There's no way to prevent birth defects from happening- but we can help reduce that number. And our friends at the March of Dimes are here to show us how.
Ever wonder if your same-sex fraternal twins are really fraternal? Perhaps you’ve even considered DNA testing to determine if they are actually identical? So, what’s involved in the testing process? How accurate are the tests?
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Even if you've never had diabetes, you could be among the 18% of women who develop a form of it about halfway through their pregnancy. While gestational diabetes is not a permanent condition, it does impact both mother and baby.
If you were given only one due date during your pregnancy- consider yourself lucky. Often times, moms-to-be don't have a clear idea when to expect their new arrivals. So, what actually determines your due date and is this date really that important?
We're kicking off our ongoing series focusing on the different methods you can use to stay strong and in control during your labor and delivery. In this episode, we'll explore the philosophies and guiding principles to Birthing From Within.
As soon as we learned that we were pregnant with twins, we received a long list of to-dos and don’ts. We were told that our diet needed to change, even if we were healthy eaters before and that we need to ensure that we get the right nutrients for our bodies and the growing babies inside. Is it really different for twin pregnancies? Today we’re looking at how using prenatal vitamins might be different for twin pregnancies.
Pregnancy is supposed to be a time of great joy, unfortunately, at least one in ten pregnant women suffers from bouts of prenatal anxiety and depression. What typically triggers these feelings, and how do you know when extra support is needed?
Do you really need to take my prenatal vitamins? This is a valid question, especially if the mother maintains a healthy diet with nutrient-rich foods. Some pregnant moms are also looking at their mounting expenses and trying to figure out how they can cut back, without it backfiring. So let’s discuss the basics of prenatal vitamins and why it’s recommended by the experts.
We’re hearing more and more about the choices that women have in giving birth. There are hospital birthing suites, birthing centers, and even home births, But do all these choices go out the window when you’re having multiple babies? If we want something other than a hospital birth for our twins, how do we determine what is possible? Today we're learning what may be possible for twin births, including giving birth at home.
Looking for a way to soar through your surges by relaxing the fear that tenses your body and triggers pain during childbirth? Then you may want to try hypnobirthing. Learn the basics of this method before you sign up for a class.
From the moment we find out we’re pregnant… we’re told we need to take these- prenatal vitamins. And it makes sense. We know our bodies are working overtime to make a tiny human. But what are these vitamins actually doing for us? What should we be looking for in a prenatal vitamin? And perhaps more importantly, what should we try to avoid? Today we’re learning all about the ingredients inside prenatal vitamins.