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Severe Morning Sickness May Signal Healthier, Smarter Baby


According to a new study out of the University of Toronto and published in Reproductive Toxicology, women who suffer from nausea or vomiting from morning sickness have better outcomes with births and babies. The study investigate...

Am I Pregnant or is this PMS?


When it's that time of the month, where the calendar has a red circle, and you're expecting your period, but it doesn't start, you can't help but wonder; "Am I pregnant, or is my period just late?" Without taking a pregnancy t...

Why Do Pregnancy Women Have to Urinate So Much?


It's frequently one of the first tell-tale signs of pregnancy. When a woman is running back and forth to the bathroom so much that she's wearing a hole in the carpet, it's probably due to pregnancy and due to either morning sickne...

7 Pregnancy Symptoms You Don't Hear About


When you make the big announcement that you're expecting, you can expect to be bombarded with stories of late night cravings and dutiful dads driving across town for an odd assortment of snacks, 'where I was when I went into labor...

Dealing With Headaches in Pregnancy


Headaches are a very common complaint of pregnancy, especially in the first and last trimesters. In the first trimester, changes in hormone levels, increase in blood production and possibly lifestyle changes such as stopping coffe...

Vaginal Discharge During Pregnancy: What's Normal and What's Not


Not all pregnancy symptoms are sweet and lovely like the glow of pregnancy or the gentle kicks of the baby. Some are... well, icky. But they are part of pregnancy none the less.Discharge as a Sign of Early Pregnancy Maybe when y...

Ptyalism: Another Strange Symptom of Pregnancy


Pregnancy is a wonderful time to glow, blossom and beam. And belch, break out, swell, and get dizzy among other things. But chances are unless it happens to you or someone you know, you will never hear of ptyalism. After all, it i...

12 Ways To Ease Sciatica Pain in Pregnancy


Sciatic pain occurs quite often in expectant mothers. The sciatic nerve runs from the lower part of the spine and extends all the way down the leg, on the outside of the thigh, to the top portion of the foot. What Causes Sciatica...

When a Missed Period Means You're Pregnant


You've passed that little red star on the calendar and Aunt Flo just hasn't come to town. Does that mean you're pregnant or that your period is late for some other reason? A missed period may mean you're pregnant but it can be du...

How to Deal With Pregnancy Mood Swings in Public


You're belly is huge. You can't fit in your clothes. You're tired all the time. You can't sleep well. Your emotions are on a roller coaster. All these changes during pregnancy can trigger mood swings. What do you do when you exper...

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in Pregnancy


Of all the maladies of pregnancy, carpal tunnel may not be one you expect to deal with. However, according to the State Medical Society of Wisconsin, up to 62 percent of pregnant women get carpal tunnel syndrome while expecting a...

Dealing With Dreams & Nightmares in Pregnancy


Many women complain of strange dreams and nightmares during pregnancy. Most of them are first-time moms. Pregnancy is a time marked by myriads of changes. Hormone changes, appearance changes, emery-level changes, job changes and m...

Didn't Know You Were Pregnant?


For women who plan their pregnancies, the scenario is unbelievable. How can a woman go through all the changes of pregnancy and not have an inkling a baby is on the way? It happens, not commonly, but often enough to allow a whole...

Restless Leg Syndrome and Pregnancy


Pregnancy is associated with a wide range of symptoms. Some you expected like cravings, morning sickness and swollen ankles, and some like house-rattling belches, itchy belly and growing feet, you may not have expected. Restless...

How Your Second Pregnancy May Be Different Than Your First


Been there, done that. You're no newbie this time around so you know what to expect with this baby and labor, right? Well, maybe. Some things will be familiar for sure but don't get too settled in for a return ride. Many things ma...

What Being Pregnant Really Feels Like


First time mothers all wonder the same thing: what will pregnancy feel like? While every pregnancy and each woman is different there are some universal or nearly so experiences of expecting a baby. Like your period is about to st...

Combat Dizzy Spells During Pregnancy


Feeling a little dizzy and faint lately? This unexpected effect of pregnancy is experienced by a number of pregnant women. It is typically more common during the first trimester, but some women struggle with dizziness their entire...

Pregnancy Cramps: What they Mean, Why You Get Them


Cramps seem to always be a part of a woman's life, and even though you are no longer having your period, cramps may be around still. Cramping In Early Pregnancy You may experience cramping in very early pregnancy when the fertil...

How to Deal with Indigestion, Heartburn & Gas in Pregnancy


You were ready for morning sickness, but be prepared for the next wave of tummy troubles in pregnancy - indigestion, heartburn and gas. When to Expect These Symptoms Typically, you'll first experience these stomach ailments duri...

