Pregnancy

This article may include advertisements, paid product features, affiliate links and other forms of sponsorship. The average birth rate in the United States is expected to decline for 2021. As Coronavirus continues to spread across much of the United States, the Center For Disease Control reports over 3 million total cases, 130,000 reported deaths, and
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This article may include advertisements, paid product features, affiliate links and other forms of sponsorship. It’s so secret that gender neutral names are rising in popularity. Parents are no longer staying within the traditional “lanes” of boys or girls names, and instead are crossing over to an even larger world of names for their new
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This article may include advertisements, paid product features, affiliate links and other forms of sponsorship. It is inevitable, your baby is on the way and you have been given so much advice on pregnancy, labor and delivery and all things in between. But what advice have you been given for postpartum care? Once you are
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This article may include advertisements, paid product features, affiliate links and other forms of sponsorship. Congratulations! The arrival of a new baby is one of life’s most exciting events. When you find out you are expecting there are so many emotions: you are excited, nervous and maybe relieved. It is easy to feel anxious, overwhelmed
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This article may include advertisements, paid product features, affiliate links and other forms of sponsorship. What comes to mind upon hearing the phrase, “baby essentials?” Probably the classic options like millions of diapers, wipes, blankets, pacifiers, and etc. But what about the items that no one talks about that end up being HUGE lifesavers with
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This article may include advertisements, paid product features, affiliate links and other forms of sponsorship. Gender reveals have become a thing unto itself. Some people want a huge production of finding out the gender of their baby and others prefer low-key, unique gender reveal ideas. Either way, you can make it special for you and
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This article may include advertisements, paid product features, affiliate links and other forms of sponsorship. The waiting game to find out if you are pregnant can be a long two weeks.   The two weeks between ovulation and a potentially missed period can be stressful and filled with anxious thoughts until you know for sure. 
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Anxiety commonly causes a change in appetite. Some people with anxiety tend to overeat or consume a lot of unhealthful foods. Others, however, lose their desire to eat when they feel stressed and anxious. Anxiety is a mental health condition that affects 40 million adults in the United States each year. Changes in appetite are
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Symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD) involves discomfort at the front or back of the pelvic joints. Pelvic girdle pain is another name for this condition. The two pelvic bones meet at the symphysis pubis joint, which is at the front of the pelvis. Dense ligaments stabilize the joint. In people with SPD, the ligaments become stretchy
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The muscles, ligaments, and tissues of the pelvic floor support the bladder, rectum, and sexual organs. When the supportive structures weaken or become especially tight, doctors describe it as pelvic floor dysfunction. It is a common health issue. When a person has pelvic floor dysfunction, the organs in the pelvis may drop. They often press
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When faced with an unplanned pregnancy, some women might consider a home abortion. Online sources cite abortion home remedies that they claim are both safe and effective. For example, some suggest consuming various fruits, herbs, or supplements in excessive quantities. Others recommend intense exercise or inserting implements through the cervix to the uterus to induce
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Pregnancy can cause discomfort and pain in many parts of the body. When these sensations occur in the chest, the cause is often pressure from the growing fetus, acid reflux, or other relatively harmless issues. In rare cases, this chest pain can result from cardiovascular issues or complications of pregnancy. Keep reading for more information
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Influenza (flu) can be dangerous. Although everyone is at risk of contracting the flu, those who are pregnant or have just given birth are much more susceptible to the more severe effects of the illness. Women who are pregnant or may become pregnant during flu season should get their flu shot. The flu shot may
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Although a fever is not typically dangerous, when it occurs during pregnancy, it may affect a developing fetus. A fever occurs when a person’s body reaches a higher temperature than the expected normal range. In this article, learn more about the symptoms, causes, and treatment options for a fever, as well as the effects a
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A woman considering an abortion may wonder about any effects on future pregnancies. In most cases, an abortion does not affect fertility and has no impact on other pregnancies. There are two methods: medical abortion and surgical abortion. The type that a woman chooses may depend on several factors, including how far along the pregnancy
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If you buy something through a link on this page, we may earn a small commission. How this works. Although they are very similar, there are some key differences between folic acid and folate. Both relate to vitamin B-9, which plays a key role in preventing birth irregularities and aiding the production of healthy red
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Most people have heard pregnancy-related advice or information, which often focuses on what different symptoms mean, how to tell the sex of the baby, and what a woman can and cannot do during pregnancy. Although some pieces of information, particularly those from healthcare professionals, can be accurate and helpful, lots of myths circulate pregnancy. Here,
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Salpingectomy is the surgical removal of one or both fallopian tubes. These tubes provide a pathway for an egg to travel from an ovary to the uterus, where it may be fertilized. A doctor may recommend a salpingectomy for various reasons, including an ectopic pregnancy. They may also suggest the procedure as a means of
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Nabothian cysts are benign bumps on the cervix. The cysts are full of clear, light yellow, or amber mucus. People may have more than one nabothian cyst. Females may develop nabothian cysts after giving birth or after menopause. The cysts are normal and usually cause no symptoms. Nabothian cysts are not a sign of cervical
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This article may include advertisements, paid product features, affiliate links and other forms of sponsorship. Ovulation pain, also known as mittelschmerz pain, is pelvic and lower abdominal pain that some women may experience during the time they are ovulating. These aches and pains can range from mild to severe discomfort and can last anywhere from
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Pregnancy acne is a common condition. Hormonal changes during pregnancy can cause skin breakouts. By knowing how to treat acne lesions, a person can often prevent scarring and minimize their emotional distress. Acne is one of the most common skin changes that occur during pregnancy, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).
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Women experience many significant physical and emotional changes during pregnancy. Third trimester weight gain is an important part of later pregnancy and is not usually a cause for concern. Many women will experience rapid weight gain during their third trimester. This is because the fetus typically gains the most weight in this time, according to
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Female anatomy includes the external genitals, or the vulva, and the internal reproductive organs, which include the ovaries and the uterus. One major difference between males and females is their reproductive organs. Anatomy specific to females generally relates to sexual function, reproduction, and hormone control. Males and females have physically different sexual anatomy, but all
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In many cases, the color of a person’s urine can indicate whether or not they are drinking enough water. Clear urine often indicates proper hydration. In some cases of clear urine, however, a person may be too hydrated or have an underlying condition that causes them to urinate more than usual. This article contains more
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