Iron Deficiency during Pregnancy

According to the World Health Organization, the prevalence of anemia in pregnancy varies considerably because of differences in socioeconomic conditions, lifestyles and health-seeking behaviors across different cultures. Anemia affects nearly ¼ of all pregnant women in the developed world.

High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy May Predict Stroke Risk

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?

Prenatal Testing for Down Syndrome

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.

Effect of Timing of Umbilical Cord Clamping

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.

Fetal Hiccupping in the Womb

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.

How Much Weight To Gain During Pregnancy?

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.