When you picture natural pregnancy tips to help relieve stress, you probably envision something along the lines of bubble baths, herbal tea, massages, and curling up in bed with a good book. The last thing you'd probably think of is long, thin needles. But maybe it's time you did! Acupuncture is a form of complementary care that uses needles placed in specific areas to … [Read more...] about Acupuncture during pregnancy: Everything you need to know
It's a well-documented phenomena that pregnancy has a tendency to make perfectly normal, level-headed women turn into achy, tired, crazed creatures from time-to-time. There's no shame in feeling like you're about to rip someone's head off or pass out for an eight-hour nap—you're not to blame, after all! So what exactly is responsible for these often drastic changes in body and … [Read more...] about 6 pregnancy hormones you’d better get used to
After making your pregnancy announcement, you might find that people are a whole lot more eager to give you advice and make judgments about your unborn baby. Chances are high that you'll get a lot of "Oh, you look like you're carrying a boy!" and "What kind of weird foods have you been craving?" People believe a lot of strange things when it comes to pregnancy, so it might help … [Read more...] about 4 old wives’ tales to ignore during pregnancy
If you just found out you're pregnant or are already planning the best days to get pregnant so you can conceive, it's time to reevaluate your lifestyle. You need to make sure that your habits are healthy enough to not only support your unborn child, but enable you to handle carrying and giving birth to your baby. Healthy living is the name of the game, but there's a lot that … [Read more...] about Top 5 healthy living habits to take up during pregnancy
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. During a pregnancy, smells that used to go totally undetected or scents that you always … [Read more...] about Why do pregnant women have a bionic sense of smell?