popular topics in prenatal health and nutrition

  • Mosquito Spreading Zika Virus
    Kids
    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...
  • feet of human fetus at 12 weeks and 1 day
    Week 13 of Pregnancy
    You are 12 Weeks and 3 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayThe toes are now separate and are all the same length. The ankle joints are now mature enough to be working, although it will still be many weeks before you are likely to be conscious of any kicks. ...
  • Pregnancy
    Environmental Hazards During Pregnancy
    Home Projects to Avoid When Pregnant
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  • 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
  • baby gifts for twins, Itzbeen timer for twins
    Baby Showers
    Top 10 Gifts for Moms Expecting Twins
    Searching for the perfect baby shower gift for twins? These creative and practical ideas will bring the multiples-mom-to-be double the joy. If you have twins, please tell us in the comments area what items you found most useful. ...
    Erin Dower
  • amniotic cavity of embedded blastocyst
    Week 5 of Pregnancy
    You are 4 Weeks and 1 Day Pregnant
    Your baby todayThis is a microscope view of the amniotic cavity with the cells that will become the baby in a close-up. These cells will repeatedly divide and multiply, becoming more and more specialized at each stage of their development. ...
  • Preparing for Baby
    10 Gender-Predicting Old Wives' Tales
    Wondering if your little bundle of joy will be a boy or a girl? While the only accurate way to find out your baby's gender during pregnancy is from your doctor, playing the guessing game can be a lot of fun. Read on for some of the wackiest old w...
    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. ...
  • 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...
  • pregnant woman eating
    Healthy Pregnancy Diet
    The 10 Most Common Pregnancy Cravings and Why We Have Them
    Sweet, salty, sour, spicy — cravings during pregnancy can run the gamut. While certain cravings may indicate a nutritional need, many can be attributed to the amped-up hormones coursing through your body. So what types of food (and non-food ite...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • human embryo at 5 weeks and 6 days
    Week 6 of Pregnancy
    You are 5 Weeks and 6 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayDevelopment in the upper body usually precedes that in the lower body-this image shows the bulge containing the heart and liver, and the very earliest sign of development of the upper limb buds, but as yet there is no sign of the l...
  • 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. ...
    Erin Dower
  • 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...
  • 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 ca...