Trying to have a baby? Don’t forget to brush and floss! Here are some surprising ways dental health can affect your fertility.
Jacqueline Tourville is a freelance writer and coauthor of the book, Big, Beautiful and Pregnant. A regular BabyZone.com contributor since 2009, Jacqueline’s writing has also appeared in Fit Pregnancy, the Huffington Post, Spoonful.com, and Parenting New Hampshire, where she writes a monthly travel column. Upon her thousandth reading of Fancy Nancy, she decided to try her own hand at writing children’s books, and her first picture book, Albie’s First Word, about the childhood of Albert Einstein, will be published in 2014. Jacqueline lives in Maine with husband and two young daughters. Connect with her on Twitter (@missmashable) or stop by jacquelinetourville.com to say “hi! “
Has the Polar Vortex put your good mood in the deep freeze? If the winter blahs have turned into a full blown case of the winter blues, here are 7 pregnancy-friendly tips to help you feel like a happier mama.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends breastfeeding for Baby’s first year, but how many moms actually follow this advice? Here are 10 moms willing to divulge the details of their breastfeeding experience.
When my husband and I had trouble conceiving before having our first child, I remember the fertility specialist we saw practically forcing us into meeting with a marriage counselor who worked with infertile couples. He was so strangely adamant about us receiving counseling that I thought he had to be getting some kind of kickback for making the referral.
We met with the therapist and I quickly realized why our fertility doctor had made the recommendation. There was no kickback. There was, however, some really raw emotion that was suddenly bubbling to the surface for both of us. What we discovered by working with the therapist was that underneath all the blood tests and ultrasounds and hormone injections, there were things going on in our relationship that were really hard and difficult and deep.
It’s estimated that more than 5 million women of childbearing age in the US are affected by polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, a hormonal disorder linked to excess testosterone production, insulin resistance, irregular ovulation and cysts (fluid-filled sacs) within the ovaries, and fertility problems–mainly because it’s difficult to predict ovulation. Approximately half of all women with PCOS are obese or overweight.
Is PCOS getting in the way of you getting pregnant? Here are seven tips to help your efforts.
Mama mia, how I love Gwen Stefani and what she is rocking for maternity wear! The third time around, Gwen has her style down pat. It’s all glam, all the time. And best of all? You can get her same look, even without the rock star budget. Here’s a guide for putting together your own Gwen-inspired maternity wardrobe.
For baby naming inspiration, look no further than the inspirational athletes competing in this the 2014 Winter Games! Not only are they really talented at cold weather sports, but quite a few members of Team USA have some very cool first names.
Dancing with the Stars pro Anna Trebunskaya decided on a home birth to welcome her first child, daughter Amalya Millan, born just last week. Other famous moms who skipped the hospital in favor of the comforts of home? Here’s a home birth celebrity top 10!