All About Breech

About 1 in 30 babies are in breech presentation close to the due date ... read more »

Normal Vaginal Discharge

Is it normal to have vaginal discharge? ... read more »

Congenital Rubella

If a woman has rubella during pregnancy, the rubella virus can induce many different birth defects (known as 'Rubella Syndrome' or 'Congenital Rubella'), some of which are quite severe. ... read more »

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) during pregnancy

During pregnancy, some women feel their irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms fade away while others see an increase in symptoms. Treating IBS during pregnancy can be difficult. ... read more »

Uric Acid and Preeclampsia

What does overproduction of uric acid mean with regards to preeclampsia? ... 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 »

Pregnancy Related Problems of Older Women

What other medical issues can affect the pregnancies of older women? ... read more »

Shingles Infection from Husband

Can I get infected with shingles from my husband? ... read more »

Treatments for Constipation During Pregnancy

Constipation during pregnancy is a common occurrence. Constipation is not normally associated with any fetal condition or harm, just with the changes in the body during pregnancy ... read more »

The Ins and Outs of Pregnancy Cramps

Pregnancy cramps can be scary for a pregnant woman. The cramps may be light and barely noticeable or strong and painful. They can signal a problem in pregnancy or be no cause for concern at all. ... read more »

Back Pain And Backache During Pregnancy

Backache is a pain  that nearly every pregnant woman complains about. Backaches can consist of sharp pains, dull pains and general achiness in the lower back area and are usually caused by the weight of the baby. ... read more »

Constipation and Pregnancy

Constipation is among the most frequent and uncomfortable complaints during pregnancy. Here's how to treat it! ... read more »

Epilepsy and Seizures During Pregnancy Postpartum Postbirth

Seizures occur when the brain sends out erratic signals to multiple muscle groups at the same time. Not all seizure disorders are the same, but they all begin with this erratic messaging. The most common seizure disorder affecting pregnant women is epilepsy. ... read more »

Hepatitis C and Pregnancy

Hepatitis C is a disease caused by an RNA virus. Up to 70% of patients infected by the virus are asymptomatic. ... read more »

Yeast Infections and Pregnancy

Yeast infections are more common during pregnancy due to hormonal changes, specifically increased estrogen which sparks glycogen production. ... read more »

Preconception Medical Issues

When trying to conceive (TTC), preconception health is crucial for women facing medical issues, especially if medication is needed to control symptoms of the condition. ... read more »

Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes, commonly referred to as juvenile diabetes, is typically diagnosed in children or young adults, though diagnosis can occur in any stage of life. Of the nearly 26 million people in the United States with diabetes, only 5% have type 1 diabetes. ... read more »

Sickle Cell Disease, Fertility and Pregnancy

Women with sickle cell disease are more likely to have problems during pregnancy; these problems can affect both the pregnant woman and her unborn baby. ... read more »

HIV Positive and Pregnant

The HIV virus can lurk in a person's body for many years, producing no symptoms that would prompt medical examination or suggest the person is contagious with the virus. When left untreated, HIV leads to AIDS. ... read more »

Deep Vein Thrombosis

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a medical condition diagnosed when a blood clot forms in a deep vein, generally the legs. The risk of deep vein thrombosis increases during pregnancy. ... read more »

Gastric Bypass Surgery and Pregnancy

Many obese women will consider the option of gastric bypass surgery in order to lose weight and get pregnant faster. ... read more »

Causes of PCOS

What causes PCOS? ... read more »

Weight Gain in Pregnancy - How much?

How much weight should women gain in pregnancy depends on their prepregnancy body mass index the BMI ... read more »

Alleviating Cold And Flu Symptoms in Pregnancy

Cough, cold and flu symptoms are common in pregnancy. Can you take cold medicine to help alleviate symptoms or should you just tough it out? Which medications should you avoid? ... read more »

Symptoms of an Ectopic Pregnancy

An ectopic pregnancy is a pregnancy outside the uterus, usually in the fallopian tube. An ectopic pregnancy is a life-threatening condition and should be diagnosed and treated as soon as possible. ... read more »

What is PCOS?

