Sexual intercourse and sex before and during pregnancy are essential when getting pregnant and trying to conceive. BabyMed helps you sort through all the information you need to know.
While the time I spent with mom and dad did not last the entire
pregnancy and birth, it was more than enough to teach me a few things
about how to manage my life while keeping family life on track.
Research is lacking, so there is very little proven fact to guide
patients and doctors down the proper treatment path. We do know,
however, that a woman who is diagnosed with cancer during pregnancy can
carry the fetus to term and deliver a healthy infant.
You are 40 weeks pregnant and with nearly all of the pregnancy behind you, many pregnant women feel, the time to have baby is NOW! Predicting birth dates is an inexact science. There is a give of two weeks before and after the estimated date of birth.
Pegnant women are sometimes advised to be on bed rest during pregnancy, but there is no solid scientific evidence that it works in most cases.
There are a few studies that have linked the hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy with psoriasis outbreaks. There are several factors that can be the cause of the psoriasis breakout and these are not limited to the change in hormones.
It is never too late to stop smoking. The fetus will benefit from mom stopping to smoke at any time during the pregnancy.
Smoking can cause more than low birth weight. Pregnant mothers who smoke
are at an increased risk of miscarriage and premature birth.
According to research, second hand smoke is just as harmful to the fetus as first hand smoke. The chemicals and carcinogens present in first hand smoke are still present in second hand smoke.
Smoking before and during pregnancy increases many risks. Our 12 step program helps you dealing with this issue and stop smoking quickly.
Diabetes, the tendency to have increased blood sugars, is among the most common medical conditions in pregnancy.
Bipolar disorder is not a rare condition and there is no contraindication getting pregnant as long as you are under good medical care.
For the pregnant woman on antidepressants, the psychiatrist and the obstetrician can work together to find a suitable treatment schedule that will work with the pregnancy and keep baby healthy during gestation.
Flying during pregnancy in and by itself is not dangerous and does not increase pregnancy complications. Read on to find out how to make flying during pregnancy safer in 12 steps.
Diarrhea is one thing a mother does not want to deal with during pregnancy but it can affect her health when not addressed promptly.
Mother-in-laws can be helpful or not when you are pregnant. Read how to deal with your MIL in 12 steps.
The changes in the eyes / vision during pregnancy can be attributed to corneal edema, retinal changes, central serous choroidopathy, glaucoma and pituitary adenoma.
There are general guidelines for proper weight gain during pregnancy and these are used for more than just guiding mom during her prenatal visits.
Women commonly complain of problems with digestion such as constipation or diarrhea during pregnancy. These problems are often associated with pregnancy hormones as well as the growth of the uterus.
As if mom did not have to go through enough with her pregnancy, she also has to deal with a lack of memory during pregnancy. This slight memory loss is a common problem with pregnant women and is often nothing to worry about.
Vaginal discharge is common not only during pregnancy but also in women who are not pregnant. In pregnant women, however, there can be an increase in vaginal discharge that could either be normal, associated with an infection, or linked to impending labor.
Find out what's causing that heartburning sensation during pregnancy and what you can do about it.
It's simply a bad idea to force yourself to sleep during pregnancy in a certain position. You should sleep in the position that's most comfortable for you, though the left side appears safer than the back or rght side.
You should eat 6-7 small meals and not 3 big meals a day during pregnancy.
It is recommended that you sleep on the left side during pregnancy, especially during the last 3-4 months. Researchers from New Zealand have shown that women who sleep on their back or the right side have an increased risk of stillbirth as compared to women who sleep on their left side after 28 weeks of the pregnancy.
It is a myth that eating spicy food during pregnancy to induce labor actually brings on labor. There is no known food that brings on labor.
What activity can I do after the amniocentesis?