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Does Your Back Hurt After Giving Birth?

April 24th, 2016 | By: Nancy Ripton
Here's why so many women suffer from lower back pain after giving birth and how to get some relief
Does Your Back Hurt After Giving Birth?

If you suffer from lower back pain after giving birth, you’re not alone. Almost 50 percent of women will suffer from lower back pain in the first few months after having a baby. Here’s why:

Why Pregnant Women Should Be Worried About Mosquitos

February 7th, 2016 | By: Nancy Ripton
The Zika virus has pregnant women everywhere worried about travel to any warm destination. Here's what you need to know to stay safe.
Why Pregnant Women Should Be Worried About Mosquitos

If you’re pregnant, you may want to re-consider any travel plans down south. Just thank your stars that we’re having a mild winter and forgo the Caribbean vacation for another year. Why? The Zika virus is spreading like wild fire through Latin and some parts of South America and the Caribbean. So much so, that the World Health Organization has declared the explosive spread of the Zika virus a national emergency.

Babies Remember Cigarette Smoke

December 4th, 2015 | By: Nancy Ripton
Prenatal Exposure to Cigarettes Can Have Lasting Effects.
Babies Remember Cigarette Smoke

It looks like children’s bodies remember exposure to cigarette smoke and other toxins – even from before they’re born.

A New Way to Naturally Lower Cholesterol during Pregnancy

November 26th, 2015 | By: Nancy Ripton
High cholesterol during pregnancy can have negative health implications for both mother and child. New research may have found a way to lower cholesterol naturally.
A New Way to Naturally Lower Cholesterol during Pregnancy

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.

What Happens During Prenatal Appointments?

April 2nd, 2015 | By: Sydney Loney
From blood tests to glucose screening, here’s what to expect at your next prenatal appointment
What Happens During Prenatal Appointments?

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: