After months of anticipation, your baby’s due date is near. Here’s what you can expect from the start of labor until the first days and weeks with your new baby. Signs of Labor No one can predict with certainty when … Continue reading Labor and Childbirth: What To Expect and Complications
After 9 months of nausea, weight gain, back pain, and general discomfort, the day is finally here: delivery day. And, if you’re anything like me, you are more than ready. I was trying to evict my daughter as soon as … Continue reading How to Advocate for Yourself and Your Baby During Delivery
If you’re hoping to conceive, don’t leave it to luck. Know how to get pregnant — starting with predicting ovulation and do’s and don’ts for maximizing fertility. Some couples seem to get pregnant simply by talking about it. For others, … Continue reading How to Get Pregnant Advice
You may not be pregnant yet, but there’s plenty you can do now to make yourself as healthy as possible for a growing baby. Consider this your preconception to-do list. 1. Make an appointment with your doctor. True, you’ll be … Continue reading Your Prepregnancy Checklist
If you’re considering having a baby, you probably have wondered how long it will take to get pregnant, when to have sex, and how often. Find the answers to your questions here. The Odds of Getting Pregnant It’s a common … Continue reading Thinking About Getting Pregnant? How to Prepare for it?
Kids who become invested in self-improvement at a young age will likely experience many advantages in life. But it can be a little tricky to figure out exactly how to go about teaching kids about self-improvement. Fortunately, these strategies can … Continue reading How to Promote Self-Improvement in Your Kids
Your seven-month-old has just broken out in hives. You’ve been gradually introducing solids, but haven’t introduced anything new in a few days. Still, you ate a messy peanut butter sandwich before feeding your baby and are wondering if your baby … Continue reading What Are the Symptoms of an Allergy in Kids?
In 2017, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its analysis of what it costs to raise a child in the United States. And according to their figures it can cost as much as $233,610 before inflation for a two-parent, … Continue reading How to Reduce the Cost of Raising a Child
While some pregnancy symptoms start very early, most of the time, you won’t notice anything right away. Anything that happens immediately after having sex, like spotting or increased discharge, is usually not related to pregnancy. Other than a missed period, pregnancy … Continue reading Can You Feel Pregnancy Symptoms Soon After Sex?
The 9- to 12-month-old stage in your baby’s life is often the turning point for them as they make some big developmental milestones like standing, stacking items, and feeding themselves. And while they love experimenting with finger foods at this … Continue reading How Much Should a 9-12 Month-Old Baby Eat?
Yoga has many benefits during pregnancy, including building pelvic strength and preparing your body for labor, but there are some yoga poses to avoid when you are expecting. Your body is simply not the same when you are carrying a … Continue reading Yoga Poses to Avoid During Pregnancy
Pregnancy is a time of excitement, but it can also be a time of uncertainty or worry. If you work, you may be stressing about telling your boss you’re expecting. You may even have concerns about certain job duties that … Continue reading Working While Pregnant: Restrictions, Long Hours, More
Pregnancy is an exciting — and stressful — time. Your mind races with a zillion questions and concerns ranging from mild (but not silly — there are no silly questions when you’re pregnant) to very serious. A common question is … Continue reading Coronavirus and Pregnancy: Symptoms, Treatment and Risks
A new study from the American College of Physicians found that taking low-dose aspirin on a daily basis may improve pregnancy outcomes for people who previously experienced pregnancy loss. The report, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine on Monday, … Continue reading Low-Dose Aspirin May Help People With History of Pregnancy Loss
Newborn hygiene care, including bathing, skin care and changing diapers, is important for your baby’s health and comfort. Bathing and skin care Giving a small, wiggly baby a bath can make a new parent nervous, but by being calm and … Continue reading Newborn Hygiene; Bathing, Skin Care and Changing Diapers
Keep in mind that breast milk is the best food for babies in the first year of life. It helps them grow healthy and strong and protects them from infections and illness. For example: Breast milk has hormones and the … Continue reading 10 Best Baby Formulas of 2021
Healthy Eating Guideline Provide water in addition to age appropriate milk drinks. Infants under the age of 6 months who are not exclusively breastfed can be offered cooled, boiled water in addition to infant formula. Good drinks for babies Breastmilk … Continue reading Good Drinks for Babies and Kids
