Breast Changes During Pregnancy (and Beyond), Explained

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All those sitcom jokes about growing breasts during pregnancy are infact true. Your breasts can grow upto 25% larger during pregnancy due to hormonal changes and as your body prepares to produce milk for the new baby. Even post pregnancy, breast size will keep fluctuating through lactation and until menopause, again triggered by milk production, […]

New research links alcohol intake in early weeks of pregnancy to miscarriages

New research links alcohol intake in early weeks of pregnancy to miscarriages

Alcohol sales in this pandemic have skyrocketed. A separate report from the American Heart Association said alcohol sales have doubled since the start of COVID-19. There are new concerns about a report on women’s health linking alcohol intake to miscarriage. A study in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology found alcohol use in the first 5 […]

Mums-to-be are turning to Dr Google for pregnancy advice

Mums-to-be are turning to Dr Google for pregnancy advice

Remember the two weeks between ovulation and date of your next period that you hoped won’t come so you could take the pregnancy test.. how many times did you Google “early signs of pregnancy“? Well, it seems you are not the only one! According to a study done by Vitbiotics, more women are turning to […]

My Pregnancy Skincare Routine

My Pregnancy Skincare Routine

Heard of the pregnancy glow? Well, it is not as pretty always. Pregnancy means your body is flushed with new hormones everyday, then there is morning sickness and nausea and all that tiredness. All this can show up on your skin in the form of melasma, acne and dullness. Just like when you are not […]

What You Need To Know About Pregnancy Food Aversions

What You Need To Know About Pregnancy Food Aversions

Pregnancy food cravings is the most popular subject amongst foodie mums-to-be. But in fact, it is very common to develop sudden aversion to certain foods during pregnancy. Quite like the opposite of food cravings. Meat, milk, spicy foods, coffee and other foods with strong smells are top candidates to develop food aversions. In most cases, […]

Experts conflicted on controversial caffeine – pregnancy study

Experts conflicted on controversial caffeine - pregnancy study

When it comes to food advice soon after you get pregnant, coffee and alcohol top the list of foods to avoid. Pregnant women are advised to cut down their coffee and caffeine consumption to avoid any harmful effects on the baby. It is very difficult to completely cut down coffee if you are used to […]

What is an incompetent cervix? A mom shares her story of pregnancy loss

What is an incompetent cervix? A mom shares her story of pregnancy loss

Incompetent cervix is a condition when the cervix opens in the second trimester due to pressure from growing baby and happens in women with weak cervical tissue. The issue is not very common and hence there is very limited awareness out there for this condition. Since symptoms are subtle and often overlap with other pregnancy […]

Keep your stress levels under control during pregnancy

Keep your stress levels under control during pregnancy

Pregnancy is a very special time for every woman and weather it is a first time mum or a mother tackling kids along with a new pregnancy, everyone deserves to experience a stress free time. You want to be at your calmest happiest self during this time so when the baby arrives with her demanding […]

Can pregnant women who smoke hurt their future grandchildren?

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Smoking during pregnancy, even second-hand smoke, can hurt both the mother and her child. Hitendra Chand, a biomedical researcher at the Herbert Werthein College of Medicine, says ” Second-hand cigarette smoke exposure during pregnancy has damaging effects that could last for generations.” Studies warn that second-hand smoke during pregnancy can cause babies to be born […]

Prenatal Yoga Tips to Help You Make the Most of Your Movement

Prenatal Yoga Tips to Help You Make the Most of Your Movement

If you are a yoga fan, switching your pre-pregnancy practice over to prenatal yoga can be tricky. You want to make sure that the routine you’re looking for is safe for your changing body. You might be tempted to stick with your regular yoga routine for as long as possible, but with a growing belly, […]

Study suggests Opioid use Linked to Pregnancy Loss

Study suggests Opioid use Linked to Pregnancy Loss

Opioid use among women trying to conceive may be associated with a lower chance of pregnancy, suggests a National Institutes of Health study. Of the 1,228 women in the study, 226 had used opioids while trying to conceive and 33 of 685 women who became pregnant had used opioids in early pregnancy. Women who used […]