Pregnancy Stories – First Time Pregnancy

For the first time in my life, It was scary. Truly, desperately and It has been scary. It was a fear that excited me, though, because I knew within seconds that my world would suddenly, irretrievably be changed. I knew it would be for the better, but this was our first time pregnancy, I felt honest fear that maybe I wasn't up for the challenge.  Our Process for our First Time Pregnancy My husband and I had tried for a long time to get pregnant, and I think we'd been doing all the right things. We were both physically active, healthy people; we both had good jobs and so finances wasn't a huge issue, and we'd both adopted diets which we thought would boost our chances of getting pregnant. We'd even taken a baby-making holiday, and while it was a magical, beautiful time, nothing had come of it. We planned this holiday around the time of my ovulation, so we'd have an even better chance of getting pregnant, and went to our favourite vacation spot in the mountains so we could just relax ...

Treating Back Pain While Pregnant – Things You Can Do

Pregnancy causes many changes within your body, and this can sometimes bring about a variety of symptoms like back pain when pregnant. Experiencing pain in the spine is one of the most difficult situations, and an abundant amount of women at some point, deal with it when they are expecting a baby. A number of productive techniques one may take to reduce backaches at the time of pregnancy will be reviewed below. Applying heat or cold to your back can be an effective way to obtain relief from pain. You can apply heat by taking advantage of a heating pad or hot water bottle. You might want to interchange this with ice packs, due to the fact that this can typically be more efficient than either one alone. When it comes to heat, however, you have to be a little careful during pregnancy. Soaking in a hot tub, whirlpool or bath tub is not a wise choice. Although, a warm bath that maybe has some Epsom salt or essential oils can be quite comforting. There are some massage therapists who a...

Natural Pregnancy – Dr. Tom Roselle

Published on Jan 7, 2013 Disclaimer: Dr. Tom Roselle, Dr. Jennifer Sims and Dr. Stephanie Pina and this website have no relationship. About: Dr. Tom Roselle, Dr. Jennifer Sims and Dr. Stephanie Pina discuss natural pregnancy including how to treat your pregnancy naturally, natural remedies and enjoying a natural pregnancy with good nutrition, exercise & sleep while growing a healthy baby. About Dr. Tom Roselle Live: Dr. Tom Roselle Live is a natural health and wellness care education broadcast providing information on Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Nutrition, Functional Medicine and the Modernization of Healing Traditions. Receive the latest news, information and updates on alternative health care from Dr. Tom Roselle, D.C., Pac and Director of Roselle Center for Healing in Fairfax, Virginia. About Dr. Tom Roselle: Since 1983, Dr. Tom Roselle has hosted Roselle Radio broadcast programs to provide his patients and listeners with proven natural health and wellness car...

Potentially Lethal Effects On Your Child When Smoking During Pregnancy

The dangers of smoking during pregnancy and second hand smoke are widely known. It's reasonable that the dangers of smoking during pregnancy will affect the unborn baby as well. There have been many studies done regarding this subject. These studies have found correlations between smoking and the effects on the babies. Many medical problems have been positively correlated with smoking while pregnant. Moreover, even if the pregnant mother does not smoke, yet is exposed to second hand smoke, then the dangers still exist for the baby. Smoking while pregnant can lead to the following serious consequences. The Facts about smoking during pregnancy The hundreds of chemicals added to cigarettes attack all the system of the mother and unborn child. The baby's immune system is compromised, and the effect of that is the general tendency to be sick more often with colds and other infections. The respiratory system also suffers from several complications due to smoking during pregnancy. Smoking d...

What Are The Symptoms Of Pregnancy?

While motherhood brings a lot of joy, handling pregnancy itself can be quite challenging sometimes and that is why knowing more about natural remedies for pregnancy are extremely handy and helpful. There are very few medications that doctors would deem safe for pregnant women and that is why natural alternative remedies prove to be extremely helpful and useful to alleviate their suffering. The symptoms of pregnancy are universal in their similarity as women across the globe experience the same symptoms that often include, but are not limited to morning sickness, constipation, heartburn, and fatigue. Heartburn Instead of drinking questionable pink liquids and using over-the-counter tablets, elevate the upper part of your mattress. Rather than eating large meals three times a day, eat small meals frequently. Ensure that you avoid foods that are most likely to result in an upset stomach and do not sleep or brush your teeth immediately after having dinner; this also cuts down nausea to a...

The Facts About Pregnancy Programs

Expecting a baby can be one of the most exciting yet scary times in a family's life. Expectant parents are often flooded with wives' tales and tips such as: don't eat peanut butter or fish, or don't take baths. Even the sex of the baby has been predicted by many a well-meaning person who advised a mother she was "carrying low or high." Pregnancy programs are designed to help a new family navigate the maze of myth and facts while ensuring the health and well-being of the mother and child. The facts about pregnancy programs Programs designed for expectant mothers are paramount to a successful pregnancy. Women who have conditions such as seizures or hypertension are at an increased risk of serious health problems during their pregnancy. These programs are designed to bridge the gap between a doctor's and/or other provider's care. A pregnancy program can help ease the mind of the expectant parents, as well as offering access to nurses and other providers to answer questions throughout th...

What Are The Other Options After IVF?

Experiencing a failed IVF cycle is stressful and heartbreaking for any couple. For many people, choosing to undergo another cycle while attempting to improve their chances of success is the only option. However, it is important to ensure that emotional needs are attended to after failed IVF, as well as when undergoing another cycle. Coping with post-IVF failure emotions The emotions you will experience after failed IVF will vary according to your circumstances. No two couples are the same, which means the emotions you feel will be entirely subjective. Some couples are left feeling as though they need to explore other options, while others are contemplating what it will be like to go through the physical cycles associated with further IVF treatment. Regardless of what you are feeling, it is important to talk to each other, and to seek support from friends and family. The medical professionals who assisted the process can also help you, and there are many support networks available...

Increase Conceiving When The Signs Are There

Even if you are healthy and young, your chances of conceiving are limited to a short period when you are ovulating. It's only possible to conceive for a few days in each monthly cycle. So what are the signs of ovulation that you can look out for? If you know when this short window happens in your cycle you can greatly increase your chances of getting pregnant. If your periods are not regular, you will need to look out for other signs that you are ovulating. Cramps, Twinges and Bloating Pay attention to your body. For many women, the question "What are the signs of ovulation?" can be answered by listening to and recording what happens to their own bodies at this time. Often women will experience cramping or pains in the lower abdomen when they are ovulating, often on one side. It's thought that this pain is caused when an egg is released from the ovary. Some women also experience bloating, tenderness in their breasts, and an increased sex drive. Some also report heightening of their s...

Top Questions You Always Wanted To Ask?

Women often ask "is there anything I can do that will help to conceive naturally " and the answer is yes. Simply making a few simple changes in your daily, and sexual life can significantly improve the experience of trying to conceive and increase the odds of becoming pregnant. Here are some questions women trying to conceive commonly ask, and answers that support higher conception rates Q: Can staying calm help to conceive? A: Yes, stress undermines fertility, and stressing over trying to conceive will almost certainly shut down the process. First and foremost realize that getting pregnant does not always happen the first time. In fact, for women over the age of 30, the odds of getting pregnant in the first 12 months are only about 86 percent. Commit to working on conceiving long term, and try to relax and enjoy the progress. Q: Can birth control keep me from conceiving? A: Yes, and not just while you are taking it. Women who have taken birth control. It takes a while for ...