Best 7 applications and games for pregnant women

These useful and colorful applications are a must-have for expectant mothers. A lot of helpful information, communication and entertainment will brighten up the expectation of the baby. The most useful mobile applications for pregnant women (for Android and iOs). Download – will not regret it! Sprout Written by American developers and doctors, this application is …

Labor & Delivery | Recognizing the Signs of Labor

Is it time? Has labor started? This is it. Nine months of pregnancy have all led up to this one event. The birthing classes and breathing techniques sit at the back of your mind ready to be brought into action. The midwife waits in the wings for the final moments of bringing your baby into …

Pregnancy Checkups & Tests – Doulas support

Getting support from a doula The number of women using doula support is growing as they discover the benefits of working with a doula. Using a doula decreases first-time labor by an average of two hours, according to the Johnson & Johnson Pediatric Institute, which has launched an initiative called Mothering the Mother to encourage …

5 Essentials for a Healthy, Happy Plus-Size Pregnancy

5 tips from experts for a plus-size pregnancy. Kara Islington weighed 236 pounds when she found out she was expecting her first child. “I was absolutely thrilled to be pregnant, but because of my size, I felt a great deal of anxiety and doubt,” the plus-size mom of two admits. “My brain raced with questions. …

Not So Swell – Fluid Retention During Pregnancy During

Signs & Symptoms | Pregnancy Swelling: Not So Swell Water retention during pregnancy “During pregnancy, you obviously expect your stomach to get bigger. To see your feet and ankles increasing in size, however, might be a surprise. Turns out it’s actually extremely common to experience swelling in those areas during normal pregnancy, especially in women …

Pregnancy Nutrition & Recipes – Pregnancy Weight Gain Guidelines

How much weight should you gain during pregnancy? The amount of weight gain during the course of a woman’s pregnancy has long been the object of debate among those in the medical community. “This has been highly controversial for a long time in the United States,” says Dr. Francine H. Einstein, assistant professor in maternal-fetal …

Are You or Aren’t You?-Common Signs of Pregnancy

Signs & Symptoms | Could I Be Pregnant? Women may have all of the common symptoms of pregnancy, none of them or any combination of them. Non-pregnant women may have the symptoms. Different pregnancies in the same woman may cause different symptoms. It can be very confusing and stressful; in fact, stress over whether or …

VBAC, Vasa Previa and Pregnancy – Professional Choice

What Is Vasa Previa? Why VBAC? – Facts and Caveats The umbilical cord, that precious link from Mother to unborn baby, seems to carry not only nutrients and oxygen-rich blood, but hopes and dreams. When that connection fails, dreams are dashed. With vasa previa, a rare condition where the vessels of the cord grow on …