Tag: Pregnancy

Preparing for a natural disaster

Preparing for a natural disaster

Natural disasters such as floods, tornadoes, wildfires, or hurricanes are events that bring an extreme amount of stress. Being prepared can help you c ...
Are phthalates in your food?

Are phthalates in your food?

Plastic is a man-made substance that is used to make many products like bottles, toys and furniture. One group of chemicals used in the plastic-making ...
Pregnant in the heat – can I get some sleep?

Pregnant in the heat – can I get some sleep?

As your belly is getting bigger, and the temperatures get hotter, your hours of sleep may be getting smaller. Lack of sleep is a common complaint we h ...

What’s one often forgotten, but very important, “must do” during pregnancy?

There are so many "do’s and don’ts" during pregnancy that it’s sometimes hard to keep track of them all. But one important “do” that sometimes gets ov ...

Heat and pregnancy – what’s dangerous and how to cope

If you live in the northeast, you know we’ve been experiencing a heat wave. Just going from my car to the front door of the office seems too far to wa ...
Allergies and pregnancy – can you get relief safely?

Allergies and pregnancy – can you get relief safely?

It seems that everyone I know is struggling with allergy symptoms right now. The chief complaints are itchy eyes, sneezing, congestion, and generally ...
New research on weight and pregnancy

New research on weight and pregnancy

Being overweight during pregnancy can cause complications for you and your baby. The more overweight you are, the more likely you are to have pregnanc ...
Bodacious beverages

Bodacious beverages

Since there is no known safe amount of alcohol a pregnant woman can consume, avoiding it when you’re trying to conceive is best.  Does that make for a ...
Need to catch up on your zzzz’s?

Need to catch up on your zzzz’s?

Your baby hasn’t arrived yet, so why is it so hard to get enough sleep? Getting up to go to the bathroom, heartburn and having to adjust pillows to fi ...

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 ...