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For Some Women Egg Donation is Answer to Infertility

On February 3rd, 1984 the first successful egg donation fertilization took place. It was a scientific breakthrough and, although that same process isn’t used today, it was a sign that infertile women would finally be able to bear children. For infertile women everywhere, that date in 1984 meant hope. It meant they could potentially carry […]

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Safe medications during pregnancy

Taking medications while you are pregnant affects not only you but also the life and health of your unborn child. Many medications, including over the counter medications like benadryl, cross the placenta and will enter into the bloodstream of the child. Before taking any medication, especially over the counter drugs, that dont require the clearance […]

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Childbirth education classes

Childbirth education classes are almost a necessity in today”s society where birth no longer happens at home with the other family watching and children are moving to cities far from their parents and not receiving the benefits of their knowledge. The classes help the expectant parents to learn about and prepare for the arduous task […]

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Last Minute preparation for delivery

The birth of your baby is a hectic time in the life of a family. There is quite a bit to plan and work out before you head out to the hospital. And, unless you have a planned induction or cesarean section, the actual date you are going to deliver is just a mystery. Your […]

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What to plan in your second trimester

The second trimester in your pregnancy is often thought of as the most exciting and best months. You are well past the morning sickness, you have more energy, you aren’t carting around another 20 pounds yet and you have a radiant energy that is apparent to anyone who looks at you. Your emotions are under […]

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Can Fish Oils Really Help You Have a Healthier Baby?

by Dr. Anthony Perillo of Xtend-Life This is the adapted copy from a recent insert featured in Modern Moms – a popular pregnancy and post-natal consumer magazine in Thailand. It contains a brief transcript between Dr. Anthony Perillo, Medical Director for our Asian Regional sales office in Bangkok and Dr. Wimlack J, a highly respected […]

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Childbirth classes

Did you know you can take childbirth classes online? You can take classes at the hospital, outpatient clinic or birthing center. And as many different places you can take childbirth classes there are even more classes available. So how do you choose the right class to fit your particular situation? What questions do you ask […]

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baby names

The number of babies born each year continues to rise. And the first parental challenge that all new moms and dads must face is giving their new little one a name. This name will follow them throughout their lives. They will be identified by it. People will yell it (mom!), scream it (brothers and sisters) […]

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Preparing for Breastfeeding

You are pregnant and whether you are planning to breast feed or not your body is doing the work for you. Breastfeeding has been shown by many published research studies to be the form of nutrition best for your baby to provide the needed antibodies to prevent infection and the correct amount of nutrients to […]

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Partners support during child birth

The old traditional labor and delivery with mom suffering behind closed doors while dad paces in the waiting room has been replaced with both expectant mother and partner moving through the stages of labor and delivery together. And research has found that the partners support during child birth actually makes this a much more positive […]

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