If you've never heard of the term "cankles," chances are high that you will know all about it in your third trimester. Swelling (aka "edema") in your feet, ankles, and hands throughout pregnancy and especially as your pregnancy nears the end is very common and normal.
During pregnancy, your body p
Birth and the time after birth is a safe and healthy event most of the time for most people. For a small percentage of people, severe complications happen in the hours, days, and weeks after giving birth. With quick, proper medical attention, many of these complications can be treated and corrected
For expectant and new moms, it’s the unexpected that can quickly change the course of normal pregnancies. That’s why the Preeclampsia Foundation is dedicated to providing education about preeclampsia and related hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. Preeclampsia is a serious disease related to high
Preeclampsia is one of the most common pregnancy, birth, and postpartum complications, occurring in 5-8% of all pregnancies and behind the leading cause of maternal and infant deaths each year. May is Preeclampsia Awareness Month and we're doing our part in spreading the word to our readers about pr
Last week, I had my first appointment with the midwives. My intent has always been to have a midwife birth. When I was in college, a very long time ago, I read a paper on the medicalization of birth and ever since that reading, had planned to not give birth on my back, with an epidural. Of course, I