Are you emotionally ready for a baby? - If you're uncertain about having
children or adding another child to your family, there are some questions
you can ask yourself and things you can do to clarify your feelings or
prepare yourself for a growing family.
Be alert for baby blues, depression - Almost every woman experiences the
baby blues in the first weeks after birth. A few women have depression
that deepens into an incapacitating problem.
Don't let stress drag you down - Stress is the bane of many working
women's lives. Even if you enjoy your work, have a supportive family
and are enjoying a trouble-free pregnancy, the sheer number of things
you may be expected to do in a day can make low-level stress a constant
Don't let worry spoil your pregnancy - It's normal for pregnant
women to be worried. Having a baby is a big moment in life. It looms so
large that if you're not careful, you can worry away the nine months
instead of enjoying your pregnancy.
Dressing for success while you're pregnant - Is yours a jeans-and-work-shirt
kind of job, or is a tailored suit more your style?
Emotional you: Dreams - Many pregnant women enter a strange wonderland
at night in their dreams. After all, pregnancy is a huge event in a woman's life.
Emotional you: Therein lies the rub: What massage can do for you - Short
of hopping a plane to Hawaii for a week in the sun, a prenatal massage
may be the answer to reducing stress and getting some much-needed relaxation.
What exactly is prenatal massage?
Journal-keeping feeds creativity - Pregnancy can be one of the most creative
times of a woman's life and a great time to keep a journal.
Mood swings? They are common. - You may find yourself weeping when your
favorite major league slugger bats one out of the park - or giggling uncontrollably
over something nobody else finds that funny.
Understanding and coping with early pregnancy loss - Pregnancy loss (miscarriage)
in the first trimester is not uncommon. Watch for signs of trouble, such
as spotting, bleeding and cramping, so that you can get help quickly if