Your Pregnancy Food Cravings Explained
From ice cream and pickles to Beyonce’s apparent yearning for bananas dipped in ketchup, pregnancy cravings are far from urban myth. While the exact cause of cravings is unclear – they may be related to changes in hormones, indicate a deficiency in a particular vitamin or mineral, or urge women to eat food higher in calories and fat – most women will experience strong cravings during pregnancy.
Dr. Clay: Doctor and Dad on His First Father’s Day
The evening before Aaron’s birth, Nicole and I both got food poisoning. We both had a rough night, and in the early morning, Nicole was feeling particularly awful despite drinking lots of fluid and walking around the apartment for a few hours. I kept recommending we go to the hospital for some IV fluids and […]
Paying Attention to Preeclampsia
Each May, the Preeclampsia Foundation recognizes Preeclampsia Awareness Month. If you are pregnant and not already aware of the warning signs of preeclampsia, this annual recognition gives you the perfect opportunity to learn more about this condition that affects up to eight percent of women during their pregnancy
Your Pregnancy Questions Answered Here
Whether you are pregnant for the first or fourth time, you very likely have a lot of questions: Can I take cold medicine? When will I have my first ultrasound? How can I manage my morning sickness? Why is my second pregnant so different from my first? Is this normal? Fortunately, we have resources that can help you answer many of your pregnancy-related questions and concerns.
Ask Sofia: How Can I Sleep Better During Pregnancy?
Pregnancy can be exhausting for many reasons – you are growing another human, which requires a lot of energy, not to mention the fact that you’re carrying extra weight as well as the mental stress that often accompanies pregnancy. As the first trimester shifts into the second, you might struggle with getting comfortable at night. Sleep, however, makes a huge difference in how you feel during pregnancy and after – it boosts your mood and immunity and gives you the energy you need to get through the day and prepare for baby’s arrival.
Gestational Diabetes and Your Pregnancy
If you are among the 10 percent who receives a diagnosis of gestational diabetes, particularly if you didn’t have any warning signs or risk factors, you might be surprised and concerned about what’s to come.