Birth Control After Baby
Choosing the right birth control after having a baby may mean choosing something that you haven’t used in the past.
Morning Sickness Strategies
While most women struggle with nausea on some level, a small percentage have hyperemesis gravidarum or HG, which can cause severe vomiting, significant weight loss, tears in the stomach lining and esophagus, malnutrition, dehydration and more. Fortunately, most women cope with morning sickness without the need of medical help.
Breastfeeding at Work
While breastfeeding for one year is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and several other organizations, most working moms go back to work far earlier than that. That doesn’t mean, however, that you have to give up your healthy breastfeeding routine.
Pregnancy and Sex
Sex and pregnancy can go together as well as strawberries and chocolate and wintertime and fireplaces. But it’s common to have questions and concerns about sex during pregnancy: Is it safe? Can I have sex throughout my pregnancy? And then, of course, there’s the nausea, fatigue, tender breasts and body aches to contend with. Pregnancy during sex, however, is safe for most couples, unless advised otherwise.
The Lowdown on Postpartum Depression
Thanks to celebrity moms (Brooke Shields, Gwyneth Paltrow, Courteney Cox and others) and less-famous-but-equally-brave new moms who’ve brought the topic out of the shadows of childbirth, postpartum depression is no longer a secret or a dirty word. As a matter of fact, up to 25 percent of women experience depression after giving birth and, for […]
Summer Pregnancy Strategies
In 2010, more women in the United States gave birth in September than any other month (closely followed by August), aligning the third trimester with the hottest months of the year. And while there are many advantages to an early fall birth, being very pregnant during the summer can sometimes be a struggle.