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Pets and Pregnancy - Is it safe being around pets during pregnancy?

If you are an animal lover, and you've just found out you are pregnant, you may be concerned about the presence of your pet. There are certain circumstances that can cause concern when it comes to keeping animals in the home - whether it's a cat, dog or bird, and it is expected the arrival of a new family member. Therefore here are some advices and answers to some of your concerns.

Are you magnesium deficient? Why you need magnesium during pregnancy?


Magnesium is naturally mineral used for more than 300 biochemical reactions, making it crucial for health. Magnesium is almost as basic as water and air for healthy living.  It is an anti-inflammatory mineral that offers protection from a host of illnesses and diseases. Magnesium is important for many systems in the body, especially the muscles and nerves. It keeps the heart beat steady, helps bones remain strong, supports a healthy immune system, helps regulate blood glucose levels etc...

Epidural anesthesia during labor – Fear of side effects


What is epidural anesthesia?

The most popular method of pain relief during labor is epidural anesthesia. More than 50% of women use epidural anesthesia due to giving birth. Epidural anesthesia is regional anesthesia that blocks pain in a particular region of the body. Epidurals block the nerve impulses from the lower spinal segments, which results in decreased sensation in the lower part of the body and allows you to remain awake during the delivery. Epidural anesthesia can be used for either a C-section or a vaginal birth.

First time pregnant! Now what?

You are first time pregnant and in your head you have a bunch of questions. Here are the most important answers for you.

Am I really pregnant?

The surest sign of pregnancy is the absence of menstruation. Typical symptoms such as nausea, sensitivity to smells and sudden desire for a particular food usually appear a little later. Further suspicion in pregnancy can cause slight bleeding that occurs due to the implantation of the embryo in the uterus. This light bleeding comes a little earlier than the day when you should get your period.