pregnancy

What Causes Dizziness When Lying Down?
You’ve likely experienced a head rush or dizziness of varying severity when you get up too quickly after lying down for a while. It goes away and you continue with what you were doing. But what about experiencing dizziness when lying down? It seems... Read More
Yoga for Sciatica Pain
Using yoga for sciatica may not be the first thing that springs to mind when looking for sciatic nerve relief. Nonetheless, it’s one of the best preventative measures you can take to help ensure sciatic pain does not become debilitating. A well-bal... Read More
Zzz… the Side Effects of Sleepytime Tea
Sleepytime tea is herbal tea prepared by Celestial Seasonings, containing chamomile, spearmint, lemongrass, tilia flowers, blackberry leaves, orange blossoms, hawthorn, and rosebuds. Despite its natural origins, Sleepytime tea has side effects, whic... Read More
CDC: American Women Keep Smoking While Pregnant
Smoking while pregnant has been a known cause of developmental defects in infants for almost half a century, with research on the matter dating back as far as the 1960’s. Unfortunately, as the CDC notes in a recently released statistical report... Read More
Study: Gaining Too Much Weight During Pregnancy Can Cause Health Concerns Years Later
Weight gain is a common side effect during pregnancy. That being said, unhealthy weight gain can lead to postpartum weight retention. In a new multi-ethnic urban population study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers at... Read More
Preeclampsia During Pregnancy Threatens Increased Risk of Congenital Heart Defects
According to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, women who experience preeclampsia during pregnancy, a well-known complication linked to high blood pressure, may give birth to babies who are at a higher risk of s... Read More
Pregnancy Complications May Indicate Cardiovascular Disease in Future
A new study published in the journal Circulation suggests that pregnancy complications could be a sign of heart disease to come later in life. When a woman is pregnant, high blood pressure is classified as pre-existing chronic hypertension (when bloo... Read More
Phthalate Exposure May Be Linked to Pregnancy Loss
Phthalates are a chemical group used to produce plastics. They give them greater durability and are found in hundreds of everyday products, including bottled water, food packaging, and personal care products, such as hairsprays, soaps, nail polish, a... Read More
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