Pregnancy & FertilityRSS

Q: I’m pregnant and worried about getting stretch marks! Is there anything I can do to prevent them for these 10 lunar months? Laura G. Portland, Oregon A: Stretch marks, also known as striae, appear as raised, red lines on the skin. These striae are caused by the loss of elasticity in the dermis (collagen and elastin), the underlying skin layer. These non-forgiving marks will start as red, raised marks, yet eventually will fade to a white or silver. They usually occur on your buttocks, thighs,...
by on May 26th, 2010 at 08:05 am

Read more →

  • Q: What Are the Alternatives to Breast Milk?
    Photo by Mai Le. Got a question for us? Drop your tricky, random, wacky or plain confusing health question into the Suggest-O-Matic, leave a comment, or tag your tweet questions with #wellwire and our team of experts...
    by at May 3rd, 2010 at 10:05 am
  • Comments Off
    Avoiding Pregnancy Pitfalls
    Pregnancy is such a special time. Growing a human inside your body for 40 weeks (give or take a few) is an incredible feat. Some parts of it are fun or mind-blowing (seeing the first ultrasound, feeling the baby move!),...
    by at April 19th, 2010 at 08:04 am
  • Why Prenatal Yoga Is Awesome
    Taking an exercise class might be one of the furthest things from your mind when you’re pregnant. Naps, rest, and food are much more appealing! But it’s very important, especially during pregnancy, that you become...
    by at March 15th, 2010 at 08:03 am
  • Q: Is Massage Safe During Pregnancy?
    Got a question for us? Drop your tricky, random, wacky or plain confusing health question into the Suggest-O-Matic (or leave a comment) and our team of experts with answer them. Q: I am 5 months pregnant and want to start...
    by at March 5th, 2010 at 09:03 am
  • Comments Off
    Acupuncture for Each Trimester
    Traditional Chinese Medicine is a wonderful tool during pregnancy: drug-free and relaxing for baby and mother. I get this question a lot, acupuncture can be used safely and effectively throughout the entire pregnancy, even...
    by at February 18th, 2010 at 01:02 pm
  • Top Tips for Natural Pregnancy
    Alternative medicine specialist Jen Aliano of Natural Baby Pros has all the answers when it comes to bringing a little bundle of joy into the world. While pregnant with her first child, she hunted for natural fertility and...
    by at February 4th, 2010 at 10:02 am
  • Top Five Fats for Fertility
    If you’re googoo for gaga, preparing your body for pregnancy or trying to conceive, you want to get your hormonal system in tip top shape and give your fertility a boost. Your ability to get pregnant relies partly on the...
    by at August 5th, 2009 at 12:08 am
  • Acupuncture and Fertility
    According to the Center for Disease Control, there are approximately 7.3 million women in the United States who are experiencing difficulty conceiving, meaning they turn to various methods to help encourage conception. One...
    by at July 28th, 2009 at 08:07 pm