Thriving During Pregnancy Amid the Coronavirus Threat

The constant news stream on the current Coronavirus outbreak can be overwhelming. New information is being shared hour by hour as we all attempt to find out as much as we can to protect ourselves and others. Here are some tips to help get you through this volatile time! ... read more »

Are Hot Water Bottles Safe in Pregnancy

You’ve been instructed to avoid hot tubs, saunas, steamy baths but what about a hot water bottle? ... read more »

All About Prenatal Care

Prenatal care helps you improve your baby's health and your own! ... read more »

Dieting During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is not the best time to diet. Your body requires a larger amount of calories, vitamins, and nutrients to keep the baby's development on track. ... read more »

Why Do Doctors Measure Your Stomach at Prenatal Visits?

Starting in the 20th week of the pregnancy, the size of your belly starts telling you secrets about baby inside. ... read more »

Do I Have Morning Sickness or am I Sick?

Morning sickness is a common symptom of pregnancy, but nausea can also be a sign of illnesses, like the flu or stomach virus. There are a few key differences between the two that can help pregnant women determine whether they should seek medical attention. ... read more »

Is It Time to Switch to Stretchy Pants?

I have a rule for myself to never leave the house in sweatpants. Call me vain, but I find sweatpants in public to be generally offensive, and never have I left the house feeling so lazy that I couldn’t find an old pair of jeans to throw on. ... read more »

Forest Bathing or Shinrin-Yoku During Pregnancy

According to Wikipedia, Forest bathing is the practice of taking a short, leisurely visit to a forest for health benefits. The practice originated in Japan where it is called shinrin-yoku (森林浴) in Japanese (it is also called sēnlínyù (森林浴) in Mandarin and sanlimyok (산림욕) in Korean). ... read more »

Pregnancy Guide For Women 35 and Older

Women over 35 may have more pregnancy complications. ... read more »

Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy

Learn what food to avoid before and during pregnancy! ... read more »

Syncope Fainting or Dizziness During Pregnancy

What is dizziness during pregnancy? Dizziness is when you feel lightheaded or you feel like you are about to faint. You feel like you're spinning or things around you are spinning (vertigo). ... read more »

Leopold Maneuvers

Leopold's Maneuversare methods to determine position, presentation and engagement of fetus. ... read more »

A Labor and Delivery Nurse's Birth Plan

Birth plans are common these days. Here is a birthplan written by a labor and delivery nurse. ... read more »

Tips for Quality Sleep During Pregnancy

Morning routines get all the hype. But what about your nighttime ritual? Ending the day on a good note is just as important as starting on one, especially if you’re pregnant. Read about our tips for getting quality sleep during pregnancy! ... read more »

All About Amniocentesis

Amniocentesis is a procedure performed during pregnancy to examine a baby's chromosomes. Most often, an amniocentesis is done between 16-20 weeks of pregnancy (gestation). ... read more »

Chapped Lips During Pregnancy

One such sign is dry, cracked lips. If you’re not prone to chapped lips when not pregnant, there’s a really good chance this new condition was brought on by your thirsty baby. ... read more »

Normal Weight Gain During Pregnancy

Your pregnancy weight gain depends on how much you weigh when you start your pregnancy. ... read more »

What Is a Rainbow Baby?

Like the old notion that a rainbow brings promise and good fortune, a rainbow baby is a baby born after a miscarriage, stillbirth, or death of a newborn baby. ... read more »

Pregnant? Why You Need the Flu Vaccine

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the optimal time for pregnant women to receive the vaccination is as early in the season as it becomes available. ... read more »

What Is an Induced Abortion?

What is an induced abortion? An induced abortion is an abortion procedure to end a pregnancy. An induced abortion can be done with medication or with a surgical procedure. The timing of abortion depends on laws in each country or state. In the US, for example, most states allow induced abortion until 20-24 weeks of the pregnancy. ... read more »

The Flu or Swine Flu - H1N1 Virus

The H1N1 Flu is also called Swine Flu. Swine flu is an infection caused by the H1N1 virus virus. ... read more »

Arrhythmia During Pregnancy

Arrhythmias are abnormal heart beats, which can be completely harmless or life-threatening, and may happen too fast, too slowly, or erratically. ... read more »

Heart Disease and Pregnancy

Heart conditions are a leading cause of maternal death associated with pregnancy, and they are seen in up to one in 25-50 pregnant women. ... read more »

Your Holiday Pregnancy & Fertility Survival Guide

We've got you covered with tips on all you need to know to survive the holidays! ... read more »

