Should I Give Up My Cell Phone During Pregnancy?

According to a study, when pregnant mice were placed in direct contact with cell phones during the 19-day pregnancy, offspring showed signs of behavioral problems similar to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in humans. ... read more »

Study Finds Rural India Maternal Health Program Ineffective

A high profile maternal health program in India fails to deliver on its promises to reduce infant and maternal deaths in rural areas, according to a new study. The program had intended to reduce mortality by encouraging women to deliver in private hospitals. ... read more »

Amniotic Fluid Issues: Too Little, Too Much

Amniotic fluid is usually derived from baby's urine and it is inside this protective sac that your baby lives inside your uterus. Amniotic fluid serves many purposes, all for your baby's protection. ... read more »

Fetal Growth Issues

The majority of the babies born every day are of normal weight and normal length but the fluctuation in birth weight can be astounding. There are certain reasons for smaller and bigger babies. ... read more »

Melanoma and Pregnancy

Nearly one-third of cases of melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, are diagnosed in women during their childbearing years and during pregnancy. ... read more »

High Risk Pregnancy Complications Guide

Information and Resources from babyMed about potential high-risk pregnancy complications that may be diagnosed during your pregnancy such as bleeding, hypertension, and premature delivery. ... read more »

Levels Of Bed Rest In Pregnancy

It can sometimes be confusing what exactly you can and what you cannot do when your doctor recommends bed rest during pregnancy. ... read more »

Diarrhea During Pregnancy

Diarrhea is an unpleasant thing to deal with during pregnancy, but it can affect a woman's health when not addressed promptly. ... read more »

Diarrhea During Pregnancy Causes and Treatment

Diarrhea describes bowel movements (stools) that are loose and watery. It is very common, usually not serious and typically lasts two to three days and can be treated with over-the-counter medicines. ... read more »

How Does An Unicornuate Uterus Affect Fertility?

Pregnancy can occur in a woman with a unicornuate uterus, but women with a unicornuate uterus who do become pregnant encounter certain risks. ... read more »

Small for Gestational Age (SGA) & Intrauterine Growth Restriction (IUGR)

SGA or Intrauterine Growth Restriction (IUGR) are usually identified by ultrasound before birth or an examination after birth. ... read more »

High-Risk Pregnancy - Maternal

Maternal causes of a high-risk pregnancy ... read more »

Cephalopelvic Disproportion (CPD)

Cephalopelvic Disproportion is a rare condition where the baby's head or body is too large to fit through the mother's pelvis. ... read more »

What Are The Odds Having A Placental Anomaly?

What are my odds that I will have a placenta previa an accreta or another placental anomaly? ... read more »

Preeclampsia during pregnancy, postpartum and postbirth

Preeclampsia is a life-threatening medical condition that typically occurs during the second half of pregnancy. The major signs of preeclampsia are high blood pressure and protein in the urine. ... read more »

Parvovirus B19 Infection During Pregnancy

Parvovirus B19 infection during pregnancy can affect the fetus and can lead to hydrops. ... read more »

Pregnancy and Gastric Bypass Surgery

There is a whole new generation of women facing new issues regarding pregnancy. These women have all undergone gastric bypass surgery in order to lose weight. ... read more »

Can I Have A Cesarean Section After A Myomectomy?

During a myomectomy, one or many incisions are made into the uterus, the myoma is cut out, and the defects are sutured. Can I have a cesarean section after myomectomy? ... read more »

Dysmenorrhea - Painful Menstrual Periods or Cramps

Dysmenorrhea is defined as a medical condition that involves pain or discomfort during the menstruation process, often simply referred to as menstrual pain. ... read more »

Placenta Previa

A placenta previa is a placenta that is implanted at or close to the internal os (mouth) of the cervix.
 Placenta previa happens in about 1 in 200 pregnancies. ... read more »

Bleeding/Spotting in Early Pregnancy

Any vaginal bleeding or spotting during pregnancy may be concerning and could mean an increased risk of miscarriage or early or preterm delivery. Spotting during the first three months is often common. ... read more »

Second Trimester Miscarriage

After the 12th week of pregnancy, the chances of a miscarriage drop to below 10% but miscarriages in the second trimester, while rare and unexpected, do happen. ... read more »

What Is A Bicornuate Uterus?

