Heart disease tends to run in my family and most of the women usually suffer from high blood pressure and heart murmurs. Since we already know this, we try to avoid lifestyles that could exacerbate these conditions and make them worse. However, what about the women who don’t know they might suffer from medical conditions until it’s too late to do anything about them?
It's a fact: If you watch your weight and closely follow a Mediterranean-style diet high in vegetables, vegetable oils, fish and beans then you may increase your chance of becoming pregnant.
According to Wikipedia, a water birth refers to childbirth, usually human, that occurs in water.
Milk in pregnancy helps infant growth. A new study shows that the amount of milk a pregnant woman drinks is not only growth-promoting for weight and length at birth but may have an effect into early adult age.
Around 11-13 weeks of the pregnancy, screening for Down syndrome is usually offered to all pregnant women. The test is known as the "first trimester screen" or nuchal translucency test.
It seems unthinkable to deliberately deprive a newborn baby of 30% to
40% of its blood supply but some delivery experts suggest we do exactly
that when the umbilical cord is severed within a minute of its birth.
Pre-eclampsia has been defined as a disease of first pregnancies.
Many of my patients ask me about lifestyle issues and pregnancy, especially about exercise, alcohol, caffeine, and artrificial sweeteners. Here are my straight-forward answers:
January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month, a time to focus on raising awareness about the frequency with which birth defects occur in the United States
A study showed that couples with high levels of PCBs have been found to take longer to get pregnant.
The end of your pregnancy is finally approaching, and you are noticing every little change. If you feel small, rhythmic movements for an extended period of time, your baby is having hiccups.
There are more and more studies that show that exposure before and during pregnancy can have a significant impact on fetal development and have an adverse effect on health.
According to a study published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, a third of women surveyed gained too much weight during pregnancy.
The #1 question on BabyMed is: "I am having all these symptoms, could I be pregnant and am I pregnant with these pregnancy symptoms and a negative pregnancy test"?
Today, Dr. Grunebaum was interviewed about the pregnancy of Kate Middleton the Dutchess of Cambridge.
Hospitals with less births have worse perinatal outcomes and hospitals with higher volume have better outcomes.
Preeclampsia, is a deadly disease both for mothers and their fetuses. Recently, preeclampsia has not only been considered a disease during pregnancy but also a risk factor for developing diseases later in life.
Children encounter pesticides daily in air, food, dust, and soil and on surfaces through home and public lawn or garden application, household insecticide use, application to pets, and agricultural product residues.
When you are finally ready to try and get pregnant with assisted reproductive technology (ART) you should know what your clinic's success rates are.