Chill Out, Mama! Four Tips on Managing Stress in Pregnancy

One of the best gifts you can give your baby and yourself is a calm, clear mind and a relaxed body and nervous system. Why? Your unborn baby receives chemical messages through the bloodstream through that amazing organ we call the placenta. It’s really a neglected little miracle, that placenta; it provides nourishment for your developing baby for months on end. Make sure that the hormones you send to your little one are mainly loving and peaceful ones. This is not meant to give anyone a guilt trip! Au contraire, this brief article will clue you in on a few small steps you can take to help manage stress while expecting.

1. Physical Exercise. Getting regular exercise is a major stress buster. I know, many of us hate to work out at gyms or jog on sidewalks. Perhaps there’s even a dusty exercise contraption lurking in your garage or closet. One way to get around this is to enlist a friend to join you, to keep each other accountable. Find something you like to do—maybe it’s swimming or rollerskating (check with your health care provider before beginning any new exercise regime, just to be sure). You don’t have to take a prenatal yoga class to be fit; just be creative and have fun.

2. Dietary Supplements. Here in Southern California, we are blessed to have access to a wide variety of health food products. And thanks to the Internet, you can find quality dietary supplements wherever you happen to live. Make sure you’re getting enough B-complex and C vitamins. (Both are water soluble which means that you need a fresh supply every day; that also means that it’s much harder to overdose on them since the excess gets secreted when you urinate.) You’ve probably read about the importance of taking enough folic acid during acid (it’s one of the B vitamins). You may not have heard that we use up more B-complex vitamins when under stress (as well as while taking oral contraceptives).

3. Herbs. When correctly used, herbs can be of great benefit for pregnancy, birth and lactation—and in any phase of life. First, a word of caution: it is important to check with a knowledgeable professional if you are unsure about which herbs to use and how much. Herbs like valerian, for instance, can be quite potent. Generally speaking, however, store-bought teas are carefully labeled and packaged in safe doses. Look for a nice, soothing tea with chamomile, lemon verbena and orange peel. If you find one with peppermint, that’s a plus since the mint can calm an upset tummy. Be sure to avoid herbs that have a steroidal effect (like licorice and ginseng) and anything that causes uterine contractions, especially if you have had repeat miscarriages or cervical problems.

4. Roomy Scheduling. Does it ever seem like your day is jam-packed with activities and deadlines? Instead of rushing from one appointment to the next, try to allow for extra time in between. That way, if there’s a traffic jam or some other unexpected foul-up, you still have moments to spare. Sure, we all want to feel productive, and yet, if you are carrying a baby, you’re indeed re-productive. Your body is already working hard to bring new life into the world, so be easy on yourself. Give yourself big gaps in the day to just BE. Trust me when I say that you are doing a huge service to yourself and your baby.

Again, YOU are your baby’s greatest asset. Who else will be there when your child falls and scrapes her knee? Who else will understand him and feel as close to him as you? Pregnancy is a time to celebrate new life, to connect with the awesomeness of Creation. This is also an opportunity to learn new ways to nurture your self. Reducing stress, using any of the tips above, is one way that you take care of your own needs, to the benefit of your family’s future.

Christy Callahan, M.A. is a writer, educator and life coach with a gifting for nurturing babies and parents from pre-conception to early childhood. The scope of her Prenatal Coaching practice, http://www.prenatalcoaching.com, includes work with generational patterns, life challenges and future goals. Christy also coaches health practitioners, including childbirth educators, doulas and midwives-to-be. Contributing Writer for the award-winning website Helpguide.org, she began her study of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology in 2002, at the Santa Barbara Graduate Institute. Christy is married and has a son who was born at home.

For more suggestions along these lines, send a blank e-mail to [email protected].

