In the process of childbirth, modern medicine has taken a backseat as more women embrace natural methods for delivering their children. In New York City alone over the past decade, over 74% of moms-to-be favored the upward ticking trend supporting midwifery, doulas, at-home births and bathtubs births over modern methods. Many pro-homebirth moms argue that delivering babies in hospitals can turn what should be a life-changing experience into an assembly-line process thanks to items like epidurals, forced C-sections and unnatural birthing positions (like lying down instead of standing or kneeling).
Your body weight has stabilized, the baby has moved into your pelvis, and is not moving as much – the quiet before the storm.
Have a healthy and fit pregnancy from conception through early signs of pregnancy, morning sickness, childbirth and more with tips from Z Living.
Congratulations! Your ovule and the spermatozoon have united and fertilized and you now have an embryo growing inside of you. How does it feel to be 3 weeks pregnant? Probably not much different, since most women don’t initially realize they are pregnant, and don’t always recognize the early signs. Nevertheless, there are some important changes happening inside of you.
Your pregnancy actually begins two weeks before conception. The first day of your last period is counted towards the 40 weeks that physicians use to chart the course of your pregnancy. So the first two weeks of pregnancy are actually preconception.
What's It Like? Although it's only been four weeks since conception, your baby cells are multiplying rapidly. Right now, the embryo is the size of a poppy seed
Conceiving, developing and forming of the baby will define how you look and feel.
We talk about the most embarrassing and weird early pregnancy symptoms that no one talks about.
Cold sponging or using a cold compress has been one of the oldest home remedies to lower a high-grade fever. However, do you know how it is effective and what precautions you need to take when using it for your children?
Abdominal supports can help tone those muscles which have undergone excessive stretching during pregnancy. Join us, as women's health expert Dr. Jessica Shepherd tells you about the various abdominal support aids in the market to help shed those baby pounds.