You can take a pregnancy test anytime you’d like to, even if you’re not pregnant! But, as we discuss in this article, there are optimal windows for taking home pregnancy tests to ensure that you get the most accurate results.
Depending on where you are in your pregnancy, there are certain questions you should keep in mind when talking to your doctor each trimester!
It’s hard to know how breastfeeding will go as there are so many mixed messages floating around. For some moms, breastfeeding initiation does go smoothly. Other moms encounter breastfeeding challenges, such as difficulty latching, low breast milk supply, tongue tie, and/or pain and discomfort while feeding. The important thing to remember is that help is available! As you're preparing to embark on your breastfeeding journey, here's a list of things you might want to do before your baby arrives to set you and your baby up for breastfeeding success.
Water makes up over half of our body weight and it’s recommended that adults drink at least eight 8 oz. glasses of water per day. Pregnant women need to drink more because water is essential for the development and functioning of the placenta, making amniotic fluid, and for the circulation of nutrients from mother to baby.
With an overwhelming amount of information and assumptions about the safety of the COVID-19 vaccines circulating, it may be difficult to decipher facts from opinions during the pandemic. Understandably, many new and expectant moms have questions. We’ve worked with leading medical experts to gather answers from sources you can trust.
Recovering from pregnancy and childbirth isn't easy. But no matter where you are in your motherhood journey, compression can likely help! And the best part is, it may be covered by insurance.
Women experience the most extreme hormonal shifts of their lives during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period. While this is the body’s natural reaction to creating another life, there are certain things you can do to help combat the hormone-driven highs and lows.
Swelling during pregnancy and postpartum is common, but compression socks can help keep the discomfort of leg swelling at bay.
During pregnancy, there's an increase in circulating blood volume, which causes hearts to have to pump harder and quicker. It’s normal for pregnant women to have higher than normal heart rates, but some women also develop blood pressure issues.
Pregnancy is one of the only times in our lives that we are expected to gain weight. Healthy and optimal pregnancy weight gain depends on multiple factors, including your pre-pregnancy weight and body mass index (BMI).