In The News:

Top 6 Winter Care Tips To Keep In Mind During Pregnancy  NDTV NewsExpecting a baby is one of the most beautiful phases of life for every woman. But one has to take care of your health if you are pregnant.
Pregnancy apps don't have good options for women who miscarry  MashablePregnancy, fertility, and period-tracking apps can't always handle miscarriages, forcing women to endure upsetting notifications or erase their pregnancies.
Metabolic syndrome increases risk of pregnancy complications  Medical XpressResearch led by the University of Adelaide shows that metabolic syndrome in pregnant women increases their risk for pregnancy complications including ...
Serena Williams Got It Right. Exercise Is Healthy During Pregnancy.  FiveThirtyEightSerena Williams won the Australian Open while in her first trimester of pregnancy. A Sherpa woman in her third trimester climbed to Everest Base Camp.
The Response to Meghan Markle’s Bump-Cradle Says So Much About How We View Pregnancy  ELLE.comWhen The Duchess of Sussex walked on to the stage at The Fashion Awards on Monday night, a frisson of excitement reverberated around the Royal Albert Hall ...
How do Crohn's disease and pregnancy affect each other?  Medical News TodayCrohn's disease and pregnancy can affect each other. However, most women who conceive while their Crohn's disease is in remission can have a normal ...
Dear tech companies, I don’t want to see pregnancy ads after my child was stillborn  Washington PostDear Tech Companies: I know you knew I was pregnant. It's my fault, I just couldn't resist those Instagram hashtags — #30weekspregnant, #babybump. And, silly ...
Winter pregnancy care: 5 diet and nutrition tips for expectant mothers  Times NowYou will be surprised to know that the baby inside your womb will take all the nutrients from your body to fulfil its needs. Here are five nutrition tips for a healthy ...
Bruises? Pregnant Miriam Quiambao reveals autoimmune disorder  ABS-CBN NewsMiriam Quiambao is now on her sixth month in her pregnancy journey.
Miriam Quiambao opens up about autoimmune disorder during pregnancy  RapplerMANILA, Philippines – Miss Universe 1999 1st runner-up Miriam Quiambao said her pregnancy is going well despite having been diagnosed with Obstetric ...
The problem of drinking in pregnancy – and what to do about it  The Conversation - UKThe UK is lagging behind the rest of the world when it comes to preventing harm caused by drinking during pregnancy.
Vitamin C reduces harm to infants' lungs caused by smoking during pregnancy  Times NowThe study results support the hypothesis that oxidative stress caused by cigarette smoking reduces the amount of ascorbic acid, a component of vitamin C, ...
Lira Galore Seemingly Slams Pierre Thomas on Instagram About Kaylar Will’s Pregnancy  NewsweekModel Lira Galore took Instagram on Thursday to seemingly slam her fiancé, Quality Control Music CEO Pierre “Pee” Thomas. He indirectly confirmed that he ...
Pregnant Amy Schumer Shows Off Bump While Joking, 'Does This Baby Make Me Look Fat?'  PEOPLE.comEven with its challenges, pregnancy isn't slowing down Amy Schumer's sense of humor. The I Feel Pretty star, 37, posed for a photo with her sister Kim ...
SC lawmaker files bill to repeal pregnancy exception for child marriage  Charleston Post CourierA Midlands lawmaker has filed a Statehouse bill that would strike an existing exception that allows girls of any age to get married in South Carolina if they are ...
MSNBC's Katy Tur announces pregnancy live on the air | TheHill  The HillMSNBC host Katy Tur on Thursday afternoon announced her pregnancy on the air, showing a clip of the baby's sonogram.
Questions About Treatments For Pregnant Women Arise From Study Exclusions : Shots - Health News  NPRTo protect a developing fetus from experimental drugs or treatments that might cause birth defects, pregnant women aren't included in many clinical trials.
Catelynn Lowell Is Experiencing One Major Pregnancy Side Effect  In Touch Weekly'Teen Mom OG' star Catelynn Lowell opened up about the one major pregnancy side effect that's keeping her up at night. Get the details.
Facebook didn't identify when an expectant mother's pregnancy ended in a stillbirth  ABC NewsJournalist Gillian Brockell writes an open letter to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram after the companies were smart enough to give her pregnancy ads in the ...
WATCH: Alex Jones reveals pregnancy – see her sweet announcement  HELLO! MagazineAlex Jones has revealed she is pregnant with her second baby! See her adorable announcement, which was shared by The One Show.
