Pregnancy safety is a relative new term to mean that recommendations are made and guidelines implemented wither outside or inside the hospital to ensure that both mothers and babies are safe.

Strep Infection During Pregnancy

Although hand washing is standard procedure today, women still sometimes contract life-threatening infections during pregnancy and childbirth. Of particular concern is Group A streptococcus (GAS). ... read more »

Household Cleaning Products Toxins During Pregnancy

Pregnant women should read labels carefully and avoid products (such as some oven cleaners) whose labels indicate they're toxic. ... read more »

Metoclopramide (Reglan) for Morning Sickness

Morning sickness is a classic symptom of early pregnancy, often unpleasant but mild and clearing up on its own by the end of the first trimester. Sometimes, though, nausea and vomiting associated with pregnancy are severe, lingering long after the first trimester. ... read more »

Tinzaparin (LMW Blood Thinner) During Pregnancy

All about tinzaparin (an LMW blood thinner) and pregnancy/breastfeeding. Is it safe during pregnancy and/or breastfeeding? ... read more »

Mountain Biking During Pregnancy

Working out in a structured exercise program is beneficial to you whether you be expecting or not, and unless there are certain complications in pregnancy, she can exercise. ... read more »

Hair Coloring During Pregnancy: Is It Safe?

Hair care and hair dye include a number of chemicals. Each product is different, and before using it in pregnancy you need to read the list of ingredients carefully. ... read more »

Mothers May Pass Stress to Offspring Through Placenta and Vaginal Bacteria

Mothers may pass stress onto their babies two different ways, according to new studies. Findings show that mothers could pass the damaging effects of stress onto their newborns through their placentas and through bacteria in their vaginas. ... read more »

Pregnancy Nutrition and Food Guide

Learn about what you should and should not eat while pregnant, and how proper nutrition can aid in a healthy and happy pregnancy. ... read more »

Not All Unsaturated Fats are Created Equal

Why some pregnant women may benefit from decreased omega-6 fat intake. ... read more »

Is Zyrtec Safe During Pregnancy And Breastfeeding?

Do you take Zyrtec and are pregnant, breastfeeding or trying to conceive? Read about the safety precautions for this popular allergy medicine. ... read more »

Is It Safe To Eat Sushi While Pregnant?

Eating sushi and raw fish is part of a healthy diet, but is it safe during pregnancy? And can sushi harm my unborn baby? ... read more »

Changes in Vaginal pH May Indicate Premature Delivery

The pH of the vagina may be a good indicator of complications to come. ... 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 »

OTC Antihistamines - Good For You, Good For baby?

Antihistamines purchased over the counter (OTC) as well as those thatrequire prescriptions have become so commonplace in the averageAmerican's family medicine cabinet that they are often taken forgranted. ... read more »

Is it Safe to Wear Perfume During Pregnancy?

For many women, perfume is a part of life. However, with all the different things women must be cautious of during pregnancy, you may be wondering if perfume is acceptable. ... read more »

Effect of Mint Oil on Nausea and Vomiting During Pregnancy

It is estimated that up to 80% of pregnant women suffer some sort of nausea or vomiting during pregnancy. Researchers from Babol University of Medical Sciences recently published a study in the Iran Red Crescent Medical Journal on the effects of mint oil on these common pregnancy symptoms. ... read more »

Driving While Pregnant Increases Likelihood of Crashes

Redelmeier's findings reveal a woman driver is 42% more likely to beinvolved in a car crash that sends her to the ER during the secondtrimester of pregnancy than she is before or after pregnancy. ... read more »

Diclectin Safe for Use Before Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) Symptoms Begin

Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) can cause severe nausea and vomiting early in pregnancy. Women who suffer from the condition tend to be hesitant to conceive again due to fear of suffering HG again. ... read more »

Erythromycin During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about erythromycin and pregnancy/breastfeeding. Is it safe during pregnancy and/or breastfeeding? ... read more »

Traveling Pregnant: How Changes in Altitude and Temperature May Affect You

The winter holidays are upon us. 'Tis the season for travel. Many women find that travel during pregnancy brings new challenges even when traveling to familiar places. ... read more »

Safety Tips For 4th of July Fireworks

The 4th of July is a time of fireworks, family fun, and cookouts. When you’re pregnant or you have a small child, you need to follow some safety precautions. ... read more »

Is Yoga Safe During Pregnancy?

