Eliminating Back Pain During Pregnancy

Back pain during pregnancy is very common. For one thing, the weight of your baby is all on the front of your body, which puts all the pressure on lower back and spine to carry the extra weight. If you don’t have strong abdominal muscles, then your back is taking on a lot of extra work during pregnancy. Plus, as …

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3 Tips For a Christmas Due Date

Oh, ring in the holidays! Bring on the tinsel, the family gatherings and the decorations. For many women, finding themselves due in the month of December and possibly even close to Christmas, the holidays can take on a whole new level of stress and anxiety. What happens if you wake up on Christmas Eve and find yourself in labor? Especially …

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Understanding the APGAR Score

Once labor and delivery has occurred, you will hear your doctors and attending pediatricians talking about the APGAR score. The APGAR test – which stands for A: Appearance (Skin color) * P: Pulse (Heart rate) * G: Grimace (Reflex irritability) * A: Activity (Muscle tone) * R: Respiration (Breathing) – will take place at 1 minute, 5 minutes and 10 …

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Fibroids During Pregnancy

According to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, as many as half of all women have fibroids during pregnancy. Oftentimes, these fibroids existed prior to pregnancy as benign cysts in the uterus that went relatively unnoticed. Then, during routine examinations or ultrasounds during pregnancy, many women are alarmed and worried to find out they have fibroids. Fibroids are essentially …

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Drinking Herbal Teas During Pregnancy

If you have cut completely or reduced your caffeine consumption during pregnancy, you may be wondering what you can replace your favourite hot drink with. Many herbal teas are considered safe for pregnant women, but there are a few notable ones to be avoided. Teas to avoid Some teas are considered unsafe for consumption during pregnancy due to the potential …

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5 Tips to Help Siblings Adjust to Pregnancy

You are pregnant. And you are ecstatic. You have been wanting to add to your family for quite some time now, and finally your dreams are coming true. Of course, you expect that the rest of your family will be just as excited as you are. But what happens when they are not? And what happens when your little ones …

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Seven Ways to Help Him Prepare for Fatherhood

Becoming a father is a huge thing, and it will undoubtedly change your partner’s life forever. Whether your pregnancy was a long time coming or a complete surprise, your partner is likely to have some worries about becoming a dad. You know all those little worries and insecurities that keep you awake at night? Well, he’s probably feeling the same …

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What is Zika virus?

Zika virus is spread by mosquitoes that can cause mild illness for those exposed. Zika virus infection is also associated with Guillain-Barré syndrome where a person’s nervous system attacks itself, causing weakness and possibly paralysis. For pregnant women Zika virus can cause birth defects in the developing fetus, such as microcephaly, impaired growth, or vision or hearing problems. Babies with …

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