A bicornuate uterus is the most common congenital uterine anomaly and can impact a woman's reproductive capabilities. ... read more »

Bleeding Behind the Placenta

I just had an ultrasound and the doctor found a blood clot next to the placenta. Is that a problem? Should I be on bed rest? Is retroplacental hemorrhage a problem? ... read more »

Fetal Evaluation-Indications

What are the indications for fetal evaluation in the last trimester? ... read more »

Toxoplamosis and Infections

The major concern and biggest risk of toxoplasma is if you became infected for the very first time during your pregnany. A simple test for a protein called IgG will tell you if you have had it before or not. ... read more »

Collagen Vascular Disease and Pregnancy

Some of the better known collagen vascular diseases include ankylosing spondylitis, lupus, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, psoriatic arthritis, and more. ... read more »

Postpartum Postbirth Fever Endometritis Sepsis

Endometritis is an infection of the uterus, the uterine lining, myometrium, and/or parametrium. Postpartum endometritis is an infection of the uterus after delivery. ... read more »

Anemia During Pregnancy

Anemia is defined as not having enough red blood cells. During pregnancy, blood is usually tested at the first prenatal visit and then again at the beginning of the third trimester. ... read more »

How to Prevent Food Sickness During Pregnancy in 12 Steps

Food poisoning is a frequent condition during pregnancy. Our 12 step program helps you prevent getting sick from food during pregnancy. ... read more »

Mullerian Anomalies: Uterus Bicornuate, Didelphus, Bicornuate

An abnormal uterus can have different shapes like unicornuate bicornuate didelphus and septate uterus. ... read more »

Cyclopia: The One-Eyed Baby

Cyclopia is an extremely rare birth defect where the baby is born with one eye or two eyes on the forehead of the baby. ... read more »

Pregnancy and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD)

Sexually transmitted diseases affect more than 2 million women every year. This number can only be tallied by the number of women who are treated or diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease. ... read more »

Premature Preterm Labor And Birth And Effects On Baby

Preterm or premature birth or delivery is a birth of a baby that is before 37 weeks of the pregnancy or more than three weeks before a baby's due date. ... read more »

Chorioamnionitis

Chorioamnionitis is a bacterial infection that causes irritation and inflammation of the amnion and chorion fetal membranes. ... read more »

Molar Pregnancy - H Mole Or Hydatidiform Mole

A molar pregnancy is also known as a hydatidiform mole (H.Mole) A molar predgnancy is a benign tumor that develops in the uterus, usually from a fetus and a placenta. ... read more »

Indeterminate Sex

When an infant is born with indeterminate sex, the genital organs are not visually male or female. ... read more »

What is Impaired Fecundity?

Impaired fecundity is the term used for couples who have trouble conceiving or carry a baby in utero once conception occurs. ... read more »

Fetal Cardiac Arrhythmia

It is not usual for the fetus to have an irregular heart beat (cardiac arrhthmia) during pregnancy. More often than not it is a benign condition, though it requires further tests when it is observed. ... read more »

Is Spotting in Pregnancy Normal?

There is a significant difference between spotting (light dots of pink, red or brown blood) and bleeding in pregnancy (a steady flow of blood). Both are a cause for a call to your obstetrician. ... read more »

Cervical Insufficiency

Cervical insufficiency is the premature widening and thinning of the cervix. If left untreated, cervical insufficiency can lead to premature birth and miscarriage. ... read more »

Subchorionic Hematoma

A subchorionic hematoma (also known as subchorionic bleeding) is a space of fluid collection, presumably blood, between the gestational sac, usually the placenta, and the uterine wall. ... read more »

Treatment of Constipation During Pregnancy

Constipation is a common problem during pregnancy. One of the reasons is the hormone progesterone, which slows the movement of food through your digestive tract. ... read more »

Placenta Creta: Accreta, Increta, Percreta

A placenta creta, accreta, increta, or percreta is a placenta that grows during pregnancy into or through the uterus. Having this condition is life-threatening and requires expert medical care. ... read more »

Gas and Bloating in 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 associated with pregnancy. ... read more »

Pregnancy and HIV

Getting pregnant when a woman is HIV+ can be a tough decision to make if the woman already knows her status. If she doesn't, there are still ways to protect the baby. ... read more »

Antibodies and Pregnancy

The human immune system is powered by antibodies. When the body detects a threat like bacteria or viruses, lymphocytes produces proteins called immunoglobulins or antibodies to save the day. ... read more »

Cervical Insufficiency (Incompetence)

What is cervical insufficiency or incompetence? ... read more »

Neonatal Complications: What is Very Low Birth Weight?

A subset of the low birth weight group includes infants born weighing less than 1,500 grams or 3.3 lbs. Infants born weighing less than 3.3 lbs are considered very low birth weight. ... read more »

The Invisible Face of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is the term used to describe a series of birth defects associated with fetal alcohol exposure in utero. ... read more »

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