8 weeks pregnant: The baby is growing!  Times of IndiaAt just about the 8-week mark, you are near completion of the second month of your pregnancy.
Lab-grown placentas 'will transform pregnancy research'  The GuardianCambridge team develops organoids or mini placentas to advance knowledge of stillbirth and pre-eclampsia.
A high school football player confessed to killing cheerleader 6 months pregnant with their baby, affidavit says  KTVI Fox 2 St. LouisA 16-year-old Indiana high school football player confessed to fatally stabbing a pregnant schoolmate after she waited too long to tell him about the pregnancy to ...
Pregnancy is safe for breast cancer survivors: Experts  Times NowNew Delhi: Breast cancer, the most prevalent cancer among Indian women, cannot deter motherhood, if intervention takes place at the right moment, say health ...
Amy Schumer Shares Very Personal Video as Rough Pregnancy Continues  E! OnlineShe said she's deep into my second trimester and it hasn't been easy.
Pregnancy tips: 3 makeup ingredients to avoid when you're pregnant  Times NowTurns out, many personal care products you use on your body can be harmful to the growing baby in your womb. Here are three ingredients to avoid during ...
Pregnant women addicted to eating soil may have dangerous deficiency  Health24Several women develop an addiction to eating non-nutritive substances, but being addicted to soil is a red flag that you may have a dangerous deficiency and it ...
Hollywood's laziest pregnancy cliché  The Week MagazineSome things never change. The sun rises in the east. Forks are set on the left. And if there is a pregnant woman in a movie, she will go into labor at the worst ...
'Modern Family': Haley Breaks the News of Her Pregnancy to Parents  PopCulture.comHaley finally broke the news of her pregnancy to her parents on this week's Modern Family and while things didn't go according to her plan, the results were as ...
Marijuana and pregnancy: Here’s what the science says  Vox.comCannabis dispensaries are marketing their products to pregnant women for morning sickness — but we don't know if they're safe.
6 early miscarriage symptoms all pregnant women need to know  Health24Let's get one thing straight: Carrying another living being inside of your body is no small feat, so it's totally understandable to feel on edge about it… or to worry ...
Pregnancy adoption hoax leaves family devastated  9HoneyA couple in the US say they have become the victims of a pregnancy hoax after trying to adopt a child - rea...
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 2: Pregnancy, Women Comics, and Censorship  Den of Geek USThe following contains spoilers for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 2. “…You see the thing I know the most about pregnancy is --”. With that one word, ...
Punjab to ban babys gender disclosure during pregnancy  The News InternationalLAHORE: Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid Saturday announced that a bill, regarding imposition of a ban on disclosure of baby''s gender during ...
Bed Rest Is Still Often Prescribed During Pregnancy, Despite Proven Risks : Shots - Health News  NPRResearch indicates bed rest does not improve birth outcomes and can be risky for the mom. So why is it still prescribed by many doctors and midwives for about ...
Drinking in pregnancy could be causing defects to one in six babies  The TelegraphWomen drinking drinking during pregnancy could be causing birth defects in one in six children, research suggests. The UK study tracked almost 14,000 ...
The Effect of Animal Protein on Stress Hormones, Testosterone and Pregnancy  Care2.comWhat happened to women who were randomized to eat more meat and dairy during pregnancy? What effect does animal protein consumption have on cortisol ...
Weed and Pregnancy: How Cannabis Laws Are Hurting Mothers  Rolling StoneShakira Kennedy was 27 years old and living in Brooklyn when she found out she was going to have twins. While many women experience morning sickness in ...
How pregnancy may shape a child's autism  SpectrumAutism is predominantly genetic in origin, but a growing list of prenatal exposures for mother and baby may sway the odds.
Pregnant Women Should Not Visit Rajasthan, India  PrecisionVaccinationsA new Zika virus Travel Alert has been issued by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for certain areas of India. The CDC said on ...
People are 'bump shaming' Meghan Markle  INSIDERPeople are analyzing the size of Meghan Markle's baby bump, but pregnancy is not an invitation to comment on women's bodies.
