The next time you see a pregnant lady look really sleepy in the morning, cut her some slack. While everyone else can drink coffee in order to function, pregnant women can’t have caffeine because it can be harmful for the baby. Caffeine may cause serious problems for your baby, including:
You may have heard that one drink every now and then during pregnancy is fine. Or, that drinking is fine as long as you’re in your third trimester. Or, that drinking alcohol during pregnancy is OK as long as it’s wine or beer. Here are the facts.
Cigarette smoke contains more than 4,000 chemicals, including at least 60 cancer-causing compounds. When you smoke during pregnancy, that toxic mix gets into your bloodstream, which is your baby’s only source of oxygen and nutrients. Nicotine and carbon monoxide are especially harmful; when combined, they reduce your baby’s oxygen supply.
You’ve probably heard that breastfeeding is the best choice for baby’s nutrition, and there are many reasons why. Woman’s pregnancy experts have put together a few reasons why it’s best to choose breastfeeding your baby. For more tips and information, visit womans.org/getready.
There are many lifestyle changes you can make to have the healthiest possible pregnancy. Woman’s pregnancy experts have put together a few lifestyle changes you can make to keep your baby healthy during those 40 weeks. For more tips and information, visit womans.org/getready.
There’s no escaping it. Once you exit your house, you’re at its mercy. You run to your car for relieve, but once you open the door, a wave hits you and sends you stumbling back. No, this isn’t the premise for the next summer blockbuster. It’s just a description of the daily war Louisiana residents […]
I was talking to a friend yesterday and she told me that her and her husband were seriously considering having another child (child number 2 in her case) and she had a question for me that she thought would be silly or stupid. She prefaced her question with. . . “I know you love your […]
February is American Heart Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States, but it is preventable and controllable. Take steps this month to keep your heart healthy. The following post contains information from the American Heart Association and Go Red For Women. Pregnancy is an […]
The holidays are here, which means there’s a lot to do and no time to do it. By now you have the tree decorated, the lights shining outside and the stockings hung by the fireplace, but if you’re like many people during the holidays, you’re still a few gifts shy of finishing your shopping list […]
You’re pregnant or you just gave birth to your baby boy or girl. Your child is the center of your world and you want the absolute best for him or her from the very start. But where do you start? On Saturday, Nov. 1, Woman’s Hospital will host its semi-annual Baby Grand event to […]