Can You Afford to Stay Home?

One of the biggest issues to tackle during pregnancy is the decision of whether to work or stay home after the baby is born.  There are many factors that weigh into the decision, but one of the biggest factors is finances.  If you give up your income, can you afford to stay home? The first […]

Nutrition for Breastfeeding Moms

Many mothers that recently gave birth to their precious babies look forward to two things: a “push gift” from the father as a thank you for all their hard work bringing the child into the world followed by their favorite food, often from the list of items that pregnant women are prohibited from eating. Many […]

Marathon Mommas

There have been several pregnant women in the news over the past few years that have been criticized for participating in marathons or in intense exercise programs like Crossfit. There is a battle going on between incredibly active women who have decided what is best for their bodies and the larger opinion that pregnant women […]

Record decline in US teen childbearing may be due to TV shows ’16 & Pregnant’ and ‘Teen Mom’

Despite concerns that turning teen moms into reality TV stars has glamorized teen pregnancy, a new study shows that MTV’s 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom have had a more powerful impact in the opposite direction: the series has significantly reduced births to teens.The research, coauthored by Wellesley College economist Phillip B. Pregnancy / Obstetrics […]

Many viewers of ‘Teen Mom’ and ’16 and Pregnant’ have unrealistic views of teen pregnancy

The creator of MTV’s “16 and Pregnant” and “Teen Mom” said the shows have been called “one of the best public service campaigns to prevent teen pregnancy.” A new Indiana University research study finds the opposite to be true. Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical News Today