FACT OR MYTH
In about nine months, a fertilized egg grows into an embryo, a fetus, and finally a new baby ready to take in the world. The physical transformation is amazing, but some psychologists say physical development isn’t the only dramatic process taking place. Prenatal and perinatal psychology is a field that says the time from conception until the end of babyhood is a formative time for lifelong personality traits. Read more here!
FUMIGATION AND PESTICIDES DURING PREGNANCY
Most women encounter a variety of chemical and environmental exposures during their pregnancy. Many of these exposures may be harmless, but some may have adverse effects on a developing baby. Although we lack reliable information about the effects of most chemicals on pregnancy and neonatal health outcomes, pregnant women are encouraged to minimize potential risks by avoiding or limiting exposure to chemical substances. Read our blog on The Pulse here, and available now, our extensive Expert Report written by one of our doctors!
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TIPS FOR C-SECTION BIRTHING PARTNERS
Having a C-Section can be an exciting and incredible experience, but waiting for the day you will finally get to meet your baby can be quite daunting for both the Mom to be and her partner. Whilst the Mom to be clearly has a pretty important role in the c section process, the birthing partner, father or partner supporting the c section process also has a crucial role too, and by learning more about what’s involved during the c section, can be fundamental in ensuring the birth is a calm and smooth experience for everyone, baby included! Read more here!
The Pregistry website has many useful tools to help you during your pregnancy. One example is our Social Forums. This is your place to interact with fellow pregnant women, friends, health care professionals, and Pregistry staff. Most forums are public and open to all, others are private to protect your confidentiality and to provide you with a safe environment to ask and discuss any issues that are important to you. Read more here!