Mama of two, Amy Claypole, was told she had polyhydramnios when she was twenty weeks pregnant with her second child. This condition, which causes an excess amount of amniotic fluid to accumulate, only affects an estimated 1-2% of pregnancies and can cause some major issues. This is her story.
Pregnancy is meant to be a magical time, but it can come with its share of hiccups. Read about a range of pregnancy complications and how to navigate them.
Confused about the vast array of tests that are available to find out whether your unborn baby has a genetic disorder? Our simple guide explains all your options.
Having a baby at 40 does come with some added risk. The older a woman gets, the higher the risk for premature labor, miscarriage and other complications. But, don’t let the words “advanced maternal age” scare you – you can still have a healthy pregnancy in your forties! Whether it’s your first child or your third, here’s everything you need to know about pregnancy after 40.
Love the idea of having a natural birth in the comfort of your own home? Here are some factors to consider before taking the leap…
When birth plans turn upside down, feelings of disappointment can emerge. For many women, these emotions linger and impact their experience of early motherhood.
Most mamas-to-be stress over the decision to have a natural, vaginal childbirth, yet all birth is natural. What we should be focusing on is not the details in how our babies come to us, but how we can best be supported before, during, and after childbirth.
If you’re a fan of Kate Middleton or Amy Schumer, then you’ve probably heard the term, hyperemesis gravidarum (HG). In a nutshell, it’s the most severe form of pregnancy sickness. Here to help us understand the condition and why pregnant women with HG are suffering more than they should is Caitlin Kay-Smith, founder of Hyperemesis Gravidarum Australia and mama of one.
Knowledge is power when it comes to this “silent” pregnancy disorder. Find out which symptoms you should never ignore, the risks for mother and child as well as how preeclampsia is treated.
Morning sickness occurs in 50% – 70% of all pregnancies, usually between weeks six through sixteen. Sometimes nausea and/or vomiting can return at the end of pregnancy, or it can last the entire time, it’s different for every woman. In this article we share why it happens and how to minimize it.
What is an ectopic pregnancy and how do you know if you have one? We look at the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of this pregnancy condition…