This womb transplant breakthrough could open up pregnancy to all sexes  The GuardianThe live birth of a baby girl in São Paulo is a medical advance that may change the definition of motherhood, says science writer Philip Ball.
Meghan Markle pregnancy: The one BIG CHANGE Meghan Markle has had  ExpressMEGHAN MARKLE will be experiencing many changes as she goes through her first pregnancy but what big change has the Duchess made?
Noida: Woman claims harassment by employer over pregnancy  Daily News & AnalysisA 24-year-old woman was allegedly sacked from her job at a private company in Sector 11 of Noida after she applied for maternity leave. The Noida police have ...
Singer Size 8 confirms pregnancy by showing baby bump  Tuko.co.keTuko.co.ke News ☛ Popular gospel star Size 8 has finally confirmed she will soon welcome baby number two. Rumours of the musician's pregnancy started ...
These Celebrities Aren't Afraid to Get Real About Pregnancy and Childbirth  GlamourCelebrities like Kim Kardashian, Chrissy Teigen, and Kelly Clarkson reveal the less positive sides of pregnancy and childbirth.
Breast Cancer Risk Tied to Pregnancy History  MedPage TodayWomen's risk of breast cancer was highest about 5 years after childbirth, and lasted more than 20 years, compared with women who have never given birth, and ...
Constance Wu in Talks for New Rom-Com, One That Asks, ‘What If You Got Pregnant by Two Men at Once?’  VultureConstance Wu is reportedly in talks for a new romantic comedy in which her character gets pregnant by two men at once, written by Savion Einstein and ...
New BHIVA guidelines on HIV care in pregnancy and after birth  aidsmapNew British HIV Association (BHIVA) guidelines on the management of HIV in pregnancy have been issued this month, emphasising the continuing scientific ...
A Mediterranean diet in pregnancy is associated with lower risk of accelerated growth  Science DailyOver 2700 women and their children participated in this study that highlights the benefits of a healthy diet.
Indiana high school football player Aaron Trejo confesses to killing pregnant cheerleader Breana Rouhselang, affidavit says  WLS-TVA 16-year-old Indiana high school football player confessed to fatally stabbing a pregnant schoolmate after she waited too long to tell him about the pregnancy to ...
How to Control High Blood Pressure during Pregnancy?  Krishi JagranDo you know that approximately 10-15% of women have high Blood Pressure during pregnancy? In how many forms does high blood pressure occur during ...
I am pregnant. I know you mean well. But please no more well-meaning advice  The Irish TimesApparently, if you're not suffering then you're not putting your back into this mothering thing, are you?
Kenya Moore Wants More Kids Even After Her Traumatic Pregnancy and Delivery: 'I Want a Little Boy!'  PEOPLE.comKenya Moore just welcomed her first child last month, but she's already thinking about having another baby. The Real Housewives of Atlanta alum, 47, gave birth ...
Jessica Simpson: Her Secret Weapon For Staying Fit During Pregnancy  Hollywood LifeJessica Simpson is expecting her third baby and sure knows how to stay healthy during pregnancy! Here are her diet and fitness tips.
Rotherham man seeks answers over wife’s ectopic pregnancy death  The StarA Rotherham man whose wife died after suffering an ectopic pregnancy is hoping an inquest next week will provide answers after a 16-month wait.
Pregnant? Avoiding This Food Could Lower Your Baby's Risk For Diabetes  mindbodygreen.comThe connection between consuming gluten during pregnancy, including an increased risk of diabetes.
Government to freeze controversial medical fee for pregnant women, Japan's health minister says  The Japan TimesThe government will temporarily suspend an extra medical fee that pregnant women were required to pay out of pocket to see doctors, health minister Takumi.
11 stunning photos of pregnant actress Sarah Hassan which prove pregnancy is a beautiful thing  Tuko.co.keTuko.co.ke News ☛ Pregnancy is one of the most tiresome yet beautiful things a woman could ever experience in her lifetime. Former Tahidi High actress Sarah ...
Meth Use On The Rise Among Pregnant Women : Shots - Health News  NPRAs illegal meth use has made a comeback across the U.S., pregnant women have not been spared, doctors say. New research shows rural areas in the South, ...
11 myths about preventing pregnancy you should stop believing  INSIDERThere are a lot of myths surrounding pregnancy prevention so INSIDER spoke to some experts to find out the truth.
