What Is A Bicornuate Uterus?

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

Pregnancy Guide For Women 35 and Older

When a woman becomes pregnant past the age of 35, she is considered to be of advanced maternal age. As a woman ages, her egg stores are lower, and may not be as healthy and viable as they once were.

Are Antibiotics Safe During Pregnancy
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Learn what doctors at top universities say about antibiotic use during pregnancy.

12 Issues During Pregnancy Not To Ignore

Important issues during pregnancy not to ignore.

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.

Pregnancy Deaths on the Decline, but Numbers are Still too High

Trends in Maternal Mortality has reported a 34% reduction in pregnancy deaths between 1990 and 2008.

Are Thermogenics Safe During Pregnancy?

Can I thermogenic supplements during pregnancy? The best selling thermogenic formulas are combinations of two drugs: caffeine and ephedrine...

Pregnancy Complications with Multiple Births Twins And Triplets

Pregnancy complications in twins are many-fold higher than with a sigleton baby and include a higher rate of premature deliveries and fetal anomalies.

OB-GYN Group Urges Doctors to Prescribe Weight Loss Before Conception

One subject that many obstetricians and gynecologists (OB-GYNs) find uncomfortable is the issue of excess weight when a patient is having difficulties conceiving.

Bed Rest During Pregnancy

There is no solid scientific evidence that bed rest during pregnancy works in most cases, and in some cases it may even hurt.

Pacemaker Patients Are Healthy Enough for Baby

Thanks to advancements in medical technology and treatment, heart defects are no longer a reason for reduced lifespan and these children are growing into healthy adults with all the dreams and aspirations of other adults - including the dream of being a parent.

Can I Take Acyclovir During Pregnancy And Breastfeeding?

Is the drug Acyclovir, which is used to treat herpes simplex, safe to use while pregnant? How about if you are breastfeeding?

Pregnancy and Preeclampsia Increase Women’s Already-Higher Risk of Stroke

Being pregnant and having preeclampsia both increase a woman's risk of stroke; the preeclampsia-related risk of stroke lingers on as long as 40 years after the pregnancy.

Pregnant Breastfeeding: Is Breastfeeding During Pregnancy Safe?

Breastfeeding is considered healthiest option for baby and can be continued for more than one year. Back to back pregnancies can mean mom is still breastfeeding one child while pregnant with another.

New Guidelines for Periconception Care

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and a select panel of external partners issued guidelines for preconception care of women, emphasizing the importance of providing this type of care in the primary care setting.

Weight and Pregnancy Outcomes in Women Who Have Their First Baby

Increased weight is associated with increased incidence of pre-eclampsia, gestational hypertension, macrosomia, induction of labour and caesarean delivery.

Impact Of Obesity On Fertility And Pregnancy

Obesity increases pregnancy complications. The prevalence of obesity is currently rising in developed countries, making pregravid overweight one of the most common high-risk obstetric situations.

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.

Sunbathing Sunscreens and Sun Exposure in Pregnancy

Sunbathing in pregnancy may not be a good idea because the increased hormones of pregnancy increase your risks.

Using STI Status to Predict Pregnancy Outcomes

  According to researchers in New South Wales, STI (sexually transmitted infection) status may be helpful in predicting pregnancy outcomes.

Researchers Discover New Cells Key to Placenta Development, Come Closer to Understanding Pregnancy Complications

Scientists are a step closer to understanding how a healthy placenta develops and why some pregnancy complications occur.

Pre-Pregnancy Weight and the Risk of Stillbirth and Neonatal death

Maternal obesity more than doubles the risk of stillbirth and neonatal death.

Obesity in Early Pregnancy and Premature Deliveries

Obesity is associated with many pregnancy complications and obese women are at increased risk of premature deliveries.

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.

Flying is OK for Most Pregnant Women

According to the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG), most women are fully capable of flying during their pregnancies without any harm to baby or mom.

HIV Positive Teens Have Higher Risk of Complications During Pregnancy

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have found a correlation between teens and young women and complications during pregnancy.

