Information and Resources from BabyMed about potential pregnancy complications that may be diagnosed during your pregnancy such as bleeding, hypertension, and premature delivery.
tons of studies and articles about the negative impact of excess weight
on pregnancy, but with a large portion of the population living
overweight or obese, there are bound to be tons of women out there who
have successful, healthy pregnancies.
Researchers from Queens Hospital and Whipps Cross University Hospital in
the United Kingdom recently published a question in the journal Medical Hypotheses. The question posed related to leptin levels, obesity and pregnancy management.
According to researchers from the University of Calgary, insufficient
vitamin D intake during pregnancy may be associated with gestational
diabetes, reduced fetal growth and increased risk of C-section.
Women who are overweight and obese during pregnancy are more apt to
need advanced medical care, according to a research study published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
A study published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth examines efficacy and pregnancy complication rates between Foley catheter and oral misoprostol labor induction.
Researchers in Spain have recently completed a study into the effects of gestational syphilis on pregnancy and perinatal outcomes.
Researchers published a study in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research. The study focused on a possible link between maternal depression, inflammation and pregnancy complications.
A recent study published in the American Journal of Perinatology claims uterine artery Doppler can be used in the first trimester to predict the possibility of recurrent preeclampsia.
Researchers at the University of Michigan recently published a study correlating sleeping patterns and increased risk of stillbirth, preeclampsia and low birth weight. Sleeping patterns can be altered and thus, so can the increased risk of pregnancy complications.
Bleeding disorders, also known as coagulopathy, cause unexpected or
uncontrollable bleeding. Bleeding can occur after injury, but may start
out of nowhere without injury.
Researchers from the University of Tennessee Medical Center published a study in the journal of the Tennessee Medical Association describing the impact of obesity on C-section rates.
I remember toying with the idea of a water birth with my first two
children. I can’t say I thought of the idea on my own. I watched a water
birth on television and was amazed by the fact that an infant can be
born into the water and swim to the surface.
A recent study published in BMC Medicine claims caffeine passes through
the placenta to the fetus, but the fetus is not prepared to handle the
caffeine so it remains active. This can cause health concerns, including
low birth weight.
Women who are pregnant with multiples are at a higher risk for pregnancy
complications. Having a single baby takes a toll on the body, so having
two only doubles the risk.
The study claims women diagnosed with vasculitis are more likely to have
complicated pregnancies. Vasculitis does not appear to affect male
fertility or health of the conceived offspring.
Preeclampsia is a pregnancy complication that can lead to
hypertension, protein in urine and preterm delivery. The only cure for
the condition is delivery of the fetus. Researchers have been looking
for a definitive cause of preeclampsia for years.
Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is a condition that affects the immune
system. Possible complications of APS include growth restriction of the
fetus, thrombosis and preeclampsia.
Pregnant women with a family history of type 2 diabetes are at increased risk of developing gestational diabetes.
A recent study published in BJOG claims second trimester hyperemesis
gravidarum may be associated with pregnancy complications involving the
placenta. While evidence backs study author claims, the editor of BJOG
is not sold on the importance of the study.
Fighting stress during pregnancy poses health risks to the pregnant
woman and fetus, according to clinical research. New research suggests
low-income rural areas face an even deeper problem when it comes to
stress and prenatal care.
According to a new study presented at an American College of Cardiology
annual meeting, detecting preeclampsia risk is as easy as viewing the
hand of a pregnant woman under a special microscope.
Exercise is a crucial part of a healthy pregnancy. Being in shape
improves overall health and helps ease fatigue during labor and
delivery. Sports may have been an important part of your life prior to
pregnancy, but not all sports are safe for pregnant women.
I love my chewy vitamins. Every day after lunch, I make sure I take a
One-a-Day supplement to achieve my daily doses of nutrients. As a
vegetarian, I feel that a supplement is especially important to make up
for specific dietary deficits.
Seizures occur when the brain sends out erratic signals to multiple
muscle groups at the same time. Not all seizure disorders are the same,
but they all begin with this erratic messaging. The most common seizure
disorder affecting pregnant women is epilepsy.
When the body reacts to glutens present in food antibodies are
released to protect against the perceived threat. These antibodies
attack the lining of the intestine and, over time, damage the lining of
the small intestine where nutrients and vitamins and absorbed.
The ACOG (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists)
recognizes the fact that non-obstetric surgery during pregnancy is an
issue medical professionals deal with on a daily basis.
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.
In rare cases, amniotic bands become entangled around the fetus. The
condition is called amniotic band syndrome. The bands can wrap around
limbs, vital areas or the umbilical cord. As the fetus grows, blood flow