Basic Fertility Testing

When you begin to plan for pregnancy, one of the first things you will need to consider is fertility, so that you can optimize your chances of pregnancy. Some factors affecting your body’s fertility rate may seem obvious, such as … Continued

Easing Back Pain During Pregnancy

As your body labors to prepare for your baby, you’re sure to undergo some significant aches and pains. In many cases, expectant mothers may express back pain. Although it is relatively normal to experience back pain during pregnancy, it is … Continued

The Benefits of Folic Acid

The importance of healthy habits cannot be overstated when considering pregnancy. Good health is one of the greatest factors influencing women’s fertility and their ability to conceive. That is why it is so important to lead a healthy life before … Continued

What Are the Signs of Labor?

As your due date approaches, you start to notice more new changes in your body. You’re having trouble sleeping, your back pain has increased, and you feel like no matter how much time and effort you put in, the house … Continued

Why Your Due Date Is Important

Since only 5% of women go into labor when they expect, it’s quite likely that you know someone whose due date has appeared to fail them. You see, due dates are not necessarily meant to tell you the day your … Continued

Bonding With Your Newborn

One of the most common concerns new mothers have is how to properly establish a bond with their newborn. Though some parts of the bonding process may come naturally, other parts may not come so easily and are often overlooked. … Continued

What To Know About Umbilical Cord Care

Once you’ve made it through the trials of labor and delivery, the next major concern will be taking care of your baby at home. One small but important aspect of at-home care is how to properly look after your baby’s … Continued

When Breastfeeding is Painful

One of the most common trials new mothers face is the pain of breastfeeding. Though breastfeeding may come easily for a select few, many mothers experience cracked or abraded nipples, yeast overgrowth, and/or high levels of fatigue. On top of … Continued

The Risks of Induced Labor

Because of increasing advancement in the medical field, the frequency and popularity of induced labors has grown. Though this may be an ideal choice in certain situations, labor is generally safest when delivery begins naturally. If you have the choice, … Continued

Reducing Your Risk for Miscarriage

The topic of miscarriage is never easy to discuss, yet, with 15% of pregnancies ending in miscarriage, we know the issue is too prevalent to leave unaddressed. Often times there is nothing that can be done to prevent a miscarriage, … Continued