Gestational diabetes can occur in women with no previous medical history of diabetes, and often disappears after you give birth. You can take precautions to help avoid developing gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes affects as many as 9.2% of all pregnant women. While gestational diabetes poses a risk to mother and child, it is not as threatening […]
When it comes to traveling while pregnant, consulting your obstetrician and planning ahead are the best ways to ensure that you and your baby will have a safe and healthy trip. If you are planning to take a trip while you are pregnant, timing is everything. It is considered safe to travel throughout most of […]
Prenatal vitamins fill nutritional gaps and support your diet to help ensure that both you and your baby remain healthy. You should start taking prenatal vitamins before pregnancy, if possible, to maximize their effectiveness. Healthy development begins with conception. So if you are actively trying to become pregnant, visit your obstetrician or gynecologist for their […]
First trimester testing provides early-stage information about the health of your pregnancy by combining comprehensive ultrasound and blood testing. First trimester screening ultrasounds are performed between the 11th and 13th week of pregnancy depending on the size of your baby. Blood testing can be done during either your first ultrasound visit or two weeks prior.
Once you become pregnant, it’s important to focus your nutrition and diet plan on including foods with valuable minerals and nutrients that will be key to your baby’s development. Your decision to have a baby will forever change every area of your life in the very near future. One area in need of particular attention, […]
If you are questioning whether you are ready to start a family, consider what you will need in all aspects of your life in order to be most prepared for a child. More than one-third of all pregnancies in the United State are unplanned, according to the Center for Disease Control. That includes 23% of pregnancies […]
Maintaining a routine by exercising while you’re pregnant is a great idea. But learning how to distinguish what is considered safe during each trimester will be key to keeping you and your baby healthy. When you’re pregnant, exercising will benefit you and your baby. In addition to keeping your body healthy, if you exercise while […]