Tag: stress

Taking care of yourself during the holidays

Taking care of yourself during the holidays

Besides the usual stress of pregnancy and getting ready for your baby, the holidays often add more pressure, which can take a toll on your health. Fee ...
Ten things you can do to help reduce stress during pregnancy

Ten things you can do to help reduce stress during pregnancy

Stress is very common and affects everyone. During pregnancy, you may feel that your level of stress increases. It is understandable. Your body and ma ...
Your preconception to-do list

Your preconception to-do list

You know that staying healthy during your pregnancy is important. But did you know that having a healthy baby actually starts before you get pregnant? ...
Emotional changes after having a baby

Emotional changes after having a baby

It is common to have emotional changes after your baby is born. You may feel excited, exhausted, overwhelmed, and even sad at times. Taking care ...
#ShowYourLove by being your healthiest self

#ShowYourLove by being your healthiest self

January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month. Today’s guest post is from Suzanne Woodward, Communications Director at the National Preconception ...

Holiday stress and fatigue

If you’re pregnant during the holiday season, you may feel even more stressed and exhausted than usual.  Traveling, visiting family, cooking, shopping ...

Why is prenatal care so important?

Getting early and regular prenatal care can help you have a healthy and full-term pregnancy. However, a recent report shows that the preterm birth rat ...
Can stress, PTSD, or depression affect your pregnancy?

Can stress, PTSD, or depression affect your pregnancy?

We receive a number of questions about the effects of stress and depression on pregnancy. Here is some information that can help you better understand ...
How to cope when your baby is in the NICU

How to cope when your baby is in the NICU

Today we are fortunate to have Dr. Amy Hair, neonatologist and director of the Neonatology Nutrition Program at Texas Children’s Hospital, answer our ...
Breastfeeding can reduce your stress

Breastfeeding can reduce your stress

It’s true, breastfeeding releases hormones that help you feel more relaxed. Oxytocin is one of the hormones your body makes to produce breast milk. ...