Pregnancy

In this section, you’ll find all you need to know about being pregnant, from the moment you find out you’re expecting a baby until it’s time to give birth. What are the first symptoms, what happens week after week, what changes your body will have, how to care for yourself, and how to have a healthy diet are some of the questions we’ll answer here, and this information will help you fully enjoy this wonderful phase.

Walking During Pregnancy: How Far and How Fast?

In this article, we’ll look at how walking during pregnancy can help you maintain a healthy weight and prepare for childbirth. Keeping up a moderate exercise routine during pregnancy offers major health benefits for a mom-to-be. But overly strenuous or…

Laws that Put a Mother’s Privacy at Risk

As we all know, a mother’s privacy is a right. But in some cases, there are certain laws that contradict that right. In certain cases, for example, the father’s identity has to be revealed. Although this is legal, it undermines the mother’s…

How to Recognize that You’re Going into Labor

How can you tell when you’re having contractions? Many first-time mothers fear they won’t be able to recognize when they’re going into labor.  What’s more, many women experience another type of contraction before this point. These contractions prepare the mother’s body for…

How Long is a Normal Pregnancy?

Pregnancies generally last 9 months, yet not all pregnancies are the same. In this article we’ll explain how to calculate the duration of a normal pregnancy – there are several factors to take into account. The moment you realize you’re…

What Causes Rapid Labor?

For most women there will be a considerable wait between each stage of labor and delivery. However, some women go into rapid labor, and give birth much sooner than expected. Every pregnancy is different, and so is every birth. Nature plays…

What Does Lower Abdomen Pain during Pregnancy Mean?

During pregnancy, it’s normal to experience a whole series of uncomfortable symptoms. Nausea, cramping, and lower abdomen pain are only some of these discomforts. Lower abdomen pain produces a lot of concerns. Oftentimes, it’s just something harmless. But it can…

Dilation: The First Stage of Childbirth

Childbirth consists of several stages, the first of which is dilation. Did you know you can dilate up to 10 centimeters? Without a doubt, it’s incredible what your body is capable of doing in order to give birth to a…

The 26th Week of Pregnancy

By the 26th week of pregnancy, the woman has already adapted to changes in her body as her baby grows. 75% of the gestation period has already elapsed. The mother should know that changes are accelerated in the final stretch…

Fear of Childbirth: How to Face Your Anxiety

Fear of childbirth is very common. In fact, almost all pregnant women are fearful to some extent.  As for first-time mothers, that fear is magnified by lack of experience. When you’re facing this incredible experience for the first time, it’s…

Week 11 of Pregnancy: What to Expect

During week 11 of pregnancy, the fetus is already forming. It’s beginning to gain control over its functions and itself. It will be fully capable of these functions in the next two weeks of pregnancy, thus carrying out the crucial…

Week 25 of Pregnancy: What to Expect

Week 25 of pregnancy is a crucial time for both mother and baby. During this stage, the baby’s lungs are completely formed and the baby continues to grow. Furthermore, the mother’s body undergoes major changes and she experiences various symptoms.…

The Walking Epidural and Its Influence on Delivery

Using an intermediate anesthesia for delivery has been studied and investigated numerous times. One of the great achievements in this regard is the “walking epidural.” The main advantage of the walking epidural is that pain is reduced without paralyzing the…

How to Get Rid of Varicose Veins after Pregnancy

In this article we’ll provide tips on how to prevent, relieve and get rid of varicose veins after pregnancy. Circulation problems are very common in pregnant women. There can be many different factors behind them. Hormones, weight gain and the…