Even though they were moving from the city to the suburbs, Kristen Schwanz and Josh Biros chose to deliver their first child at the Family Birth Center. “The facility was gorgeous and my care during and after delivery was amazing,” Kristen said.
A study by researchers at the University of Chicago and the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, found that pregnant Nigerian women who used biomass or kerosene-based cook stoves had a higher risk of pregnancy-related complications and adverse outcomes than women who replaced their traditional cooking fuels with ethanol cookstoves.
Physical changes during pregnancy can feel tiring, worrisome or even scary at times. The line between harmless discomforts and abnormal warning signs can often be difficult to determine. Being aware of the most common symptoms can help expectant moms know when to self-soothe or when to call your doctor.