People around the world are celebrating the much-anticipated birth of the heir to the British throne. Now that the little prince has come, Duchess Kate will no doubt feel the pressure to regain her pre-baby body. Most women feel that they are expected to quickly drop the baby weight, after all, celebrity mothers do. But … Continue reading 5 postnatal exercises to lose the baby weight
All eyes are on the royal family as the world watches with bated breath for the arrival of the next Prince or Princess of Cambridge. According to media reports, Duchess Catherine’s due date was estimated to be around mid-July with some reports speculating the actual date as July 13. Others claim July 19. Because of this … Continue reading Royal Baby Watch: What Does It Mean To Be ‘Overdue?’
Have you ever wondered what you’re really putting on your skin or on your hair? What are all those ingredients listed on the bottle, and are they all safe? Let’s start with your hair. Who doesn’t want smooth, frizz-free tresses? One popular way to get them without slaving away with your flat iron every morning … Continue reading Do You Know These 5 Toxic Beauty Products?
Do you have brothers or sisters? If so, you know all about sibling rivalry. At some point along the way, you probably realized that the oldest usually finds a way to come out on top. While being the first-born may have its perks, when it comes to your health, it also may have some big … Continue reading More to Sibling Rivalry: Greater Health Concerns Among First-borns
The neonatal intensive care unit is one of those places parents hope they never need, but are glad to know is available if they do. Because emotions run high when becoming a parent, it’s hard to prepare for having a child who needs NICU care, but knowing what to expect might help ease some fears. … Continue reading Neonatal Intensive Care: What to Expect
A study published in September 2011 found that there had been a significant increase in strokes among women who were pregnant and in the immediate post-pregnancy period. Overall rates of stroke have jumped 54 percent from 1994-2007 according to the study published in Stroke by the American Heart Association. Stroke rates saw their highest increase by 83 percent in women … Continue reading Do Pregnant Women Have an Increased Risk of Stroke?
How to distinguish between true and false labor contractions. During the stages of a woman’s pregnancy, there are times of worry and excitement. From surviving morning sickness to feeling the baby move, your body goes through a lot of changes. It’s a roller coaster ride that will end as you hold your new baby. Before … Continue reading Will I know when it’s really labor?
Standing in the line at the supermarket, it’s hard to miss the tabloid covers that scream back at me. While I don’t normally care what the cast of Jersey Shore is up to or who’s divorcing whom, one story seems to be repeating itself over and over—celebrities over age 40 having babies. Actress Kelly Preston, … Continue reading Postponing Pregnancy May Limit Chances of Conceiving A Child Later In Life