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,...

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...

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...

If you are trying to conceive, but it’s too early to take a pregnancy test, here are some early signs that might indicate pregnancy. Before your period is due : Early Pregnancy Signs Breast changesA tingling sensation around your nipples Bigger breasts that feel tender and heavy Discomfort when wearing a braUnusual tiredness Hormonal changes can exhaust you in the first few weeks of pregnancy Genital color changes Increased blood flow can make your genital area go a purple color, particularly the lips of the vulva. Nausea Although...

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...

WHY? You see, just because you are pregnant doesn’t mean you don’t get to enjoy a carefree, somewhat selfish life anymore. Take this time to enjoy YOU, and soak up any bit of quiet, relaxing, and indulgent time you can – because the clock is ticking. Ultimate Pregnancy Bucket List : What to Do Before My Baby Arrives Below are ___ things you’ll wish you did before the baby arrived. Note: this is not a helpful checklist you need to prepare yourself for the new bundle of joy – rather a list of all the important things you need...