Pregnancy is an important time for your developing baby. As you look at an ultrasound of your unborn child, you might be struck with the idea of the importance of what takes place during pregnancy. Indeed, pregnancy is an important time, setting the stage for a healthy baby. If you take good care of yourself during pregnancy, your baby has a better chance of avoiding complications, and of being healthy in body and mind.

Technology today offers many opportunities to live healthier, during pregnancy and at other times. It also provides the chance to share. No matter your salary or education level, it is possible to use technology to enhance your pregnancy — and to share your joy with others. Twitter is one of the tools you can use. Here are 17 fun and useful Twitter apps for your pregnancy:

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While many tests exist that help people learn more about their physical and mental health, few are more educational or — perhaps — more fun, than tests that are offered online. You might be able to get a snapshot of your health with an ultrasound, but you can learn why you might need that test with a simple quiz about your well being. These fifty online quizzes, tests and report cards cover the topics of heart health, cancer, men’s and women’s health, mental health and diabetes. [click to continue…]

You do not have to be working in a health care profession in order to appreciate the importance of healthy living. However, no matter your education level or job, it can be difficult to stay on track with your health and fitness goals. As life becomes busier, it is harder and harder to stay on top of things. The good news is that there are ways to receive encouragement and help in your efforts to live healthier.

Technology has opened the door to a number of tools and applications that can help you enhance your health. Twitter is one of these. While Twitter provides a great way to keep in touch, there are also a number of useful applications — including those for health and fitness. Here are 25 great Twitter apps that can help you with your health and fitness goals:

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Top 20 Most Influential Pregnancy Experts

by Ultra Healthy Gal on September 27, 2010

You may be familiar with Dr. Spock — not the Star Trek Spock, but the baby doctor Spock, who focused on pregnancy, newborns and toddlers’ health and well-being. While Dr. Spock remains influential, other doctors and personalities have made names for themselves through their work with women’s health, especially with pregnancies. You may not be familiar with all the names on this top 20 list of the most influential pregnancy experts, but their work has influenced many people, including other experts. [click to continue…]

One of the most interesting and joyful times in a woman’s life is often pregnancy. When you go see the ultrasound tech to get an image of the life growing inside you, it can be a truly moving experience. No matter your age, education or walk in life, you might find that you enjoy learning more about the life inside you. However, it is also important to note that sometimes pregnancy is difficult and uncomfortable. Being prepared for pregnancy, and understanding the realities is important. Here are 50 helpful YouTube videos that can help you better the changes your body is going through:

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Back in March, 2009, Peper Long from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) told ABCNews.com that current scientific evidence did not indicate any adverse health outcomes associated with exposure to cell phone radio frequency (RF) energy. At the same time, the FDA also states that large amounts of RF energy can increase body temperatures and cause tissue damage. Additionally, under the law, FDA does not review the safety of radiation-emitting consumer products such as cell phones and similar wireless devices before they can be sold, as it does with new drugs or medical devices. In this list of 50 cell phone studies worth bookmarking, we’ll point you to more contradictions and health issues that you may want to read to learn more about cell phones and your health. [click to continue…]

Top 20 iPad Apps for Your Pregnancy

by Ultra Healthy Gal on July 13, 2010

Are you using your iPad to the best advantage during your pregnancy? This list of the top 20 iPad apps (mostly free or reasonably priced for your budget) focuses specifically on pregnancy and pregnancy health, along with tools that are helpful for pre-pregnancy and for new parents. You can track your pregnancy, pick out baby names, monitor your blood pressure and learn how to relax — all with the help of these apps and your iPad. [click to continue…]

There is no substitute for eating healthy, and putting good stuff into your body. Whether you are pregnant or not, healthy eating is an important of good health outcomes. You don’t have to be a health professional to know that it is important to eat a good diet. When you eat healthy, you are more likely to feel better, and to avoid a number of sicknesses and diseases. If you are interested in learning more about eating and cooking healthier meals, here are 50 great blogs — some of them are even written by people in health fields.

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Do you ever run with pencils, work with 15-inch drill bits or tend to not duck when people hurl butter knives at you? Some of the images listed below may convince you to change your ways. Or, perhaps — as hospital technician — you’ve seen a few images in this list of 25 unbelievable X-ray images that show objects lodged inside the human body. In all cases listed below, the patients recovered nicely, despite some initial doubt. [click to continue…]

Pregnancy is an exciting time. But, no matter your education, profession or salary, it can also be a time of uncertainty. Your body is going through a great many changes, and, of course you have a life growing inside of you. As a result, it is perfectly natural to look for whatever information you can find on the subject of pregnancy — especially having a healthy pregnancy.

You want you and your baby to have the best chance possible. This means that it is a good idea to look for quality information about pregnancy. The good news is that there is plenty of free, reliable information online. It is important to realize, though, that no information online can substitute the first-hand knowledge of a competent health professional during pregnancy. You should make sure to consult regularly with your health care professional throughout. But to help you figure out the basics, and come up with the right questions to ask, here are 25 places you can turn for pregnancy answers: [click to continue…]