When a woman is pregnant with multiples, like twins, she may be asked to eat more food or increase calorie intake to accommodate the extra fetus(es). A twin pregnancy diet requires very small, protein-rich meals eaten every two hours throughout the day.
In an attempt to make a clear connection between reduced risk of infant death and electronic heart rate monitoring prior to birth, researchers gathered nearly two million birth records collected in the 2004 National Birth Cohort.
Labor pains are new and irritating at first and some pregnant women find great relief in a warm bath. Taking warm baths can help relieve tension and pain throughout pregnancy, but too warm could lead to birth defects and lack of oxygen to the baby.
The growth of the fetus and the percentile of the ultrasound sonogram during pregnancy is dependent on many factors such as genetic, placental and maternal factors.
Vitamin B12 preconception decreases malformations.
Premature rupture of fetal membranes (PROM) is when the fetal membranes break prior to labor.
When a pregnancy goes postdates and lasts beyond the 42nd week, the size
of baby, integrity of the placenta and the possibility of baby having a
bowel movement in-utero are all of great concern to the attending
There are many common tests done later in pregnancy. One of the most discussed by pregnant women is the glucose tolerance test and fetal testing.
The fetal heart rate can be seen on ultrasound as early as 5 weeks 1 days of the pregnancy, and usually it's seen by 6 weeks and 0 days.
The gestational age of the pregnancy, how far the pregnancy is along, can be determined accurately early in pregnancy by ultrasound measurements of the gestational sac diameter or the length of the fetal pole (CRL) in order to determine gestational age.
Counting your baby's movements during pregnancy can save your baby's life
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