Peripartum Cardiomyopathy and Cardiologist Recommended Natural Remedies for Pregnant Moms

Peripartum cardiomyopathy is a phrase you never want to hear when pregnant, and understandably so. Pregnancy already is no walk in the park, and any type of complications comes with a set of worries and fears. Peripartum cardiomyopathy is rare but not unheard of, and doctors are well-versed in the symptoms and treatments. There are …

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One-Stop Guide for Surviving Your First Trimester

So you’ve peed on the stick and it’s positive! Congratulations!! Now what?? Everyone’s journey into pregnancy looks different. For some, it may be quick or unexpected, met with shock or surprise. For some, it may have been long and arduous following many months or years of fertility issues or IVF cycles. For others, the road …

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For Maternal Health and Covid-19, a Racial Divide

U.S. Representative Lauren Underwood (D-IL), co-founder and co-chair of the Black Maternal Health Caucus,  speaking at the Black Maternal Health Caucus Stakeholder Summit at the Capitol in Washington, DC on July 11, 2019.  © 2020 Sipa USA via AP (Photo by Michael Brochstein) In the week and a half leading up to my daughter’s birth last July, I …

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What Couples Who Are Trying To Conceive Wish You Knew

Hoping for a Baby You're ready to get pregnant and grow your family. There’s a lot to look forward to and plan for. And although it might happen quickly, it could take longer than expected, even if you and your partner are healthy.  Hearing questions like: "When are you going to get pregnant?""When are you …

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American Pregnancy Association: Home Birth

https://www.romper.com/p/i-had-unassisted-home-birth-again-19428177 Home Birth: Benefits and Tips For centuries giving birth at home was the norm. By the 1900s increasing numbers of women started having their babies at hospitals. However, as our understanding of anatomy, modern medicine, the mechanics of childbirth, and technology have significantly increased, more women have been willing to consider the option of …

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Secondary Infertility: Trying To Get Pregnant Again

What is Secondary Infertility Secondary infertility is the inability to get pregnant or maintain a pregnancy after having already given birth. It's more common than you might think, accounting for about 50 percent of infertility cases. In fact, more couples experience secondary infertility than primary infertility (infertility the first time around). It’s especially common in …

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Relax and Recharge: Home Aromatherapy

We all know that trying to get pregnant can be extremely stressful. If you don't have the chance to take a full day off to pamper yourself and relax, then why not light a few candles or wax melts in relaxing scents throughout your home? If you keep doors closed, you can even use different …

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