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 »

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 »

What You Can And What You Cannot Do In 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. ... read more »

Fetal Heartbeat

When can the fetal heartbeat first be seen? ... read more »

Timing of Delivery When Conditions Require Early Delivery

Below is a list modified from the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists concerning inductions or cesaran delivery by weeks based on medical indications   ... read more »

Heterotopic Pregnancy - Pregnancy in Two Separate Locations

A heteropic pregnancy is a pregnancy in two separate locations, usually one pregnancy is inside the uterus, the other pregnancy is located usually as an ectopic pregnancy, outside the uterus. ... read more »

Fetal Hydrops - Hydrops Fetalis

Fetal hydrops is the abnormal accumulation of fluid in two or more body cavities or area. Soft tissue areas or cavities include: ... read more »

Mirror Syndrome In Pregnancy - Ballantyne's Syndrome

Mirror syndrome which is also known as Ballantyne's syndrome is a pregnancy complication which combines two conditions: fetal hydrops and maternal preeclampsia. ... read more »

What Is meconium and meconium aspiration syndrome MAS?

Meconium is the baby's initial stool.  Meconium is liquid and sticky and usually greenish or dark brown color and can be passed before or after birth.  Meconium contains everything the fetus has ingested while in the womb, such as mucus, amniotic fluid, water, lanugo (that downy hair babies have) and intestinal epithelial cells.  ... read more »

Tiredness during pregnancy

Feeling tiredness during pregnancy is one of the first complaints a newly pregnant mother has. This fatigue can be rooted in a variety of body changes and emotional stresses associated with pregnancy. ... read more »

Ultrasound in Pregnancy - What is done?

Most patients in the US get at least a basic sonogram around 18-20 weeks, though it may surprise you to find out that presently most medical associations do not recommend ultrasound in pregnancy. ... read more »

Physical and Emotional Changes During Pregnancy

The most common physical and emotional changes during pregnancy are very difficult to hide from the outside world. As the fetus grows, so does the abdomen of the mother. ... read more »

Signs of Danger in Pregnancy

Most pregnancies proceed uneventfully. However, you should know what possible danger signs are so you can contact your doctor or hospital if you experience them.If you experience any of the following signs, it's recommended that you call your doctor or go directly to the hospital to make sure you are taken care of.   ... read more »

What is Pregnancy And How Do You Know You Are Pregnant?

  The answer to the question of "what is a pregnancy?" is that the beta hCG pregnancy test must be positive to make the pregnancy diagnosis. ... read more »

Seven Facts about Homebirth you need to know about

Is it "No interventions" that you want? The same can be offered in a hospital Is it "home-like" setting you want. Same can be done in the hospital You want no epidural? ... read more »

Constipation in Pregnancy - What To Do About It

Constipation is a very common issue in pregnancy and there are several things you can do about it. ... read more »

Your Brain and Memory During Pregnancy

As if mom did not have to go through enough with her pregnancy, she also has to deal with a lack of memory during pregnancy. This slight memory loss is a common problem with pregnant women and is often nothing to worry about. ... read more »

Exercise - When to Stop During Pregnancy

How do I know when to stop exercise during pregnancy? ... read more »

Inversion of the Chromosome

What does inversion of the chromosome mean? ... read more »

Is Spotting Early in Pregnancy a Problem

I have had some vaginal discharge and spotting for two weeks now, is that a problem? ... read more »

Hemorrhoids in Pregnancy

Hemorrhoids in pregnancy are common and usually disappear after delivery. Here is what you can do to prevent them. ... read more »

Cesarean Section Maternal Risks

Complications of a cesarean section include bleeding, infections, injury to organs, and future placenta accreta and placenta previa. ... read more »

After The Ob-Gyn Examination

After the ObGyn and pelvic examination your doctor should discuss the examination findings with you after you are dressed. ... read more »

Breathing During Pregnancy

When a mother to be talks about breathing during pregnancy, most often it will involve preparation for birth. ... read more »

Pulsations in Uterus During Pregnancy

I am 33 weeks pregnant and feels strange pulsations in my uterus, what could they be? ... read more »

Oligohydramnios - Decreased Amniotic Fluid

Oligohydramnios means decreased amniotic fluid.  There are several methods to evaluate the amniotic fluid in pregnancy. ... read more »

DHA Supplementation in Pregnancy

Benefits of adding Omega-3 and DHA ... read more »

Gastric Bypass Surgery And Pregnancy Precautions

Studies have shown that women can have a healthy pregnancy following gastric bypass surgery, though many obstetricians believe that gastric bypass surgery increases the nutritional and metabolic risk of subsequent pregnancy. ... read more »

Obesity Guidelines

First federal obesity guidelines released on 6/17/1998 ... read more »

Trimesters of Pregnancy

There are three trimesters of pregnancy. Each trimester lasts approximately three months or 40 weeks for a full-term pregnancy. Each of these trimesters marks a pregnancy milestone and brings new and exciting changes for mom and baby. ... read more »

Fetal Movement Kick Count

Date/Weeks Start Time End Time Minutes to reach 10 kicks 10 20 30 ... read more »

Abdominal Pregnancy

Abdominal pregnancy is a form of "ectopic pregnancy" where the pregnancy grows outside it's normal place inside the abdomen instead of where it should grow inside the uterus ... read more »

Acute Fatty Liver In Pregnancy

An acute fatty liver of pregnancy (AFLP) is a rare and very serious complication in pregnancy affecting about 1 in 7,270 to 13,000 deliveries in the US, more likely women with twins and those with a first pregnancy. AFLP is a form of liver failure due to infiltration of fatty acids causes acute liver insufficiency. ... read more »

Malpresentation and Malposition of the Fetus

A malpresentation or malposition of the fetus is when the fetus is in any abnormal position, other than vertex (head down) with the occiput anterior or posterior. The following are considered malpresentations or malpositions: ... read more »

Cholecystitis In Pregnancy

A cholecystitis is a gallbladder infection often associated with gallbladder stones. Other causes may include problems with the bile duct and tumors. ... read more »

Facts About Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a time in life when women feel closer to their spouse and body more than ever before. Here are a few facts about pregnancy for expecting moms. ... read more »

Having a Baby – Things to Remember During Those 40 Weeks

Having a baby is a wonderful experience for most couples. When the surprise, elation and fear have died down a bit, the time comes to think about the impact of having a baby on life and future. ... read more »

First Trimester of Pregnancy: When to Tell Others

It is commonly known that miscarriage and other complications tend to occur during the pregnancy first trimester so many couples choose to wait before telling family and friends. ... read more »

Answering Questions about the Mucus Plug

The mucus plug forms soon after the fertilized egg implants in the uterus. The plug blocks the opening of the cervix until the gestational period is over. ... read more »

Pelvic Pressure In Pregnancy: Causes And Treatment

Your baby's growth is consistent over the 40 weeks of pregnancy, but you may not notice any pelvic discomfort or pressure until well into the third trimester. ... read more »

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