If you’re suffering from prenatal depression, anxiety, or fatigue, you don’t need to suffer in silence. There are natural ways to treat these symptoms and restore your confidence and inner peace. A guide to meditation for pregnancy and childbirth.
A Comprehensive Guide to Prenatal Health
Prenatal (also called antenatal) simply means "before giving birth". So when you think about prenatal care, you need to consider everything from when you're planning to get pregnant up until the moment your baby finally arrives. And there's a whole lot to think about! Here are just a few of the questions women often ask about prenatal and pre-pregnancy planning, health, and care:
- What are the best prenatal vitamins to take? Are they different to pre-pregnancy vitamins? When do I need to start? How long should I take them for?
- What kind of prenatal testing do I need? How do I organize it?
- What should my pre-pregnancy diet and exercise program be like?
- Where can I get good pre-pregnancy advice?
- Which style of prenatal classes will suit me best?
- What kind of prenatal care is available to me?
Prenatal Article Directory:
If you're asking these, or any other, questions about all things prenatal, we're here to help! Scroll through our comprehensive directory of articles about preparing for pregnancy and prenatal care:
After the excitement wears off, pregnancy and relationship problems can often go hand in hand. Mood swings, hormones, discomfort from pregnancy symptoms, and having to compromise on major decisions can all play a part. Practical advice for solving pregnancy relationship problems, communicating healthily, and building a happy family.
When should I schedule my first prenatal visit? What will happen at the appointment? Will I need a blood test? What about an ultrasound? What questions should I ask? What if I don’t like the practitioner? All your questions about the first prenatal visit answered.
Midwifery is the most common form of prenatal care in the United States and other developed countries. What do midwives do? What kind of training and certification do they have? How do I choose a midwife that’s right for me and my family? Click here for a comprehensive guide to midwives and the role they play in your pregnancy.
Keeping healthy is doubly important when you’re pregnant – growing a little human being is hard work! How many extra calories do you need when you’re pregnant? How much exercise should you be getting? What foods should you avoid while pregnant? A complete guide to a healthy pregnancy.
Most doctors and midwives advise that you wait until you’re between 12 and 14 weeks pregnant before you start telling the world that you’re expecting. How will you reveal your pregnancy? Check out our five fabulous suggestions for pregnancy announcements here.
There are many different types of prenatal care available these days. And the type you choose depends entirely on your own beliefs and wishes. Check out the different styles of prenatal care available at each stage of your pregnancy here.
Are you looking for ways to make your pre-pregnancy clothes last that little bit longer? Your waistline is thickening and you’ve gained 2 bra sizes but you’re just not ready for maternity clothes? We’ve got some clever tricks to keep you in your pre-pregnancy clothes for longer.