If you're like many women, bleaching, dying, or highlighting your hair may be a regular part of your beauty regime. And if you're like most pregnant women, you probably have some hesitation or even a fear about continuing to color your hair while baby is in tow. Read on for tips to minimize baby's risk and for safe coloring alternatives.
Feeling good about yourself is the key to making the most of the childbearing year. Unfortunately, not all women embark on pregnancy with a healthy self-image. Ann Douglas, author of The Unofficial Guide to Having a Baby, shares some insight.
by Anne Smith, IBCLC
The AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) recommends exclusively breastfeeding your baby for the first six months of life, with no solids or supplements, and continuing to nurse throughout the first year of life and beyond. During the period of exclusive breastfeeding, it is very unlikely that you will become pregnant. However, as more and more mothers recognize the advantages of long-term nursing and natural weaning, more of them will become pregnant while they are nursing their baby.
On at least three separate occasions, I can remember having the privilege of breaking the news of a young woman's pregnancy from my side of the dentist's chair. I use the word "privilege" with my tongue planted firmly in my cheek, however.
Does Couvade really exist? Whether it's psychosomatic, spiritual, or other, the quick answer is yes. The chemical changes that happen inside a man have been scientifically proven time and time again, and manifest themselves in physical changes that are impossible to deny.
By the time the groundskeepers were removing the rain tarp from the field, we were no longer speaking to each other. I guess these kinds of complex theological problems can't be solved in an afternoon. The important thing was that we were able to openly talk about our differences.
So where does this leave us? With a lot of pressure on me, that's where. No one ever made a killing as a journalist, and I'm certainly no exception. My salary is not enough to support two people, much less three. So, what to do? Take three months off, that's what.
Here's what it's like sharing a bed with 39-weeks pregnant woman. Or, at least, with mine. Early this morning, I was sleeping peacefully when I felt a tugging on my shirt. I rolled over and Sarah was staring at me, wide awake.
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