April 14, 2014

The Importance of Pregnancy Pictures

After the birth of a baby, most excited families will take a flurry of pictures of the new arrival for keepsakes and to preserve precious memories. But the nine months leading up to the joyful events shouldn’t be over looked. Pregnancy pictures can be a wonderful thing to show the child when he or she is old enough to understand the significance of what the photos represent. While that reason is important enough on its own, these pictures are also an invaluable addition to any family photo album. The couple has a record of one of the most special times in their lives and, besides, everyone can have a good-natured laugh at just how enormous with child mom actually became.

April 12, 2014

The Truth of Getting Pregnant During Period

It is amazing the sheer number of myths and old wives’ tales that surround conception and pregnancy. Many a baby has been born because the woman or girl thought she couldn’t get pregnant the first time she had sex. Another common pregnancy myth is that dousing after sex either prevents or promotes pregnancy, that one depends on who is telling the story. Then of course, there is the question of the possibility of getting pregnant during period time. This one is a little harder to debunk, as the possibility does indeed exist. In case you were wondering, this is how it works.

April 10, 2014

Third-World Pregnancy Rates in the US – Teen pregnancy in Tulare County

Tulare is an agricultural county in California with the second highest teen pregnancy rate in the nation. Eighteen percent of white teens live below the poverty line and their birth rate is 50 per 1,000, at least 10 times that of the lowest birth rate in the country where teens live above the poverty line.

April 8, 2014

Breast Feeding And Positioning

For some people, the process of breast feeding seems to come natural, although there’s a level of skill required for successful feeding and a correct technique to use. Incorrect positioning is one of the biggest reasons for unsuccessful feeding and it can even injure the nipple or breast quite easily.

By stroking the baby’s cheek with the nipple, the baby will open its mouth towards the nipple, which should then be pushed in so that the baby will get a mouthful of nipple and areola. This position is known as latching on. A lot of women prefer to wear a nursing bra to allow easier access to the breast than other normal bras.

April 6, 2014

Tips for Perfect Maternity Portraits

Congratulations on your pregnancy! This is a happy time in your life that only lasts a short while even though some days may seem like an eternity. So why not make permanent memories and take advantage of your ripe, pregnant silhouette with some beautifully done maternity portraits?

Done properly, professional maternity portraits will create a special memory for you and your baby.

To make sure you have the best pregnancy picture possible, you need to make sure you select the right photographer. You’ll want to choose a pro who makes you feel comfortable. This is especially important since most maternity portraits are done in the nude or semi-nude to get the best shot of your belly. If you’re uncomfortable with your photographer, it’ll show up in your pictures.

April 4, 2014

Foods to Avoid While Pregnant

Almost every woman knows the basic of what they should and should not do during pregnancy. They know that caffeine should be cut back; they should not smoke, drink alcohol or spend time in any hot tubs. However more and more studies are being done to see if pregnant women should avoid certain foods for the duration of their pregnancy.

It is essential that pregnant women eat a well balanced meal at all times to provide their growing baby with the vitamins, nutrients and minerals that the baby needs to grow. There are some foods though that needs to be avoided due to the risk they pose to not just to the mother, but also to the growing baby.

April 2, 2014

Healthy weight gain for pregnancy

Most doctors will tell you that you should gain anywhere between 25-30 pounds through out your pregnancy. You should aim to gain about 3.5 pounds during your first trimester, although more often than not most women find that they lose weight their first trimester. The culprit to this is morning sickness. Some women suffer from such a severe case of morning sickness they can not keep anything down. Chances are your doctor will not be too concerned if you lose a few pounds that first trimester as long as you gain steady throughout the next two trimesters.

March 31, 2014

Some Of The Most Common First Signs Of Pregnancy

There are believed to be ten signs that can rightly be considered as being the first signs of pregnancy, though every woman may not experience all of them, and are usually restricted to just a few signs. It normally takes a week after conception for the fertilized eggs to get implanted into the uterus following which the newly pregnant woman would experience one or more of the first signs of pregnancy.

Hormone Levels Undergo A Change

March 29, 2014

The Shock Of A Missed Miscarriage

A missed miscarriage can be an extremely traumatic experience for a couple. A missed miscarriage is the term referred to when a woman has a miscarriage without any symptoms. This typically is something that’s discovered when there’s lack of a fetal heartbeat at a check-up, when a woman sees the doctor due to lack of pregnancy symptoms that were previously felt or when this is discovered as a result of an ultrasound. Missed miscarriage can be a shock to a woman who believed her pregnancy was average and did not suspect any problems.

March 27, 2014

Starting Solid Foods

Breast milk is all your baby will need until at least 4 months of age. There does come a time, when breast milk will no longer supply all of your baby’s nutrition needs. Full term babies will start to require iron from other sources by 6 – 9 months of age.

Some babies that aren’t started on solid foods by the age of 9 – 12 months may have a great level of difficulty accepting solid foods. It’s actually a developmental milestone when your child starts solid foods – as he is now growing up.