A baby develops the ability to hear in the womb at about 18 weeks into the pregnancy. The uterus, though snug and warm, is not soundproof. In fact, your baby can hear -- and respond to -- a wide range of sounds, from those your body makes to sounds outside your womb. When Can a Baby Hear in the Womb ? Time Frame Your baby's ears and earlobes start to form when you are … [Read more...] about When Can a Baby Hear in the Womb ?
After you've delivered your baby, you may think that the rough part is over and that your body will return to normal over the next few months. In most cases, this will be true. But the fluctuation of hormones after you give birth can trigger post-pregnancy headaches. You may also experience post-pregnancy headaches if you chose to receive an epidural during … [Read more...] about Post-Pregnancy Headaches
"In vitro," which means "in glass," is a procedure in which a woman's eggs are fertilized with a man's sperm outside the body. There are many reasons why a couple might consider IVF (in vitro fertilization): blocked fallopian tubes, lack of response to infertility medication, low sperm count or sperm that are slow, or unexplained infertility. One cycle of IVF can take anywhere … [Read more...] about How Does IVF Work?
Charting your basal body temperature gives you valuable insight and information about your menstrual cycle. Simply taking your temperature every morning tells you when you have ovulated. It shows where you may have fertility problems and can even tell you that you are pregnant. However, using your basal temperature as a sign of pregnancy is easier if you have been charting it … [Read more...] about Basal Temperature As Sign of Pregnancy
Most new mothers know that they will not get much sleep due to the needs of a newborn, but sleep problems can start even before the baby is born. A pregnant woman may have a hard time getting comfortable at night. Expectant mothers may need to get up to use the bathroom several times in one evening. Unfortunately, many expectant mothers also suffer from night sweats during … [Read more...] about Night Sweats During Pregnancy