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The Stress Bump: Challenges of Being Pregnant

30 Aug

By Alice D. Domar, Ph.D. There are many misconceptions about pregnancy. People believe all sorts of myths: the way a woman carries predicts what gender baby she is having and the more citrus foods a woman eats before she conceives, the more likely she is to have a girl. Although there is one study which Continue Reading

Taking Care of Your Body During Winter Pregnancy

7 Feb

By Michele McRae Striving to take the best care of your body when you are pregnant is important any time of the year, but getting adequate nutrients to boost the pregnancy glow can be particularly challenging during the winter. Just like high-quality fuel keeps our cars running smoothly, a healthy diet with a wide-variety of Continue Reading

Tooth Truth

28 Jan

While the bodies of pregnant women are hard at work creating new human life for 40 weeks, typically their highest priority is maintaining their health for the sake of their unborn child. Interestingly, one very common health risk during pregnancy tends to fall by the wayside – gum disease. According to a report by the Continue Reading

Hyperemesis Gravidarum Awareness Day 2015

3 Jun

  Meeting on cool gray Saturday afternoon on May 16, 2015, several greater metro Boston-area women joined a Meet Up activity organized by HERS (Hyperemesis Education and Research) Foundation for a national day of collective unity around the pregnancy complication of hyperemesis gravidarum (HG). Only recently has the average person known severe nausea and vomiting Continue Reading

Asking for Help When Your Baby Arrives

6 Dec

By Heather Magill Having a baby is like moving to a foreign country. Basic functions, such as eating, sleeping and leaving the house, become challenges that require a new level of planning and effort. The joys of discovery and new life are intermixed with feelings of exhaustion and the stress of managing countless unfamiliar details. Continue Reading