Pregnancy after Miscarriage

In most cases, a miscarriage is a protection of sorts from fetal abnormalities or internal issues that could not be controlled by the pregnant woman.

Minimize Exposure to 12 Hormone-Disrupting Household Chemicals

Some chemicals commonly used in the home, workplace, and just about everywhere else are known as endocrine disrupters because once ingested, they mimic the activity of the body's natural hormones.

Neurology Conditions and Pregnancy

Being pregnant affects many neurologic diseases and their diagnostic approach and treatment can be severely affected because of the pregnancy. Some neurologic conditions are first diagnosed in pregnancy, others are known prior to pregnancy and can stay the same, get worse or get better.

Is it Healthy to Work Up Until My Due Date?

Many women wonder if working up until their due date is safe for their health and the health of their unborn child.

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 ...

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.

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.

Reasons To Call Your Doctor During Pregnancy

How do you know whether that sudden ache is normal or warrants a 2 a.m. call to your doctor or midwife? Here's a rundown of symptoms that should set off your warning bells.

Eclampsia during pregnancy and postpartum postbirth

Preeclampsia is a dangerous complication of pregnancy that typically affects women late in pregnancy. The condition is upgraded from preeclampsia to eclampsia when seizures develop.

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.

Deaths from Pregnancy and Childbirth Cut in Half

The United Nations recently reported a significant change in the number of women dying during pregnancy and childbirth ' a nearly50-percent reduction in the last 20 years.

Pregnant Women Want Money to Stop Smoking

According to a research study at John's Hopkins University ' pregnant women are willing to stop smoking if you pay them money along the way. The research study was completed at the Center for Addiction and Pregnancy with results that were quite positive.

What Is An 'En Caul' Birth?

For a baby to be "born with the caul" means a child or a baby is born with a portion of the amniotic sac or membrane (the caul) remaining on the head.

Chronic Hypertension Increases Risk of Pregnancy Complications

Women who have chronic hypertension (high blood pressure) before pregnancy are at greater risk of pregnancy complications than women who are not hypertensive before or during pregnancy.

Caffeine Linked to Low Birth Weight

A recent study published in BMC Medicine claims caffeine passes through the placenta to the fetus, but the fetus is not prepared to handle the caffeine so it remains active. This can cause health concerns, including low birth weight.

Not Enough Vitamin D Linked to Poor Pregnancy Outcome

According to researchers from the University of Calgary, insufficient vitamin D intake during pregnancy may be associated with gestational diabetes, reduced fetal growth and increased risk of C-section.

Lifestyle Changes Can Reduce the Risk for Pregnancy Complications

Healthy lifestyle choices can increase the likelihood a woman will have a normal pregnancy outcome, according to a new study by a collaboration of scientists from the UK, Ireland and New Zealand.

Pregnancy: Expect The Unexpected

The body will surely change, in ways predictable and not, but the emotional aspects of pregnancy can be as mystifying as the mystery of life itself. Here are the stories of three women who experienced the unexpected.

Harmful Fats in Mom’s Diet Can Effect Newborn’s Long Term Health

The higher a woman's intake of trans fats (chemically produced fats that are not beneficial to health) during the second trimester of pregnancy, the larger her newborn.

Extra Calcium Reduces Hypertension: Nothing More

Pregnant women taking increased amounts of calcium during pregnancy may reduce the risk of hypertension, but no other positive benefits are proven, according to a new study.

Mindfulness Training Reduces Urge to Smoke

A group of scientists has discovered that mindfulness training reduces the urge to smoke. This research could help millions of women quit smoking during pregnancy.

Adequate Weight Gain During Twin Pregnancy Protects Against Preterm Delivery

There is an 8-week window of opportunity during the second trimester to achieve ideal pregnancy weight and reduce the risk of preterm delivery.

Incontinence in Aging Women Linked to Vaginal Delivery

Two decades after giving birth to one child by vaginal delivery, women are facing incontinence problems at a rate three times that of women who did not give birth vaginally, according to research by the Sahlgrenska Academy in Sweden.

Postpartum Complications and Preeclampsia

Preeclampsia is a pregnancy-induced condition that causes a dangerous rise in blood pressure.

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