What Is My Bag of Waters? The bag of waters—or amniotic sac—is a bag or “membrane filled with fluid that surrounds your baby in your uterus during pregnancy.” The bag of waters is very important to your baby’s health. The fluid protects your baby and gives your baby room to move around. The bag itself protects your baby from infections that may get into your vagina.
Congratulations on your pregnancy! Now you can sit back, relax, and put your feet up until after delivery, right? Not so fast! Attitudes and beliefs about prenatal exercise have drastically changed over the past twenty years. No longer is pregnancy viewed as a time to sit, watch TV, and each chocolate. These days, it is encouraged that you maintain and improve your fitness levels while pregnant.
During labor and delivery, many factors influence the health of both the mother and the baby. The support from a doula has been shown to have significant effects on improving mother and baby health.
When a baby is born full-term and healthy, it’s easy to know how to react and what to say. However, when there are complications or an unexpected outcome and a newborn is sent to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), it can be more difficult to understand what a parent is going through and how to support them.
Nearly all health professionals agree that caffeine and alcohol need to be eliminated while you’re pregnant. But what about before pregnancy? Do these two common beverages effect your ability to conceive?
Having twins or triplets will be one of the most intense experiences of your life. There will be so much wonder, love, and pride. Yes, there will be difficult days full of exhaustion and anxiety, but there will be double the smiles and laughter.