Emotions During Pregnancy Articles

  • Depression during pregnancy -- how can you really handle it?

    Pregnancy is supposed to be one of the happiest times of a woman's life, but for many women this is a time of confusion, fear, sadness, stress and even depression.

  • The pregnant gal's guide for after the holiday

    You and your bump have survived the hectic holiday season! Thanksgiving hit and it has been non-stop ever since. Now's the time to tie up loose ends, de-stress (similar to detox for candy canes), and R-E-L-A-X. You've earned it!

  • Drug-Free Treatments for Depression During Pregnancy

    Seeking treatment for depression isn't a weakness. It doesn't mean that you're failing as an expectant mom, either. Getting help offers you and your child the gift of a physically and mentally healthy mom.

  • Oh Those Raging Hormones!

    Hormones during pregnancy can trigger outbursts that might have even mom-to-be shaking her head or rolling her eyes. You're not alone when you start crying at commercials.

  • Top 10 Holiday Gifts for the Expectant Mom!

    The holidays are approaching quickly! Do you have an expectant mom on your gift list? We've done our research and come up with our top 10 gifts that are useful, unique, and will delight the mom-to-be in your life!

  • Lifetime Interview with Dr. Jones and Nurse Amanda from "One Born Every Minute"

    We recently had an exclusive opportunity to connect with Dr. Stuart Jones and one of his head nurses, Amanda Monaghan of "One Born Every Minute," on LifetimeTV. See what they have to say about the show and the families!

  • Anti-depressants During Pregnancy

    Recently our news feeds have been flooded with bad news about pregnancy and anti-depressants. If you're depressed and expecting a baby, finding a treatment can feel like a balancing act over hot coals.

  • Pregnancy Cravings

    Pickles, ice cream and olives -- the hollywood version of a pregnant woman's cravings. What she really wants though, might be something entirely different!

  • Just Do It! Sexuality and Pregnancy

    Sex is normal, and honestly, without it, none of us would be here reading. So let's dig into sex during pregnancy, and see what's true, myth, recommended, normal, or requires further thought.

  • How Do We Limit Relationship Stress After the Baby Arrives?

    Conflicts skyrocket after birth; 90% of couples report a drop in relationship satisfaction after their first child; perpetual issues appear more frequently post-birth. Learn how you can beat the odds and make your fantasies-of-post-baby-relationship-bliss become reality.

  • Dying For A Change: Hair Color and Your Pregnancy

    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.

  • The Plea of a ''Preggo''

    Have you ever noticed that a pregnant woman's body somehow becomes the subject of many comments, descriptions, insults, and various other acknowledgments?

  • Anti-depressants During Pregnancy

    Recently our news feeds have been flooded with bad news about pregnancy and anti-depressants. If you're depressed and expecting a baby, finding a treatment can feel like a balancing act over hot coals.

  • Rudeness and Pregnancy

    You are pregnant and glowing, basking in the idea of being a new parent. One disadvantage -- strangers suddenly feel the need to give you advice, tell you horror stories, and touch your growing belly. What is it about pregnancy that breaks down social barriers? And how can you fend off unwanted attention?

  • 100 Promises to My Baby

    When I found out that I was pregnant several years ago, it was one of the happiest and most exciting moments of my life. I was awed by the fact that I had a living being growing inside of me. I spent hours visualizing what my baby would look like, talking and singing to her, caressing her, and beginning to plan for our new family.

  • Overcoming Childbirth Fears

    How do you feel about giving birth? If you're afraid of giving birth, you're not alone. In fact, fear seems to permeate the culture of birth today. But giving birth can teach you that your body has a wisdom all its own and has strength and resilience.

  • Pregnancy After Miscarriage, Stillbirth or Infant Death

    It takes courage to try again when your previous pregnancy ended in miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant loss. As you know only too well from past experience, there is no guarantee that you'll end up with a storybook happy ending nine months down the road.

  • Pregnancy Induced Clumsiness

    Pregnancy-induced clumsiness or "PIC" is a real phenomena. Its basis stems from a combination of physical and emotional factors, which increase as the pregnancy progresses.

  • Live chat transcript: Your orgasmic pregnancy

    Motherhood is the highest expression of sexuality! Let's face it -- sex spells reproduction. It is, biologically, a reproductive act. To remove the notion that sex is a need is to strip us of one of the most readily available stress-reducers, intimacy enhancers and overall wellness enhancers for both partners.

  • Questions to Ask Your Doctor About: Bed Rest

    If you've been prescribed to bed rest for your pregnancy, this brings all kinds of things into question. Here is a list to ask your healthcare provider.