All the baby books tell you to have sex when you're ovulating. That's the basis of conception. One sperm fertilizing one egg means you're parents. Following that logic, it makes sense that if you're not ovulating, you won't get pregnant. That logic, however, fails to take into account the longevity of sperm and the sometimes fickle nature of a woman's reproductive cycle. So the … [Read more...] about Can I Get Pregnant While Not Ovulating?
Bleeding during pregnancy sends off alarm bells, because it can be a warning sign that you're having a miscarriage. While you're right to be high alert, bleeding doesn't necessarily mean anything's wrong with your pregnancy. As many as 20 to 30 percent of pregnant women experience bleeding during pregnancy, according to the American Pregnancy Association, and of those women, … [Read more...] about How to Stop Bleeding During Pregnancy
Food allergies seem like a common occurrence, but they actually only affect 6 percent of children in the United States, according to BabyCenter. Many times, your child has a food intolerance that she will grow out of that is not a full-blown food allergy. Still, it's important to monitor your baby closely to look for the signs of food allergies. Delaying certain foods until … [Read more...] about How to Prevent Allergies in Babies
If you suspect you're pregnant, you're probably on an emotional roller coaster. It's important to take a test to confirm your suspected pregnancy as soon as possible. The sooner you know, the sooner you can begin considering your options or start your prenatal care. Use the test with your very first urination of the day. First-morning urination has the highest levels of the … [Read more...] about How to Use a QuickVue Pregnancy Test
You gained 30 lbs. during pregnancy but your baby only weighed eight of those. But, you don't feel like you gained all that weight in body fat, so you might be wondering where the rest of that scale jump came from. There are a lot of reasons women gain weight during pregnancy and a lot of different places they gain it. For the most part, those scale increases indicate that your … [Read more...] about Why Do Women Gain Weight During Pregnancy?