Pregnancy Myths a Cultural Phenomenon: What Do You Believe About Pregnancy?

If you're craving pickles during pregnancy, it may be because of cultural expectations. Image by npclark2k

A new study shows that many women rely on cultural myths about pregnancy – why is it a problem for women to have rosy expectations when pregnant?

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Purchasing, Testing, and Storing Essential Oils During Pregnancy

Essential oils can help you stay soothed or energized, naturally! Image by Scarletina

You’ve decided to use aromatherapy for comfort and energy during pregnancy, but how do you buy essential oils – and then test and store the oils properly?

Anemia in Pregnancy: Preventing Low Iron Levels for a Healthy Baby

Anemia in pregnancy can be prevented with iron and folic acid supplements and an iron-rich diet. Image by mahalie stackpole.

New anemia protocol? A new study finds you may be able to prevent low iron levels in pregnancy with twice-weekly iron supplements, instead of a daily pill.

Gestational Diabetes–If You Have it Once Will You Have It Again?

If you are in a high-risk category for gestational diabetes, test your blood glucose frequently. Image by michaelaw

If you’ve had gestational diabetes before, you’re at a greater risk of developing high blood sugar in subsequent pregnancies. Can lifestyle changes help?

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Pain Medications During Pregnancy: Safe and Unsafe Drugs

Some pain relief medications are safe for consumption during pregnancy - while others are not. Check with your obstetrician to find out what medications are safe. Image by foxumon.

Are you pregnant, and on pain medication? Ask your doctor if these meds are safe for you and your baby during your pregnancy before continuing to take them.

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Study Finds Connection Between Autism and Air Pollution

Diesel particulates have now been linked to autism. Photo by: Zakysant

Is there a link between autism and air pollution during pregnancy, and if so, what can you do about it? A new study may have answers for pregnant moms.

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Uses for Lavender Essential Oil During Pregnancy

Aromatherapy can be very beneficial in pregnancy, if you use it carefully. Image by g4hire

Lavender essential oil is widely-used around the world for pregnancy discomforts. Learn how this versatile oil can benefit you, when you’re pregnant.

The Importance of Water During Pregnancy

Are you drinking enough water? Check with your doctor to see if you're hydrated enough. Image by Decoded Pregnancy

Hydration is exceptionally important for expectant moms, as well as developing babies – drink your water to help with a healthy pregnancy!

Swelling During Pregnancy: Dangerous or Normal?

If you're pregnant, you've probably got swollen ankles. Swelling isn't always a reason to worry, but pitting edema is - call your health care provider if you're worried. Image by Decoded Pregnancy

Many pregnant women experience swelling. In most cases, some puffiness is normal, but sometimes it is a sign of a more serious condition called preeclampsia

Aromatherapy and Pregnancy: Essential Oils When You’re Pregnant

Aromatherapy can be helpful during pregnancy, just make sure you use only safe oils! Image by Decoded Pregnancy

Pregnancy can be uncomfortable, but some holistic methods can help. What essential oils are safe during pregnancy, and how do you use aromatherapy, anyway?