Chicken pox can cause birth defects in the fetus. I couldn't think of any scarier words on earth. Two minutes earlier I was blissfully fact -- checking a column about Italian cheese, and now we're talking birth defects?
We were talking about how we had thought we would've preferred a girl, but now that we know it's a boy, we are really happy! I guess somewhere deep down we wanted our first to be a son... is that old-fashioned? Anyway, I think we would've been over the moon either way!
Ah, pregnancy insomnia again. Wonderful. The weirdest thing is that I am really tired, but the minute I lay down, my eyes are wide open and I can't sleep. So I guess I'll just dither around until I'm super-exhausted!
Mental illness runs in my husband's family. Even though I am exceedingly happy to be pregnant, I'm afraid this risk will prevent me from bonding with my baby. As she gets older, I feel like I'll always be searching for clues or telltale behavior of mental illness.
Guidelines suggesting that women limit tuna, Shark, Swordfish, King Mackerel and Tilefish consumption, to just 6 ounces per week during pregnancy fall short in not emphasizing the importance of fish preparation, and how this influences many of the dangers linked to fish consumption