A growing number of expectant parents today elect to find out the gender of their unborn baby. However, those who do not want to find out and instead wait to be surprised at the baby’s delivery can still enjoy a fun baby shower. Instead of playing games geared toward one gender, they can play games that are for both boys and girls. Hosts or hostesses getting ready for the baby shower can ensure a good time is had by all by considering these top 5 baby shower games for boys […]
When you are very in tune with your body, you can usually tell that something is occurring within before any medical test can confirm your suspicions. You know the rhythm at which your body functions and what symptoms are normal and which ones are cause for alarm. Because your brain is so in sync with your body, it may be easy for you to tell when you are pregnant even before you miss your period. Early pregnancy symptoms, particularly those that occur before you miss a cycle, are very subtle […]
CNN reported that in 2014 close to 1.5 percent of the 4 million babies born that year were the result of in-vitro fertilization or intrauterine insemination, otherwise known as IVF and IUI. In fact, studies show that more women each year are using one of these methods to conceive and have children. As popular as these conception methods are today, women still may wonder just when implantation will occur after they undergo these procedures. These procedures are designed to mimic as much as possible the natural conception process in women […]
As a woman, your reproductive system is always working. It intuitively knows where you are in your reproductive cycle and helps you know the same information by what kind of discharge you are experiencing. In fact, right before you start a period you may have a thick white discharge that may seem mucus-like and sticky. As you will discover, this discharge is perfectly normal and is entirely expected if you are in good health. Rather than anticipate this discharge with dread or disgust, you should take it as a sign […]
When you are pregnant, you must be on guard to protect your health and that of your unborn baby. Despite your best efforts, you may be unable to protect yourself from bacterial vaginosis. Scientists do not know for sure what causes bacterial vaginosis, or BV. They do know that it occurs because of an imbalance of bacteria in your vagina. The vagina normally contains both good and bad bacteria. The good bacteria should outnumber the bad so that you avoid infections like BV. When the bad bacteria begin to overtake […]
Within just a few days after finding out you are pregnant, your body begins to change and experience sensations that are entirely new to you. Among the various body parts affected by the sensations, your nipples in particular will undergo a transformation that may leave you uncomfortable and embarrassed. During your entire pregnancy your breasts and nipples will be one of the most sensitive parts of your body. You can relax and enjoy the rest of your pregnancy as best as you can by understanding the reasons behind sore nipples.
Pregnancy comes with a host of aches and pains that should be expected by an expectant mother. However, some pain signals that something more dire could occurring in her body and warrants the attention of her primary care doctor or her obstetrician. Ovarian pain in particular should not occur during a healthy pregnancy. If you have pain in either your right or left ovary, you should call your doctor immediately and be examined for a variety of conditions known to cause pain in this part of your body.
After you conceive, […]
If you have never before been pregnant, you may fail to appreciate how sensitive your digestive tract will become once you conceive. Within weeks of conception, you will develop a slew of symptoms that will sometimes leave you exhausted, hungry, and nauseated all at the same time. Out of all of the pregnancy-related digestive issues you could develop, diarrhea proves to be one of the most bothersome. Because you are pregnant, however, you are unable to treat diarrhea in the same manner as you did before you were expecting. Still, […]