7 things you should know about having a healthy baby
1. Get the timing right Pregnancy is only possible during the five days before a woman ovulates through to the day of ovulation – the time known as a woman’s fertile window. During that window, the chance of conceiving rapidly increases in the three days leading up to, and including, ovulation. For women who find […]
33 things you should know when you’re pregnant
The pregnancy test is positive and you feel like you’re stepping into uncharted territory. What do the next month’s hold in store? Fear not – in this article we explain what’s going on and we offer a few priceless tips for the eight or so months that still lie ahead. Here are 33 things you […]
Dads – how to help your partner through the Baby Blues!
So, your partner has just given birth to your first baby. Everything is going swimmingly well. Your baby is healthy. Your partner is glowing with the joys of new motherhood. You are bursting with pride. What could possibly go wrong? Day 3! The Baby Blues affects up to 9 out of every 10 new mums […]
Discharge During Pregnancy: What’s Safe, What’s Not
Wondering if that unusual discharge is a natural part of pregnancy? Here’s how to tell. Most expectant moms spring for new undies: not sexy ones, but practical “granny panties.” They not only accommodate a growing belly, but they can also be good throwaways considering all the unexpected things that are going on down below during […]
Giving Birth Before Your Due Date: Do All 40 Weeks Matter?
New guidelines redefine “full-term pregnancy.” Understand the impact that your delivery date can have on your baby’s health. Your due date is in sight and you only have a few weeks to go. In fact, you’re so close, you’d be happy to get the show on the road and have your baby now. What’s the […]
Do These Labor-Inducing Foods Really Work?
The first time you hear your due date? Well, it’s pretty surreal: This random day on the calendar, a day that likely never meant anything to you before, takes on the significance of The Day You’ll Officially Become a Mom (or so you think). You’ll repeat that magical date over and over again—to strangers, family, […]
Could I be pregnant?
Hot flushes, funny smells – unusual bodily reactions could be very early signs of pregnancy. Many women know they are pregnant long before the store-bought pregnancy tests, the visits to the doctors and the blood tests. While it may sound vague, other pregnant women know what they mean when they talk about one day just […]
How to handle your stomach ulcer during pregnancy?
If you’ve already been diagnosed with a stomach ulcer, you might be worrying how pregnancy will affect it. Read on to find out. Pregnancy is, generally, not easy on the stomach. There’s reflux, nausea, and heartburn. So, if you’ve already been suffering from similar symptoms due to a stomach ulcer, you may feel concerned that […]
What to Expect When You Are Expecting
So, you just found out that you’re preggers for the first time. Overwhelmed by all the emotions that come with officially becoming a parent, you soon realize that becoming a mum is a big deal and a life-time commitment. Now, the initial joy is starting to wear off, and slight anxiety and panic set in. […]
3 foods you should eat when you’re overdue
Be sure to include these superfoods in your diet if you’re overdue. What you consume now will contribute to the quality of your breastmilk. Feeding your body with the right nutrients can make a significant difference to you and your baby in late pregnancy so, don’t reach for the curry to help bring on labour […]