In the second trimester, your now-visible pregnancy helps confirm the reality of a baby on the way and also gives rise to specific concerns that will affect you, your partner, and other members of your family.
About 3% of all pregnant women develop gestational diabetes, a type of diabetes that occurs only during pregnancy. What are the dangers to mom and baby? What are the risk factor? How is it detected? Who should be screened? How is it treated?
If you have other children, deciding how and when to tell them a new family member is on the way can be a challenge. A good rule of thumb is to tailor the news according to the child's age. Here are some "pointers from parents" you may find helpful:
You can include the convenience of fast food into your diet while you're pregnant and still eat nutritionally with the guidelines listed in this article!
With the increasing change of your shape, you may need special reassurance from your partner that you are still feminine and desirable. Read more about what's going on!
Walking is an excellent form of exercise for most women during pregnancy. It helps to alleviate discomforts that you may experience, such as leg cramps, constipation, insomnia, and fatigue.
Good oral hygiene is especially important for you now because pregnancy can make some dental disorders worse.
You're now at 17-20 weeks in your pregnancy. Chances are you're visiting your caregiver once each month. You may be asked if you've felt the baby move. Read more!
Braxton Hicks contractions -- you may have heard this funny phrase before you were pregnant, but now you really want to know what it means. How can you tell them from real labor?