A trimester-by-trimester guide to understanding prenatal testing.
For many moms-to-be, pregnancy is one of the most memorable and exciting times in their lives, but for others it can be a period of great confusion and fear. A significant part of that worry can stem from the fact … Continue reading →
Make the most of your prenatal appointments by knowing what lies ahead.
For roughly nine months, you will plan your life around prenatal visits. Fifteen-plus trips to the OB’s office might sound kind of overwhelming, but you can exhale: You will not have your feet in stirrups every time. Here’s what to … Continue reading →
While you try to wrap your brain around the news, we’ve rounded up what you need to do.
Your entire world is about to switch directions: You’re going to be a mom. Here’s what you need to do to get ready for the next nine months and beyond. Out with the old There are a few habits that … Continue reading →
Every expectant mom tries to do what’s best for the growing baby inside her, but with all the different guidelines and opinions floating around the webosphere, knowing what’s right can be confusing. The best rule of thumb: Talk to your … Continue reading →
What you need to know about enrolling in the right prenatal courses for you.
Whether you’re a novice mom or seasoned pro, there’s a good chance you’ll be scared out of your wits at some point during pregnancy. What has to come out of where? Luckily, women have been birthing babes since the beginning … Continue reading →
We talk to experts to find out if you really can influence the sex of your noodle.
When my husband and I were trying to get pregnant, he really wanted a boy. Girls frightened him. A girl meant short skirts and makeup and eager teenage boys picking her up for dates while he looked on in horror. … Continue reading →
Dialogue with your healthcare provider forges a valuable relationship. But after vital signs and basic measurements, you may have little time to talk. Under pressure, you’re likely to freeze and forget about many of the things you’ve been meaning to … Continue reading →
Projectile vomiting. Bed-wetting. Uncontrollable gas. Welcome to pregnancy!
To put it simply, pregnancy is packed with opportunities for embarrassment. Here’s how to deal when the blush-inducing moments strike. Scenario 1: You’re in a staff meeting when the urge to purge strikes … and you only make it as far … Continue reading →
Did you know you can begin the bonding process with your little bundle of joy as early as the second trimester? Here are a few ways to kick-start your connection with the baby in your belly. While you’re decorating the … Continue reading →
4 simple moves that will help tone your body both before and after baby
Erica Ziel, certified personal trainer, pilates instructor, nutritionist, founder of Core Athletica Inc., creator of Knocked Up Fitness, and mom of three (whew!), shares can-do exercises to help you stay fit during pregnancy and beyond. __________________________________________________ Exercising and keeping your … Continue reading →