A heating pad is an excellent alternative to pain medications for relief of back pain while an individual is pregnant, according to WebMD. A heating pad can be used on low heat and for no more than 20 minutes at a time, according to the Obstetrics and Gynecology Specialist Group in Davenport, Iowa.
Other alternatives to help with pain when a woman is pregnant include a warm bath or shower to help reduce cramps from stretched muscles; just be sure the water does not get above 98 degrees Fahrenheit. A pregnancy girdle or elastic sling can help support the abdomen, and proper diet and exercise should be followed at the recommendation of an obstetrician.Learn More
The BBC provides a good pregnancy calendar online. The week-by-week pregnancy calendar can be found on the BBC website, under the health section. This personalized, pregnancy calendar is based on your last menstrual period, date of conception or estimated delivery date. Other personalized, pregnancy calendars can be found on the Babymed, Babycenter and Justmommies websites.Full Answer >
According to Princeton University, Plan B only protects against pregnancy for 72 hours before and a few hours after taking it. However, the university does say that no one has studied how many hours of protection it provides after taking it.Full Answer >
Hair dyes are generally thought to be safe to use while pregnant, according to American Pregnancy and the Mayo Clinic. Some of the chemicals can penetrate the skin, but the amount is most likely too low to affect the developing fetus.Full Answer >
Peak fertility occurs just before and during ovulation. According to the Office on Women's Health, women are most fertile on the day of ovulation and the three days before.Full Answer >