Food Poisoning During Pregnancy

Unfortunately, it's not unusual to get food poisoning while pregnant. ... read more »

Heartburn and Indigestion

Acid escaping from the stomach into the esophagus is often to blame for heartburn and indigestion during pregnancy. ... read more »

Painful Body Changes In Pregnancy And How to Cope

It is normal for a pregnant woman to undergo many body changes, aches and pains during pregnancy. Most are associated with hormones, and the pain will stop when hormone levels return to normal. ... read more »

Other Painful Body Changes

Physical changes during pregnancy are commonly associated with hormonal changes. The body typically returns to normal a few months after baby is born. ... read more »

Body Aches and Pains

There will be plenty of aches and pains associated with pregnancy, but the legs and back are often the body parts hit the hardest. Increased fluid retention during pregnancy can lead to swelling. ... read more »

Swelling During Pregnancy

Swelling of the face, hands, legs and feet are all common symptoms of pregnancy, but can cause also serious discomfort and even pain. ... read more »

Labor Signs and Symptoms: Diarrhea

As your body gets ready for giving birth, muscles loosen in the entire body, and this includes the muscles that regulate bowel movements. Often, diarrhea can be a sign that baby is on the way! ... read more »

Penicillin and Pregnancy

What does Penicillin do? ... 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 »

Diarrhea Dehydration and Fluid Loss in Pregnancy

How concerned should I be about diarrhea during pregnancy? ... read more »

Pregnancy Stages: Embarrassing Symptoms of Pregnancy

Not all of pregnancy is beautiful or comfortable. For some women, talking about the more embarrassing symptoms that occur during pregnancy stages can be hard. ... read more »

Diarrhea During Pregnancy: Causes and Treatment

Diarrhea is common during pregnancy, but it can occasionally be a sign of a more serious problem. Learn the causes, important facts, and treatments. ... read more »

Rotavirus Infection during Pregnancy

Rotavirus is a common childhood infection that can also affect women during pregnancy. ... read more »

Constipation and Diarrhea During Pregnancy

Those same pregnancy hormones that make the muscles and ligaments more lax during the birthing process, will also play games with the intestinal organs. ... read more »

Nausea and Vomiting as Early Pregnancy Symptoms

Morning sickness is one of the most common symptoms of early pregnancy. And though the name suggests symptoms only occur in the morning, they can really happen at any time of day. ... read more »

Colon Cancer Symptoms

In many cases, colon cancer in women will occur without any symptoms whatsoever. This is why it is vitally important that women are screened regularly by their physicians for colorectal cancer, even if no symptoms are present. ... read more »

Recreational Water Illnesses and Pregnancy

Recreational water illnesses are on the rise. According to the CDC, from 2004 to 2010 a 200% increase in illnesses associated with germs found in swimming pools has been reported. ... read more »

Common Recreational Water Illnesses

Recreational water illnesses are contracted when pregnant and non-pregnant swimmers come in contact with germs present in treated and untreated water. Germs pose the highest risk to swimmers with impaired immune function, including pregnant women. ... read more »

Constipation and Pregnancy: Is There a Safe Stool Softener?

Pregnancy constipation can be especially uncomfortable, but there are some over the counter stool softeners considered safe for use during pregnancy. ... read more »

Vaccines for Childhood Rotavirus-Related Seizures

Rotavirus infection, the most common cause of diarrhea in infants and young children, can also cause seizures in some children. One Canadian study suggests 7 percent of children hospitalized with rotavirus had experienced seizures. ... read more »

Campylobacter Infection During Pregnancy

Campylobacter infections during pregnancy, infections with an organism called campylobacter jejuni, are the #1 cause of foodborne gastroenteritis aka food poisoning in the United States and other developed countries. According to the World Health Organization (WHO),   ... read more »

Stay Close to the Bathroom as Labor Approaches

When your baby is ready to make his big debut, your body will start doing some strange things to prepare. ... 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 »

Is It Safe To Have Fruit Juice During Pregnancy?

Drinking fruit juice supposed to be healthy, but is it good for pregnant women? ... read more »

Negative Effects of Diet Changes During Pregnancy

During pregnancy, pregnant women usually complain about one of two bathroom issues. Either they are extremely constipated or they have diarrhea. ... read more »

Health Advisory for Infection During Pregnancy

In July of 2012 the New York State Department of Health issued a Health Advisory related to an increase in the number of cases of infection due to Vibrio parahaemolyticus diagnosed in NY.   ... read more »

Prebiotics and Probiotics During Pregnancy

Many women experience a form of gastrointestinal discomfort at some point during their pregnancy such as nausea, vomiting, constipation or diarrhea. There may be a nutritional solution worth trying. ... read more »

Digestion During Pregnancy

Digestion issues during pregnancy are very common. As the uterus expands, the pressure moves outward and this causes pressure on the wall of the stomach as well as the pelvic veins. Pressure is also felt on the rib cage and the stomach. ... read more »

Prevention of Travelers' Diarrhea

I just found out a simple officially accepted way to prevent travelers' diarrhea. ... read more »

What to Do about Diarrhea

If you’re not constipated during pregnancy, you might be afflicted with the opposite problem. Diarrhea during pregnancy is extremely common, and unlike constipation, it might not even be caused by the pregnancy itself. ... read more »