Pregnancy Lifestyle

April 24, 2015

Many children are injured and even killed in motor vehicle crashes every year. Learn how to protect your new baby with a proper car seat.

February 6, 2015

Frequent urination is one of the most common symptoms that pregnant women experience.

December 18, 2014

A midwife is a health care professional who provides a wide range of health care services for women. If your pregnancy is low-risk, a midwife might be a good choice for you.

October 3, 2014

Studies show that the use of hair products during pregnancy does not increase the risk of adverse fetal effects compared with the general population. (1) It is estimated that having hair treatments 3 to 4 times during pregnancy is pretty safe due to minimal systemic absorption. (1) However, the safety of these products comes with limited exposure. (2)

October 3, 2014

Dental care is extremely important during pregnancy. Pregnant women have elevated levels of estrogen and progesterone. These hormones cause the gums to be more sensitive to the bacteria that is found in plaque and can lead to a condition known as “pregnancy gingivitis”. Some of the symptoms of gingivitis include red, swollen, and bleeding gums.

October 3, 2014

Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical commonly found in mass-produced plastics. Recently, there is rising concern over whether or not BPA found in plastic may lead to untoward effects. Due to the prevalence of plastic in our daily lives, this issue is of major impact. As of right now, no one can say for sure.

October 3, 2014

Deodorants are a necessary part of daily life for most people. Most of the antiperspirants on the market contain aluminum and this can be harmful to a pregnant woman.