Pregnancy & Birth
These pregnancy videos will help you understand everything from pregnancy tests to how to cope with your new pregnancy skin once you find out you're having a baby.
5 Early Signs That You're Pregnant
Alexandra Sowa, M.D., a doctor of internal medicine and a mom, shares 5 early signs of pregnancy, from a missed period to increased urination.more than a week Week it would be smart to take a pregnancy test . Secondly, sore breasts. This is a very common finding in early pregnancy. Also, some women start to become very nauseated or havemissed your period, it would be a good idea to take a pregnancy test . [MUSIC] [BLANK_AUDIO]
6 Common Fertility Mistakes
Alexandra Sowa, M.D., a doctor of internal medicine and a mom, shares 6 common fertility mistakes women make, from waiting until they're pregnant to start taking prenatal vitamins to missing their ovulation window.Next Don't ignore any health issues you might have. If you have high blood pressure or diabetes or hypothyroidism, these things can keep you from getting pregnant. So, it's really important to talk to your doctor and
Can You Increase Your Chances of Having a Boy or a Girl?
Alexandra Sowa, M.D., a doctor of internal medicine and a mom, answers one her most frequently asked questions: Can you increase your chances of having either a boy or a girl?girl or a boy. And the answer is no. There is no proven method . Studies have shown that timing of sex, position, depth of penetration, vaginal pH. None of these things make a difference. The only
If You Want to Get Pregnant, When Should You Stop Birth Control?
Alexandra Sowa, M.D., a doctor of internal medicine and a mom, answers one of her most frequently asked questions: When should you stop taking birth control if you want to get pregnant?A question I commonly get asked is when should I stop my birth control if I'm thinking about getting pregnant? Before you even stop birth control , I recommend that all of my patients and friends go to to their doctor first and have a pre-conception visit. At this visit you'll talk about you medical history, medications, and family history, and you can decide when it would be appropriate to stop your birth control . Ideally you'll stop your birth control a month before you're thinking about getting pregnant. This way you can have a period before you even get pregnant and this will help with tracking and dating of the pregnancy if you were to get pregnant right away. The most important thing to know about stopping birth control is that you can get pregnant right away. You can pregnant even before you have a missed period. And the reason for this is that the synthetic hormones in oral contraceptives wear off after a few days. So you can ovulate that first month and then you can get pregnant and never getfor ovulation and your period to To return to normal after stopping birth control or having your IUD removed. I recommend that people visit their doctors if their periods haven't returned to normal after three months.
Celebs Have Crappy First Trimesters Just Like Us
First trimester morning sickness is very common, even celebs like Tori Spelling, Tia Mowry, Kim Kardashian West, Ali Landry & Gwyneth Paltrow aren't immune.tris just like us. "I have been nauseous for three months straight." Tori Spelling . "I actually wear those nausea bands. They're like motion sickness bands that people wear on, like, cruise ships and stuff and they have been my best friends." Tia Mowry. "Ive had really bad morning sickness, day sickness, night sickness, I can barely get out of bed." Kim Kardashian West. "I was definitely more nauseous [in my second pregnancy] and eating horribly, like tons of carbs. Grilled cheese sandwiches, that was my thing." Ali Landry. "My mother loved each [pregnancy] to bits. She felt alive and beautiful. I wanted to throw up all the time." Gwyneth Paltrow .
Non-Parents Guess Pregnancy Terms: What Is Colostrum?
What is colostrum? Moms know. But when we asked these non-parents to define it, the results were hilarious.
Non-Parents Guess Pregnancy Terms: What Is Vernix?
What is vernix? Moms know. But when we asked these non-parents to define it, the results were hilarious.with cervix. [MUSIC] The vernix is probably something to do with like female anatomy that they didn't teach me in highschool. Is it a muscle? The cervix has to open and so when it opens it
Non-Parents Guess Pregnancy Terms: What Is Meconium?
What is meconium? Moms know. But when we asked these non-parents to define it, the results were hilarious.have no idea. I don't know it sounds like some sort of medical instrument , maybe. Nurse, get me the meconium now. Well, Sarah, you're Your son in there, it looks like he's beginning to [INAUDIBLE] in
Non-Parents Guess Pregnancy Terms: What Are Braxton Hicks?
What are Braxton Hicks? Moms know. But when we asked these non-parents to define it, the results were hilarious.Hick? I think it says Braxton Hicks. [MUSIC] It sounds like a country singer . It's like a guy to fear. Like a myth. It is, like Like Braxton Hicks is gonna come get you. Maybe it's
Non-Parents Guess Pregnancy Terms: What Is a Perineal Massage?
What is a perineal massage? Moms know. But when we asked these non-parents to define it, the results were hilarious.a baby's about to come. Maybe something like that. [INAUDIBLE] Perineal massager, birth canal widening. Is a technique to soften and stretch the perineum. The skin between the anus and the vagina. In order to prevent