popular topics in prenatal health and nutrition

  • Exercise Safety During Pregnancy
    Simple Exercises You Can Do With Your Pregnant Partner
    A lot of dads-to-be probably have no idea what they're in for during pregnancy. I certainly didn't. But I learned quickly that it's ALL about your partner; as it should be. Trust me; there are many, MANY changes ahead once you have a newborn aro...
    Steven Auger
  • Foods to Avoid When Pregnant
    Foods to Avoid While Pregnant
    Things to Avoid When Pregnant Around the World: It's Not What You Think!
    Most pregnant women learn from their doctors or midwives the things to avoid when pregnant and what is and isn't OK to eat or drink. But, we all know that unscientific myths persist in every country and culture, and it can be hard to dispel such...
    Laura Richards
  • Signs of Preterm Labor in Multiple Pregnancies
    Pre-Term Labor
    Labor Signs with Twins and Multiples: Recognizing Preterm Labor
    According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), more than half of twin births in the U.S occur preterm. It's important to know the signs of preterm labor in a multiple pregnancy so that you can get help in time. There are some clues, but t...
  • Mosquito Spreading Zika Virus
    Zika Virus Q&A: 4 Facts for Pregnant Women and Families
    The news of Zika virus spreading is pretty scary, particularly if you're pregnant or trying to conceive (TTC). If you're expecting, what steps do you need to take to protect yourself and your baby? Can you still take a babymoon, and where is it s...
    Erin Dower
  • Gender-Predicting Old Wives
    Preparing for Baby
    7 Gender-Predicting Old Wives' Tales
    Have your family members been playing guessing games trying to figure out if your new addition will be a boy or girl? Every soon-to-be parent is eager to find out the sex of their baby, and many choose to find out before he or she is born. The wa...
  • Pregnancy
    Environmental Hazards During Pregnancy
    Home Projects to Avoid When Pregnant
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  • Pregnancy
    Fetal Growth and Development
    Assessing Fetal Growth and Well-Being
    In a low-risk pregnancy, the abdomen is measured at prenatal visits to assess the baby's growth. The measurement in centimeters from the top of your pubic bone to the top of your uterus (the fundus) should be about the same as the number of weeks...
  • Pregnant Couple at Doctor
    Genetic Testing and Screenings
    The Newest in Genetic Tests: What is cfDNA Testing?
    The Newest in Genetic Tests: What is cfDNA Testing? A new test, called cell free fetal DNA testing (cfDNA), is one of the first non-invasive screening test options that can help determine the likelihood of a fetus having a chromosomal disorder, ...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Parenting Tools Printables
    Trimester-by-Trimester Travel Guide
    With extra planning, you can travel during most of your pregnancy. Print out a trimester-by-trimester guide to learn safe travel guidelines when you're in weeks 1-12, 13-25, and 26-40 of pregnancy. ...
  • 20 week ultrasound of fetus
    Week 20 of Pregnancy
    Images of a 20-Week Ultrasound Scan
    During your ultrasound, a picture of your baby is produced when high-frequency sound waves bounce off your baby and translate into an image on screen. In this image, solid matter, such as bones, are white, while softer tissue appears gray. Areas ...
  • pregnant woman working at a physically strenuous job
    Things to Avoid While Pregnant
    Heavy Lifting When Pregnant: Physical Labor and Safety
    Women are tough and hard working, and their bodies can perform amazing feats; however, some jobs and tasks may be too physically strenuous for some pregnant women to continue. Too much lifting and standing could lead to preterm labor, low birth w...
    L. Elizabeth Forry
  • Pregnant woman doing abdominal exercises
    Strength and Toning Exercise
    Prenatal Abdominal Exercises
    Abdominal exercises done while lying on your back aren't recommended after the first trimester. The reason for this is that when you lie on your back, your enlarged uterus presses on one of your major blood vessels, reducing the amount of blood...
  • Woman using dumbbells
    Strength and Toning Exercise
    Prenatal Strengthening and Toning Exercises
    The exercises shown are sometimes called "functional movement enhancers" because they increase the strength of the muscles that you use for everyday functions such as walking, carrying, lifting, sitting, and standing. The workout can be used alon...
  • Pregnant woman have many nutritional needs
    Healthy Pregnancy Diet
    Daily Nutritional Needs for Pregnant Women
    Eating a healthy, balanced diet is of paramount importance during pregnancy to help you deal with the additional demands on your body and to provide your developing baby with essential nutrients. By eating a wide variety of healthy foods, you wil...
  • Pregnancy
    Expecting Multiples
    Getting Ready for Twins
    Although multiple pregnancies and births are more likely to have complications, they are now safer than ever as advances in prenatal and postpartum care have dramatically improved the outlook for premature babies-the main concern with multiples.Y...
  • Pregnancy Super Foods Pinterest Graphic
    Healthy Pregnancy Diet
    12 Pregnancy Superfoods
    What foods should you include in your prenatal diet? Learn 12 pregnancy superfoods to reach for to satisfy cravings and nourish you and your growing baby. More: How Prenatal Diet and Genetics Impact Baby's Health as an Adult ...
    Erin Dower
  • Heart Problems During Pregnancy
    Circulation Problems
    Heart and Circulation Problems in Pregnancy
    Dizziness and faintness Throughout pregnancy, occasional dizziness or feelings of faintness can be a problem. Causes In early pregnancy, feeling faint may occur even when you are sitting down and is likely to be due to low blood sugar. This can...
  • Treatments for Pregnancy Pain
    Aches and Pains
    Aches and Pains in Pregnancy
    Backaches Lower generalized backaches are extremely common during pregnancy, particularly in the third trimester; around two thirds of all pregnant women suffer from backaches. Causes As pregnancy progresses, the increased weight of your abdome...