PCOS or Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is also known as Stein-Leventhal Syndrome or Polycystic Ovary Disease (PCOD). ... read more »

Vaginal Discharge

I have yellow discharge, what does that mean? ... read more »

Symptoms of PCOS

What are the typical symptoms of PCOS? ... read more »

Progesterone - Low levels

I am concerned about my low progesterone levels ... read more »

Polycystic Ovarian Disease and Being Able to Conceive

PCOD (Poly Cystic Ovarian Disease) can make it harder for a woman to become pregnant as menstrual cycles and ovulation are often disrupted by the small cysts on the ovaries associated with the disease. ... read more »

Morning Sickness During Pregnancy

In most cases, morning sickness during pregnancy will last until the 10th-14th week of pregnancy, though it may last longer in some cases. ... read more »

Fertile Despite PCOS

Can I be fertile and have PCOS? ... read more »

Diagnosis of PCOS

How can you diagnose if I have PCOS? ... read more »

Bleeding in Early Pregnancy - Threatened Abortion

Bleeding in early pregnancy, usually before 20 weeks of the pregnancy, is also called a "Threatened Abortion." ... read more »

What is a Tipped Uterus?

The medical term for a “tipped uterus” is an “anteverted” (tilts forward) or a “retroverted uterus” (tilts backward). Neither rarely, if ever, is this a cause of infertility. ... read more »

Cholestasis of Pregnancy - Severe Itching

The most common cause of severe itching late in pregnancy is cholestasis, a common liver disease that only happens in pregnancy. ... read more »

Food Poisoning During Pregnancy

Food poisoning or foodborne illness is a foodborne disease caused by eating or drinking infected contaminated food or fluids and which could be more severe in pregnancy. Pregnant women are just as susceptible to getting gastroenteritis as nonpregnant women but symptoms may be more severe. ... read more »

FAQs on GERD Treatments

When a pregnant woman has a history of GastroEsophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)/acid reflux during pregnancy, the pregnancy can aggravate the condition, especially later in pregnancy. ... read more »

Healthy Vaginal Microbiome and Reproductive Health

We are not the only inhabitants of our bodies.  Each adult human body plays host to roughly 10 million microscopic organisms that help maintain health from head to toe.  Those that inhabit the vagina are important for reproductive health, healthy fetal development, and may even influence the child’s risk for eczema and allergies during infancy. ... read more »

Lung Liver and Kidney Problems and Pregnancy

Millions of people across the world suffer from kidney disease, lung disease or liver disease. When pregnancy occurs in a woman who is suffering from one of these diseases, the pregnancy is a high risk to both mom and baby and specialized care will be needed in order to maintain a healthy pregnancy. ... 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 Vomiting During Pregnancy Hurt My Baby?

Morning sickness is a typical part of pregnancy but can vomiting too much hurt my baby? And when does vomiting become a problem in pregnancy? ... read more »

Can I Get Pregnant After Freezing Of The Cervix

My cervix was frozen twice for cervical dysplasia. If I want to have a baby in the future, will that affect my ability to get pregnant? And if so, how? ... read more »

Skin Rash in Pregnancy

What could a skin rash during pregnancy be caused by? There are so many different kinds of skin rashes that can occur when you are pregnant. Here are some reasons. ... read more »

Fibroid Tumors And Pregnancy

Are fibroid tumors a problem in pregnancy? Whether a fibroid tumor, also known as a myoma, is a possible problem before or during pregnancy depends on a few different factors. ... read more »

Hypothyroidism - Anovulation

I have a low thyroid condition, can that be a cause of my ovulation problems? ... read more »

Living Longer with the Mediterranean Diet

Moderate consumption of alcohol, low consumption of meat and meat products, and high consumption of vegetables, fruits and nuts, olive oil and legumes can lead to longer life. ... read more »

What Are These Red Patches On My Face?

There are several common skin changes during pregnancy that can result in red patches on the skin. ... read more »

Bleeding After Provera

What could be wrong if I am bleeding after Provera? You likely had what is known as 'withdrawal bleeding' after the progesterone challenge test. ... read more »