Wondering what happens to your body after you give birth? Learn about afterbirth pains, lochia, episiotomy incisions, and more, so you can feel better faster and enjoy your new baby. Tips for a faster recovery after childbirth
Eat this, don't eat that -- when you're pregnant, it seems everyone has advice on what you should and should not munch on. Here, simple guidelines from the experts to help you navigate the nutrition maze. Healthy eating during pregnancy
Dry skin? Fatigue? Rapid pulse? Sweating? While thyroid problems aren't common, it's important to learn the symptoms since a thyroid imbalance can dramatically affect your baby. Here's what you need to know. How thyroid problems affect your baby
Now that you're pregnant, your eating habits are more important than ever. Learn how many calories you really need; which nutrients are essential for you and your baby; why alcohol is not a good idea; and more! What to eat when you're pregnant
Bleeding, cramping, abdominal pain ... Such symptoms are especially worrisome when you're pregnant. When should you call your midwife or doctor? Learn the warning signs that could indicate a problem. Warning signs of a pregnancy complication
Must-Have Minerals Calcium (the building block for bones and teeth) and iron (which helps create blood cells) are vital minerals in your diet right now. Pregnant women and nursing mothers need to consume at least 1000 mg of calcium and 30 mg of iron daily. Read Which foods are the best sources of calcium and iron
Exercise can ease pregnancy discomforts, brighten your mood, and strengthen muscles you'll need during childbirth. But not all exercises are safe. For important cautions plus helpful birthing exercises, read on! Keeping fit during pregnancy
You need plenty of protein when you're pregnant, for your sake as well as your baby's. Learn which foods are packed with protein, why animal sources are best, plus important information for vegetarians. Are you getting enough protein?
Stress Busting Stress is not good for you or your baby. It can heighten feelings of anxiety and affect your sleep and your appetite. But taking a few simple steps to relieve stress – such as exercising at least once a day – can make all the difference. Read Am I over-stressed?
No one needs empty calories, but not all carbohydrates are bad. "Good" complex carbohydrates provide crucial energy, plus important minerals, protein, and fiber for you and your baby. Here's what you need to know. Good carbohydrates for you and your baby
Vitamin Supplements – a good idea or not? Other than folic acid, which should be taken throughout your pregnancy, as long as you are eating a well balanced diet you should not need extra supplements. Read Should you top up your vitamins?
Having a baby is a team effort with you as the star player. Who will you count on to back you up? Learn how to find a GP, midwife, and hospital consultant to support you during pregnancy and childbirth. Finding a GP, midwife, and hospital consultant
One minute happy, one minute sad. When you're pregnant, your feelings can be all over the map. For help understanding roller-coastering emotions, plus tips for keeping mood swings in check, read on! Understanding pregnancy emotions
Planning for the Big Day Thinking ahead can make things easier for you later on. There are choices to be made regarding your antenatal care, the type of delivery you want and how you intend to manage pain relief during the birth. Read Who will be looking after you during your pregnancy?
Antenatal classes provide important information that will help you through labor and childbirth. To find out how courses may differ and what you should look for in a class, read on! How to pick a good antenatal class