Cricketer Yuvraj Singh's wife Hazel Keech reacts to pregnancy rumours; here's what she said  Times NowCricketer Yuvraj Singh and wife Hazel Keech are a couple who are too cute for words. They have always managed to make us fall in love how perfect they are ...
Sarah Hyland's Modern Family Character Stresses Out Her Sister with Her Pregnancy News  PEOPLE.comThis Christmas Eve, Sarah Hyland's Modern Family character Haley has something bigger than presents on her mind. In PEOPLE's exclusive sneak peek at ...
Why pregnancy brings distress for women in Sierra Leone  Down To Earth MagazineA crumbling health system deters women from going to hospitals, making the West African country home to the world's highest maternal death rate.
Kate Middleton PREGNANT? Will Duchess of Cambridge have a fourth baby in 2019? Latest ODDS  ExpressKATE Middleton and Prince William welcomed Prince Louis, the couple's latest edition to the Cambridge family in April 2018. But will the Duchess of Cambridge ...
Rogue Scientist Says Another Crispr Pregnancy Is Underway  WIREDChinese researcher He Jiankui, who earlier claimed to have gene-edited twin baby girls, now says there's another pregnancy with a Crispr'd embryo.
How RHOA's Porsha Williams Told Fiancé Dennis McKinley She's Pregnant — on His Birthday!  PEOPLE.comPorsha Williams had the best birthday surprise for beau Dennis McKinley when he turned 37 back in July.
'Chopped' winner claims she was fired from Silo for being pregnant twice in two years  The TennesseanIn a federal lawsuit, Kristin Beringson accuses Germantown restaurant Silo of getting rid of her because she became pregnant twice in two years.
Jerusalem hospital delivers baby of pregnant Israeli woman shot in terror attack  The Times of IsraelMother was in 30th week of pregnancy; baby transferred to premie ward in 'good' condition, hospital says; mother 'fighting for her life'
Chinese geneticist reveals another 'potential' gene-edited pregnancy  Economic TimesHONG KONG: A Chinese scientist at the centre of an ethical storm over what he claims are the world's first genetically edited babies said on Wednesday he is ...
Amy Duggar Insists She's Not Pregnant Amid Rumors  In Touch WeeklyIs Amy Duggar pregnant? An eyewitness tells 'In Touch' the reality star is "practicing" with her husband, Dillon King. Get the details.
Unmarried teacher says Catholic school fired her over her pregnancy  KTRK-TVA teacher who is pregnant said she was fired from her Catholic school job because they were upset she wasn't married.
Expectant trainees told to end pregnancy or leave Japan:The Asahi Shimbun  Asahi ShimbunTorn between having an abortion to keep working to pay off her family's massive debt or give up her internship in Japan, a 22-year-old technical trainee from ...
Coronation Street spoilers: Michelle Connor PREGNANT in epic Kate and Rana baby twist?  ExpressCORONATION STREET are known for dramatic storyline twists and in upcoming scenes viewers could be surprised to learn Michelle Connor is considering ...
More pregnant women are using meth and opioids, study finds: Usage rates among moms-to-be have spiked in the past decade, with a disparate boost among pregnant women who live in rural counties  Science DailyAmphetamine and opioid use in pregnancy increased substantially over the last decade in the United States, a new study finds. And a disproportionate rise ...
Love Island's Tyla Carr welcomes her first child with boyfriend Ross after high-risk pregnancy  Daily MailThe reality starlet, 25, is said to be 'over the moon' after giving birth on Thursday, mere hours after she shared a loving post gushing over her boyfriend, Ross ...
Pregnant Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi Reveals Sex of Baby on the Way — with the Help of Son Lorenzo  PEOPLE.comBaby boy on the way will join Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and husband Jionni LaValle's daughter Giovanna Marie, 4, and son Lorenzo Dominic, 6.
Cincinnati Zoo says polar bear likely not pregnant, 24-hour watch ends  WLWT CincinnatiZoo officials hoped female polar bear Anana was pregnant.
'90 Day Fiancé' Star Karine Staehle Shares Pregnancy Update And Reveals Her Due Date!  In Touch WeeklyPregnant '90 Day Fiancé' star Karine Staehle took to Instagram to share a ton of updates on her pregnancy and she finally revealed her due date!
Bizarre new pregnancy test manicure shows if you’re expecting using your NAILS – and people are revolted by it  The SunRussian nail art account Nail Sunny always shock us with their bizarre nail trends, but their newest video which shows 'pregnancy test nails' has shocked ...
