When Will Cravings Start After Pregnancy? Pregnancy

When Will Cravings Start After Pregnancy?

Many people tend to associate pregnancy with cravings. In fact, when you mention ice cream and pickles, most people tend to immediately picture a pregnant woman thoroughly enjoying her snack. In reality, a lot of pregnant women won’t end up craving pickles and ice cream in particular, but the majority will have some sort of cravings while they are pregnant. Some research found that 68% of...

Body Changes During Pregnancy Pregnancy

Body Changes During Pregnancy

The process of growing a baby is hard on your body so you should expect to be affected by variations in your hormone levels as well as the baby’s physical growth. Some women notice changes in their bodies gradually throughout the pregnancy while others experience them at the beginning or end of their pregnancy. Despite the discomforts associated with pregnancy, it is not uncommon for women to...

Symptoms of Ectopic Pregnancy Pregnancy

Symptoms of Ectopic Pregnancy

The literal meaning of the word ectopic is ‘out of place’. A pregnancy is referred to as ectopic pregnancy when instead of implanting into the uterus, the egg implants at another site. The most common site of ectopic pregnancy is the fallopian tube, so these pregnancies are referred to as ‘tubal pregnancies’. However, not all eggs implant into the fallopian tubes; other sites commonly...

Constipation During Pregnancy Pregnancy

Constipation During Pregnancy

When you are pregnant, one thing is certain: Your body is going through a lot of changes, some of which you won’t understand. From morning sickness to strange aches and pains to constipation, being pregnant is quite the adventure! Speaking of constipation, it’s an unfortunate fact that constipation during pregnancy is very common. Several reasons can cause this problem but rest assured...

How do Implantation Cramps Feel and How to Confirm Pregnancy Pregnancy

How do Implantation Cramps Feel and How to Confirm Pregnancy

If you are trying to conceive, it can seem like an eternity between when you ovulate and when you are finally able to use an at home pregnancy test. The problem is during this two week waiting period, you are only (potentially) about four weeks pregnant so you can’t take an accurate test yet. Many women look for possible symptoms of implantation to give them a clue that they are pregnant....

Back Pain in Early Pregnancy Pregnancy

Back Pain in Early Pregnancy

Experiencing back pain in early pregnancy might be a common phenomenon in most pregnant women; however, it should be avoided as much as possible. Estimations show that about 50% to 80% of pregnant women experience some form of back pain during the period of pregnancy. This form of backache may be mild back pain associated with certain specific activities, while others may be acute back pain that...

Sugar Level During Pregnancy, What’s Normal? Pregnancy

Sugar Level During Pregnancy, What’s Normal?

The form of diabetes which develops during pregnancy is known as gestational diabetes. This condition has become predominant in the recent pastaccording to the 2009 article in American Family Physician. For instance, in the United States alone, it affects around 5% to 9% of all the pregnant women. Pregnancy aggravates the preexisting type 2 and type 1 diabetes. During pregnancy the sugar level...

Pregnant Belly Pregnancy

Pregnant Belly

When you are pregnant or even just trying to conceive, it is natural to have a lot of questions concerning what you should expect. It is normal to wonder what is happening inside of you and what changes your body will go through. Our month-by-month pregnant belly guide is an excellent tool to understand how your pregnancy will develop over time, both in terms of fetal development and what your...

Pregnant and Cramping Pregnancy

Pregnant and Cramping

As your body changes and develops to respond to your pregnancy, it is common to experience cramping. This sensation may feel like someone is pulling on the sides of your abdomen and generally begins during the first trimester. This is not considered a symptom that can be used to detect a pregnancy, but it will occur during most pregnancies. In most cases, this is just a normal part of the...

How to Tell If You’re Having a Boy Pregnancy

How to Tell If You’re Having a Boy

If you’re expecting a baby, you probably have heard just about every wives’ tale on how to tell if you’re having a boy or girl. Your mom, your grandmother, your aunts all have tricks they claim can tell you what you will be having. Many old wive’s tale claims have been made to tell the sex of a baby like how your baby bump is shaped, if you’re carrying low or high, food...