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 »

Small For Gestational Age (SGA)

Small for gestational age (SGA) is a term used to describe a baby who is smaller than the usual amount for the number of weeks of pregnancy. ... 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 »

Why Do I Have Pelvic Pain During Pregnancy?

One of the most concerning for many pregnant women is pelvic pain. Pelvic pain can be attributed to more than just the weight of the uterus and fetus and it is not always associated with labor. ... 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 »

Long-Term Health Associated with Pregnancy Health

According to the Society for Maternal-Fetal Health, the outcome of a woman's pregnancy may be a key indicator of her future health. ... read more »

Tools, Charts, Tips, Advice and More.

Find out how to improve your chances of getting pregnant. Tools, charts, tips, advice and more. ... read more »

Crohn’s Disease in Pregnancy

Crohn's Disease is an inflammatory autoimmune disorder.Typically, the body can tell the difference between native and foreignsubstances, but patients with Crohn's Disease lack this ability. ... read more »

Preparing Young Siblings for New Arrival

One of the nicest things about being pregnant is that when mom is pregnant, the whole family is pregnant, too. Younger children, however, may require a little more time and TLC to get comfortable. ... read more »

20 Natural Home Remedies to Ease Heartburn Symptoms

Heartburn is a common complaint among pregnant women. Hormonal changes in the body throw off the digestive tract, altering flavor preferences and the ability to digest foods and beverages. ... read more »

Platelet Count During Pregnancy

The platelet count test measures the number of platelets in a given blood sample. The platelets count decreases during pregnancy. As a single test, it can tell little about overall health and even less about the particular condition causing the abnormal platelet count. ... read more »

Swedish Moms Enjoy Midwives ... And Very Little Medicine

Having a baby is basically the same around the world but each nation's approach to prenatal and maternity care varies according to national policy. In Sweden, most mothers-to-be enjoy the services of midwives instead of doctors and nurses. ... read more »

Pregnancy is Most Googled Medical Symptom in 2013

The study of internet search words is a tremendously big business benefiting many industries. ... read more »

Third Trimester of Pregnancy and Your Relationship

Pregnancy is a thrilling and heartwarming time in the lives of couples. Unfortunately, you're not always on the same page mentally, physically or emotionally during this time - and that can sometimes be a source of friction. ... read more »

What Happens To My Baby in the First Trimester?

Your body goes through many changes throughout the first trimester, as does your baby. Here are some things that will happen as your baby goes through the first 12 weeks of life. ... read more »

First Trimester of Pregnancy and Your Relationship

Whether you have only been with the father for a little while or have been married for 10 years, expect your relationship and intimacy to change throughout the first trimester. ... read more »

Second Trimester of Pregnancy and Your Relationship

Have you ever noticed that despite all the "joys of motherhood" cards, ads, commercials, etc. that exist, you rarely hear about the joys of pregnancy. Much of that probably has to do with the first trimester. ... read more »

Treatment and Tips to Relieve Sleep Disturbances During Pregnancy

Many women experience sleep disturbances during pregnancy. Fortunately, there are several ways to make nighttime more relaxing and sleep-filled for women throughout every stage of pregnancy. ... read more »

16 Pregnancy Tips for Dads-to-Be

There are many things a partner can do to support the pregnancy and prepare himself for parenthood. ... read more »

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