Pregnancy & Parenting, Pregnant

11 Common Pregnancy Complications you Should Know

Certain symptoms during pregnancy are expected, but when others show up, they set off alarm bells. How can you tell the difference between the two? Here are 11 common complications, women experience during pregnancy that you should know about: 1. Bleeding   In your first trimester, bleeding heavily means ectopic pregnancy, particularly if it is coupled with chronic stomach pain and cramps like menstrual cramps. Ectopic pregnancy is typified by

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Pregnant, Travel

Planning for Beach Vacation – 10 Tips for Pregnant Women

Going on a vacation is always something good when pregnant. It helps to relieve some of the pregnancy complications. There are different vacations that you may consider and one of the best is a beach vacation. The calmness, freshness and beautiful scenery associated with beaches are good not only for your mind and body but to the growing fetus as well. However, going on a beach vacation when pregnant requires

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Pregnancy & Parenting

7 Common Signs of Preeclampsia Treatment & Treatment Options

Pregnancy is one vital stage in any woman’s life that brings unprecedented changes and prepares her for a new life ahead.  However, it is not exactly smooth ride and many women undergo specific conditions and health complications after onset of pregnancy. Some of these complications may have genetic roots while others may be caused by lifestyle, hygiene and other factors. A serious pregnancy related complication some women face is Preeclampsia.

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Parenting Tips

8 Parenting Challenges for Single Moms

There are different reasons why you may be a single mom. It may be as simple as having a kid or kids out of wedlock. You may also end up as a single mom because of divorce or as a widow. Regardless of the reason, you have the heavy responsibility to take care bring up the kids the best way you can. However, you need and should prepare yourself for

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Pregnant

10 Tips to Get Rid of Heartburn During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is without doubt one of the most exciting phases of every woman’s life. While it can sometimes be a roller coaster of emotions and physical changes, it does not have to be miserable. Heartburn and nausea is one of the most common nuisances of pregnancy that tend to plague most moms-to-be at some part of their pregnancy. This is because the hormone progesterone that is responsible for relaxing muscles

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Pregnant

4 Causes of Lower Back Pain in Pregnancy & Home Treatment

You should never be alarmed when you experience lower back pain during pregnancy. It is a common problem that affects about 70% of pregnant women. Unlike the regular back pain brought about by other factors, lower back pain during pregnancy occurs in two areas; in the lumbar vertebrae and in the back area of your pelvis. Causes of Lower Back Pain Pregnancy Lower back pain during pregnancy develops gradually. It

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Getting Pregnant

10 Major Causes and Reasons for Not Getting Pregnant

Getting pregnant and delivering a bouncing baby when the time arrives is usually the dream of mothers to be. However, not all women ever see their dream come true. This is simply because of infertility, a condition that affects about 10% of all women across the world. Similarly, there are also some women who are fertile and in perfect health, but fail to get pregnant. This is simply because their

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Pregnancy & Parenting

8 Tips on How to Find Right Surrogate Mother

Surrogacy refers to an arrangement where you, as the intending parent, enter into an agreement with another woman (the surrogate mother) to carry pregnancy for you. The arrangement is a legally binding agreement that entitles you to the resultant child as your own. There are several reasons why you may choose to look for a surrogate mother instead of adopting a child. You may choose to look for one in

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Baby & Newborn

5 Reasons Why You Should Save Umbilical Cord Blood

The umbilical cord is the tissue that connects a growing baby and its mother during pregnancy. The cord measures about 20 inches and attaches to the placenta and a baby’s stomach, the spot that eventually heals to form the belly button. The umbilical cord is made up of a vein and two arteries. While the vein is responsible for transporting nutrients and fresh oxygen from the pregnant mother-to-be to the

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Weight Loss

10 Ways to Lose Weight Post Pregnancy

One of the major challenges you may have to deal with post-pregnancy is excess body weight. Indeed, over 85% of mothers end up with at least 3 kg of extra body weight that they did not have prior to pregnancy. Maintaining the extra body weight post pregnancy can be a cause of serious health complications. It puts you at risk of developing heart disease, hypertension and gestational diabetes among other

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