First Trimester Symptoms That May Be Serious


A small twinge of pain in your side. Vomiting twice a day. Extreme fatigue during the day. All these things cross your mind as possible warning signs of a problem during pregnancy. But are they? The discomforts listed above...

Is Zofran Safe to Take for Morning Sickness?


With each pregnancy comes nausea, fatigue and breast tenderness, also known as morning sickness. Nausea and vomiting is the most infamous effect of the baby bump and can become so severe that it interferes with daily living. Women...

The First Kick - What Does It Feel Like?


Every pregnant mom waits for it. The experienced mothers gush about it. Soon-to-be grandmas ask about it. The first kick. When women gaze upon the positive results of their pregnancy test, myriads of thoughts rush through their mi...

What that Smell? Smell Aversion in Pregnancy


Of all the early pregnancy symptoms you prepare for, probably the least talked about is smell aversion. However, it can impact your life as much as fatigue or morning sickness. In fact, there is research linking morning sickness t...

Hyperemesis Gravidarum: Severe Morning Sickness


On Thursday, December 6, 2012, Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge was released from a London hospital after receiving treatment for acute morning sickness. The duchess, still in her first trimester of pregnancy, had been in the hospit...

8 Most Embarrassing Symptoms of Pregnancy


Sometimes you may actually feel like a beautiful glowing giver-of-life. And other times during your pregnancy... you may feel quite the opposite. Pregnancy can at times leave you feeling more like an ogre than a lady. And worst of...

Breast Changes in Pregnancy


"I knew something was going on when I bumped into something and experienced pain in my breast," relays a first-time mom. "Later the nausea came, and I ran out to the store to grab a pregnancy test. The results were positive! It wa...

Could it be twins? Triplets? How soon will you know?


Several years ago, moms-to-be and their doctors may have suspected twins or a multiple birth, but confirmation didn't always occur until labor began or even sometimes until during delivery. Today, most women know well in advance...

Could it be twins? Triplets? How soon will you know?


Several years ago, moms-to-be and their doctors may have suspected twins or a multiple birth, but confirmation didn't always occur until labor began or even sometimes until during delivery. Today, most women know well in advance...

16 Ways to Get Relief From Pregnancy Heartburn


One of the most common, and troublesome symptoms of pregnancy is heartburn. Sounds like no big deal, but often pregnant women have heartburn that is off the charts compared to what they experience pre-baby growing. Some women pa...

When Do Pregnancy Symptoms Begin?


Am I pregnant, or aren't I? Every woman who is pregnant began with those nagging questions? And if I'm pregnant when will I start feeling that way? We have all heard those women who swear seconds after sex, they just "felt...

Mood Swings During Pregnancy: How to Cope


While pregnant you may experience some mood shifts unseen before in your life. You may be smiling and feeling joyful one moment, then be consumed with fear and trickling tears the next. Or perhaps you go from serenity to ire. What...

Fighting Fatigue During Pregnancy


During the first trimester, most mothers-to-be often feel very tired. This is likely due to the rise in progesterone and other hormonal changes. Nausea and so-called "morning sickness" can add to these feelings of exhaus...

Easing Indigestion & Heartburn in Pregnancy


One of the most common pregnancy complaints is indigestion, heartburn or acid reflux. Heartburn is caused by digested foods which include acids, pushing back up from your stomach into your esophagus or the tube which connects your...

Swelling During Pregnancy


Up to 75% of pregnant women experience mild swelling or edema. But if you're one of that majority it might not feel all that normal when you can't fit comfortably in your shoes anymore. The main reason for swelling in pregnancy...

Morning Sickness


Most pregnant women deal with nausea, and up to one-third suffer with vomiting. While it's referred to as morning sickness, it can happen any time of day. It usually appears by week 6, and thankfully disappears in 80 percent of wo...

Breast Changes During Pregnancy


One of the earliest signs of pregnancy is breast tenderness or soreness. And from there, the changes keep on coming. Breast Tenderness Like most pregnancy symptoms, blame it on the hormones when breasts ache, are tender or sor...

8 Signs You May Be Pregnant


If it is still a bit early for a pregnancy test or a missed period, you may still wonder if your body is giving you signs that you may be pregnant. Often, there are, indeed, signs that you are pregnant even before you get the offi...

How is Pregnancy Due Date Calculated?


You may have visited your obstetrician for your first prenatal visit expecting to find out when you due date is. One of the questions she will ask you is, "What was the date of the first day of your last menstrual period?" and "Ho...

Stop Morning Sickness With Your Thumb


You may find it hard to believe that your thumb could be the key to ending those mornings when you feel like your stomach is turning inside out. But, your thumb has more power than you think! More studies have been done to pro...

