Pregnancy is a complicated cascade of events where you learn your body can do amazing and unexpected things. While some of them can be joyful, others can invoke panic. One of the most worrying symptoms during pregnancy is the dreaded bleeding during the first trimester. Although bleeding can be a sign of a miscarriage during the first trimester, it can have other perfectly … [Read more...] about Is First Trimester Bleeding Normal in Pregnancy?
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I find it frighteningly easy to slip into a world of complacency, lounging on my divan (that’s couch to you and me), contemplating my navel, lost in thought, or knee-deep in my very important, life saving work, with all of my projects, deadlines, and Skype calls to my best friend who has to remind me how complacent I’ve become. Thank you, Clementine. You’re the best. I own my … [Read more...] about What Kind of Mom Would I Have Been?
During the mid 1930s, more women died of cervical cancer than from any other type, including breast cancer. Today, it is one of the most curable cancers, due to early detection and treatment methods. Getting cervical cancer while pregnant presents a challenging set of circumstances, because the normal methods used to treat the disease are no longer possible without placing the … [Read more...] about Cervical Cancer During Pregnancy
When you are pregnant, the first question everyone seems to ask you is if you are having a girl or a boy. And it does make sense to know. You only have to pick one name, you can start buying clothes and you can decorate the nursery. Old wives' tales aside, you can determine the sex of your baby medically.UltrasoundMost women determine the sex of the baby through an ultrasound. … [Read more...] about How Can I Determine the Sex of My Baby?
Just when you thought you were protecting your babies from the sun, you may be doing them more harm than good. Did you know 1 in 8 sunscreens don't even protect from the sun's harmful rays? The FDA first issued draft sunscreen regulations in 1978 and last updated the draft in 2007. The regulations are still not final, despite multiple announcements of impending completion. … [Read more...] about Worst Sunscreen for Babies – Moms, Beware!