First Trimester

8 Hollywood Movie Myths About Birth

Hollywood has a habit of making the most mundane life event appear glossily gorgeous – and birth is certainly no exception. If we’re to believe the movies, birth is a simple procedure that requires a few minutes of yelling, a…

Can a Mucus Plug Regrow

Many women wonder whether the loss of  part or all of their mucus plug is a sign of impending labor.   What is a mucus plug? A mucus plug is a clump of mucus which is made up of cervical…

Can I Eat Before a Pregnancy Ultrasound?

Although many ultrasound clinics are clear in their guidelines about things you should or shouldn’t do before a pregnancy ultrasound, eating is one thing which often isn’t mentioned. The good news: There’s no reason you can’t eat before an obstetric ultrasound, unless…

Soapy Tastes in Your Mouth During Pregnancy

Having your mouth washed out with soap may be a childhood threat, but mothers can be the ones who end up experiencing it. Many women find that they experience a strange soapy flavor, particularly during the first trimester of pregnancy.…

Can You Feel Your Skin Stretching While Pregnant?

Yes, some women experience a range of noticeable sensations as their skin stretches during pregnancy. These sensations can vary between women and can include anything from mild irritation through to serious pain.   What does stretching skin feel like? It may…

Can Pregnant Women Watch 3D TV or Movies?

3D TVs can pose risks for anyone, not just pregnant people. However pregnant women may may be more likely to experience symptoms such as dizziness or disorientation when not watching TV. Coupled with the unique impact of 3D TV on the…