, an STI means an infection has been contracted, but it is not yet a disease. Some sexually transmitted viruses do not have symptoms but...

  The Twin Pregnancy Discovering that you are pregnant with two babies can be a shock. If this is your first pregnancy, you may have no idea what to expect. If you already have children, the idea of adding two more to the mix is an intimidating thought. Learning as much as you can about what to expect from the pregnancy, birth and beyond will help to make this a positive experience. How are twins conceived? There are two types of twins – identical and fraternal (non-identical).Identical twins start as one fertilized egg. This...

Exercise during pregnancy is a controversial topic that can be both confusing and terrifying for us women. The first thing a woman asks about exercise once is she pregnant is what is safe and what is best for them. No matter your fitness level, the vast majority of pregnancy exercises are not helpful for you but also for your baby. Through exercise, you can help ease away those pregnancy problems from tiredness, aches, and pains to reducing the chances for complications throughout your pregnancy and labor. Every woman knows that life...

Planning to become pregnant is a very exciting time for woman and her partner. However, it can be quite daunting when trying to best prepare yourself, both physically and mentally, for the pregnancy journey ahead. With so many differing opinions online, as well as from family and friends, it’s understandable that women can become confused and very overwhelmed. It is important to remember that the best advise you can receive is from your your regular health practitioner and and from reputable online sources; it’s best to avoid...

A lot of expectant mothers are looking forward to having a natural childbirth. But the word that you may need to deliver the baby by cesarean section (C-section) might make you feel a bit disappointed. Your visions of pushing the baby out of your womb may suddenly be replaced with worries about surgery, being in the hospital longer than you expected, and the recovery. This article will help you see what to expect from C-section and finally see the beauty in it. Why Cesarean section (C-section)? There are three reasons for a C-Section:Scheduled...

Women may give birth, but conceiving a child is a two person job. Over 40% of infertility cases are due to male problems. These issues can go un-diagnosed, partly because men are less likely than women to see a doctor regularly. Even if you do visit your doctor for check-ups, you should go for a full examination when you decide to have a baby. Getting this done before trying to conceive can avoid months of stress. Explain why you are there, to ensure your doctor covers all the bases. Your visit should include a physical exam of the genitals,...

You are now eating for two, congratulations! Good nutrition during pregnancy is a must for you and your developing baby. For first time moms, it might come as a little overwhelming, thinking of what to start eating and what to stop eating altogether. Do not stress, mommies! Read on and learn about how to have a balanced diet during pregnancy and what it takes to ensure a healthy growing baby.Having a well-balanced diet before and during pregnancy helps your baby to have a strong start in life. And while you might not have the healthiest...

Fertility is the ability to reproduce. This covers both falling pregnant, and carrying a baby to term. If you are a fertile couple, you should conceive within a year, having regular, unprotected sex. 80% of women fall pregnant in a this time. Both men and women have a level of fertility which is raised or lowered by their body, lifestyle and environment. If you want to fall pregnant easily, you need to understand how to make this more likely. Guidelines to Maximizing Your Fertility Simply put, the healthier you and your partner are, the...

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