Many people consider a hospital birth as the safest way to bring a new life into the world. Withthe pandemic, however, some parents-to-be worry about the potential implications of knowinglysharing breathing space with others, especially in a medical facility. It's understandable -- the lastthing we want to think about while giving birth is contracting anything other than a … [Read more...] about Hospital Birth in a Pandemic: 5 Easy Ways to Gain Peace of Mind
Nesting is an impulse that can happen during the third trimester of your pregnancy. It includes any needs to organize, clean, or mentally prepare for your baby's arrival. Not every mother feels the need to nest, but many do have the urge to prepare for the arrival of their baby. Sometimes nesting can even extend past when your child is born. What are the signs of the nesting … [Read more...] about What expecting mothers need to know to cope with nesting
by Mark Zakowski, MD Recreational marijuana is currently legal in 15 states plus Washington D.C. and medical marijuana has been legalized in 20 other states. As legalization implies safety, advertisements about the benefits of marijuana and cannabis-related products – as well as widespread availability -- abound. But what is missing is clear information about the risks of … [Read more...] about Risks of marijuana use during pregnancy: Expecting mothers need to know
Making the decision about having a second baby or not, is one of the major decisions you will make in your lifetime. There is no right or wrong answer, and there are many variables that play a part in the decision making process. The answer to the question of whether to have a second baby has a very different answer for each family. How do you make this decision? Here are … [Read more...] about Second baby: Is it time to grow your family?
Pregnancy can be a very stressful time in your life, and that stress is usually not good for you or your baby. If you've been feeling stressed during your pregnancy, here are nine ways that you can destress. 1. Work remotely If it's possible in your profession, see if you can work remotely. Although working remotely can sometimes create difficulties, 82% of telecommuters … [Read more...] about How can soon-to-be-moms reduce stress during pregnancy?