Archive for 'Pregnancy'

Guilt and Childbirth

Guilt and Childbirth

Why parents can feel guilty when childbirth doesn’t go as planned. Guilt and Childbirth Having a baby is a time of hope and wonderful expectations. Parents anticipate the birth by preparing the nursery, and creating their [...]

The Use and Misuse of Antibiotics in Children

The Use and Misuse of Antibiotics in Children

With the emergence of super bugs, there’s good argument for being judicious in our use of antibiotics. It’s hard to believe that around a half a century ago, before antibiotics became widely used, just the thought [...]

Dangers of Pesticide Exposure During Pregnancy

Dangers of Pesticide Exposure During Pregnancy

Why pregnancy is the time to avoid certain chemicals for baby’s sake. Pesticide Exposure When it comes to pregnancy, it’s important for women to be cautious around certain chemicals. Dr. Bruce Lanphear, Clinician Scientist at the [...]

Pregnancy and Keeping Fit

Pregnancy and Keeping Fit

Pregnancy and fitness: Why working out is good for you and your bundle. Pregnancy and Fitness While keeping fit when pregnant makes sense, working out excessively doesn’t. By over doing your workout, you may start to [...]

Why You Shouldn’t Have Alchohol During Pregnancy

Why You Shouldn’t Have Alchohol During Pregnancy

Why avoiding alcohol while pregnant is so important to baby’s health. Alchohol and Pregnancy About 1% of children are born with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. There’s only one cause for FASD, and that is consuming alcohol [...]

Foods to Avoid When Pregnant

Foods to Avoid When Pregnant

What foods are dangerous to pregnant women? Foods to Avoid When it comes to pregnancy, eating for two doesn’t necessarily mean eating more. But it does mean taking your baby’s health into consideration. That means eating [...]

Pre-Conception Health

Pre-Conception Health

Why women need to take extra care of their health before conceiving a baby. Pre-Conception Health If you are planning to conceive, how you treat your body becomes very important. You’ll want to watch your alcohol [...]

Pregnancy Testing

Pregnancy Testing

What you need to consider before testing your babies health in Utero. Pregnancy Testing Blood testing, ultrasounds, amniocentesis and Chorionic villas sampling are some of the many ways to test the genetic health and makeup of [...]

Mom’s Self Image

Mom’s Self Image

Loving your body.  Pregnancy and a women’s self-image. Moms and Self Image If there’s one thing you can’t control when you’re pregnant, it’s your waistline, after all there’s a human being growing in that belly.  So, [...]

Birthplans

Birthplans

The ideas behind creating a birth plan for your delivery. Birthplans Today a lot of obstetricians and midwives recommend writing up a birth plan describing the kind of labour and delivery you’d like to have.  It’s [...]