Pregnancy is an exciting time. And for many couples expecting one of the most exciting ‘unknowns’ of pregnancy is the impending curiosity that comes with the anticipation of the baby’s sex.
Unless you have been living under a rock, you have heard the term ‘eating for two,’ to describe pregnancy. For many women – the cliché of eating for two has taken the guilt out of over indulging on too much food during pregnancy, which often results in gaining too much weight.
So, are the myths true? Can you do things at home to induce labor? Lets investigate a few of the most common ways women try to induce labor.
As if sending out birth announcements isn’t enough of a warm way to welcome and officially announce your little one to the world – birth photography is now trending around the world.
A pregnancy passed the 12 week mark normally signifies that the baby is healthy and the risk of a miscarriage drops dramatically once you cross the threshold into the second trimester.
Sadly, once an ectopic pregnancy is confirmed, doctors normally have two options for treatment. If the pregnancy is found early enough, shots can be given that contain hormones that will help end the pregnancy and flush the reproductive organs of any growths.
When you have two babies to tend to, the end of the day rarely leaves mom and dad with the inclination for intimacy or talking because they are so completely wiped out that they just want to close their eyes and rest before the next round of care begins.
The dream of twins prior to actually having children is one that many people have. They assume that having two kids at once, and fulfilling the family dream of having a 2-child household with just one pregnancy will make life simpler and easier.
So how do you recover from baby brain? Many moms will tell you that you don’t. That having children forever affects your mental capacity.
The good news is that if you have these conversations now, and can come to some sort of legal and binding agreement – you can rest assured that you are the perfect parent. Ya Right!
Many older women, who get pregnant, even without high blood pressure, will develop high blood pressure during pregnancy. Unfortunately, this often does not resolve after childbirth and becomes a chronic condition.
Physicians seemed to agree that babies in the womb exposed to too much music, for too long, or that is played too loud – can actually damage the inner ear development that occurs after birth.
For as long as anyone can remember, it has been up to the female to be responsible for birth control. Whether it was taking pills, wearing a patch, using intra uterine devices or even abstaining from sex during ovulation periods, birth control was long considered a responsibility of women.
The excitement of the wait is upon you. You know you are pregnant and now have visions of baby pink booties swirling through your head. But wait, are they pink or are they blue?
While you may want 2, 3, or even 4 – your spouse may not want any at all, or may be agreeing to have just one child (for your sake) without really wanting a large family.
One confusing symptom of conception is crampiness, increased discharge, and pelvic pain. This can feel very much like you are about to get your period, but is actually your body going through the changes caused by pregnancy.
When they hear you say, “I am going to have a baby,” what they hear is, “I am no longer going to be mom and dads favorite (or only - or any other adjective you could insert). Expanding your family, while your life long dream – isn’t always part of the preferred plan when it comes to your children.
Statistics indicate that around 1/3 of all couples has extremely debilitating fertility problems. This doesn’t mean that the reasons conception is difficult cannot be overcome, bur rather that they will likely not be overcome until medical intervention is imminent.
Pregnancy often happens whether we plan it or not. In fact, around 2 out of every 3 babies born are conceived unintentionally. And for those planning a baby, ½ of all couples will experience some sort of infertility issues that can range from mild to extreme.
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