While it’s normal for a woman’s cholesterol to spike during pregnancy, this can be problematic for a woman who has a preexisting cholesterol issue. Research has shown that excessive lipid levels can have a negative health impact on both the woman and her baby. Luckily, Mother Nature may have a way to lower cholesterol in pregnant women.
Throughout your pregnancy, you’ll routinely find yourself being poked, prodded and pricked with needles, but you may not always know why. Because it’s easy to lose track of what you’re being tested for, here’s what to expect from prenatal appointments from your first trimester right up until your baby is born:
Whether you're vomiting your way through your first trimester or are plagued by pregnancy-related aches and pains in your second and third, acupuncture may be the key to relieving your discomfort. Here's how it can help you have a happier, healthier pregnancy in each trimester:
The last thing any pregnant woman wants to hear is that there's one more thing she should give up. But a study published in The American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology found expecting mothers should monitor their caffeine intake, especially in early pregnancy.
The study followed more than 1,000 women throughout their pregnancies and found a substantial link between caffeine in early pregnancy and miscarriage rates. This wasn't the first study to find such a link, but it is getting more attention than past research.
One of the perks of pregnancy is supposed to be gorgeous, glowing skin. So, when you're confronted by blemishes or brown patches instead, it can be frustrating. Here's what you need to know about caring for your skin safely throughout your pregnancy.