You’ve been to the doctor, the bookstore, the baby store and are ready to tell the world your big news–you are expecting. While the doctor is full of wise medical information on your condition, there are also a million books to help you along the way. The stores are also packed with advice-giving clerks and fellow mothers-to-be. You may find that what you really need is to discover the lighter, more humorous, side of being pregnant.
Early pregnancy involves many changes to you and your body. While you may anticipate the exciting developments occurring within your uterus, physical changes to your body can disrupt your sense of enthusiasm. Morning sickness, a common occurrence during the first months of pregnancy, may leave you feeling uncomfortable and exhausted. Although this symptom usually resolves as your pregnancy progresses, certain actions and precautions may help ease the feelings of nausea.
Pregnancy is wrought with old wives’ tales. Whether they are culturally driven or stem from patterns within a family, these myths persist and can sometimes be frustrating to those currently enduring the symptoms of pregnancy, such as morning sickness. Although they are designed to benefit the pregnant one, these wives’ tales can sometimes be a burden, especially when they aren’t true.
My brother and his wife are expecting their first baby any day now. Every time the phone rings I hold my breath and hope that it’s my brother calling to tell me that his wife, Julie, is in labor and that my new little niece, Skylar, will soon be born. I can hardly wait to hold her and to watch my brother step into the role of being a daddy.
Congratulations ? you?re pregnant! So, are you having a boy or a girl? Everywhere you go, you?ll certainly be asked this question. Whether you decide to find out your baby?s gender as early as possible (hey, you may want to get a head start on choosing the right color paint for the nursery), or you decide to let your baby?s gender be a delivery day surprise, there are some facts and myths that can make the guessing game fun until you find out for sure.
When the heat is on during the hottest days of summer, you may feel like you are going to spontaneously combust at any moment. Dont worry, that hardly ever happens During pregnancy your body is hard at work. Your metabolism is kicked into high gear, and so you are more likely to feel the effects of summer heat. The reality is that you are more likely to perspire heavily, as your body tries to keep you and your baby cool.