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.

How to Calculate Your Fertile Days

In order to get pregnant, you need to know which days you’re fertile. The same goes for avoiding pregnancy. However, determining fertile days with 100% accuracy is impossible. Remember, calculating fertile days is always an approximation.  It’s important to remember…

Bleeding During Pregnancy

Bleeding during pregnancy is a lot more common than you may think: 50% of women have vaginal spotting at some point. However, this doesn’t always mean that such abnormalities could harm the baby , even though it’s certainly a concern for…

The Sad Reality of Perinatal Grief

Perinatal grief is what happens when a baby dies before or a few days after birth. It’s an intense pain that takes the woman, her partner and the family by surprise. The pregnant woman has made up her mind about the…

6 Common Diseases during Pregnancy

The changes that a woman’s body undergoes while nourishing the life of another human being also expose her to certain common diseases during pregnancy. These problems usually are resolved after the birth of the baby. While many women suffer from…

7 Tips for Getting Pregnant

Getting pregnant, having a baby, and motherhood are momentous moments in life for many women, although it’s not always easy. It’s important to remember that fertility relates to both parties, and that planning to get pregnant affects both people equally.