How does reading to your baby-to-be increase his or her early reading skills? While there's been a bunch of research to support the benefits, the results might surprise you! We ask, why wouldn't you want to?
January is not only the beginning of the new year, but also happens to be "Prevention Month." Part of our role at pregnancy.org is to make sure our members are aware of all sorts of important facts and figures, including folic acid awareness!
When you think of the amazing mental life of your developing baby, a wave of panic might wash over you. Are you doing everything you could to increase brain power? Maybe. Science found these four things aid your baby bean's brain development in utero.
We've all heard that our choices during pregnancy can affect our growing babies. Did you know that your lifestyle before, during and after pregnancy impacts your baby's health way beyond birth? Try and make these changes to give your baby a head start and a healthy future.
Although my pregnancy was a surprise, nothing was more exciting than learning I was going to be a mother. However, that emotion quickly changed to disbelief when I was diagnosed with an aggressive breast cancer just days later. Luckily, I found hope for two.
It's very rare to hear a man talk about how he bonded with his baby whilst it was still in the womb. For that matter I think the majority of men don't feel a strong bond with their baby for several weeks or even months. Why is this the case? What can we do about it?
I went in for my 24 week check up last week and when my ob/gyn measured my tummy it measured in at 29 weeks. This is my second pregancy and my first pregnancy was naturally conceived faternal twins. I have had five ultrasounds and they all show one baby at normal size, but it has been feeling like twins since my fourth month. However, I've never been pregnant with just one so I don't know if what I am feeling is normal for one.
Teachers, pediatricians, and veteran parents alike will tell you that boys and girls play differently, speak differently, and react emotionally to situations differently. But the question remains...why?
Ok, so I am 7 weeks 3 days pregnant (according to the last period I had). I am worrying myself a ton though because I am scared of miscarrying. I had irregular periods before I got pregnant, but the tests say I am pregnant! My husband and I are very excited, though I am very nervous just because I don't feel pregnant. I am not sick, though I have been nausious, but not regularly. I need some comfort!!!
The 13th chromosome contains blueprints that direct a baby's development in the early weeks following conception. When a child has an extra 13th chromosome, as is the case in Trisomy 13, the genetic messages are confused and contradictory. Even the mildest forms of this syndrome can be devastating.
With the holidays rapidly approaching, the age old question raises itself along with the clink of glasses -- can I join in the festivities with family and friends by having an alcoholic drink to celebrate. Maybe just one?
I found out via ultrasound on October 28th that I am pregnant with identical twins (in the same sack). On 10/28, the larger twin (twin A) was measuring 5 weeks 6 days with a faint heartbeat. Twin B was smaller (I don't know how much smaller), and no heartbeat was detectable. 5 days later, on November 2, I had a follow-up ultrasound b/c of bleeding. Twin A is now measuring 7 weeks 4 days, and twin B is measuring between 5 weeks 6 days and 6 weeks 1 day. No heartbeat for twin B yet.