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Author: Natalie Nelson

Understanding Preeclampsia: What You Should Know

Being diagnosed with preeclampsia can be a scary experience, but knowing the what, when and why can help ease your concern over this serious condition. Natalie Nelson explains what preeclampsia is and its implications. Preeclampsia (pre-eclampsia) is a condition that occurs when there’s a clinically dangerous spike in a pregnant woman’s blood pressure as well as protein in her urine. It is often coupled with a sudden increase in fluid retention. This condition affects about five percent of all pregnant women. Women with preeclampsia who have seizures are considered to have eclampsia – a grave condition that will put...

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Some Rather ODD Pregnancy Symptoms!

Some women experience some, none, or all of these strange pregnancy side effects or symptoms. Even more oddly, your second (or third, or fourth) pregnancy can be different too. What you experience in one pregnancy, you may not experience in another pregnancy. It’s important to remember though, that these symptoms are all part of the process of growing another human being, and they will pass. In the meantime, enjoy the journey and always speak to your caregiver if you are at all concerned about your pregnancy side effects. We’ve all heard of the common symptoms: morning sickness, heartburn, swollen...

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Your Role as Dad During Labour

It’s a somewhat chilly Friday morning in the middle of July, 10 years ago. Not that I’m quite aware of my surroundings because I’m lying in a birthing bath wondering how much longer I can endure this thing called labour. As a particularly nasty contraction passes over me, I gingerly open my eyes to look up at my darling husband who is holding my hand, with tears streaming down his face. I can remember that moment as though it were yesterday. It is imprinted deeply within my heart. But why, you might ask? Because he was there with me....

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The Hot Mama’s Guide to Coping with Heat During Pregnancy

Being hotter than usual is one of the disadvantages of a summer pregnancy. While it’s unavoidable, Natalie Nelson shares some tips on how to cool down during your summer pregnancy, as well as what to look out for when overheating becomes more serious. Click here for full article Search for: Recent Articles More than Morning Sickness Tiny Tempers The ABCs of Burns Tips to boost your baby’s immune system Trend Update: #Treeoflife Archives June 2017 May 2017 April 2017 December 2016 September 2016 June 2016 May 2016 March 2016 January...

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