In industrialized nations today, synthetic hormonal oral contraception (aka the birth control pill) is the most common practice for preventing pregnancy. Despite evidence suggesting that there are many possible dangers of birth control pills, millions of women choose to take these … Continue reading Birth Control Pills: Dangers, Side Effects & Alternatives
Studies have shown that women’s nutrient intake is highly dependent on not only their diets, but factors like their economic status, social and cultural environment, personal habits, age, level of activity and genetics. Experts believe that some of the most … Continue reading The Most Common Nutrient Deficiencies in Women
Newborn baby skin care is a delicate matter. In the early months, as your baby’s immune system develops, you’ll want to use the mildest cleansers and the smallest bit of lotion. But when dry skin, eczema, and diaper rash appear, … Continue reading Recommended Baby Skin Care Products: Soaps, Lotions, Detergents and More
According to a 2016 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study, one out of three American adults does not get enough sleep on a regular basis. For millions of people, melatonin might be the answer to preventing another terrible night’s … Continue reading Melatonin Uses, Benefits, Dosage and Potential Side Effects
In ancient times, spikenard was regarded as one of the most precious oils. It’s been used as a perfume, a medicine and in religious contexts across a wide territory from India to Europe. Biblically, it’s referenced when Mary of Bethany spent … Continue reading Spikenard Essential Oil Uses & Benefits for Body & Mind
Never heard of fenugreek? Don’t worry — you’re not alone — but that doesn’t mean you should continue to be in the dark on this medicinal herb. In fact, I recommend using it on a regular basis. Why? Because fenugreek … Continue reading Fenugreek: Benefits i.e. Pregnancy, Uses and Side Effects
I’m a 26-year-old nurse from Indianapolis, Indiana. I’m married with two kids and have two more on the way. My youngest is 11 months old, and my oldest is 3. My twins (a boy and a girl) are due on … Continue reading Nurse Gets Covid-19 While Pregnant With Twins And Shares Symptoms
You might slather sunscreen on yourself all day long with no regard, but you’re likely looking at ingredients a little more closely when it comes to what you’re layering onto your kids’ skin. Luckily there are plenty of SPFs that … Continue reading 10 Best Sunscreens For Kids And Babies 2020 – Safe Sunblock
A French health official posted on Twitter that anti-inflammatory medication could be “a factor in aggravating” novel coronavirus infections. His Tweet received more than 42,000 retweets, but some doctors are questioning his advice. Because COVID-19 is a new virus, there … Continue reading Experts Question Tweet Saying Ibuprofen May ‘Aggravate’ COVID-19
Keep in mind that breast milk is the best food for babies in the first year of life. It helps them grow healthy and strong and protects them from infections and illness. For example: Breast milk has hormones and the … Continue reading 10 Best Baby Formulas of 2020
Iron deficiencies are very common. In fact, many groups are at an increased risk of deficiency for this important mineral, including infants and children, women who are pregnant, those with heavy menstrual periods and those following a vegan or vegetarian … Continue reading Iron Supplements: Dosage Advice for Who Needs Them
In October 2019, the company Johnson & Johnson (J&J) — makers of the world’s top-selling baby powder — recalled a batch of baby powder after government testing found trace amounts of asbestos in at least one bottle. That’s right: baby … Continue reading Baby Powder Asbestos Dangers: Should You Worry?
Whether you’re an athlete with a daily high demand placed on your body or recovering from an injury or illness, deep tissue massage likely has some benefits to offer you. Massages have been utilized for thousands of years throughout the … Continue reading Deep Tissue Massage Benefits, Techniques and More
If you want to avoid an unintended pregnancy, taking birth control is usually a no-brainer. But what if that same birth control upped your risk of breast cancer? According to research published in The New England Journal of Medicine, women … Continue reading Hormonal Birth Control and Breast Cancer: What You Need to Know
Most pregnant women aren’t exactly lining up to give birth via caesarian section, but C-sections happen pretty often. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 32 percent of babies delivered in the U.S. in 2017 were born … Continue reading 10 C-Section Scar Questions, Answered By MDs
Why are Cells Important? There are over 37 trillion cells in your body that work hard for you every single day. On average, your body loses 19 million cells each minute, and makes an equal amount to replace them. As … Continue reading Why Are Micronutrients Important?
