There is a common misconception while pregnant, that eating for two means you need to consume more food. While pregnant you only need 250 -300 more calories then you do before you were pregnant. Chances are if you are eating a typical American diet you are getting way over the daily calories needed even without a baby growing inside. Instead of worrying about eating enough … [Read more...] about Eating For Quality When Pregnant
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 the … [Read more...] about Night Sweats During Pregnancy
Just as no two women are alike, not every mother-to-be exhibits the same symptoms or will have the same signs of pregnancy. Even during subsequent pregnancies, the changes a woman undergoes can be altogether different. While some women will feel differently as early as one week following conception, there are others who might go months before feeling its effects. Incredibly, … [Read more...] about How Long Does It Take to Show Signs of Pregnancy?
As your body nears the end of your pregnancy, your mind will turn to the practical matters that need to be completed before your baby makes her arrival into your family. Preparing the nursery, the nesting instinct of cleaning your home and making lists of things to do and people to contact when your labor begins all help take your mind off the changes in your body and perhaps … [Read more...] about Warning Signs During Late Pregnancy
Once you have undergone an in vitro fertilization (IVF) embryo transfer procedure, your excitement begins to mount. You may find yourself noticing every change in your body, every cramp, every possible symptom of pregnancy, while wondering whether one of the embryos successfully implanted itself into your uterus. Stress, anxiety and a variety of common illnesses can mimic … [Read more...] about First Signs of Pregnancy After IVF Embryo Transfer