This week's round-up of breaking pregnancy medical news, including how watching TV affects sperm, the dangers of 2nd-trimester morning sickness, why it's good to have your mom around during your pregnancy — and so much more!
We all lead really busy lives and it can be hard to find that time to slow down and connect with the world around us. We have work, a partner, other kids perhaps that we are all juggling with little time and with all that going on it can be hard to connect with the […]
A CGI animation team has made an entirely new kind of kid’s movie: this one shows, for the first time ever, how an embryo’s face forms in utero. The video shows how the human face doesn’t just grow from a small size to a big size but assembles into one whole from many parts, “like […]
A study presented on April 29, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Boston suggests that mom’s stress during the first trimester may result in low iron status for their newborn, putting them at risk for physical and/or mental delays down the road. The research team, which was led by Rinat Armony-Sivan, PhD, director […]
I’ve really begun to wonder how, exactly, the baby scrunched up inside of me. What appears to just be a bump is an actual human being, and where – oh where! – is the baby hiding? Where are those little legs? Little arms? And please, please – is that head down or up?
When I was in labor with Big P I was terrified. It was my first birth after 3 miscarriages and I was scared because after about 10 hours of labor I was told my child was not tolerating the contractions. We had the fetal heart monitor on which showed decelerations. We even had one of those […]
While we all have heard that folic acid is important for pregnant women and can help prevent birth defects. We’ve long known that folic acid deficiencies are linked to neural tube defects in infants and newborns. Now however a new study coming out of Norway shows additional reasons to make sure you are taking folic […]
We always want to do what’s best for our babies; from the moment we discover we’re pregnant (well, let’s be honest…even before!) we are faced with choices that may affect our children for better or worse. This can be overwhelming at times; as parents it seems at times that we are bombarded with the latest […]