Dr. Robert Bradley developed this method in the late 1940's. The Bradley method emphasizes an extremely natural approach, with few or no drugs and little medical help during labor and delivery. Stressing good diet and exercise during pregnancy, it teaches deep relaxation techniques to manage pain, and educates a woman's husband or partner so they can be an effective coach. Read more.
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?
Thinking about getting pregnant, or already pregnant? It's never too early think about what you will do when baby gets here. When planning your maternity leave, the more you can plan or arrange ahead of time the less stress you will feel.
Research shows that delivering a newborn in the middle of the night, off hours, or on holiday weekends is an added risk. While you don't have much control over when your baby is born, here are a few things you can do to help ensure a safe and healthy delivery even if an unexpected situation arises.
If your due date comes, and then goes, you might feel disappointed and frustrated. Know that this isn't at all under your control! Try to make the best of it and keep yourself as distracted as possible.
I am pregnant; in my 27th week. I am always feeling that something is stuck into my throat and when I eat I can't swallow my food easily because I am always feeling this way.
Is it normal? Is it a reflux problem and if so what shall I do to avoid it?
Maternal anxiety and stress can negatively affect both mom and baby both during the pregnancy and afterward. So this holiday season, get some relaxation tapes, try a little yoga and/or meditation and treat yourself to a massage. Let others take care of the seasonal details.
Snoring should not be taken lightly, especially in pregnancy. Why? Because snoring is associated with other health related complications for both mom and baby.