For Mother’s Day: Later motherhood trend continues among American mothers and a University of Houston author says more families starting later pregnancy has positive impacts.
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Taking pain relievers is not recommended during the first months of pregnancy, especially Ibuprofen, because it can affect the child's health, and especially fertility if it's a girl, as found by a French team of researchers.
Studies have shown that poor oral health in pregnant mothers can contribute to early childhood tooth decay. Moreover, pregnancy tends to exacerbate already exiting dental problems in women. Therefore, both the mother and her new born would be at the risk of health issues if expecting mothers ignore dental problems.
According to the CDC, The US fertility rates has hit a historic low as per 2016, a result that can be explained by the fact that about 10 percent of women (6.1 million) in the United States, between the ages of 15-44, have difficulty getting pregnant or staying pregnant. As the US and other western countries fall below the replacement level, whole societies enter a dangerous path where there is not enough young people to replace the aging workforce. Usually couples struggling to conceive, don't really think about their nation and how fertility as a whole may impact in society. Many in desperation seek their answers in fertility clinics but because the costs are exorbitant, it becomes something for few to access. So, if you are one of the many struggling to conceive and fertility clinics is not an option, you can use diet to increase your chances of pregnancy, here is what scientists found.
According to the CDC About 6% of married women aged 15 to 44 years in the United States are unable to get pregnant after one year of trying (infertility), and about 12% of women aged 15 to 44 years have difficulty getting pregnant or carrying a pregnancy to term, regardless of marital status (impaired fecundity). Fertility treatment clinics advise exercise, eating foods that promote fertility and undergoing other natural therapies to promote uterine health. So, here are the 3 natural ways to improve fertility that will make you healthier, based on scientific research.
According to Linus Pauling Institute Folate (vitamin B9) is a generic term referring to both natural folates in food and folic acid. This essential nutrient is critical in many bodily metabolic reactions, such as: the metabolism of nucleic acid precursors and several amino acids, as well as in methylation reactions. Inadequate folate status during early pregnancy increases the risk of congenital anomalies. But, you can Boost your folate levels during pregnancy with these vegan foods.
"If you hold that baby all the time, you’re going to spoil her!" New moms and dads have all had that annoying friend, relative, or neighbor who insists that they are holding the baby too much, and issues the dire warning that they are on the fast track to spoiling the baby. These comments are definitely upsetting, especially in the first days and weeks of parenting, when stress, sleep deprivation, and hormones make a new mom second guess everything she is doing.
Spontaneous coronary artery dissection — sometimes referred to as SCAD — is an uncommon emergency condition that occurs when a tear forms in one of the blood vessels in the heart. This frightening condition strikes suddenly, without warning, and is most common in young healthy women in their 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s, and you have probably never even heard of it.
“We are going to have to deliver the baby by C-Section.”
When a pregnant mom-to-be hears those words from her doctor or healthcare provider, she undoubtedly faces many fears and uncertainties. Will the baby be OK? Is it dangerous? How will she manage the pain and recovery? What about the scar?
Last year, the headlines were everywhere warning us of the dangers of Zika Virus. This “new” and terrifying mosquito-borne illness captured our attention, as we learned it is harmful to the most vulnerable amongst us—pregnant women and babies. Researchers have discovered some information about how this virus is transmitted, how it affects us, and what we still don’t know. Read on to learn how you can be informed and take precautions to avoid being infected during mosquito season.
What if one simple measure taken before conception could allay the fears of your unborn child having autism, ADD, ADHD, depression, anxiety, vaccine injury and more? Heavy metal toxicity has been discovered to be a catalyst in these conditions, and according to new research, are inherited from generations past. Heavy metals are dangerous because they accumulate in blood tissues, feeding bacterial bugs and viruses that contribute to many childhood and adult disorders. However, heavy metal removal methods can be employed safely and naturally.
Before heading to the hospital, find out c-section delivery side effects and 15 things nobody tells you. There are mixed feelings when you discover you need a c-section. Sometimes you find out in the delivery room like I did with my first child. Other moms know ahead of time. Either way, you soon realize surgery will be part of your birthing process.
A “rainbow baby” is a baby that is born following a miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death or infant loss.In the real world, a beautiful and bright rainbow follows a storm and gives hope of things getting better. The rainbow is more appreciated having just experienced the storm in comparison.
As you progress in your pregnancy, you may have heard of a thing called kick counts. While at first pregnancy kick counts were something that I would never do or do occasionally, I was wrong. It has become a part of my daily routine.
4th of July has always been my favorite time of year. Summer, friends, and barbecue are what come with this time of year, especially being a Military Brat. However, this year will be different for me than any other year. This will be the first year that I will be pregnant with my baby girl. Instead of reaching for a cold one, I’ll be reaching for that water bottle and there will be a few more changes to come. Join me in this article and see what other changes will be made for myself and any other pregnant moms out there.
I know a home birth is all the rage in the natural community. But you can have a peaceful and natural hospital birth.
Postpartum Depression. Baby Blues. Postpartum Thyroiditis. These are three terms most pregnant women aren't focusing on while expecting a new member of their family.
Pregnancy can be a beautiful time in any woman’s life. The act of growing a human being can be an amazing thing, but there can be many setbacks during this time. Some include morning sickness and fatigue, but one of the lesser known symptoms of pregnancy include Carpal Tunnel. Swelling from pregnancy can put pressure on different nerves on your body, especially in your hands.
Yes I breastfed 3 babies at the same time. When my 4th child was born I was still breastfeeding her 2 older sisters who were 15 months and 2 years old.
When it comes to hospital birth vs home birth the decision is clear for me as I have decided to have my second child delivered at home after a traumatic hospital birth experience.
It has long been known that drinking alcohol during pregnancy can harm a baby. Now researchers are going even further with how dangerous alcohol can be for newborns and saying abuse of alcohol even prior to pregnancy may harm babies.
5 Inexpensive Clothes And Shoes For Pregnant Women That Transition Fantastically to Mommyhood for Under $50
We found the most stylish, functional and inexpensive shoes and clothes for pregnant women for under $50 dollars.
Pro-choice and pro-life are emotional enigmas that have been hovering over people for a long time. Now doctors are being unfairly thrown into the fray – their professional standards compromised.
New studies have come out with surprising details on things that can make you infertile! You'll be surprised to learn that you've probably worked or performed one of these infertility-causing jobs or chores.
Antidepressant use can be risky to unborn babies. New research from Canada highlights the dangers of antidepressants taken during the first 3 months of pregnancy.
Nothing can beat the feeling of joy when a woman gives birth to a baby. However, for many women, that feeling is met with mixed emotions and frustrations because their bodies have changed due to pregnancy. Multiple studies show that many women retain between 2.5 and 5 pounds following the birth of their children, but at least one quarter of women retain 11 pounds or more. Although this may not seem like a large amount, if a woman has multiple children without losing weight in between, the pounds can add up quickly.
Researchers have come up with a novel way to help couples conceive using spermbots. Tiny magnets attached to sperm may be a future way to help increase a a couple's chance of conceiving.. Watch a video of the little guys working.
A new study has found that children whose mothers were overweight or obese before pregnancy, or whose mothers gained too much weight during pregnancy, are at an increased risk of being obese themselves.