Tag Archives: Pregnancy

Thinking about having a baby? Here’s the latest on fertility, pregnancy and prenatal testing

Pregnancy testing

Pregnancy testing Thanks to over-the-counter home testing, a woman can find out if she’s pregnant even before she’s missed her first period. Whether you pee on a stick, a strip or into a container, home pregnancy tests all work about the same way. They check the urine for HCG, a hormone that is released during […]

Five killer stress busters that made me a better mother (At least I’d like to think they did)

Diane and Stephanie's first night together

Decades ago, when I was footloose and fancy-free, one lovely evening a man I was dating took me for a ride. In his small two-seater airplane. We were flying over the coastline, headed toward Old Orchard Beach. So magical. Until the sudden loud thump. He turned to me and in a well-measured voice, said, “We […]