Pregnancy Must Reads

Pregnancy Week 2

The second week of pregnancy picks up where the first week left off. Implantation is completed in the second week of development. Implantation is crucial for a successful pregnancy because if the fetus can’t implant, it will not continue to be viable.   Potential Health Risks Like the first week, …

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Pregnancy Week 1

Pregnancy Week 1

This is the very beginning of it all. At this initial stage, there is no indication that a woman is pregnant. Morning sickness wouldn’t have started. There are no obvious symptoms and there is no actual baby in the uterus in this beginning stage which is why you won’t be …

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Discharging of the Mucus Plug

Many aspects of pregnancy can cause alarm to expectant mothers. One of the most alarming situations one might deal with is the discharging of the mucus plug. What is the Mucus Plug? The cervix produces a special mucus referred to as cervical mucus. Cervical mucus is a natural protection that …

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Spotting During Pregnancy

Spotting During Pregnancy

Spotting is one of the most common concerns pertaining to pregnancy. It is estimated that around 20% of women spot sometime during their pregnancy. Spotting can happen at random and can affect women that are pregnant with their first or women that are in their third pregnancy. It is a …

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Understanding Doulas

what is a doula

  What Are Doulas? The term “doula” originates from ancient Greek and translates to “a woman who serves”. It is the term used to refer to an individual that is trained to provide emotional, informational, and physical support to expectant mothers and their immediate family. The doula is responsible for …

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IVF Pregnancy Calendar

IVF Pregnancy Calendar

In vitro fertilization, or IVF is a medical procedure that has allowed struggling families conceive children.   What is IVF? IVF is when the egg and sperm from both parents are removed from their respected bodies and are fertilized in a controlled medical setting. There are a series of steps …

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Prenatal Vitamins

Should You Take Prenatal Vitamins During Pregnancy? Many women begin taking prenatal vitamins even before they fall pregnant, while they are trying to conceive. Prenatal vitamins contain the daily amounts of vitamins and minerals that your body may require during pregnancy. Your prenatal vitamins are very different from normal supplements …

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Premature Labor

Premature Labor – How To Tell If You Are At Risk In most cases pregnancy is a time of anticipation and happiness, but as most of you probably already know it can also be a time of complete uncertainty and confusion. Most women will be primarily concerned with the development …

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Sciatica During Pregnancy

nerve pain sciatic

The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body and is responsible for providing sensory and motor function to the lower parts of the body. When the nerve is compressed, or pressure is placed on it – usually because of your growing uterus in your body, or the way …

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Pregnancy Pillows

Pregnancy Pillow

Pregnancy Pillows for a Great Night’s Sleep As your pregnancy advances you may be wondering if a pregnancy pillow is worth purchasing. Comfortable sleep seems a thing of the past, but spending an extensive amount of money on something that will be temporary could be a concern. There are certainly …

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Home Birth

Home Birth – Pros and Cons   When weighing all the birthing options available today it’s becoming more common for women to consider having a home birth. Although modern medicine have taken us many steps forward, some have decided to take a few steps back and pursue the most natural …

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When do pregnancy symptoms start?

When do the Pregnancy symptoms begin? The question when do pregnancy symptoms start is somewhat of a debate. The truth is every woman is different and every pregnancy is even more different. But most women want to know if what they are feeling is related to carrying a baby or …

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New Pregnancy Community Forum!

Looking for some support from other expecting mums – or just want to share your own experiences – then take a look at our online pregnancy community. With topics from trying to conceive, pregnancy symptoms and even groups for mums who have children of various ages up to 2 years of age!