Anushka Sharma Reveals The Truth About Her Pregnancy, Says One Can Hide Marriage But Not Pregnancy  BollywoodShaadis.comA mere glance at these two and we can go on talking about them almost the whole day! The amalgamation of two stars, both being the best from their worlds, ...
High school football player confesses to killing pregnant cheerleader after she 'waited to long to get an abortion,' court papers say  KMOV.comA 16-year-old Indiana high school football player confessed to fatally stabbing a pregnant schoolmate after she waited too long to tell him about the pregnancy to ...
Los Angeles County to End Incarceration of Pregnant Girls  The RootOf Los Angeles County's 50 incarcerated pregnant women, 37 were 17 or 18, and 43 were “crossover” youth, involved in both the county's probation department ...
Corrie spoilers: Father of pregnant 14-year-old Amy Barlow's baby revealed  MetroCoronation Street's Amy Barlow is in for a dramatic and stressful 2019 when the 14-year-old teenager discovers that she is pregnant – but telling parents Steve ...
Amy Schumer Reveals She Is Struggling with a 'Tough' Pregnancy and Asks Fans for Baby Photos  PEOPLE.comAmy Schumer is looking for motivation during her “tough” pregnancy. The 37-year-old I Feel Pretty star revealed her struggles in an Instagram post on Thursday.
Skeletons Of Pregnant Egyptian Woman And Fetus Found By Archaeologists Suggest Death In Childbirth  ForbesArchaeologists working near Aswan, Egypt, have announced their discovery of the burial of a pregnant woman who likely died in childbirth. Dating back 3,700 ...
Brigitte Nielsen explains why she hid her pregnancy from ‘Creed II’ cast  Fox NewsThe Amazon is ready for her close-up again. Brigitte Nielsen, the statuesque Danish model now appearing in her ex-husband Sylvester Stallone's latest film ...
Meghan Markle pregnant: Reason for Duchess of Sussex’s ‘pregnancy haircut’ REVEALED?  ExpressMEGHAN MARKLE has been spotted sporting a slightly different look recently, just weeks after she announced she was pregnant with her first child. Is this the ...
Oxford University study links pregnancy drug Primodos to birth defects  Sky NewsPrimodos was a drug made up of two pills which would induce a period in women who were not pregnant.
Beth Tweddle REVEALS pregnancy with adorable festive Instagram post  OK! magazineOLYMPIAN medalist Beth Tweddle is expecting her first child.
No Cubs For Anana: Zoo's Polar Bear Is Not Pregnant  WVXUPut away the baby shower presents - the Cincinnati Zoo reports its female polar bear, "Anana," is not pregnant.
Human cell atlas study reveals maternal immune system modifications in early pregnancy: Cell map of healthy pregnancy could also help understand miscarriages or pre-eclampsia  Science DailyThe first Human Cell Atlas study of early pregnancy in humans has shown how the maternal immune system is affected by cells from the developing placenta.
Family of pregnant cheerleader's alleged killer say he's not 'a monster'  New York Post Aaron Trejo, a 16-year-old football player from Mishawaka, entered a not guilty plea in court on Tuesday and is being held without bond. He is being charged as ...
Pennsylvania teacher says Catholic school fired her over her pregnancy  WABC-TVA Pennsylvania teacher who is pregnant said she was fired from her Catholic school job because the Harrisburg diocese was upset she wasn't married.
Queen Elizabeth Won't Be Calling Meghan Markle "Pregnant" For This Bizarre Reason  RomperAs one might expect, the royals are pretty particular with their likes and dislikes. The Queen of England is no exception to this phenomenon, especially where it ...
Kourtney Kardashian Responds to Pregnancy Speculation on Thanksgiving  E! OnlineE! star took to Instagram to address the rumors that were sparked by Kendall Jenner's post.
Five ways pregnant women can reduce the risk of stillbirth, according to top gynecologists  Daily MailUp to 50 percent of stillbirths happen unexpectedly and a clear cause is never identified. In around one-third, deficiencies in the quality of care in pregnancy and ...
Probation for teenager who got underage girlfriend pregnant  Channel NewsAsiaSINGAPORE: A 17-year-old boy who had underage sex with two minors, getting one of them pregnant, was sentenced to 15 months' probation on Tuesday ...
Employer must be considerate towards pregnant working women, Delhi HC  Bar & BenchDelhi HC has observed that an employer must be considerate and sympathetic towards working women who are pregnant or looking after the child after birth.
America Is Blaming Pregnant Women for Their Own Deaths  The New York TimesWhat is it like to face dying during childbirth in the richest country in the world in the 21st century?

