Pregnancy

How good is your postpartum healing plan?

Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful new baby! You spent months, if not years, preparing for this little bundle of joy, picking out nursery colors, researching pregnancy symptoms and remedies to relieve that icky morning sickness, and learning all about the changes your body goes through during those crucial and exciting 40 weeks. Now that your newborn is here, …

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The Truth about Stretch Marks

There are plenty of myths about stretch marks, from the belief that they don’t happen to men to the idea that they only crop up on your stomach. This article will look at precisely what stretch marks are, how they’re caused and what you can do to prevent or treat them, including whether the age-old remedy of cocoa butter for …

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Foods To Avoid During Pregnancy

A healthy and balanced diet is an essential part of any women’s pregnancy. We hear all the time about good and bad foods that we should or shouldn’t eat during this period of time. During those nine months it’s quite important to manage what you eat, because now you have to think and eat for two. There are some foods …

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11 Must Foods To Eat While Pregnant

Pregnancy is a time of joy, and it is also a time to evaluate your diet. You and your baby need a wide array of nutrients to be as healthy as possible throughout the entire pregnancy. There are certain foods that are more nutrient dense than others and these are the foods that you want to focus on. You also …

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Screening For Diabetes During Pregnancy

(NAPSI)—About 240,000 of the 4 million women who give birth every year in the United States develop diabetes during their pregnancy, a condition known as gestational diabetes—but it can be prevented. Gestational diabetes usually has no symptoms but can cause negative health effects for the mother and her child. Fortunately, proper screening and treatment can reduce the risk of these …

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Exercising During Pregnancy

Everyone knows that exercise is very good for your health. During pregnancy, exercise can have many other benefits as well. Normally, exercise should be light, especially during your first few weeks of pregnancy while your body adjusts to the changes. Any type of heavy exercise can divert the blood flow from crucial areas, and most women that exercise on a regular basis should tone down their workout regimen during pregnancy. Swimming, walking, and yoga …

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