Here’s the thing: When you are in the mood, your growing belly can get in the way of certain positions. Still, “as long as you have your doctor’s OK to have sexual activity, it’s really about finding what works for you,” says Lauren Streicher, MD, an associate professor of clinical obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and author of … [Read more...] about 5 Best and Safest Sex Positions to Try During Pregnancy
Yes, as reported by the New York Times, having an M.R.I. (magnetic resonance imaging) or MRI during pregnancy poses no risk either to mom or baby. An MRI is a medical imaging technique used in radiology to form pictures of the anatomy and the physiological processes of the body in both health and disease. Unlike an x-ray, which uses radiation, MRI scanners use magnetic, … [Read more...] about Is an MRI safe during pregnancy? Yes, under most conditions
Just in case you were wondering about how a lunar eclipse might affect your pregnancy: Across many cultures, including India, a lunar eclipse is considered harmful for pregnant women. It is believed that it can affect the well being of the foetus, leading to physical deformity, or ugly birthmarks. While there is no scientific proof to validate its affect, the belief is so … [Read more...] about Is a lunar eclipse harmful during pregnancy?
The two vaccines most pregnant women should get are the flu shot and the tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis vaccine or Tdap. The flu shot is, of course, given seasonally. It's recommended because women's immune systems are affected by pregnancy, and they're more likely to get seriously sick from influenza. Tdap is a bit different — it protects newborns against … [Read more...] about Moms’ shot protects newborns
Pregnancy can be weird, really weird. And even if you think you've got it covered and know just what to expect after asking your friends, family members, and health care providers questions, reading every book you could get your hands on, and surfing the internet for additional information you may have missed, chances are, there are still some things you don't know. There are … [Read more...] about 15 Weird Pregnancy Symptoms That Most People Don’t Talk About