Baby in the Boardroom : How to Juggle the Demands of Pregnancy and Your Job

Largely because of the huge financial impact of bringing a child into the world, more women are now choosing to work well into the last trimester of their pregnancy. But financial reasons aside, many women place equal importance to their careers as they do their families, believing that they can fulfill the roles of mother, wife and career woman all at the same time. In fact, some women continue working until they actually deliver their baby. This is a departure from the old practice of women resigning immediately after finding out that she is pregnant, which for many years is believed to be one of the reasons why women should not advance as high as their male counterparts do in …

Protecting Yourself From Unwanted Pregnancies

Surveys show that an estimated fifty percent of all pregnancies in the United States are accidental. Its surprising to read about it, especially since there have been more and more choices presented to the people for birth control. It is pretty saddening to know that half of those unplanned pregnancies were caused by failure of the chosen contraceptive method used, and the other half because one or both of the partners did not use any form of birth control at all. Another frustrating survey result said that roughly ten to fifteen percent of all sexually active women do not use birth control, and about eighty-five percent of those women would be expected to become pregnant within a year. Choosing to …

Diets During Pregnancy

Motherhood is a wonderful experience of a woman. Nature ensures the continuance of living beings through their progenies, human beings being no exception to this universal rule. The development of human consciousness and scientific advancement though has put some restrictions or exceptions to the very purpose and end of a man woman relationship, it is the natures design for obtaining progeny and thereby ensuring the continuance of the human race. Diet is an important factor to be taken care of during the pregnancy. One has to bear mind that one has to eat for two during pregnancy though overeating is not the remedy for this. One has to take sufficient quantity of proteins, vitamins and minerals since the mother is …

The Dangers of Smoking Cigarettes While Pregnant

Copyright 2006 Adam Waxler The sad fact is cigarette smoking is part of many of our lives, regardless of whether we smoke or not. Unfortunately, this includes unborn babies as well. Surveys show that many mothers still smoke cigarettes during their pregnancy. Most likely these women are unaware of how harmful cigarette smoking truly is on their unborn baby and are unaware that smoking cigarettes during pregnancy is one of the major causes of infant deaths in the society today. Basically, cigarette smoke alone is full of chemicals, some studies even state it has more than 2,500 chemicals. Some chemicals like tar, carbon monoxide, and nicotine are considered the most dangerous substance for the fetus. It has long been proven …