The arrival of a baby marks the real end to the honeymoon for many couples. Instead of fighting about sex, money, "me time" and more, learn how to nip the damage in the bud, both now and after your little home-wrecker arrives.
She recently opened up about her second pregnancy, her 2-year-old daughter Arabella, and prioritizing her career and family life.
By Meghan Fitzgerald for CupidsPulse.com Most couples are ecstatic when they find out they’re going to be parents. The thrill of being a mother or father is indescribable. The moment you find out you’re going to be a parent is one you’ll never forget. The baby showers, clothes, registries and birthing classes — it all can be very exciting for parents-to-be.
Our expert interviews Debbie Benton, a certified midwife assistant, birthing and postpartum doula with 15 years of experience on everything you ever wondered about pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum care.
Postpartum depression can be brought on by changes in hormone levels that occur after pregnancy. Any woman can get postpartum depression in the months after childbirth, miscarriage, or stillbirth.
November 11th 2008 was the day I died with my 37 year old husband who was accidently killed by a local block prior to a routine shoulder surgery. I was 15 weeks pregnant with our third child and left completely striped and naked of everything I once knew. Out of body, I looked down at my lifeless body holding my pregnant belly and I felt a love that I had never known before. In that instant, I made a deicision to live and to love in a way that I never knew love before.
Goodbye. Au Revoir. Auf Wiedersehn. This time it really is Sayonara to a long held hope (when hope is all you have) for love. Captain America was his name. The imaginary man I had envisioned. Sometimes I had a face in mind. Other times he was just a concept. Most of all, he was my hope. Unfortunately, what was my hope was really just a dream or better said, a mirage. Now that I am out of the desert and see clearly once more ... I've written off Captain America. The idea of him kept me company many a night believing we'd meet in person someday.
Halle Berry is already rocking her itty, bitty bump on the red carpet.
Every time I see a birth control commercial I want to cry. When I was 19 I was placed on the pill and it was awful. Even the low dose pill didn't work for me. I'd feel nausea and bloating and simply not myself. Eventually I stopped taking the pill and opted for other methods. The thought of a baby equaled a life ruined for me. While I have always wanted children the prospect of motherhood frightened me.
Life is a paradox. The man who looked like the actor I never got into, fit the bill, and the one who resembled the actor who is my number one, couldn't if he tried. The irony is ... part of me is convinced only Sherlock Holmes can deduce if the former was ever real. Or at least, the mythical Holmes is the only one who could tell me whether Collin Farrell's doppelganger had good intentions or really intended to trick me in a game of emotional target practice.
Divorced men with children are in the “do not touch” category of dating. I wish I read Jonathon Ashlay's in-depth article on the dangers of dating divorced men before I said yes to a date with one. Sure it sounds limiting but divorced single parents should just stick with each other. They are in the same boat and are dealing with the same complexities inherent in their situation. I came to that conclusion in 2008 when my engagement ended.
I was asked to write this article by a plethora of professionals as the information herein could be extremely valuable to you in your life. I am uniquely qualified to write this, as I have interviewed many men and women who have actually engaged in sex, and sometimes they’ve even become pregnant! Thus the search for a link between sex and pregnancy began. The first interview took place with Dr. Franz Gugenmeister of Kernel Universtadt in Munich.
Few of us are good at managing stress. Whether it comes from work, relationship issues, or overall lifestyle, we all have stress in our lives. It can add a signficant layer of difficulty and challenge if you are trying to conceive. Fertility is seldom blocked by just one issue or condition. Everything we know about healthy conception also indicates that stress increases negative effects that we may already be experiencing. The complex biochemical changes occurring in our bodies from stress also create changes that do not support conception.
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.