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 Americal Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists published recommendations on weight gain during pregnancy.
Up to one in three women experience vaginal bleeding during the firest few months of the pregnancy, and many wonder how they can make sure the pregnancy is viable.
Wednesday 12/12/12 was a special day. And I was so lucky to take the picture of what seems to be the only baby born in the United States on 12/12/12 at 12:12 pm.
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"?
Pregnancy and fertility links 12/5/2012
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.
According to a study in The Lancet , there are five interventions for all 39 countries with higher development that could lead to a 5% relative reduction of preterm birth rate from 9·59% to 9·07% of livebirths.
The American Academy of Pediatrics AAP recommends that emergency contraception be made available to teens.
Pregnancy and Fertility News for 11/26/2012
Pregnancy News and Links from 11/24/2012 from Dr.Amos Grunebaum
When a preterm delivery is expected, parental counseling should be based
on accurate data regarding survival rates and the likelihood of major
disability among survivors at the given gestational age.