If you find yourself pregnant during warmer months, there is probably a backyard barbecue (or three!) on the calendar. But before you fire up that grill or fill up your plate, remember that some of your favorite dishes may be risky for moms-to-be. “Certain foods can harbor bacteria that are particularly dangerous during pregnancy,” explains Mary Lynn, D.O., an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently updated its guidelines on pregnancy discrimination for the first time since 1983 to help guide pregnancy-related policies in the workplace. Here’s a look at some of the new measures, and what they mean for you.
Sleep during pregnancy is full of irony—you're waddling around so tired you feel like you're sleepwalking all day, but when you finally hit the sack, you find yourself playing a very un-fun game of watch-the-clock-strike-various-early-morning-hours. “Rest truly contributes to a healthy pregnancy and delivery, but it's often disrupted when expecting,” says Catherine Darley, N.D., founder of the Institute of Naturopathic Sleep Medicine in Seattle.
Pregnant women have tons of demands on their time and energy, not the least of which is work.
Even if you just landed in Los Angeles’ Milk Studios from the moon, you’d realize one thing immediately: Alyssa Milano, radiant in her second trimester, is no rookie to pregnancy. Her megawatt Samantha Micelli grin is as genuine as ever. Yet now she’s the wise, efficient and utterly smitten mom of Milo, who turns 3 this August.
Patriotic baby names are rich with cultural significance, and many American names are rising the ranks when it comes to popularity, according to the latest data from the Social Security Administration. Whether you're having a Fourth of July baby, or you're just a history buff, these names, courtesy of Nameberry.com, are worth saluting.
It turns out that the most popular sporting event of the summer also features some pretty popular baby boy names. We compared the names of popular soccer players to the latest baby name data published by the Social Security Adminstration, and found that plenty of players have names that rose in popularity from 2012 to 2013.
Pregnancy is a magical time for a woman. But it's also a time of bodily changes, awkwardness and discomfort. Why would you want to pile on more awkwardness by saying something foolish? That's right, you wouldn't. So read on and learn the nine things that you should never, ever say to a pregnant woman.
"You look like you're about to pop!" No woman wants to hear this. You might as well tell her she's a hippo.