Information and Resources from BabyMed about potential pregnancy complications that may be diagnosed during your pregnancy such as bleeding, hypertension, and premature delivery.
Food poisoning is a frequent condition during pregnancy. Our 12 step program helps you prevent getting sick from food during pregnancy.
Getting pregnant when a woman is HIV positive can be a tough decision to make if the woman already knows her status. If she doesn’t, or it is an unplanned pregnancy, there are still ways that the baby can be protected from contracting HIV from the mother.
The human immune system is powered by antibodies. When the body detects a
threat like bacteria or viruses, lymphocytes produces proteins called
immunoglobulins or antibodies to save the day.
Eating disorders are mental illnesses that affect a person's emotions, attitudes and behaviors surrounding food and weight.
During regular check-ups doctors check for proper fetal growth and
development, but they are also looking for symptoms that may be
associated with the 10 most common pregnancy complications.
Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is the term used to describe a series of
birth defects associated with fetal alcohol exposure in utero.
Researchers now believe that the thyroid may be responsible for some
major complications during pregnancy. The thyroid is not currently a
part of the screening processes that take place in the first trimester,
but that could possibly change in the very near future.
The signs and symptoms of premature labor are varied and may include
spotting and early contractions, and pregnancy with multiples.
Preterm or premature birth or delivery is a birth that is before 37 weeks of the pregnancy or more than three weeks before a baby's due date.
Abnormal labor is a broadly-defined condition that can indicate a
particular part of the labor process is not occurring under normal
Cervical insufficiency is the premature widening and thinning of the
cervix. If left untreated, cervical insufficiency can lead to premature
birth and miscarriage in women in their second and third trimesters.
Chorioamnionitis is a bacterial infection that causes irritation and inflammation of the amnion and chorion fetal membranes.
Dysmenorrhea is defined as a medical condition that involves pain or
discomfort during the menstruation process, often simply referred to as
menstrual pain. This condition can cause sharp, dull, burning, shooting
or nauseating pain or other types of general discomfort.
Venous thromboembolism is a serious disorder that is the result of blood
clots that form on the walls of veins. For pregnant women, VT is the
number one risk of death during delivery of the baby.
During childbirth, the infant may spend a significant amount of time in
the birth canal. If too much time passes, the infant may suffer from
birth asphyxia. Birth asphyxia occurs when the brain does not get enough
oxygen during childbirth.
Preeclampsia is a life-threatening condition that only occurs during
pregnancy. Some of the more common side effects include protein in urine
and high blood pressure.
If a pregnancy ends with a stillbirth, the woman is more likely to suffer another stillbirth in the future, according to new research published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
A case of severe pandemic flu may increase the risk of death during
pregnancy, according to a new study. According to the Centers for
Disease Control, of the nearly 350 women who suffered from severe
pandemic flu in 2009, 75 died.
Making simple changes to the diet is often enough to curb nausea while ensuring you keep enough food down to keep energy levels high and prevent dehydration.
There is a significant difference between spotting in pregnancy and bleeding in pregnancy. Spotting is a few light dots of pink, red or brown blood. Bleeding is a steady flow of blood from the vagina. Both are cause for a call to the obstetrician’s office.
Read here more about the importance of your thyroid and pregnancy especially when getting pregnant and having a baby.
When a small section from the middle of Chromosome 22 is missing, DiGeorge Syndrome occurs. The disorder happens in one of 4,000 pregnancies. DiGeorge Syndrome was discovered in 1968 by Angelo DiGeorge.
Arnold-Chiari, or Arnold’s Syndrome, is a condition where the cerebellar tonsils pass through the base of the skull.
When an infant is born with indeterminate sex, the genital organs are not visually male or female.
Cold sores in pregnancy, sometimes called fever blisters, are groups of small blisters on the lip and around the mouth created by the HSV virus.
It can sometimes be confusing what exactly you can and what you cannot do when your doctor recommends bed rest during pregnancy.
Endometritis is an infection of the uterus, the uterine lining, myometrium, and/or parametrium. Endometritis can happen with and without pregnancy. Postpartum endometritis is an infection of the uterus after delivery.
Postpartum hemorrhage or bleeding is defined as the loss of more than 500 mL of blood after delivery. Postpartum hemorrhage occurs in up to 1 in 5 births.
A molar pregnancy is also known as a hydatidiform mole (H.Mole) A molar predgnancy is a benign tumor that develops in the uterus, usually from a fetus and a placenta.