The Importance of Folic Acid

Medical Contribution by Dr. Nancy Durso Everyone knows how important adding a daily vitamin is to a well-balanced diet. And most people are aware that when you are pregnant, you should take a prenatal vitamin. Prenatal vitamins have a higher amount of several vitamins in particular, folic acid and iron. So, what is the big … Read moreThe Importance of Folic Acid

From Women for Women: Advice about Egg Freezing and Dating

Egg Freezing and Dating When it comes to dating, there are a lot of variables to consider: common interests, likes, dislikes, compatibility, life goals, family values, personal values, and so on. Now, with more and more women freezing their eggs than ever before, the topic of egg freezing, for some, inevitably makes its way into … Read moreFrom Women for Women: Advice about Egg Freezing and Dating

Common Diaper Mistakes Among First-Time Parents

If you’re a first-time parent, you might be a little stressed about the whole diaper situation. Here are 15 common mistakes to avoid! 1. Not Washing Your Hands Hand-foot-and-mouth disease can be transmitted through fecal matter, so you’ll always want to use soap and hot water after dealing with diaper messes. If you’re on the … Read moreCommon Diaper Mistakes Among First-Time Parents

How to treat pregnancy acne

Hormonal changes can cause pregnancy acne. We discuss the appearance of pregnancy acne, whether acne is an early sign of pregnancy, and whether it continues after pregnancy.

Miscarriages, Placenta Previa and Postpartum hemorrhage Birth Story

After experiencing two early miscarriages, Sierra had a hard time connecting to her pregnancy. Pregnancy did not seem to agree with her body with morning sickness throughout and pelvic separation at 20 weeks. With the help of a wonderful chiropractor and lots of self care the journey wasn’t all too difficult. Sierra’s plan for birth … Read moreMiscarriages, Placenta Previa and Postpartum hemorrhage Birth Story

Understanding Cluster Feeding and Growth Spurts

Cluster feeding is a time when your baby will want to have a lot of short feedings within a few hours. This is normal and happens often within the early days of breastfeeding. Cluster feeding can feel very confusing and very difficult, but these days will pass. What Is Cluster Feeding? A newborn will usually … Read moreUnderstanding Cluster Feeding and Growth Spurts

How to Get Relief from Back Pain in Pregnancy

There is nothing more amazing then feeling the baby you are growing inside of you move, kick and roll. It stops you in your tracks, keeps you up at night and ensures your babe consumes your thoughts most of the time! You are also watching your baby grow as your belly does! But with that … Read moreHow to Get Relief from Back Pain in Pregnancy

Understanding Baby Tongue-Ties and How to Correct Them

Understanding tongue-ties may alleviate multiple complications for both child and parent. This is because a tongue-tie can inhibit the tongue’s proper movement. Ankyloglossia, also known as “anchored tongue,” is a commonly overlooked physical condition that is typically noticed at birth. It is responsible for numerous challenges affecting both mother and baby. Diagnosis by qualified professionals … Read moreUnderstanding Baby Tongue-Ties and How to Correct Them

Group B Strep Positive – NICU Stay for Bacterial Meningitis

After an easy pregnancy with few complications, Melissa endured prolonged labor with Group-B Strep, leading to her son contracting bacterial meningitis after birth. After a three week stay in the hospital, he is now 18 months old and happy and healthy! Melissa dealt with Postpartum Depression and anxiety stemming from her experience, and hopes to … Read moreGroup B Strep Positive – NICU Stay for Bacterial Meningitis

SGF Patient Pens Powerful Letter about Freezing her Eggs After Unexpected Loss of her Husband

What is egg freezing? At the time, I didn’t need to know because I had a husband and didn’t have fertility issues. I was blessed with the ability to have children naturally. However, as the saying goes, “if you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.” I unexpectedly lost my husband. I have … Read moreSGF Patient Pens Powerful Letter about Freezing her Eggs After Unexpected Loss of her Husband

How You Can Still Drink Coffee When You’re Pregnant

Guest Author: Amanda Turner   Whether you can safely drink coffee while you’re pregnant is an ongoing matter of debate. We are not here to address either side of it, but to provide some assistance if you are given the green light to drink it. It can’t be stressed enough that if your doctor tells … Read moreHow You Can Still Drink Coffee When You’re Pregnant

An Eating Disorder Told Me I’d Rather Be Thin Than Have Kids

At 14 years old, I weigh myself five, ten, sometimes 15 times a day. Always hoping for some magic number that didn’t exist. The results dictate my mood. Number up? Total devastation for the day. Number down? Cautious pride — but better double check in an hour, just to make sure. The goal is simple: … Read moreAn Eating Disorder Told Me I’d Rather Be Thin Than Have Kids

5 Creative Halloween Costumes for Pregnancy

We are sure of two things: Your pregnant belly is growing and Halloween’s around the corner. Combine the two and you have the ultimate Halloween costume accessory. Whether you are on a budget, scrambling at the last minute or looking for a standout costume, we have you covered with these top five creative Halloween costumes … Read more5 Creative Halloween Costumes for Pregnancy

Container-Baby Syndrome: Something to Consider

Container-baby syndrome has serious consequences for infants, and parents must understand how to balance safety with opportunities for free play. It only takes a quick stroll around any baby store to realize that parents today have a ton of options for keeping their babies contained. In fact, many of the top infant containers are even … Read moreContainer-Baby Syndrome: Something to Consider

26-year-old woman diagnosed with premature ovarian failure, welcomes baby girl through donor egg treatment at Shady Grove Fertility

This is Jordan and Josh’s story of overcoming premature ovarian failure at a young age and welcoming a baby girl through donor egg treatment at Shady Grove Fertility: I was diagnosed with premature ovarian failure at a very young age, but officially diagnosed at 26 years old. Prior to my diagnosis, it was always my … Read more26-year-old woman diagnosed with premature ovarian failure, welcomes baby girl through donor egg treatment at Shady Grove Fertility

Get Breastfeeding Support Anytime, Anywhere With Medela’s 24/7 LC™

Finding a great lactation consultant can make all the difference in the world, especially when breastfeeding doesn’t come easily. Unfortunately, breastfeeding emergencies don’t always… The post Get Breastfeeding Support Anytime, Anywhere With Medela’s 24/7 LC™ appeared first on Pregnant Chicken.