A good night’s rest is important, but sometimes it can seem impossible. Sleep is even harder for pregnant women who have been told that sleeping on their back could suddenly harm or “cut off circulation” to a growing baby. The idea is understandably terrifying, and many women have lost sleep and endured discomfort while trying.. read more →

For a pregnant woman who wants to relax, the world can seem full of potential dangers. Hot tubs are often forbidden to pregnant women, as many fear that a soak in a hot tub will cause spinal bifida. While there are certainly things that should be avoided entirely during pregnancy, hot tubs don’t necessarily deserve.. read more →

Pregnancy can be tiring, and moms-to-be are often eager to get a good night’s rest. Unfortunately, a developing baby’s activities may be anything but restful, especially when you are ready. Even when an expectant mom is sleeping, her baby may be moving and active. Some first-time moms might be wondering how to lull their yet-to-be-born.. read more →

Infertility is becoming an increasingly common concern in the United States. More couples are choosing to wait until later in life to have children. While waiting does allow time for the parents to complete their education, pay off debts, or find a good career, it can also mean higher chances of infertility and medical conditions.. read more →

Whether it’s ice cream, donuts, or peanut butter, the sugar-filled cravings experienced by pregnant women are well documented. With so many sweet treats, a doctor’s diagnosis of gestational diabetes might leave many moms-to-be wondering if they’re to blame for their condition. While gestational diabetes will require some additional dietary alterations and blood sugar monitoring, you.. read more →

02 Jul 2018
July 2, 2018

Why Bed Rest Is Overrated

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Pregnancy is a very busy time in a woman’s life. Moms-to-be have to attend doctor’s appointments and plan baby showers in addition to their everyday work and routine. Even on a purely biological level, an expectant mother’s body is very active in its work to support a growing baby. With so much work to do,.. read more →

Prenatal vitamins are often one of the first things a mom-to-be reaches for when she learns about her pregnancy, and for good reason. The majority of prenatal vitamins can be easily purchased without a prescription, often at your favorite grocery store. They’re easy to take, have essentially no significant side effects, and offer peace of.. read more →

Pregnant women are no strangers to diagnostic testing. Doctors can order arrays of tests at a time, from urinalysis to checking immunity to the German measles, checking for sexually transmitted diseases to blood typing and blood glucose levels. These diagnostic tests remain an important tool for catching potentially dangerous issues early, but they can understandably.. read more →

Moms-to-be and their families have certainly heard of the risks and dangers of pre-eclampsia. In fact, it’s possible that more people have heard of the syndrome than ever before, with celebrities like Kim Kardashian famously suffering from pre-eclampsia during pregnancy. The media coverage around pre-eclampsia has been generous, but separating the fact from rumor can.. read more →

Pregnancy is a beautiful, blissful adventure full of miraculous changes and growth. At least, that’s the story, right? The way it’s “supposed to be?” For many moms-to-be, it can sometimes feel more like a harrowing journey toward finally holding your new little one. From vitamin regimens, structured diets, and unusual sleeping positions, the myths and.. read more →