Stretch marks occur when skin stretches and/or shrinks over a short period of time, and it’s an aspect of pregnancy that concerns many women. Stretch marks are very common, and occur to some degree in about 90% of pregnancies. Whether or not you get stretch marks depends on genetics, age, and/or whether you have had stretch marks (from growing during puberty, for example) in the past.
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Bringing home your precious newborn baby can be a whirlwind, whether it’s your first child or your third, and giving birth is no joke. Women’s bodies really are amazing, aren’t they? Continue reading “Incontinence After Pregnancy”
When you think of a pregnancy timeline, you might think simply “nine months”. But actually, pregnancy development is tracked a little differently than that. Pregnancy and fetal development is tracked in terms of “weeks” and the weeks are split up into pregnancy trimesters. That’s why when you ask a pregnant woman how far along she is, she tends to respond in the number of weeks instead of months. Continue reading “Your Pregnancy Trimesters [Guide]”
When you’re pregnant, knowing all the risks and medical possibilities can be daunting. And while it’s always good to maintain a positive mindset (and stay off of Google!), there are some medical conditions you really need to pay attention to. Specifically, you need to know about conditions that can occur during pregnancy which could be life-threatening for both you and your baby. One of these is called preeclampsia. Here’s what pregnant women need to know in order to make the best decisions for themselves and their baby. Continue reading “Preeclampsia: What Pregnant Women Should Know”
Women’s healthcare has come a long way over the years. In fact, while ultrasound technology was first invented in the late 1800’s, the first ultrasound used in obstetrics wasn’t performed until 1958. It then took 30+ more years for ultrasound technology to evolve into how it’s used today in obstetrics and gynecology. Continue reading “3 Advances in Women’s Healthcare Available to You Right Now”
When you’re pregnant, especially for the first time, it can be a confusing state of being. From the very beginning, your body is going through monumental changes in order to prepare for a growing baby. While some changes can be fun (hello long, shiny hair!), others can be a bit more alarming. Continue reading “7 Signs of Preterm Labor You Shouldn’t Ignore”