Whether you're planning for pregnancy in the future or you're a first time mom, there's no denying that there are some pretty weird tidbits of information that you might hear about pregnant women. With so many myths out there, it's hard to tell which "facts" are really fiction. For example, have
It's no secret that sleep during pregnancy is a lot different than your normal sleep habits. For one thing, you'll probably be waking up during the night a lot more, whether it's because you have to pee or because you're experiencing leg cramps, back aches or heartburn. And with
When you're preparing for pregnancy, you probably have a lot of concerns about changes you'll have to make to your lifestyle and your body for your baby. For example, according to NBC News, 14 percent of women have body piercings, and if you happen to have pierced nipples, you
She's been relatively mum about the pregnancy rumors swirling around her, but songstress Gwen Stefani finally confirmed that her third baby is on the way. She wasn't shy about showing off her baby bump at the Performing Arts Inaugural Gala in Beverly Hills, Calif.Recently, Stefani showed
When you find out that you're pregnant, you'll start hearing all kinds of things that you should and shouldn't do as a first time mother. You might be told not to touch cats (unnecessary), not to eat fish (just high-mercury types) or to take a prenatal vitamin (this is a good idea).
Whether you're a first time mother or you've given birth a few times already, chances are you know by now what the placenta is. It's the organ that develops during pregnancy to connect the fetus to the uterine wall, allowing nutrients to pass through, wastes to be eliminated and
Have you ever been around a pregnant co-worker who asked you to take your lunch to the break room or tone your perfume down a bit? While it might've seemed annoying at the time, now that you're a first time mother getting ready for baby, you can probably see where she was coming from.
When you're getting ready for baby and poring through all kinds of medical information, baby books and blog posts, you're bound to come across a few eyebrow-raising theories about pregnancy. For example, have you heard the one about how more babies are conceived during a full moon than
During a pregnancy, all kinds of information and advice is going to come your way, whether you're doing research, talking with friends or chatting with family members. Somewhere in this barrage of facts, opinions and pure fiction, you may hear about how it's not safe for pregnant women to
If you were given the choice between having a baby with above-average intelligence and a baby with below-average intelligence, chances are you'd want the smarter baby, right? Which means that during pregnancy, you'd likely be willing to do whatever it takes to achieve this goal. In the