We’ve all been there: You go to take your birth control pill and realize: Crap, I forgot to do this yesterday! Your mind becomes a nonstop reel of questions that slowly elevates your anxiety level toward the red zone. Should … Continue reading Missed Birth Control Pill – Should I Double Up If I Missed a Birth Control Pill?
Are you a mother trying to find a formula for your infant? Are you confused which baby formula is the best to choose? If these concerns … Continue reading 10 Best Baby Formulas of 2019
When Christie del Castillo-Hegyi, MD, of Little Rock, Arkansas, was pregnant, she was determined to breastfeed her baby. Like many expectant mothers, she had seen human milk described as the “gold standard,” and heard the “breast is best” mantra. Once … Continue reading What Our Obsession With Breastfeeding Is Doing to Moms and Their Babies
Theo Taylor, who was born on March 15 at just 12 oz. — which is around the same size as a Coca-Cola can — went from being on the brink of death to thriving six months later. The baby from Durham, England, … Continue reading Baby Boy Born the Size of a Coke Can Miraculously Survives and Is ‘Doing So Well,’ Says Mom
It’s easy to take your period for granted (or, you know, wish it away forever)—but when that time of the month rolls around and you’re surprisingly cramp-, rage-, and blood-free, … Continue reading 8 Reasons For A Missed Period
Eating 60 grams of nuts everyday was associated with an increase in sperm count, according to a new study. The clinical study followed 119 men over the course of 14 weeks to determine if eating nuts impacted their sperm health. … Continue reading Eating Nuts Could Make Sperm Healthier
John Cena—pro wrestler, wish granter, defender of the Universe—has always had what you might generously call a unique approach to romance. Following a 2012 split with … Continue reading 7 Celebrities Who Became Fathers After Turning 40
Actress Amanda Seyfried admitted not long ago on a podcast that she’s been taking the antidepressant Lexapro for “years and years and years.” She even continued taking the drug while pregnant with her first child. Must be pretty harmless, right? … Continue reading 7 Lexapro Side Effects You Should Know
Did you know that iodine deficiency is now regarded by the World Health Organization (WHO) as the most prevalent and easily preventable case of impaired cognitive development in children in the world? There are at least 30 million suffering from … Continue reading Iodine Deficiency Epidemic: How to Reverse It for Your Health
After having a baby, many women might find it painful to have sex, even months after they’ve given birth Aside from the physical effects of labor, some women are too overwhelmed by the demands of new motherhood to have an … Continue reading Sex After Baby: What All New Dads Need to Know
You’re bloated like never before and your period has been acting CRAZY for the past few months. Probably just PMS gone wild, right? Not so much. Those are both symptoms of uterine fibroids, which you definitely shouldn’t just ignore. Fibroids … Continue reading Fibroid Symptoms Every Woman Should Know About
Compared to the rest of the digestive system, the gallbladder doesn’t receive a ton of airplay. The pear-shaped organ that hangs out with the liver and pancreas, acts as a storage facility for bile, releasing it into the intestines on … Continue reading 6 Gallstone Symptoms You Should Know About
Many people told me that being induced would be really difficult, long, and painful. Luckily, I had the exact opposite experience: It was amazing. My pregnancy was similarly easy, and it went by so fast. That’s probably because I spent … Continue reading My Birth Story: I Can’t Feel My Contractions
When you get your period, it can feel never ending. So when it peaces out quicker than normal, it might seem like a reason to celebrate. But if your period suddenly goes from lasting a week to lasting just a … Continue reading Shorter Periods: What You Need To Know If Your Periods Are Suddenly Shorter Than Normal
Are you getting enough vitamin D? If you’re like most women in the U.S., you may not be. We’re supposed to get our daily supply of this important nutrient from the sun and from food, but according to recent studies, … Continue reading 7 Reasons Women Need to Get Their Vitamin D Levels Checked…Now!