Alcohol And Pregnancy

If you have been drinking up until the point when... Read More

Piece of Mind During Pregnancy - It is Possible with Babysheart

After four years of marriage my husband and I started... Read More

Pregnancy and Pre-natal Vitamins

Pre-natal vitamins are important to the health of a growing... Read More

Pregnancy, Diabetes, and Your Feet

There are so many changes the body undergoes during pregnancy... Read More

Homebirth Midwifery

What is Homebirth Midwifery? Homebirth Midwifery is prenatal care that... Read More

Exercise During Pregnancy

One of the best things you can do for yourself... Read More

Smoking During Pregnancy

If you have been drinking up until the point when... Read More

Fetal Development Month by Month

Month 1: Your first month of pregnancy your baby will... Read More

Vacation Is One Way To Run Away From Stress During Pregnancy

What should you do to have a happy pregnancy? Many... Read More

Being Pregnant Is Not a Hurdle to Enjoy A Little Romance

Most of the time pregnant women are afraid to have... Read More

How to Lose Weight After Pregnancy

Weight control is a prevalent concern for many women after... Read More

Expressing Breast Milk: Pumping for Your Preemie

The shock and stress of having a baby born prematurely... Read More

Foods To Avoid During Pregnancy

Many women have questions about the types of food that... Read More

Is A Baby Allowed To Play In Its First Month?

What should you do to have a happy pregnancy? Many... Read More

Pregnancy Symptoms, Signs and Symptoms of Being Pregnant

EARLY PREGNANCY SYMPTOMSAlthough a lot of women experience pregnancy symptoms,... Read More

What is an Ectopic Pregnancy?

Ectopic is another way of saying "out of place". An... Read More

Why Shouldnt I Smoke During Pregnancy?

There are a lot of good reasons to quit smoking,... Read More

The Pregnancy Glow and Other Myths of Motherhood

It happened during the ninth month of my first pregnancy.... Read More

Stress And Pregnancy

Stress Relief During Pregnancy If you truly want to ensure... Read More

Baby Shower Gift Ideas

Selecting a present for a new mom or dad can... Read More

What Would I Do Without My Doula?

By the time my husband and I finally got pregnant... Read More

Pregnancy and Exercise, How to Stay Fit While Being Pregnant

EXERCISE SAFELYThe first thing to understand when you exercise during... Read More

Labor and Delivery

This is it - the finish line. You and your... Read More

Its Not A Sin For Pregnant Women To Have A Massage

Getting pregnant is really a moment of joy. Don't get... Read More

Five Ways to Read Your Bodys Changes before Pregnancy Test

What are the most unforgettable changes happen to your body... Read More