Pregnancy

Scans and tests during your pregnancy 2

Scans and tests during your pregnancy 2

12:10, 10 January 2018

Chorionic villus sampling (CVS) In your diary… from 11 weeks   During CVS, a doctor will pass a fine needle through your abdomen and into the womb, or into the vagina and through the cervix, to sample a tiny bit of the placental tissue. Either of these procedures can...

Scans and tests during your pregnancy

Scans and tests during your pregnancy

12:03, 10 January 2018

Confused about the tests you’ll be offered during your pregnancy?   From the moment you meet your midwife she’ll talk about scans and tests.  Don’t be afraid to ask your midwife questions - it’s important that you fully understand what the tests...

Stretch marks - can they be avoided?

Stretch marks - can they be avoided?

14:09, 28 November 2017

Are stretch marks inevitable in pregnancy or can you save your skin?   If you don’t know much about pregnancy before you are expecting a baby, the one thing you are bound to have heard of is stretch marks! But is there anything you can do to lessen their impact on...

10 of the best baby carriers

10 of the best baby carriers

13:19, 28 November 2017

The top structured carriers tried and tested by expert mum and dad reviewers, there's a carrier to suit your babywearing lifestyle.   What is a baby carrier? A baby carrier is a basically a comfy “pouch-on-a-harness” that allows you a hands-free way of carrying...

Ten Ways to Take Care of Yourself in Pregnancy

Ten Ways to Take Care of Yourself in Pregnancy

12:45, 31 October 2017

Throughout pregnancy, you and your baby will be happier, healthier and saner if you do the following:   Keep your blood sugar level up by eating whole, healthy foods and plenty of protein. Do this in small, frequent meals throughout the day. Vary your diet as much as possible....

Pregnancy And Headaches

Pregnancy And Headaches

19:15, 23 October 2017

Headaches During Pregnancy: Causes And Treatment   Headaches are one of the most common discomforts experienced during pregnancy. Headaches may occur at any time during your pregnancy, but they tend to be most common during the first and third trimesters.   What...

Traveling While Pregnant

Traveling While Pregnant

19:15, 23 October 2017

Fears About Flying   Unless you have complications, such as placenta previa or a history of preterm labor, flying while pregnant is perfectly safe--at least for a while, says Paige Long Sharps, MD, an ob-gyn at Montefiore Medical Center, in New York City. But timing is...

Are You Getting Enough Calcium During Pregnancy?

Are You Getting Enough Calcium During Pregnancy?

19:15, 23 October 2017

8 Ways to Sneak in Calcium   Like most kids, you were likely taught to drink your milk. Stronger bones, better teeth -- your parents probably gave you plenty of reasons to drink up. But now that you're a parent yourself, it may have been a while since you drank the white stuff...

Your Pregnancy Week by Week: Weeks 35-40

Your Pregnancy Week by Week: Weeks 35-40

15:04, 16 October 2017

Week 35   Baby: Your baby's lungs are almost fully developed. It's still building fat deposits beneath its skin to keep warm after it leaves your womb.   Mom-to-be: Your uterus is about 6 inches above your navel. By now, you've probably gained 24-29...

Your Pregnancy Week by Week: Weeks 31-34

Your Pregnancy Week by Week: Weeks 31-34

18:36, 03 October 2017

Week 31   Baby: Your baby can hear distinct sounds, including familiar voices and music.   Mom-to-be: Your uterus now fills a large part of your abdomen, and you've probably gained 21-27 pounds. You're probably anticipating the birth -- it won't be long...

Your Pregnancy Week by Week: Weeks 26-30

Your Pregnancy Week by Week: Weeks 26-30

11:58, 02 October 2017

Week 28   Baby: Your baby measures about 10 inches from crown to rump, or a total length of about 15.75 inches from head to toe, and weighs about 2.4 pounds. Brain waves show rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, which means your baby may be dreaming. Eyelids are opening. Branches...

Your Pregnancy Week by Week: Weeks 21-25

Your Pregnancy Week by Week: Weeks 21-25

13:44, 29 September 2017

Week 21   Baby: Your baby is steadily gaining fat to keep warm. Growth rate is slowing down, but its organs are still maturing. Your baby's oil glands are making a waxy film, called the vernix caseosa, that covers the skin to keep it supple in the amniotic fluid. Buds for...

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