Bed Rest: A Thing of the Past?
Bed rest used to be recommended frequently for conditions in pregnancy, and one in every five pregnant women is still placed on bed rest, according to Obstetrics & Gynecology, the official publication of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, yet this period of “rest” may do more harm than good.
All About Ovulation and Fertility
Ovulation is probably something you don’t pay much attention to until you’re trying to get pregnant, when it suddenly becomes a hot topic.
Allie’s Corner: Self-Care during Pregnancy
Self-care can be challenging for women throughout the lives, not to mention during the busy and emotional experience of pregnancy. Ultimately, self-care is even more important when you’re pregnant because you are growing another human being.
Ask Sofia: Is it possible to prevent preeclampsia in a second pregnancy?
Preeclampsia – a condition that only occurs during pregnancy – can be life-threatening for both mom and baby. Typically leading to high blood pressure that can cause seizures and strokes as well as organ failure, preeclampsia affects about five to eight percent of first-time moms.
The Importance of Folic Acid
While most people recognize that folic acid is important when you’re pregnant, this B vitamin is actually essential for all of us. While it is particularly critical when you are pregnant or trying to get pregnant, folic acid supports growth and development in the body – supporting your overall health.
Coping with Repeated Miscarriage
Suffering through one miscarriage can be devastating. Multiple or recurrent miscarriages, defined as the loss of two or three consecutive pregnancies, can challenge even the strongest and most optimistic women and couples. While the causes of miscarriage are not always clear, challenges such as uterine issues, hormonal imbalances, cervical weakness, and blood-clotting issues or infections can often be addressed. The heartening news is that most women who have a miscarriage will go on to have a healthy pregnancy.