Taste the future
Starting from conception, the first 1000 days is crucial for your baby’s development. Even while the baby is still inside your womb, your every step is already helping shape your little one’s future. Take time to learn how you can raise a healthy and happy child.
First Trimester Articles
Understanding Cravings or Paglilihi
Yesterday, I found myself finishing off our hazelnut spread in one sitting! Even though I knew I shouldn’t, it was too good to resist. And then this morning, the smell of toothpaste made my stomach turn. These things never happened to me before. Why am I experiencing uncontrollable cravings one moment, and feelings of intense disgust the next?
WEEK 3: Your Pregnancy Journey Begins
The journey to motherhood is filled with incredible experiences - and they're just about to unfold for you. Though there aren't many visible signs of pregnancy just yet, there's actually a whole lot already going on beneath the surface. Let's see what happens during pregnancy week by week, starting with week 3.
What to Expect at WEEK 7
You're at week 7 of your pregnancy stages, and by this time, your baby is 15 mm long - roughly about the size of the local fruit aratilis. Though you won't feel anything yet, that little drop of joy inside you is now beginning to move. How exciting is that? Read on for more of what happens this week.
Second Trimester Articles
Say hello to your 3rd Trimester at WEEK 27
Welcome to your third trimester! Just three months to go before you say hello to your little one. But before you do, there are still so many exciting developments to look forward to. Read on to find out what changes to expect when you're 27 weeks pregnant.
Your baby and you at WEEK 28
Your precious darling now weighs about 1.2 kilos, about a third of the average birth weight. Those teeny-tiny feet - the toes of which you'll love to nibble on later on - measure just over 2 inches long. Read on to see what else is in store for you and your baby at Week 28.
WEEK 29 is about to get exciting!
Just imagine, you'll be giving birth in about ten weeks! As you inch your way towards the finish line, your baby is still growing by leaps and bounds, maybe even fluttering the eyes open. Keep reading to know what other remarkable developments are happening to you and your baby this week.
It's WEEK 30! Here are the highlights
Every day, your baby develops more and more, getting ready to make a grand entrance into the world! Do you think you'll miss being pregnant? Remember that each pregnancy is different and comes with its own share of joys and challenges. You'll find that the female reproductive system is full of amazing surprises. Read on to see what Week 30 has in store for you.
The many surprises of WEEK 32
Your little sweetheart is getting ready to meet you! While development is still in full swing as you head into the last leg of your pregnancy journey, now the focus is on final finishing touches that help ensure your baby is born perfect from beloved crown to small toe.
Slowing Down at Week 34
This week, all the action inside your belly starts slowing down a bit. That's because the sweet bun in your oven is close to being cooked! Your baby now weighs almost 5 pounds and is about 18 inches long. Read more about what changes are set to happen at Week 34.
Preparing for Week 35
In about a month, your little bundle of joy will make the big transfer from your tummy into your loving arms. Until then, there's still lots of perfecting and fine-tuning going on inside you. Read on to learn all about the special preparation that's taking place.
How to Flourish at Week 36
At Week 36, your baby hasn't stopped growing yet! The little bundle of joy is now about 18 ½ inches long and weighs roughly 6 pounds. From now until the big day, you can expect that weight to increase by half a pound each week! See what else is scheduled to happen over the next few and exciting days.
An Inside Look at Week 37
Whew, it's getting a bit crowded in there! No wonder your baby's favorite position these days is to curl up with head down, arms crossed, and legs folded up - what we know as the "fetal position." Read on to see what else you can expect now that you're 37 weeks pregnant.
A New Journey at Week 40
Any moment now and you'll be meeting your baby for the first unforgettable time! If the little one hasn't arrived yet, expect the sweetpea to make an appearance anytime over the next few days. Got a baby that doesn't seem to want to budge? Your doctor might give a gentle nudge. And then you can hold your baby in your arms at last! Here's what you need to know when you're 40 weeks pregnant.
How Eating Healthy Benefits Baby
When an expecting mom eats the right food for pregnant women, this lessens the risk of her child developing illnesses that could carry on into adulthood. For as long as you are within the recommended number of calories during pregnancy, eating the right balance of nutrient-rich foods and steering clear of foods to avoid while pregnant helps the little one stay healthy from birth and beyond.
What Food To Avoid When Pregnant
Of all the stages in the human life cycle, a woman’s pregnancy is the most critical and unique. It is critical because during pregnancy, the foundations of a new life and future are being laid. The health of the mother before and during pregnancy affects the status of her baby before and after birth.
Load Up On Good Carbs, Moms!
You can’t talk about food for pregnancy without mentioning carbohydrates. Carbohydrates, together with fats, are the main sources of energy for you and your baby. It is known that inadequate amounts of it may result in bouts of tiredness or surges in food cravings during pregnancy.
5 Principles For Eating Well During Pregnancy
The one time you need to get really serious in sticking to a balanced and varied diet is when you are pregnant. Do it for the baby in your tummy and for yourself, too. Here are 5 simple but solid principles to make sure you are consuming the best food for pregnancy:
How to Ease Your Postnatal Recovery in 3 Simple Steps
Congratulations! You’ve just survived one of the most challenging periods in a woman’s life - nine months of pregnancy culminating in the miracle of childbirth! Now it’s time to give yourself some well-deserved TLC to make sure that your mind and body recover fully from the wonderful feat you’ve just accomplished.
How to Get Relief from Postpartum Back Pain
After 9 months of carrying a child in your tummy, you’re probably all too familiar with pain on your lower back. Unfortunately, it doesn’t just go away after you’ve given birth. Read on to learn more about postpartum back pain and what you can do about it.
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