First Trimester Articles

  • Morning Sickness: It's Not Easy Being Green!

    The paradox of morning sickness: Few people ever really dwell on the trauma of it, because it is the famous first sign of a glorious occasion to come -- the birth of a child. That is true. It's also true that morning sickness can be debilitating, depressing and alienating. Baby or no baby.

  • 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.

  • Perks of being pregnant

    Are you feeling like this "pregnancy thing" might not be all it's talked up to be? There are certain perks to being pregnant. Find out what they are!

  • Red Cabbage Gender Determination Test

    Does it seem frivolous to spend money on gender determination when you have a free test -- that big ultrasound -- coming up soon? But you really want to know! We've got the perfect solution for you -- the fun, the inexpensive and the seemingly accurate Red Cabbage Gender Determination Test!

  • Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy

    We know some foods actually carry risks in pregnancy. The risks are very small, and even if you do eat some of these foods, perhaps without realizing, you are very unlikely to harm yourself or your baby in any way. However, it makes sense to avoid them when you can.

  • Royal baby watch -- Due date revealed!

    The 'royal due date' has been announced for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge -- William and Kate! We're joining the world in anticipation as well as sharing what's happening at this stage for both mum and babe!

  • 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.

  • Alcohol and Pregnancy: What You Should Know

    When you consume alcohol, so does your baby. Alcohol freely passes through the placenta to your baby. Alcohol can have an adverse effect on your baby's development.

  • Morning Sickness: What to Pack for the Journey

    Morning sickness demands a plan -- a strategy -- for outsmarting your body and letting you feel in better control. To do that, you will need some basic tools... To start with, you will need a bigger bag -- something roomy enough to accommodate your needs. If you are feeling lousy, a little shopping excursion just might cheer you up!

  • Plus-size Pregnancy Can Be Healthy

    With over half of all pregnant women falling in the plus-size category, plus-size pregnancy is something that can no longer be ignored. But being plus-sized doesn't mean you can't have a wonderful, healthy pregnancy and a beautiful, healthy baby if you get the information you need and receive good medical care.