Measles (Rubeola) Infection During Pregnancy

Measles (also known as Rubeola) is a viral disease that usually produces fever, cough, conjunctivitis and a red, bumpy rash, and a rash ("Koplik's spots") inside the cheeks. ... read more »

Is It Safe To Ski During Pregnancy?

Is it ok to ski when trying to conceive (TTC) and during pregnancy? ... read more »

Vitamin C and Baby's Brain Development

The lack of proper Vitamin C levels in the diet during pregnancy could be linked to impaired brain development of the fetus, according to a new study. ... read more »

Alcohol and the fetus

Alcohol consumption during pregnancy is a significant public health problem and may result in a wide range of adverse outcomes for the child. ... read more »

Fetal Evaluation-Indications

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

Chemicals May Affect Baby Gender

Researchers have found a link between the consumption of PBB polybrominated biphenyls and PCB polychlorinated biphenyls and the sex and gender of fetal offspring. ... read more »

Smoking and Pregnancy

Smoking can cause more than low birth weight. Pregnant mothers who smoke are at an increased risk of miscarriage and premature birth. ... read more »

Is Eating Pork Safe During Pregnancy?

If you eat pork during pregnancy, you have to ensure that the meat is thoroughly cooked right up to the core so that all parasites are killed. ... read more »

Bright Spot Echogenic Focus And Down Syndrome

Occasionally a so-called 'echogenci focus' or bright spot is seen in the heart of the fetus. Does this suggest an increased risk of Down syndrome in the baby? ... read more »

hCG Levels And Sex of the Fetus

Could hCG levels signify whether you may be having a boy or a girl? A recent study says there is some evidence to support this idea. ... read more »

Should I Continue Taking my Medications During Pregnancy?

Most medications are safe in pregnancy. Before discontinuing or stopping any medication because of a pregnancy, it's important to talk to your doctor. ... read more »

When to Use Antibiotics During Pregnancy

Not all illnesses are infections that need or can to be treated with antibiotics. The obstetrician will judge the severity of the infection before prescribing an antibiotic. ... read more »

Fetal Risk of Using Antibiotics During Pregnancy

Most antibiotics are safe to take during pregnancy especially when the risks of not treating an infection are possible higher than the treatment. ... read more »

Alcohol, TTC, and Pregnancy

Even one glass of alcohol can significantly harm the developing fetus. ... read more »

Secondhand Smoke and Your Baby

According to research, second hand smoke is just as harmful to the fetus as first hand smoke. The chemicals and carcinogens present in first hand smoke are still present in second hand smoke. ... read more »

Fetal Echo Echocardiography

A fetal echo or fetal echocardiography is an ultrasound test performed to evaluate the heart of the fetus during pregnancy and is often done as early as 20-24 weeks or later in pregnancy. ... read more »

How Your Baby Can Take a (Non-)Stress Test in Utero

When you’re an adult and your body is put under heavy amounts of stress from exercise or even emotional stress at work or home, your doctor needs to test your heart and make sure it’s responding properly. ... read more »

Effect of Pregnancy on Cancer Progression

Pregnancy more often than not does not affect cancer progression and it's usually not necessary to stop the pregnancy. ... read more »

How Safe Are Spa Treatments in Pregnancy?

Pregnancy is a great time to get pampered. Spa treatments can alleviate many of the unpleasant side effects of pregnancy. ... read more »

Gynecologic and Obstetric Ultrasound

Gynecologic and Obstetric Ultrasound is the use of high-frequency sound waves together with computer imaging to painlessly view the fetus and the pelvic organs. ... read more »

Toxoplasmosis: Infection by Trimesters

During which trimester is infection worse? ... read more »

What is a Miscarriage?

What is a miscarriage? ... read more »

Umbilical Cord Information

The umbilical cord is a narrow, tube-like structure that connects the developing baby (also referred to, in medical terms, as the fetus) to the placenta and transports blood and nutrients between the fetus and the placenta. ... read more »

ECP (Morning After Pill)

Can emergency contraceptive pills (morning after pill) harm the fetus? ... read more »

Bumping Against Abdomen

Can bumbing against my abdomen lead to a miscarriage? ... read more »

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