After a baby is born, the real work begins. I have some vital tips for new dads that everyone needs to know! After my best friend gave birth to her first baby, I braved the 405 to her home in North Hollywood to pay the little one a visit and give her some much-needed adult conversation. She was eager to show off her son's ten perfect fingers and toes, and I let him practice his grasping reflex against my (clean, TDAP-vaccinated) hands. And then she started talking. "I could just throttle … [Read more...] about Postpartum Tips For New Dads Everyone Needs To Know
Your ability to perform medical tests with equipment you have on hand may mean the difference between finding a potentially life threatening ailment before it becomes a real problem. It could help identify some symptoms if a doctor isn’t present, and give you an idea of someone’s state of health. Whenever possible, you should seek real medical attention from a certified professional, but in a pinch there are a few tests you should know about... Heart Rate What you need: A watch and your … [Read more...] about Heart Rate and 3 Other Medical Tests You Can Do At Home
Guest Blogger: Jenna Many women struggle with various infertility issues and treatments. Some of these women use donor eggs, fertilized and implanted through IVF, to help carry successful pregnancies to term. Donor eggs are growing in popularity, but very little is said about the women who contribute these donations. Most egg donation companies keep donors anonymous, meaning we rarely hear egg donor stories straight from the women who make it a possibility. However, I was at a college … [Read more...] about Ever Considered Being an Egg Donor? Hear Lisa’s Story
Pregnancy should be one of the happiest times of a woman's life. For some women, however, the uncomfortable symptoms and side effects of pregnancy can make nine months feel like an eternity. The following is an in-depth look at some of those effects as well as information on causes and treatments. 1. Unhealthy Food Cravings Nearly all expectant moms experience cravings at some point during pregnancy. Seemingly harmless, studies suggest that cravings are more than just a hankering for junk … [Read more...] about Six Easy Ways To Make Your Pregnancy More Enjoyable
When you're anxious to conceive, it's easy to convince yourself you might be pregnant. From hormonal mood swings to sensitive breasts, you may very well be — but you don't want to get your hopes up confusing premenstrual symptoms with hopeful pregnancy wishes. Unfortunately, they can be very similar. While a pregnancy test is the most accurate way to settle the debate, here are some other indicators that you might be expecting: Missed or Abnormal Period Usually, a missed or abnormal period can … [Read more...] about 8 Early Signs That You May Be Pregnant
Guest Blogger: Carson Martinson Ask any woman with more than one child and she will tell you that no two pregnancies are ever the same. Many women experience a variety of symptoms during their pregnancy, from morning sickness to strange cravings. However, there is one other common issue that many women probably don’t even realize is related to pregnancy: acne. If you’re pregnant and suffering with severe acne breakouts, you might be looking for a safe, natural and effective way to treat the … [Read more...] about The Link Between Pregnancy and Acne
There has been a recent rise in Indian surrogacy. Many celebrity parents decide to use surrogates for various fertility and personal reasons. For example, Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick have children born of a surrogate along with Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban. What is Indian Surrogacy? Indian surrogacy is the act of having a woman in India carry a baby that is not her own in exchange for healthcare, room, and board, and usually some small payment for her time and inconvenience. … [Read more...] about Indian Surrogacy: Is it OK to Outsource Pregnancy?