Clumsiness during Pregnancy


Around the fourth month of pregnancy, you may begin to notice how clumsy you have become. You may drop things, feel scatter brained, walk into walls, or fall down. You may drop a cup the minute you try to pick it up. You might pic...

Very Early Signs Of Pregnancy - Do You Know The 10 Pregnancy Signs?


Very early signs of pregnancy - are there 10 pregnancy signs? Yes, there are signs that indicate very early that you are pregnant. Some women will experience one or two of them, others will have several of the very early signs of...

Stretch Marks: Prevention and Treatment During Pregnancy


More than half of all pregnant women will develop stretch marks during their pregnancy. Otherwise known as striae gravidarum, stretch marks look like streaks on the surface of the skin, and may be vary in color depending on yo...

Yeast Infections


A vaginal yeast infection (also called candidiasis) is casued by an excess growth of yeast organisms in the vagina. Common symptoms of a yeast infection are: vaginal itching (often severe)white, curdy and odorless discharge...

Trophoblastic Disease(Hydatidiform Mole)


What is Trophoblastic Disease? Trophoblastic Disease (also called a Hydatidiform Mole) is when the layer of cells that line the gestational sac convert to a mass of clear vesicles instead of a healthy placenta. Without the place...

Prolonged Morning Sickness


I am 20 weeks pregnant and the morning sickness still is not gone. My doctor has me on both Zofran and Butalbital. But, when I researched Butalbital, I found out that they are not sure how it affect the unborn child. The nurse tha...

Signs of Pregnancy With a Negative Pregnancy Test


I had my last period on Feb 18. I had sex six times during the three days I was fertile. I had a blood test on the 9th of March but my period wasn't due until around the 16th - 20th of March. I am now about 7 to 8 days late. I...

Cervical Changes in Pregnancy


Q. I read that softening of the cervix occurs during pregnancy. My question is, how early in the pregnancy does this occur? A. During pregnancy the cervix is long, thick, firm, and closed. This is necessary to support the growing...

All Day Morning Sickness


Q. Can morning sickness occur in the afternoon or at night rather than in the morning? I feel fine until I have something to eat, then I feel sick. A. Although it is called morning sickness, the nausea and vomiting of pregnancy...

Fatigue During Pregnancy


Q: I'm Almost 12 weeks and I stay so tired its unbearable. I don't have any energy to do anything. What can I do to change this? A: Fatigue is a very common complaint in early pregnancy. Many women will feel worn out, and wil...

Cramping During First Trimester


Q I am in my fourth week and have been experiencing mild cramping much like what I get around the time of my period. I am not scheduled to visit my doctor until 10 weeks and was wondering if this is normal. There is no bleeding a...

What is Morning Sickness?


Nausea and vomiting are common complaints during the first half of pregnancy. Typically they begin at about 6 weeks gestation and continue until up to about 16 weeks. Syptoms are usually worse in the morning, but may continue th...

How can I overcome of the breast pain pregnancy?


A Breast pain is a common complaint, often beginning early in pregnancy. The first eight weeks of pregnancy are when the breasts undergo the most rapid growth, which can lead to extreme tenderness. The blood vessels become engo...

Is It Normal To Feel So Tired?


Q Is it normal to feel so tire during my last month of pregnancy? I can't seem to get enough sleep. I'm currently working til the baby's born. I can't even walk around the mall without feeling drained and my feet throbbing. I feel...

The First Signs of Pregnancy


Q I'm 5 1/2 weeks pregnant. I've taken several pregnancy tests, they are all positive but I'm not having any symptoms. In fact, I feel wonderful! Is it too early to feel sick or am I just lucky? A Congratulations on your pregnan...

Signs of Implantation of a Fertilized Egg


The first day of my last period was Dec 17th 1999. The ovulation calculator said conception dates were 31st-2nd of January. The last time I had sex was the 30th of Dec. Today is the 1st of January and I have started some spotting...

Heartburn During Pregnancy


I have just found out that I am pregnant and I was wondering why I have such bad heartburn? It gets so bad that I can't get out of bed. I am about two or three months along. If there is anything you can help on please do. Are ther...

Why am I Urinating So much?


I am 16 weeks pregnant and I am having some problems in my pregnancy. When ever I sneeze really hard a little bit of urine comes out. Is this a problem? Also I always have to use the bathroom. I think that it can be a bladder infe...

How Long After Intercourse Can I Take a Pregnancy Test?


I am just starting to try and get pregnant-how soon after intercourse will home pregnancy tests work? Approximately four days after fertilization, the egg will start to produce a pregnancy hormone called human chorionic gona...

