October 31, 2014

Reliable Advice on Getting Pregnant

Despite having a good grasp on what it takes to become pregnant, it can be a little harder than most people think. Conditions have to be just right with both partners and patience often becomes a hot commodity during the process. As long as the couple realizes that the first month’s attempt may not result in pink lines and stay relaxed, this endeavor can be a wonderful time for the couple. After all, shortly there won’t be any time for just the two of you with all of the diapers to change. Just in case, here is some well intended advice on getting pregnant.

October 29, 2014

Myths of Getting Pregnant in Water

It is fascinating to study the multiple forms of folklore that has sprung up over the generations in relation to body functions. Pregnancy has always been a target for old wives’ tales and myths. The interesting thing is that many of these stories are at least in part, based in truth. Take for example the myth surrounding getting pregnant in water. On one hand, stories circulate that it is more likely to get pregnant while in water, even without actual intercourse because the little sperm guys are notoriously good swimmers. The other school of thought is that water dilutes the semen to such a degree as to make pregnancy impossible. With these myths, as with all others, the truth lies somewhere in the middle.

October 27, 2014

Reasons for Not Getting Pregnant

Unlike the number of reasons someone ends up pregnant, one, the numbers of reasons a person may not get pregnant are many. All kinds of different factors play into a woman’s overall reproductive health. Her lifestyle choices and those of her partner, her general health, and other factors often have an impact on not getting pregnant. If a baby is the ultimate goal, fortunately high quality medical help can increase the odds for conception. Some of the more well known risks to fertility include an abnormal weight, either too heavy or underweight, unhealthy lifestyle choices, and trying to conceive at the wrong times of the month. Here are a few that may not have occurred to a woman struggling to have a baby.

October 25, 2014

Early Ectopic Pregnancy Symptoms

In a normal pregnancy, a woman’s egg is fertilized in one of the Fallopian tubes and travels down the tube in order to eventually reach the uterus; this organ has all the necessary accommodations to support a growing baby. If the tube is damaged or blocked, the egg may fail to reach the uterus, implant itself in the tube and start growing. This is an ectopic pregnancy; more specifically, an ectopic pregnancy occurs whenever a fertilized egg implants itself anywhere outside the uterus ; usually, ectopic pregnancies occur in the Fallopian tubes (and they are called “tubal” pregnancies), but fertilized eggs have been found to attach in one of the ovaries, the cervix, or another organ within the pelvis.

October 23, 2014

How Breast Milk Is Made

If you’ve every been pregnant or if you are pregnant now, you’ve probably noticed a metamorphisis in your bra cups. The physical changes (tender, swollen breasts) may be one of the earliest clues that you have conceived. Many experts believe that the color change in the areola may also be helpful when it comes to breast feeding.

What’s going on Perhaps what’s even more remarkable than visible changes is the extensive changes that are taking place inside of your breasts. The developing placenta stimulates the release of estrogen and progesterone, which will in turn stimulate the complex biological system that helps to make lactation possible.

October 21, 2014

Vitamins for Getting Pregnant and Beyond

Despite what you may see on ad campaigns there is no vitamin on the market that will increase the odds of conception. That isn’t to say that vitamins for getting pregnant don’t exist. Most of the time the best thing to do in the time period before getting pregnant is to take prenatal vitamins, eat a healthy diet, and do all of the important things you would be doing if you were already pregnant. Many doctors and experts highly suggest taking prenatal supplements as soon as you make the decision to begin trying to conceive your child.

October 19, 2014

The Ins and Outs of First Trimester Pregnancy

Congratulations, you are pregnant! Perhaps these are the words you have recently heard from your doctor. Or maybe the home pregnancy test you performed this morning was positive. No matter how the results came to light, you are now ready to embark on your first trimester of pregnancy. You probably have many questions and even more concerns as you will be seeing a host of changes in your body over the next few months.

What can you expect During First Trimester Pregnancy?

October 17, 2014

Teenage Pregnancy – Don’t Blame the Victim

Teenage pregnancy, also referred to as adolescent pregnancy, is defined as pregnancy occurring in women up to 19 years old. Teenage pregnancy is a significant social issue in many nations, though in some it is natural for adolescents to marry young and have children at a young age. In nations where this is not the case, though, teenage pregnancy is an extremely difficult experience for young women; though teenage girls are technically able to give birth physically, they are not ready emotionally or financially to raise children.

October 15, 2014

Teenage Pregnancy: A Global Issue

Among the many issues teenagers are facing today is teenage pregnancy. The term teenage pregnancy refers to a young girl the age of eighteen years old or younger becoming pregnant. Most girls are ready to get pregnant as soon as they have had their menarche or their first menstrual period. This would start the girls’ bodies to have their ovulation as part of their menstrual cycle.

The rate of teenage pregnancy varies from country to country due to economic and social development due to a link between the increased rate of teenage pregnancy and a country’s lower educational levels and higher poverty rates.

October 13, 2014

Understanding the First Sign of Pregnancy

There is actually more than one sign that can be considered as the first sign of pregnancy, and if you are planning to get pregnant, or otherwise think you may be pregnant, it is incredibly important to understand what the first sign of pregnancy is, so that if you are pregnant, you will know.

What is the First Sign of Pregnancy?

There are in fact about ten different issues that can be considered as a first sign of pregnancy, such as the fact of tender and swollen breasts. This is perhaps the earliest first sign of pregnancy, and the soreness may feel like an exaggerated version of how your breasts would feel before your period.