Those of you pregnant women suffering from morning sickness there may be nothing to ease your symptoms.
A review of research finds no evidence that there are any safe and effective treatments for reducing the vomiting and nausea that occurs in pregnancy.
Most of the studies in the review looked at alternative therapies, like acupuncture. It showed there were no significant differences between women undergoing acupuncture and acupressure and women in a control group.
Pregnancy makes women very tired, yet many have a hard time getting to sleep.
When you're pregnant a restful nights sleep is slowly taken away by hormonal, physiological and anatomical changes.
"Early in pregnancy lot's of different hormones are pumped up and many people have insomnia. As pregnancy continues because of the size of the baby and extra weight in the pelvis, you tend to get more and more uncomfortable, so sleep patterns are not good in many instances," says...
A syndrome causing mental and behavioral challenges among infants is highly preventable, but affecting thousands yearly, which is why Governor Ted Strickland is declaring a day of awareness.
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome affects nearly 40,000 infants yearly, causing mental, behavioral, and physical challenges. September 9 (09/09) is being declared Fetal Alcohol Awareness Day to commemorate the 'nine months' of a woman's pregnancy. Nationally, the day has been set aside since 1999, and in...
It's no secret this pregnancy hasn't been easy. My latest nerve-wrecking incident came last Wednesday, just two days after I was taken off bed rest.
I was at work and started feeling stomach cramps. I waited about an hour and then called my OB/GYN's office to see what I should do. They said I should go to Bethesda to the OB floor and get checked out, especially since I still have my subchorionic hemorrhage.
I went to the OB floor and they hooked me up to some fetal monitors....
Following my vacation to North Carolina last week, I went to my doctor for a check-up Monday. I've gained seven pounds since my last appointment two weeks ago! Dr. Aepli says it's “vacation weight,” I however almost had a heart attack when those numbers started to appear on the scale haha. Luckily the doctor says everything is going good and I've even been taken off “Level One Bed Rest.”
It's not all roses though. Two weeks ago when I had my ultra-sound...
"I think it puts them more at ease. They have a much better experience and it's more realistic. It's not easy and I think a lot of people watch the 'Baby Story' and other things on television and have an unrealistic expectation and it just puts them at ease and having realistic expectations for their labor and delivery experience as well as their post-partum experience," says Ashlee Lake, Licking Memorial Childbirth Educator.