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Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a time of amazement and wonder – and lots of body changes that sometimes can be hard to explain. But with our guide, you will know exactly what to expect during this wonderful time of life and learn everything about pregnancy fitness, nutrition, symptoms, labor & delivery, and more.

How to Lose Weight Safely During Pregnancy?

How to Lose Weight Safely During Pregnancy?

Is losing weight while pregnant safe for your unborn child?If you are at a healthy shape, this is not something that your doctor will advise.But here's the thing:If you have a BMI (body mass index) above 30, losing some pounds may be beneficial for both you and your baby's health. This shouldn't, however, ...

Hospital Bag Essentials: Ultimate Checklist

Hospital Bag Essentials: Ultimate Checklist

Are you already in your third trimester?If so, are you getting ready for the big day? You must be wondering when should you pack hospital bag.The answer is, you want your essentials packed and in your car no later than 35 weeks.Why is this so important?After a prenatal checkup, your doctor might decide ...

Pregnancy Sex: How to Stay Safe?

Pregnancy Sex: How to Stay Safe?

Many women wonder how to have safe sex during pregnancy. It is said that it is a somewhat different experience when you’re carrying a baby. It can be very challenging to find a comfortable pose while wondering if the baby is ok and having back pain.Be that as it may, some women find having intercourse during ...

10 Healthy Pregnancy Meals

10 Healthy Pregnancy Meals

The biggest worry of any future mother is the well-being of an unborn child. Well, what about the second one? Yep. It must be the nine-month-old kilograms.We know a newborn is only 25 percent of the total weight gain of a pregnant woman. That's why mothers-to-be should make a healthy diet and physical activity a ...

Implantation Bleeding: What is it and When Does it Occur?

Implantation Bleeding: What is it and When Does it Occur?

When an egg cell is impregnated it goes through the first few phases of its division. Then it attaches itself to the womb wall. This is when it starts to grow, and implantation bleeding can happen. Usually, it occurs around 6-12 days after conception. About one-third of all child-bearing women experience it during the ...

Dry Skin During Pregnancy

Dry Skin During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a time in a woman's life when she gets a lot of love and attention from her loved ones. The condition brings plenty of changes with itself.Most of expectant mommies get a glowing skin. It's the courtesy of pregnancy hormones. The hormonal changes increase the body's water retention capacity, which ...

What Do Braxton Hicks Contractions Feel Like?

What Do Braxton Hicks Contractions Feel Like?

When it comes to pregnancy, contractions are an entirely normal thing. However, before the "real" labor takes place, there's a good chance you'll experience "false" labor contractions. Their medical name is Braxton Hicks contractions (BHC) and they're usually a cause of concern of many future moms.What are they? ...

Cough and Cold During Pregnancy: Treatment and Prevention

Cough and Cold During Pregnancy: Treatment and Prevention

Colds are easy to spread, and all of us catch them at least once a year. In pregnancy, the immune system gets mildly suppressed. Because of that cold during pregnancy lasts longer and appears more frequently.But cease your worry. Even though you feel like the train has run you over, the chances that the beaming ...

Cramps During Pregnancy: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Cramps During Pregnancy: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Experiencing cramping during the pregnancy period can be frightening, but it's actually one of the most common symptoms. One of the most reassuring facts is that most cramps are not really dangerous. In fact, cramping early pregnancy and during the later periods is just the uterus's reaction to almost any kind of ...

What Happens During Labor?

What Happens During Labor?

Many women are afraid of what their first childbirth might be like. With proper preparation and education, there's nothing to be scared of. Even though it's an entirely natural process, informing yourself on how to give birth and what happens during labor will make it easier for the whole family.You have probably ...

Signs of Labor: Symptoms Before Labor Begins

Signs of Labor: Symptoms Before Labor Begins

As the due date is slowly closing in, every discomfort and cramp can make a pregnant woman wonder: Am I in labor? Is it finally happening?However, the reality is quite different. Getting the child out of your body is actually a much longer process, with the body preparing for the real deal weeks before it actually ...

What Is Cholestasis Of Pregnancy?

What Is Cholestasis Of Pregnancy?

Some expectant mothers experience serious itching in the later stages of pregnancy. The main culprit is a common liver disease that occurs only in pregnancy. Intrahepatic cholestasis pregnancy is when the normal level of bile is disrupted by the elevated levels of hormones.The condition typically occurs in the ...