Q&A: Baby not kicking as much in the 3rd trimester


Q My daughter is due in 5 weeks and the baby is not moving very much. It is humping up but the movement is very little. Is this normal? A Babies do tend to move less as they get closer to their birth date. Moreover, oftentimes a...

Q&A: Could I be pregnant if I have an abnormal menstrual cycle?


Q I have been searching the net regarding pregnancy and seem somewhat uncertain. My cycle is off this month and rightfully so since it has been two years in celibacy. I am usually like clockwork and have never used birth control i...

Q&A: Dizziness During Pregnancy


Q I'm 30 weeks pregnant as of today and recently I've been too warm, but today that seems worse AND I've had several dizzy spells. I don't think I'm dehydrated and I've heard dizziness is common - but is it a 3rd trimester symptom...

Q&A: Could I Be Pregnant at 55?


Q I am a 55 year-old female who has her period once a year. I have not been involved in a relationship with my husband for over 7 years, but presently involved in a relationship. I noticed lactose from my breasts. Could this be a...

6 Weeks Pregnant & Already Showing


My conception date was March 13, 1999 and my clothes have already become tight. Is this to early to be showing? Also, I noticed my feet are swelling and I've been having pains in my abdomen. Should I be concerned? When you wrote...

Q&A: Pain in abdomen in 1st trimester


Q I am in my 9th week and I sometimes feel pain in the right side of abdomen. My normal body temperature sometimes raises to 98.6. Is it normal? Thanks A Any pain should be checked out by your midwife or M.D. Pain in the right sid...

Memory Loss During Pregnancy


You feel as big as a house. You get heartburn each day. You have to go to the bathroom every ten minutes. And, where did you put those keys?! Amidst the many changes your body is challenged with during pregnancy, you must also...

Common Pregnancy Symptoms


Women go through many changes during pregnancy both physically and emotionally. Here are some common symptoms and how you can make yourself more comfortable during these nine months of pregnancy: 1. Fatigue Fatigue is common...

What's Happening To My Breasts?


Women today are beginning to more fully understand their bodies. They are learning that their breasts are not simply a cosmetic feature; they have a definite function in a delicate and complex system. Throughout the breast is a...

Signs of Pregnancy


Every woman experiences pregnancy different. Some women experience some or even all of the typical signs of pregnancy. If you think you may be pregnant, it is always a good idea to contact your doctor. Only a pregnancy test and an...

Putting the Brakes on Morning Sickness


Quite often I am asked what can be done to stop morning sickness. The immediate remedy is to take a Vitamin B complex — by injection, liquid (for many women easier to digest) or tablets. Take the Vitamin B complex tablets wi...

Pregnant Moms Say, "Oh, My Aching Back!!!"


Mama, you are about to have a young'un. Now is the time to plan for when the baby growing inside your belly starts getting heavy. If you have done this before you may remember the back and hip pain. If this is your first time, you...

Pins and Needles


During pregnancy, many women experience pain or numbness in the hands or a tingling in their hands or feet. Although it may feel like your circulation is cut off, this is usually not the case and it generally doesn't indicate...

Dreams and Nightmares


For some reason or other, many women experience very vivid dreams or nightmares throughout their pregnancies. Although they can make the expectant mom wonder if she is loosing her mind, they are harmless and common. The dreams...

Douching in Pregnancy


Do not douche unless it is prescribed by your doctor. If your doctor does prescribe a douche to treat an infection or other problem, be sure you follow these guidelines to avoid the risk of introducing air into your vagina and...

Cramping During Pregnancy


There are many causes for abdominal pain during pregnancy. Some will require attention from your doctor, and others just go with the territory of being pregnant. Round Ligament Pain Many women experience a crampy or sharp and s...

Bleeding Gums During Pregnancy


During pregnancy, the gums can become swollen and inflamed. They may also tend to bleed easily. Pregnancy hormones are the culprit. If you suspect other dental problems (cavities, wisdom teeth pain) its best to go see your denti...

What Causes Severe Morning Sickness?


Typically, 3 out of 4 women will experience some degree of morning sickness with pregnancy. For a small percentage of these women, their "morning sickness" is far from just a normal part of pregnancy. If your morning sickness is s...

Acupressure: Stop Morning Sickness With Your Thumb


Morning sickness is one of the best known of the worst symptoms of pregnancy. Up to 80 percent of pregnant women experience some nausea during the ninth months of carrying a child. While the name is a misnomer since the queasiness...

Dreams During Pregnancy


My husband I are walking, hand in hand, in an enormous field of lush, green grass. Vines are twisting and curling their way along this vibrant green carpet as far as the eye can see. The tiniest little buds are just beginning to p...