Pregnancy

What is happening in my body in each trimester? What should I eat when I’m pregnant? What exercise is best? How can I connect with my baby during this time? We’ll answer these and other pregnancy questions in this section of Step to Health.

Lack of Appetite in Pregnancy

Women fear weight gain the most when they think about pregnancy, but a lack of appetite is more common than we think. However, there are reasons for this and there are ways to cope with it and ensure we are…

The Importance of Diet in Pregnancy

Diet in pregnancy is a crucial factor to ensure both mother and baby enjoy good health. A normal diet isn’t enough to meet pregnancy needs and a lack or excess of food leads to many problems. Although there are many…

What Are Labor Contractions Like?

Labor contractions are the most anticipated symptoms for pregnant women whose delivery date is near. The changes in the body of a woman are sometimes a source of anxiety as the delivery date approaches and during childbirth. There’s no doubt…

Four Benefits of Prenatal Massage

Like any other massage, prenatal massage aims for the mind and body relaxation, relieving pain, and making pregnant women feel better. However, are you aware of its benefits? Prenatal massage The only difference between a regular and prenatal massage is…

Group B Strep Positive and Pregnant

Vaginas have microbiota (flora). Its function is to safeguard you from the germs in your body that lead to infections such as group B strep (GBS), also known by its name in Latin: Streptococcus agalactiae. Streptococcus is usually asymptomatic, so…

Signs and Symptoms of Preterm Labor

Knowing how to identify the signs and symptoms of preterm labor is very important. This is because low birth weight can be very dangerous for your baby’s health. In this article, you’ll discover the signs and symptoms you should look…

Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis

Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) is a procedure that’s performed before assisted reproduction, also known as artificial fertilization. This is something that’s done when a woman is unable to become pregnant by natural means. In this article, we’ll explain PGD. Also,…

Vaginal Tears During Childbirth

Vaginal tears are a complication that can have serious consequences. However, even in the most difficult cases, with timely and effective care, these injuries can be healed and do not pose any serious complications. Tears are more frequent in deliveries…

Four Ways to Exercise During Pregnancy

If you’re pregnant, it’s naturally important to keep in mind that your life and body will change and, consequently, so will your lifestyle.  On that note, one of the many questions pregnant women have is: Can I exercise during pregnancy?…

5 Tips for the Perfect Baby Shower

Baby showers have been around the United States for decades and have become even more popular in recent years. In fact, many Hollywood celebrities have made them even more famous. In Latin American countries, people have also celebrated them for…

How to Treat Postpartum Hemorrhages

Postpartum hemorrhages have significant risks for women. In addition, they’re one of the main postpartum complications around the world. What causes them? How can you treat them? In this article, we’ll show you the most important aspects of this problem.…