Ideally, all women who are pregnant, might be pregnant, or are breastfeeding during flu season should receive the inactivated flu vaccine, regardless of their stage of pregnancy. The flu shot is an essential part of prenatal care because pregnant women are at an increased risk of serious illness and even mortality due to influenza.
If you’re thinking about having a baby, you may be wondering what you can do to increase your fertility. Below we’ll discuss our top 8 ways that you can boost your fertility and improve your health along the way.
Pregnancy can be a wonderful time full of joy and new beginnings, but it also often comes with morning sickness. Don’t be fooled though, the name is misleading - the waves of nausea can come at any time of the day. The sudden change in hormone levels means that more than half of pregnant women experience feelings of nausea and possible vomiting.
It's strange, but when people see your pregnant belly they take it as a sign to give advice, tell stories, and basically tell you what to do without you even saying “hello”! With all of this - sometimes very unreliable - information floating around, it’s important to be informed about harmful food and drink choices during pregnancy.
August is National Breastfeeding Month, which was officially declared in 2011 by the United States Breastfeeding Committee. All month long, people celebrate the amazing benefits of breastfeeding, while continuing the fight to ensure women have the support they need to breastfeed.