Category: Pregnancy

Dads, are you up for the delivery room?

Dads, are you up for the delivery room?

Some guys seriously can’t handle the delivery room (the sight of blood makes them pass out cold – not so helpful) and that’s OK… but if you’re not too ...
Feeling tipsy?

Feeling tipsy?

As you gain weight in the front of your body during pregnancy, your center of gravity shifts.  This can make you more vulnerable to falling.  As your ...

Topiramate may increase clefts in babies

Topiramate is a medication used to treat epilepsy. But it’s also considered for treatment of sleep and eating disorders, other psychiatric conditions, ...
Keep up with your yoga

Keep up with your yoga

Yoga is tremendously popular throughout the world. If you have been taking yoga classes and now are pregnant, you will have to make some modifications ...
Single umbilical artery

Single umbilical artery

About 1 percent of singleton and about 5 percent of multiple pregnancies (twins, triplets or more) have an umbilical cord that contains only two blood ...
Watching the Olympics?

Watching the Olympics?

Watch this video of a future Olympian in the making! ...

What is a nuchal cord or loop?

Sometimes the umbilical cord may become wrapped around a part of a developing baby’s body. This is most often found around the baby’s neck and happens ...
Why a birth plan is important

Why a birth plan is important

You don't have to have a birth plan. But having one is a great idea! It helps things run much more smoothly when delivery day finally arrives. A birth ...
Heavy duty jobs and pregnancy

Heavy duty jobs and pregnancy

Lots of women work tough and physically challenging jobs. My daughter-in-law is a fire fighter, my neighbor’s daughter works in a big warehouse store. ...

What causes clefts and facial birth defects?

July is National Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness and Prevention Month. A cleft lip is a birth defect in which a baby's upper lip doesn’t form complet ...