It surprises many women, but some fish and pregnancy can not be combined. Pregnant women need to avoid some fish in pregnancy due to mercury pollution. Mercury in fish can lead to birth defects. However, fish is an important addition to a pregnant woman’s diet as it contains omega-3s.
Have a healthy pregnancy with tips, recommendations and information to help you along your way. Learn the signs of pregnancy, how your baby is developing and what to expect at each stage. Get your questions answered with expert articles from fellow moms and dads, peers and professionals.
Millions of women suffer from anemia during pregnancy. Fortunately, increasing the intake of iron-rich foods during pregnancy reduces the risk for this condition.
Vaccination is a safe and fast procedure which provides protection against many infectious diseases. However, the safety of vaccination is often questioned by many people, including pregnant women, who fear it may harm their unborn child.
A pregnant woman’s body undergoes a number of changes that can cause stress and illness. The use of Reiki during pregnancy can help relieve morning sickness, stress, and insomnia.
Soon after delivering a baby, women want to return to their pre-pregnancy weight. Some can’t wait to head to the gym, others feel guilty wanting to concentrate on themselves when their baby needs all the attention. Learn how to lose weight without going on a proper diet.
Sciatica pain or radiating pain in the back, buttocks and legs isn’t talked about much during pregnancy. But it’s something many women have to deal with and they can’t take pain killers for. Yet there are many natural techniques you can use to treat sciatica pain.
For many women, headaches increase during pregnancy. And while Tylenol is safe in moderation during pregnancy, you may be trying to avoid all medications during your pregnancy and looking for some natural remedies for your headaches.
Taking medications for nausea and vomiting during pregnancy can cause possible harm. Instead, find safe and natural remedies for morning sickness that have been shown by studies to be effective and learn ways how you can help avoid morning sickness.
As many pregnant women know, morning sickness is common in the first trimester. But you don’t have to just wait for it to go away. There are many natural morning sickness cures such as ginger and acupressure bracelets that can help you get through the first part of your pregnancy.
50% of American women experience back pain during pregnancy, usually in the third trimester. Can anything be done to ease this discomfort? Once we understand why it happens, yes, there are things to try. This is about how Marie found relief in exercise and knowledge of her own body mechanics.
It’s tricky to not overeat when you’re eating for two. This article contains food combinations to add to your diet while you’re pregnant that won’t put you over the edge.
Spontaneous miscarriage is less common in the second trimester than in the first, but certain circumstances make it more likely to occur. Learn about the risks for fetal loss during the second trimester.
Read Part 2 of the Gestational Diabetes series to learn the symptoms of the disease, how it is diagnosed, and how it can affect the baby.
Discover the cause and risk factors of gestational diabetes in Part 1 of a three-part series on this pregnancy-related illness.
Learn about the treatment and long term health effects of gestational diabetes in part 3 of the series on this serious but controllable illness.
Obstetric ultrasound imaging and scans have grown in complexity in recent years and with the increased complexity has been an increase in the highly technical uses of the procedure in pregnancy.
The technique of using ultrasound to gather information about a fetus during pregnancy is an essential aspect of keeping a mother and her unborn child healthy.