Category: Pregnancy Guide

Welcome to our pregnancy guide where we aim to provide you with information on how to have a healthy pregnancy, pregnancy symptoms, pregnancy complications and a weekly pregnancy calendar.

Trying To Conceive

Signs of Pregnancy in the First Month

Are you trying to get pregnant?  Or maybe you are trying to prevent a pregnancy.  Or maybe you just want to know what the early signs of pregnancy are. Whatever your reasons many women love to know the signs of pregnancy in the first month.  There are 10 signs of …
Pregnancy Complications

Ectopic Pregnancy Signs That Can Save Your Life

Ectopic literally means “out of place.”  In the case of an ectopic pregnancy the egg has implanted outside of the uterus.  In the majority of the cases this happens in the fallopian tubes – hence the reference to a tubal pregnancy. However, the egg can also implant in the abdomen, …
Pregnancy Health

Prenatal Care in the First Trimester

Prenatal care in the first trimester is an important part of a healthy pregnancy.  Your doctor or nurse practitioner is a part of your team that will help you to deliver a healthy baby that has a good start in life. Whether you chose to use a family practitioner, gynecologist …
Pregnancy Health

Nutrition During Pregnancy: Healthy Eating Guidelines

The old adage that ‘we are what we eat’ has always been true.  And it even more true for pregnant women who are not only feeding their bodies but nourishing the bodies of their growing babies.  These nutrients determine how your baby will grow, flourish, gain weight and develop neurological …
Labor and Birth

C-Sections: Giving Birth by Cesarean Section

The time of labor and delivery of a new baby is often stressful, both in anticipation for the mother and during the event for both parents.  More times than not the event is uncomplicated and the baby enters the world into the open arms of their parents. However, there are …
Pregnancy Complications

Gestational Diabetes Symptoms

Why Do Women Get Gestational Diabetes? Gestational diabetes is a pregnancy complication that can happen to approximately 3 and 5% of women during the last 2/3 of their pregnancy. When suffering from gestational diabetes the woman’s body is unable to use the insulin that is produced and becomes insulin resistant. …
Trying To Conceive

How To Prepare Your Body For Pregnancy

A healthy pregnancy begins before you even begin to try to get pregnant. You really need to prepare your body for pregnancy to give your baby the best start in life possible. One of the first things to do is to go to your primary health care professional for a …
Pregnancy Guide

Embarrassing Pregnancy Symptoms (and What To Do About Them)

Remember that friend of yours- that perfect, lovely friend- the one who had all of those beautiful photographs taken of her when she was pregnant?  For years you dreamed of yourself being in that glowing spotlight, while using your beautifully manicured hands to hold your absolutely perfect baby bump. Then …
Pregnancy Health

4 Ways To Beat Pregnancy Fatigue

Exhaustion and fatigue when you’re pregnant is very common because the body is undergoing some major changes. If the level of fatigue becomes persistent and goes into the second trimester, it is advisable to check with your physician to make sure that there is nothing wrong. Low thyroid function, gestational …
Pregnancy Health

9 Natural Morning sickness remedies

Morning sickness.  It’s a condition that plagues many women who are in their first trimester of pregnancy. Women experience nausea and vomiting at anytime during the day or night hours. Some women have such a difficult experience that they are unable to function well at work and have difficulty sleeping …