You can have varicose veins whether you’re pregnant or not, but those conspicuous, bulging veins become more common when you’re pregnant. Varicose veins are veins that are swollen in size, more superficial, and sometimes tender. They’re most likely to show up on your legs. These bloated veins can also cause symptoms. For example, you might experience burning, itching, or even … [Read more...] about Dealing with Varicose Veins During Pregnancy
What to Expect from Pregnancy, Week by Week
What to Expect from Pregnancy, Week by Week Every stage of pregnancy comes with its delights and challenges! While each woman will have a unique experience, it can help to know what you can roughly expect to change as you go through your journey. Week 1-2 You won’t yet know for sure if you’re pregnant, but consider popping prenatal vitamins. Week 3 You may … [Read more...] about What to Expect from Pregnancy, Week by Week
Caffeine During Pregnancy
Effects of Caffeine on the Human Body Caffeine is a mild stimulant of the central nervous system (1). It may help prevent sleepiness in some people (1). It may slightly increase the effect of analgesics, such as aspirin or acetaminophen (43). It slightly widens vessels, which may help in migraine, so it is added to certain migraine … [Read more...] about Caffeine During Pregnancy
Baby Fever: What Does It Mean When Your Baby Has a Temperature?
Baby Fever: What Does It Mean When Your Baby Has a Temperature? If you’re like most moms, you worry about your baby, especially when they have a fever. As pediatricians will tell you, fevers are common in babies. Yet, it’s important to know when to seek medical attention when your baby has a fever. Babies can have a low-grade fever for a variety of reasons – from teething to … [Read more...] about Baby Fever: What Does It Mean When Your Baby Has a Temperature?
5 Surprising Facts about Postpartum Depression You Need to Know
Giving birth to a new baby is usually a time of joy and celebration. Who hasn’t seen commercials of happy, smiling moms doting over a newborn baby? Yet, there’s a darker side of giving birth that you don’t hear as much about. Postpartum depression is a potentially serious condition that is often swept under the carpet. In fact, most people don’t understand or harbor certain … [Read more...] about 5 Surprising Facts about Postpartum Depression You Need to Know