Increased risk of complications for mother and baby from elective early-term deliveries

Enduring the last few weeks of pregnancy can be physically and emotionally challenging for some women. The aches and pains, the swelling of the limbs and the anxiety of when labor may start are part of the natural gestation process, but they also can seem unbearable. Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical News Today

Elective early-term deliveries increase complications for baby, mother

Enduring the last few weeks of pregnancy can be physically and emotionally challenging for some women. The aches and pains, the swelling of the limbs and the anxiety of when labor may start are part of the natural gestation process, but they also can seem unbearable. It may seem easier to relieve symptoms associated with […]

The Role of the Doula

Many parents-to-be discuss whether or not a doula should play a part in their pregnancy and in the delivery of their child. The unique role of a doula can be an invaluable asset. A doula is a person that serves as an assistant to a pregnant and laboring mother-to-be. They provide amazing emotional and physical […]

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 […]

The Expectant Father

Let’s face it- mothers-to-be get all of the attention when preparing for the baby.  We get a baby shower, maternity clothes, ultrasounds, doctor visits, flowers, massages, pedicures…the list could go on.  Well, what about the other half of the equation?  We must not forget about the dads-to-be.  While we get 9 months of bonding with […]

Raising a Little Yogini

Children are watching everything that you do as a parent. It is absolutely important that you make sure that you are living a healthy lifestyle that is not only beneficial for you but is also filled with habits that you would not mind seeing reflected in your child in the future. One of the most […]

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 […]

Inconceivable! Woman claims she’s Blue Ivy’s birth mother

by Sara McGinnis posted in Celebrities The latest gossip surrounding Beyonce and Jay Z is so out there it’s hard to believe. Numerous sites reported Friday a woman by the name of Tina Seals has filed a maternity suit against the singer. Maternity. As Starcasm explains it, Seals is claiming that she is Blue Ivy… […]

Vitamin D and the nursing mother

The not-often-discussed issue of Vitamin D deficiency in nursing mothers is discussed by an expert, and how it can affect the infants in their care. An “adequate” intake for nursing mothers is not the 400 IU/d the IOM recommends, but is instead in the range of 5,000-6,000 IU/d, taken daily. If they get that much, […]

Breastfeeding initiation, success impacted by diabetes status of mother

Women diagnosed with diabetes before or during pregnancy are less likely to initiate and continue breastfeeding their newborns than women without diabetes, a new study suggests. Out of nearly 73,000 women included in the study, 8.8 percent had diabetes during pregnancy, called gestational diabetes, and 1.7 percent had diabetes prior to pregnancy. About 30 percent […]

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