Get answers to your most pressing pregnancy question here.
Whether you have one question or a hundred, we are here to help. We have answers to allay your fears, make you more comfortable and help you make a healthy baby.
For first-time moms especially, anxiety can spoil your ability to enjoy your pregnancy. Second and third time moms may have even more questions about pregnancy since things change from one pregnancy to another.
Regardless, our goal is to provide answers to your pregnancy questions.
Have a pregnancy question that you can’t get answered? Ask it in our Pregnancy Forum or for those really personally questions where you want someone with a wealth of experience to give you advice, schedule a session with a natural pregnancy mentor.
Read on to get more information about each of these top pregnancy questions!
While home pregnancy tests are 97% accurate when the directions are followed precisely, many women experience inconclusive results. This can happen for a variety of reasons, but the most likely reason that you may receive a false negative test are that your pregnancy test is not sensitive enough, the pregnancy hormones are not concentrated enough in your urine or you got too much or two little urine on your test strip.
To ensure you have accurate test results, use a first morning urine sample to. In early pregnancy, your test line might be faint. As hCG increases, your faint positive should slowly transform into a big fat positive.
Different tests have different sensitivity thresholds. The more sensitive the test, the sooner you can test. If you think you are less than eight weeks pregnant, you need to obtain an EARLY pregnancy test.
Many drugstore brands require that you wait until your missed period to test. But this, in a way, sort of defeats the point...
With a high sensitivity, early detection pregnancy test, you can learn if your are pregnant before your missed period.
Tip: We like the early pregnancy tests that can be ordered online at Early Pregnancy Tests.
They are FDA-Approved, have the highest sensitivity levels and are much less expensive than the ones you can get at the drugstore.
This is the pregnancy question asked most often by women who want to get pregnant.
The fastest way to get pregnant is to do the following 7 things:
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Many women ask this pregnancy question in their first and third trimesters. When you get pregnant your body has to go thru a myriad of changes physically so that you can make a healthy baby. You hormone levels change causing emotional changes as well.
How do pregnant women navigate through all of these changes? Dealing with the discomforts of pregnancy is a top pregnancy question because pregnancy can be downright miserable.
Here is some great information that will help:
This pregnancy question should be asked more! Did you know that one in three kids today are suffering from a lifelong ailment many of which require lifelong medication?
America and America’s children are in the midst of an epidemic of chronic disease and disability.
What you eat and drink as well as your childbirth choices all impact both your health and that of your baby.
We don't want to be fearmongers, but statistics are statistics. We want to empower women to have healthy children. Unfortunately, commonly accepted practices in many developed nations are not resulting in healthy children.
We feel strongly that all mothers need to do some research and make educated choices on behalf of themselves and their unborn children. Our mission is to make this job easier.
The statistics in the USA are especially bad. For example:
Today: The Centers for Disease Control admits that one American child in 166 has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.
(American Academy of Pediatrics, Autism A.L.A.R.M. (enero 2004).
Back in 1970: Autism only affected four in 10,000 children.
(California Department of Developmental Services, 2003 DDS Autism Report, www.dds.ca.gov.)
Today: The CDC reports that 9 million American children under 18 have been diagnosed with asthma.
( B. Bloom et al., “Summary Health Statistics for U.S. Children: National Health Interview Survey, 2001,” National Center for Health Statistics, Vital and Health Statistics Series 10, no. 216 (noviembre 2003).)
Back in 1979: Asthma affected approximately 2 million children under age 14.
( D. M. Mannino et al., “Surveillance for Asthma: United States, 1960–1995,” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 47, no. SS-1 (14 abril 1998).)
Today: The CDC estimates that 1 in 400 to 500 American children and adolescents are now diabetic.
(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “National Diabetes Fact Sheet” (2003))
Between 1945 and 1969: The incidence of diabetes in children aged 6 to 18 was approximately 1 in 7,100 children.
(P. J. Palumbo et al., “Diabetes Mellitus: Incidence, Prevalence, Survivorship and Causes of Death in Rochester, Minnesota, 1945–1970,” Diabetes 25, no. 7 (1 julio 1976): 566–573)
The good news is that while the typical American approach to pregnancy and childbirth is resulting in these statistics, there are many educated, proactive steps you can take to ensure you child does NOT become one of these statistics.
Just by making an effort to get pregnant and deliver naturally, you are taking huge steps to ensure your child does not become a statistic.