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.
Magnesium sulfate can be delivered via IV to pregnant women who are
at risk of eclampsia or preterm labor. Researchers also believe the
medication could prove useful as an antenatal medication to protect the
fetus from brain injury
A study was recently published in the journal Clinical Obstetrics and
Gynecology explaining the potential side effects of cocaine use on the
pregnant woman and her offspring.
Researchers from the Floating Hospital for Children recently published a study in the Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine on the possible connection between pregnancy disorders and retinopathy in extremely low birth weight newborns.
The word "term," as used in pregnancy, was once used to describe pregnancies between the 37th and 41st week of gestation, but new evidence suggests that infants born prior to the 39th week may not be term at all.
There is now ample evidence that measuring the cervix with transvaginal ulttrasound can identify pregnancies that may be at risk for preterm labor and delivery and treating them with progesterone may decrease preterm labor and delivery.
If you start going into labor too soon before your due date, your doctor might try to stop the birth. While halting a birth in its tracks seems like it would be an unsafe procedure, the risks associated with it are not as likely to occur as the risks associated with preterm birth.
Preterm labor is a concern for many pregnant women, especially as they near the end of their final trimester and feel like the baby could come out at any moment.
In March of 2006, Scotland passed legislation that banned smoking in
public settings. The legislation did not focus on pregnant women, but
the ban has proven to be quite helpful in terms of reducing the number
of preterm deliveries in the country.
The American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (AJOG) has released a
study with global implications. According to the report, use of vaginal
progesterone cream in pregnancies where women have a short cervix could
reduce the risk of preterm birth more than 40%.
As the end of the pregnancy approaches, pelvic pain is often a signal of the start of labor. Labor pelvic pain is associated with pressure on the pelvis or the feeling that baby is getting heavier.
Preterm labor detection commonly relies on an exterior device that picks up contractions when attached to the abdomen. With more than 500,000 premature births being recorded each year, obstetricians are constantly on the lookout for improved means of detecting preterm labor earlier in hopes of stopping labor before baby is born.
Sex and exercise are safe during pregnancy.
The issue of female orgasm during pregnancy is actually quite controversial and in the past, it was thought that female orgasms could trigger preterm labor.
Is it safe to be at a high altitude during pregnancy?
There are no scientific studies which address whether using a vibrator during pregnancy is safe or not. For for most normal, healthy pregnant women, orgasm is a good release
and often easier to achieve due to the increased vascularity of the
How do I know when to stop exercise during pregnancy?
Studies have shown that having an orgasm during pregnancy has no adverse effect on the pregnancy, it does not hurt the baby, nor does it complicate the pregnancy. It also does not improve your fertility and your chances getting pregnant.
Can I masturbate while I am pregnant?