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Pregnancy After 35: What To Expect

Pregnancy After 35: What To Expect

April 20, 2015

Today, many women are waiting until later in life to have children. In fact, the number of women having their first child between the ages of 35 to 44 has increased from 26% 10 years ago to around 40% today, according to the National Health Statistics Reports. While there is nothing wrong with waiting until […]

Can I Exercise While Pregnant?

Can I Exercise While Pregnant?

April 16, 2015

Not long ago, most pregnant women were under the impression that exercising during pregnancy was harmful. However, those days are long gone. Now we know that not only is it safe to exercises during pregnancy, but it can actually be very beneficial. While every pregnancy is different, and every woman should consult with her obstetrician, […]

Natural Ways to Relieve Cramps

Natural Ways to Relieve Cramps

April 13, 2015

The pain and discomfort of cramps makes many women dread their monthly period. While cramps are rarely a cause for medical concern, they can impede with your life and make every day activities less enjoyable. If you are one of the thousands of women who suffer from cramps every month, try some of these at […]

Is Menstrual Synchrony Real?

Is Menstrual Synchrony Real?

April 9, 2015

In the early 1970s, a young graduate student called Martha McClintock started to notice something strange happening in her dormitory. All the women’s cycles slowly started to match up. In fact, by the end of the semester, almost all the women’s cycles were within a 4-day period. Since this initial discovery, the existence of menstrual […]

What Does OB-GYN Stand For?

What Does OB-GYN Stand For?

April 4, 2015

Most women are familiar with the term “OB-GYN,” but few know what the acronym stands for and what the particular medical fields specialize in. The “OB” in OB-GYN stands for “obstetrics,” while the “GYN” stands for gynecology. Together, these words symbolize the comprehensive care provided to women that aims to keep their reproductive systems healthy. […]

What to Expect During Your Second Trimester

What to Expect During Your Second Trimester

April 1, 2015

The second trimester of your pregnancy is an exciting time! Not only will you be able to find out the baby’s gender, but the unpleasant symptoms from your first trimester are likely fading away. But, while you may feel back to your old self, your body is still changing every day and you may start […]

Why Do My Breasts Itch?

Why Do My Breasts Itch?

March 27, 2015

Pregnancy is one of the most exciting times in a woman’s life, but along with the excitement comes some not-so-pleasant symptoms, like itchy breasts. This itching can become a nuisance, but luckily, it’s usually no reason to be concerned. Here’s everything you need to know about that itch and how you can get some relief: […]

Am I in Labor?

Am I in Labor?

March 23, 2015

 4 Signs You’re About to Go Into Labor There comes a point when every pregnancy turns into a waiting game. You’ve read all the books and baby-proofed the house; all that’s missing is your little bundle of joy! Around this time, women start thinking that every kick or pain is labor. But how can you […]

Natural Remedies For Morning Sickness

Natural Remedies For Morning Sickness

March 16, 2015

While many women feel delightful about their pregnancy, their bodies may disagree. Morning sickness leaves women nauseous and queasy, taking all the joy out of what is meant to be an exciting experience. If you are suffering through your pregnancy rather than enjoying it, don’t worry, relief is out there! Just try some of these […]

Pregnancy Myths: Can I Have Caffeine While Pregnant?

Pregnancy Myths: Can I Have Caffeine While Pregnant?

March 12, 2015

You’ve heard them before: those outlandish pregnancy myths touting how women shouldn’t wear heels, listen to rock music, go on long runs and so on. But what about consuming caffeine? Many of us love starting our day with a big cup of coffee—but if you have a little one on the way, you may be […]