Mehmet Oz, M.D. and Michael Roizen, M.D. | Fit Pregnancy

Mehmet Oz, M.D. and Michael Roizen, M.D.

Mehmet Oz, M.D., and Michael Roizen, M.D., are authors of YOU: Having a Baby (Free Press).

On the subject of pregnancy, everyone likes to talk about the tangible side effects—be it stretch marks, nausea or mood shifts. But few people like to talk about one of the most all-encompassing side effects: stress.Related: 6 Stress Relief Tips That Really WorkEven in smooth-sailing pregnancies, ...

Of course, nobody likes the feeling of a queasy stomach—whether it’s after a loop-de-loop amusement park ride, during flu season or following a night of a little too much of your favorite libation.But for pregnant women who experience morning sickness (a misnomer, because pregnancy-related nause...

When it comes to pregnancy and food, two extreme things can happen: Either you feel like you could eat an entire refrigerator’s worth of calories in 14 seconds flat, or you feel as if you could decorate your walls with your innards at even the thought of certain foods.These opposite reactions aren...

During pregnancy, many of the changes you’re going through are visible—your growing breasts and belly are the most obvious. Others, like a powerful urge to “nest,” you can’t see but can certainly feel. A great number of these changes are due to hormones, powerful chemicals that affect your...

Because contractions generally signal that labor is starting, they can be viewed as a warning sign, a green light or a cue to ask, “Honey, the crib is set up, right?” But having contractions before you’re due doesn’t necessarily mean that Baby has requested an early checkout from Hotel Utero...

One minute, the sight of your partner makes you want to put him out with the weekly garbage; the next, you might want to play a couple of rounds of naked Twister. Par for the course during pregnancy.See, as your estrogen and progesterone levels rise, they cause changes in your body that boost libido...

A lot of expectant fathers think they have two jobs—you know, the one that begins the whole pregnancy process, and then the one that starts nine months later. But the reality is that even though moms are the supreme bearers of physical responsibility during pregnancy, men can play big roles, too. ...

When it comes to a baby’s growth in utero, we like the Goldilocks principle: Not too big, not too little, but just right. Neither end of the weight spectrum is optimal when it comes to development of the brain and body, and having a baby that’s either too heavy or too light is associated with ma...

If you haven’t already heard it, eventually someone is going to tell you to sleep all you can now because you won’t be getting any rest after your baby is born. Easier said than done, right?Telling someone to  “just go to sleep” is like telling someone to “just” pull a redwood tree ...

A lot of things will change once your baby arrives. You’ll feel zonked. You’ll spend a lot of time thinking about poop. And you’ll learn to dissect the nuances of a cry with the precision of sonar. Another big change: You’ll feel as if you have a meaningful conversation with your partner abo...

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