When we were adopting, I felt this huge need to buy things for the baby as soon as we were done with the paperwork. But with this baby, I feel no such urge. In fact, I am perfectly content to wait to buy things until we absolutely have to. He asked me why.
I had a few small drinks before I realized I was pregnant early on. Now I dream of binge drinking and then afterward totally regretting it. What does it mean?
I'm 5-weeks pregnant and I run track. Will it harm my baby if I continue to practice 5 days a week?
Dear Fitness Expert,
My name is Lili and about six years ago you interviewed me for your book, Entering the Mother Zone. I was one of the "less famous" mothers that was working out with Dr. Barbara Bergman in Columbus, OH. I enjoyed your book very much and referred to it often.
I just wanted to give you an update and let you know that after several years collecting dust under a bed, I have finally pulled your book out again for motivation. After the "textbook" pregnancy you wrote about in the book, I had six more pregnancies -- all ending in miscarriage.
Dear Fitness Expert,
How much caffeinated coffee can I drink daily while pregnant without harming the baby? I have heard one to two cups is acceptable but I don't have any legit resources to back it up.
I'm currently 5-weeks pregnant. Is it okay for me to ride on ATV's? We'll be on 4-wheel drive roads that can get pretty bumpy. Will the bouncing cause me to have a miscarriage?
I recently started having preterm labor at 26 weeks. I am now 28 weeks and 1 cm dilated external os 0 cm dilated internal os. I'm on strict bedrest and Terbutaline 5 mg every six hours.
My doctor tried to decrease but I started with more contractions so I am on this medication for a while.
I have been doing aerobics and kickboxing for several years. I am wanting to get pregnant and would like to continue kickboxing and aerobics for as long as possible. At what point do you think I should stop?
Before pregnancy I ran at least 6 miles a week. Now I walk occasionally. I have borderline high blood pressure. In my circumstances, would swimming be a good option for exercise?