I used to think that if something didn’t turn out right (cake batter or laundering a stained blouse, say) the way to apply a fix was to add something. More flour to the batter. An applique over the stain. I’d like to say those solutions worked, but we both know better. So why do we seek to add a BIG COMPLICATION to an already-complicated situation? I’m not talking returning a dog to the pound because he digs under the fence. Or changing your mind about that four grand worth of furniture.
Pregnancy can zap energy. After all, growing a human takes a lot of work, even if you're just sitting on the couch. Simply walking from the bathroom to the kitchen can completely take the wind out of you. Here are some practical tips to help you stay at the top of your game during the holidays.
You know the type: a woman you've been friends with forever because she's so awesome in so many ways gets pregnant, and suddenly her personality changes — and not necessarily in an awesome way. Maybe she's smug or self-righteous. Maybe she's outright condescending. Or perhaps she's just obsessed with her newly discovered super power: procreation.
For some couples, getting pregnant means rushing to the alter. But for Dax Sheppard and Kristen Bell being engaged is probably as close as they will get to exchanging vows ... for now anyway! The 'When in Rome' costars have been engaged since 2009 and are now expecting their first child together!
Understanding the best route to choose when becoming a parent does not come easily is important. When you make an optimum choice, such as HypnoFertility, you benefit from positive side effects (stress relief, relaxation). Often people in a couple blame each other when there are challenges with fertility. Also, women often absorb most of the "blame" and interalize it in their bodies. So many messages delivered both intentionally and unintentionally, place an enormous load of stress on women trying ot conceive.
From bunny to bun in the oven! Holly Madison, the former Playboy model turned reality TV star turned Vegas headliner, is expecting her first child with Pasquale Rotella.
The real hero of the entire legitimate-rape debacle is not Missouri Rep. and Senate candidate Todd Akin, who, in a statement that he later apologized for and excused as an "off-the-cuff remark," seems to think that women's bodies magically block sperm from impregnating them during rape. In case you need a refresher, here's what he said in a recent TV interview...
Many women wonder why nobody told them that pregnancy not always rosy. It's impossible to know ahead of time how you're going feel during a pregnancy, so don't be surprised if you're up, down and all over the place. There are many fantasies and myths surrounding pregnancy, and here are the top five.
Just when we thought we were done with these infectious 'Call Me Maybe' videos, our country's very own sexy Olympic swim team takes a jab and dives in with pure joy! See the video here.
When I got pregnant, I was bound and determined to look good after the baby was born. I admired those moms in my Facebook newsfeed whose hospital pictures showed them smiling with makeup on as they cuddled their newborn. In retrospect, this was a crazy notion because after giving birth I did NOT look good. Not at all...
They say that when you're hung over, the best thing for you is to drink another beer. While some people stand by the concept that "hair of the dog" is the best way to get yourself back on track after a night of drinking, others think that mass amounts of hydration, Tums and a dark room will do the trick. No matter where you stand on the matter, you're about to view the phrase "hair of the dog" — the idea that whatever made you ill can make you feel better — in a whole new light.
By Laura Riley, MD, Ob/Gyn, for GalTime Lots of pregnant women are asking about travel safety. Here are a few tips. Whether you are on a plane, train or in a car, pregnant women are at a greater risk for blood clots than non-pregnant women. Therefore, on those long trips, make sure to get up and walk around every hour or two, drink lots of water and wear support hose to improve the circulation.