Very Rare “Mono Mono” Twins — 2 Sets, 1 Hospital, 1 Week

An exceptionally unusual event occurred at the Akron General Medical Center in Ohio, where the twins were born. A second set of mono mono twins was born there. ... read more »

12 Tips for Pregnancy in Your 40s

Pregnancy in your 40s can be a challenge. ... read more »

Is it Healthy to Work Up Until My Due Date?

Many women wonder if working up until their pregnancy due date is safe for their health and the health of their unborn child. Find out! ... read more »

Obese Women Less Likely to Develop Endometriosis

Medical research has associated obesity with a long list of potential health problems and diseases. Among them is high-risk of pregnancy and delivery complications. ... read more »

High-Risk - Fetal Conditions

Fetal conditions for a high-risk pregnancy. ... read more »

What Is A Cesarean Section

What is a cesarean section? ... read more »

Different Types of Pregnancies

While pregnancy may seem like a simple term, there are different types of pregnancies. Most are a result of physical differences but some are related to multiple egg release, among other reasons. ... read more »

New Blood Test Detects Down Syndrome Early in Pregnancy

Obstetricians are constantly looking for better ways to diagnose Down syndrome. Currently, women with high risk factors associated with Down syndrome are urged to undergo amniocentesis. ... read more »

Daily Baby Aspirin Could Lower Preeclampsia Risk

To reduce preeclampsia, a new study recommends certain pregnant women be routinely prescribed a regimen of one 81-milligram of aspirin — a baby aspirin — beginning at the 12th week of pregnancy. ... read more »

Men: Don’t Worry, Pregnancy Won't Break Her

If you're like most men, one of the feelings that overcomes you when you first find out your partner is pregnant is fear. There's good news, however: she's not going to break. In fact, a woman's body is designed specifically for this purpose. ... read more »

Acute Fever, Pregnancy and Fertility

An acute fever can be a sign of a serious complication for a pregnant woman or her baby. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services suggests that a pregnant woman call her doctor immediately if she develops a fever or chills. ... read more »

Experts Remain Divided on Safety of Home Births

Some people childbirth think an act so natural as giving birth can be accomplished safely at home, without medical intervention. ... read more »

Predicting Mortality Risk in Critically Ill Obstetric Patients

In some hospital settings the APACHE II (Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II) model is used to determine risk of mortality in obstetric patients. ... 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 »

Maternal Lifestyle and Social Determinants

Researchers published a study in the Global Journal of Health Sciences regarding the use of universal questionnaires to research maternal lifestyle habits, often used to determine maternal/fetal risk, in cultures that do not conform to universal standards. ... read more »

Educating About Placental Complications Using the Web

Researchers from Toronto recently completed a study into the impact of web-based medical information on high-risk pregnant patients. ... read more »

Excess Weight Shields Fetal Heart Defects from Ultrasound

Ultrasound scans have revolutionized fetal diagnostics but they are not fool proof. A Swedish doctor says that more than six of every ten serious fetal heart defects go undetected in ultrasound scans. ... read more »

PCOS Increases Risk of Complications During Pregnancy

PCOS, or polycystic ovarian syndrome, affects up to 15-percent of the female population. Women with the condition tend to have irregular periods, fertility problems, weight gain and excessive facial hair growth. ... read more »

Childbirth Simulator Takes Risk out of High-Risk Delivery

Researchers using an MRI scan and a computer program have developed a way to predict if childbirth will be difficult or simple. According to researchers, the assessment could prove especially useful in cases where mothers are at high-risk for complications during childbirth. ... read more »

Hp Phenotype and Risk of Preeclampsia

Risk of cardiovascular disease and antioxidant response is associated with Hp phenotype in non-pregnant populations, but according to new research from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, New York, Hp phenotype is not associated with risk of preeclampsia. ... read more »

Pregnancy After Kidney Transplant Possible

After recovering from a kidney transplant, some women may desire to start a family. According to a new study published in the American Journal of Transplantation, chances of pregnancy after kidney transplant are high. Nearly 74% of pregnancies end in live births. ... read more »

Fetal Testing and Monitoring

Fetal testing and monitoring are done to ensure that a fetus is healthy and growing at an acceptable rate. Fetal tests can help detect potential and actual problems. This gives the doctors an opportunity to treat the problem before it further develops, if at all possible. ... read more »

Ulcerative Colitis Poses Bigger Pregnancy Risks Than Other IBDs

The recently published findings of a study on the IBD influence during pregnancy suggests it is beneficial to plan conception during a period of remission rather than when IBD is in an active stage. ... read more »

3-D and 4-D Ultrasound During Pregnancy

Ultrasounds, often referred to as sonograms, are digital images taken of a fetus in-utero. Typically, a 2-D ultrasound is used to determine fetal growth, organ development and gender. ... read more »

Pregnancy Nutrition: Eat Your DHA!

Research finds a new reason why adequate DHA intake is important during pregnancy. ... read more »

High-Risk Pregnancy - Maternal

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

How Diabetes Could Affect Your Fertility

Diabetes doesn’t normally run in my family, but it’s been known to hit a few people. My great aunt developed it later in life and my 2nd cousin developed gestational diabetes when she was pregnant. ... read more »

How to Find Out if You Are a High Risk Pregnancy in 12 Steps

Finding out if you have a high risk pregnancy is important. Having a high risk pregnancy means you have an increased risk of complications during pregnancy. ... read more »

Is It Safe To Be At A High Altitude During Pregnancy?

Is it safe to be at a high altitude during pregnancy? There is limited data on the actual impact of high altitude during pregnancy ... ... read more »

Is a Rollercoaster Ride Safe In Pregnancy?

When you take a roller coaster ride there are usually big signs posted everywhere: DON'T USE IF YOU ARE PREGNANT! Only you can decide whether you want to ignore this warning or not. ... read more »

What is HELLP Syndrome?

What is HELLP Syndrome? ... read more »