Scombroid Fish Poisoning and Pregnancy

Scombroid food poisoning is a foodborne illness that results from eating spoiled (decayed) fish. As histamine is also the natural agent involved in allergic reactions, scombroid food poisoning often gets misidentified as a food allergy. ... read more »

Amniotic Fluid Embolism

Amniotic fluid embolism (AFE) is a very rare and life threatening complication during pregnancy or childbirth. Learn about signs and treatment. ... read more »

Peripartum Cardiomyopathy During and After Pregnancy

Cardiomyopathy is a rare type of heart disease usually associated with heart failure. It may occur during or after pregnancy. ... read more »

I think I'm pregnant, now what?

I think I'm pregnant, now what? As soon as you think you might be pregnant, you should visit your Ob-Gyn or a pregnancy clinic or help center for a pregnancy test. If you are pregnant it is important to: ... read more »

Preeclampsia and Pregnancy

Last week I saw a patient for her first prenatal visit. She was 8 weeks pregnant and her pregnancy was achieved with IVF (in vitro fertilization). ... read more »

21 Creative Ways to Announce That You Are Pregnant

Discovering you're pregnant is almost as good as the reaction on your partner's face when you share the good news. Check out these 21 creative and unique ways to make them smile. ... read more »

Varicose Veins During Pregnancy

The first line of defense against varicose veins during pregnancy is to understand why these veins appear in the first place. While the weight on the legs certainly is a secondary reason, it is the weight of the uterus that plays a primary role in creating varicose veins. ... read more »

Does Makena Help Prevent Preterm Birth?

The more preterm the baby is born, the more severe these complications may be. That being said, preventing such a situation from taking place is a high priority for both doctors and pregnant women alike. Enter Makena, a drug designed to do exactly this. But is it too good to be true? ... read more »

How to Dress for the Holidays with a Bump

Dressing for holiday events is never easy when pregnant. ... read more »

Pregnant or Want To Be? You Must Lessen Your Stress

Many pregnant women are under stress. Coping with stress in pregnancy is important to improve pregnancy outcome. ... read more »

Hilaria Baldwin Predicts Baby’s Gender on babyMed

Do what Hilaria did and take our test! ... read more »

How to Prevent Food Sickness During Pregnancy

Getting sick from food is the last thing you need now! ... read more »

Second Trimester of Pregnancy: Body Changes

You are now in your second trimester, which means goodbye to nausea, but hello to a long list of other things. As your baby grows, so does your body, and this means more than just your belly. ... read more »

Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis (DTap) Vaccination

DTap stands for diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis. ... read more »

Pregnancy Landmarks: When Can We Identify Them?

As pregnancy progresses you can make the pregnancy diagnoses seeing several landmarks where you would normally expect to see the pregnancy development. ... read more »

How to Find a Good Hospital and Maternity Unit

Finding a good hospital unit for maternity is among the top priorities for pregnant women to ensure the optimal care when you are having a baby. ... read more »

Calculation of the Estimated Due Date

It is very important that the dating of the pregnancy, finding the right due date, is accurate because most decisions in pregnancy relate to having the right due date. ... read more »

How to Calculate Your Pregnancy Due Date

Calculation of the pregnancy due date is the single most important part of prenatal care. ... read more »

Quit Smoking in Pregnancy to Reduce Risk of Premature Birth

A new study shows that quitting will decrease your risk of giving birth prematurely, even if you’re already pregnant when you stop. ... read more »

Top 100 Baby Names 2009

Popularity in 2009 ... read more »

Most Popular Baby Names 2008

These are the most popular 1000 baby names from the year 2008. ... read more »

Baby Names: Most Popular By Date

Finding the right baby name isn't always easy. Here are lists of popular baby names through the decades. ... read more »

How Much Do You Know About Pregnancy Food Cravings?

Food cravings and aversions to food are among the most typical early symptoms of pregnancy and they often continue throughout the pregnancy. Almost all expectant mothers (and even some fathers!) experience cravings during pregnancy, and most experience at least one aversion as well. ... read more »

Pregnancy Weight Gain Guide

Weight gain during pregnancy is a top concern, not only for how you will look and feel but also because it can be a determining factor in a healthy and happy pregnancy. Being overweight or underweight during pregnancy can both have adverse effects. ... read more »

Gas, Bloating, and Farting During Pregnancy

If there is one symptom of pregnancy that every mother-to-be would change, it would be the large amount of gas and bloating (aka "farting") associated with pregnancy. ... read more »

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