Read here more about what is safe and what is not in pregnancy and while trying to conceive. Which activities and sports, which foods, which exposures can
potentially harm your developing baby?
You should not be using this thermometer on your own baby, because
mercury is extremely dangerous to human health. Your baby will be fine
if you’ve used it a few times, but there is a high risk that the glass
could break and mercury could spread into your home.
In this study, exposure to an adjuvanted influenza A (H1N1) vaccine during pregnancy was not associated with a significantly increased risk of major birth defects, preterm birth, or fetal growth restriction.
Do eat healthy whole foods, but make sure you wash them to prevent Listeria infection and other food borne illnesses.
Just because you’re pregnant doesn’t mean you can’t drive. Pregnant
women simply need to follow a few altered rules to accommodate the
ever-growing belly and protect baby from danger in the case of an
Recent research reveals using multiple drugs after birth greatly reduces the risk of infant HIV infection.
The number of C-sections in the United States rose by 25-percent in the last seven years. Despite the risk factors associated with C-sections, there are viable reasons for the increase--increase in multiple births and health risk factors that make it safer for women to deliver via C-section.
Limited intake of coffee during pregnancy is safe. Most studies have shown that it’s safe to have coffee in pregnancy as long as it’s less than 3 cups or the equivalent of 300 mg of caffeine a day.
Buying a rattle for baby as a gift or for your own infant seems like a harmless and inexpensive choice. Babies place everything in their mouths so rattles are both functional and fun.
Despite the reports that the flu vaccine is safe and recommended for pregnant women, there has still been some question in the medical and patient community.
Bed rest is commonly used as a treatment for preterm labor. According to a report published in Biological Research for Nursing, bed rest may cause more harm than good to a pregnant woman and the unborn fetus.
The effects of UV rays on the skin are well documented. Skin cancer, premature aging, and sun spots are all linked to sun exposure and overexposure.
Being pregnant is not a reason to stop feeling beautiful. Many common beauty treatments and beauty products, however, are not approved for use during pregnancy
Unfortunately, holding onto that pre-pregnancy body is not just not an option which means a new wardrobe will be necessary.
SIDS, or sudden infant death syndrome, describes an infant death with an unknown cause. While doctors and researchers may not be able to pinpoint the reason for death in SIDS cases, they have compiled a list of tips to prevent SIDS from occurring with your baby.
Parents tend to choose co-bedding as a solution to late night crying and sleep deprivation. While co-bedding may help solve these problems, some experts report that the baby is at a higher risk of sudden infant death syndrome and accidental death when sleeping beside a parent.
Wearing contacts during pregnancy is a safe choice as long as the pregnant woman does not choose to order a new contact prescription during pregnancy. Some pregnant women have trouble with dry eyes during pregnancy. Certain eye drops contain ingredients considered unsafe during pregnancy.
You can do many things during your pregnancy to help improve your and your baby's health. You can also avoid risks that can complicate a pregnancy.
Mothers who choose to exercise during their pregnancies give birth to normal birth weight babies more often, according to a new study. The choice to exercise is also healthy for mom.
Car developers in the UK are formulating production model cars with the pregnant driver and passenger in mind. The new model is called Expecting, and plans to change how automobiles are designed to increase the safety of pregnant drivers and passengers.
Doctors believe that in utero therapy for children diagnosed with Lissencephaly could improve brain disease.
If you want to start postpartum exerces right after delivery, you can go ahead as long as you feel OK and there are no contraindications.
There are some infections that can only be cured with an antibiotic. If the antibiotic is not taken, the infection could worsen and harm mom, baby, or both. Not all illnesses are infections that need or can to be treated with antibiotics. Viruses and fungal infections cannot be treated using antibiotics.
When your doctor prescribes an antibiotic it is important to understand why you should take it. You also may want to discuss with your doctor alternatives.
The five antibiotic categories are A, B, C, D and X. These categories tell the doctor which antibiotics are safe to prescribe during pregnancy and which are not.
Are some antibiotics safer than others to use during pregnancy? And which ones are safe according to the category?
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.
Bathing a baby is an important activity and one that allows a baby and
its parent(s) to spend time together and bond. However it also requires a
lot of precautions.
Certain precautions are needed for beauty treatments duing pregnancy.
Since the risks associated with pork are high, expectant mothers had better give up pork for those 9 months for the sake of their baby's good health.