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I'm Pregnant: What Now?

Friday, 15 November 2013 01:38
You’re pregnant! Congratulations! Maybe you’ve been trying for a long time, or maybe you’ve been taken completely by surprise, but either way, there’s a lot to do! We’ll trust you to handle the fun stuff like shopping and showers; here’s the low-down on the logistics: First Trimester (conception through week…

Pregnancy Fears Can Be a Gift

Tuesday, 12 November 2013 18:19
When I was pregnant with my first daughter I wanted to learn everything I could about being pregnant. I wanted to be sure that I was doing all of the right things to nurture my baby. I wanted to know about my baby’s growth and development. I wanted to prepare…
We all want the best for our babies. Giving them the best start possible begins well before birth. The nutrients you provide during the critical 9 months of pregnancy helps establish a strong healthy foundation from which to grow. Studies have highlighted certain nutrients that play a great role than…

Natural Iron Building

Monday, 04 November 2013 16:49
Feeling tired when you’re pregnant doesn’t always mean you need an iron supplement. But it’s not often easy to decide. The recommendations keep changing. Years ago, health care providers recommended anyone who was pregnant take an iron supplement. Now, as newer research comes out, it appears that it’s actually beneficial…

‘It’s twins!’: A Father’s Perspective

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 05:15
Any man is delighted to hear that he is about to become a father. I think it’s also safe to say that every man is equally terrified at the prospect! Now imagine my reaction in the doctor’s office when I learned that I had double the work on my hands.…

Physiological Changes During Pregnancy

Monday, 29 October 2012 08:19
Physiological Changes During Pregnancy There is a common perception that the best things in life are free; and like every viewpoint, there is probably an element of truth to it. Pregnancy brings us the best thing in life – human life. When you factor out the cost of tests and…
While pregnant with my now six year old, I lived in the United States and saw an OB/GYN. Prior to becoming pregnant I had lost a lot of weight and was feeling much better about my body. But during pregnancy, with each trip to the scale, I watched my weight…
Morning Sickness ~ or ~ Hyperemesis Gravidarum While all have a clear understanding that "morning sickness" is something that often just comes with the territory that is "being with child," many are not as familiar with the extreme, persistent and severe phenomenon known as Hyperemesis Gravidarum. It is estimated that…
Ever heard of tocophobia? It’s a term used to describe the fear of childbirth. Researchers in Sweden have found that when expectant fathers experience tocophobia, it may have negative effects on the birth experiences of their partners. The study, titled 'Psychoprophylaxis - Antenatal preparation and actual use during labour', by…

Connecting With Your Baby

Wednesday, 06 November 2013 12:28
Even before you officially have a baby bump, you are certain to be touching your tummy. You probably don't even realize how many times each day your hands flutter up to touch your womb. Touching your baby while pregnant is a great way to bond with your baby. Even before…
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