Month One The first month begins your nine-month miraculous journey into parenthood. Conception takes place about 2 weeks before your next expected period and after about a 7-10 day trip, the newly fertilized egg ends up in your uterus, where it implants itself into your uterine wall and continues developing. During implantation, you may […]
Perhaps, you've already had your precious baby or you may looking here looking for early pregnancy symptoms and signs. Either way, you're probably reading all the books on pregnancy and parenting to get ready for the big event. And chances are you're even developing a feel on how you want to raise your child.
Every experienced mom will give you one piece of advice if pressed for it. Don't stay wedded to how you think you will handle things as a new mom.
If you are pregnant, be sure to check out March of Dimes, working together for healthier babies and mothers, here.
You may want to create a birth plan to avoid having to make certain decisions amidst labor contractions. You may want to plan ahead of time about what kind of birth you want, by writing your childbirth preferences down on paper. Creating a personal birth plan is essential to outline your ideal vision, as well […]
Although backaches are most common in the first trimester. it can be a first trimester pregnancy symptom, but generally occurs more towards the second and third trimesters when the weight of your growing baby strains your back muscles. A persistent pain in your lower back is quite common, even early on and usually due to […]
Pregnancy is such a wonderful yet mysterious place in a woman’s life until that big moment: Delivery. And it seems like eating takes on a new meaning for the new mom to be. We know there is a new being developing and naturally; eating seems to be of great concern to birthing a healthy baby. […]
Another important aspect of pregnancy nutrition is drinking plenty of fluids. Pregnancy is largely made up of water. This mom-to-be must drink eight 8 ounce glasses daily. What does fluid do for mom? It helps her get rid of unneeded items in her body, keep her skin soft, reduce swelling and urinary tract infections. Dehydration […]
Protein is very important in pregnancy. This helps the cells reproduce in the baby. Some examples of a serving of protein would be: 3/4 cup of low fat cottage cheese, 1 3/4 cups of low fat plain yogurt, 3 ounces of skinless chicken or turkey, 3 1/2 ounces of fish or shrimp, 5 or 6 […]