“I think of the combination of biological, psychological, and social/relational changes someone is experiencing, and they are all quite overwhelming!” Nikki Lively, LCSW, Clinical Director of the Transitions to Parenthood Program at the Family Institute at Northwestern University, tells Refinery29. “Each trimester has its unique physical challenges, with increased fatigue, nausea, hunger or lack of hunger, and disturbed sleep being the most common throughout, as well as increased physical pain and discomfort towards the end of the pregnancy, in particular,” Lively says. Hormonal changes, she adds, can increase mood swings for some , and stabilise moods for others.
An 18-year-old new mom says she was left with an epidural tube stuck in her back for days, and hospitals weren't able to help.
The "Jagged Little Pill" musical isn’t the only baby Alanis Morissette is readying for.
"Imagine being an expectant mother and not knowing which of these models are genuinely in the same boat as you!"
Jaclyn and Kelly Pfeiffer have released images of them breastfeeding their twins in unison.
The new study links passive smoking – ie, involuntarily inhaling smoke from other people’s cigarettes – with future offsprings’ asthma risk.
Researchers are now calling for a standardised method of assessing women’s feelings towards their changing bodies during pregnancy.
The actress was discussing her own experience while raising concerns about Georgia's new abortion legislation.
"I think this is outrageous - unfair on the mother; unfair on the father, who's being made to feel unimportant. He needs to bond too."