During the first few months of pregnancy, traditional yoga poses are completely safe but you may have to make modifications as your pregnancy progresses. ... read more »

Safe Beverages During Pregnancy

The best beverage for a pregnant woman and fetus is clean water, but drinking water constantly can get boring. What is safe to drink during pregnancy and what should be left until after baby is born? ... read more »

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A new study calls into question the use of two common infertility treatments for couples who have unexplained problems having children. ... read more »

Dangers of Eating Buffet Meals While Pregnant

Your family is planning a dinner at the local Chinese restaurant and you want to join. Are buffet meals safe for pregnant women? ... read more »

Phthalates: Common Chemicals and Pregnancy Safety

Phthalates are thought to be endocrine disrupters that are difficult to hide from. Toiletries and cosmetics are laced with them. ... read more »

Risk of Flying During Pregnancy and Miscarriage

There is no known increased risk to your pregnancy from flying. Studies have been performed in female flight attendants, and they have not indicated an increase in spontaneous abortions. ... read more »

How to Fly Safely During Pregnancy in 12 Steps

Flying during pregnancy in and by itself is not dangerous and does not increase pregnancy complications. Read on to find out how to make flying during pregnancy safer in 12 steps. ... read more »

How Safe is a Massage During Pregnancy?

Pregnancy and trying to conceive can be a very stressful time. Most physicians will recommend prenatal massages for women who are stressed and need to relax. ... read more »

Insulin During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about insulin and pregnancy/breastfeeding. Is it safe during pregnancy and/or breastfeeding? ... read more »

I’m Pregnant and Depressed – What Do I Do?

Depression is a common issue during pregnancy. Hormone changes, thoughts of your upcoming parenthood and life changes can wreak havoc on your emotional state. ... read more »

4th of July Beach Safety for Pregnant Women and New Moms

You may think having a new baby or being pregnant will put a hiccup in your beach vacation, but it doesn't have to. ... read more »

How to Enjoy Your Pregnancy During the Holidays

The holiday rush can be difficult for pregnant women. With all the holiday shopping, parties and cooking, treating your body right can take a back seat to holiday activities. Here are some helpful tips to remember if you're pregnant during the holidays. ... read more »

Acute Pyelonephritis in Pregnancy

Pyelonephritis is an ascending urinary tract infection that may reach the kidney. Severe cases of the infection may lead to pus surrounding the kidney, kidney failure or death. In a pregnancy setting, any infection poses a risk to fetal and maternal health. ... read more »

Is Smoked Seafood Safe During Pregnancy?

Is it safe to eat smoked seafood during pregnancy? ... read more »

10 Tips When Your Baby Is Due During The Holidays

Your due date is smack-dab in the middle of the holiday season. Plus or minus a week or two, you could actually go into labor on Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hannukah or Kwanzaa ... so how do you plan for the holiday and your birth at the same time? ... read more »

Are Low-Calorie Sweeteners Dangerous for Pregnant Women?

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of low-calorie sweeteners during pregnancy. Two recent studies aimed to calculate the overall risk of preterm delivery in pregnant women based on consumption of low-calorie beverages. ... read more »

Full-term Pregnancy Gets New Definition

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine issued a joint Committee Opinion in October 2013 that includes some very precise terminology for the last stages of pregnancy. ... read more »

Is It Safe To Eat Halloween Candy While Pregnant?

It's Halloween time, and being pregnant doesn't mean you have to miss out on the festivities! After all, having candy at Halloween is no different from having candy at any other time of the year during pregnancy. ... read more »

Swimming in Oceans, Lakes and Rivers When Pregnant

Unlike swimming pools, oceans, lakes, and rivers are not treated to remove dangerous bacteria and germs, leaving many pregnant women wondering about the safety of swimming in open waters. ... read more »

Wi-Fi And Laptop Computer Use During Pregnancy

The safety of Wi-Fi use is a debatable subject. While the United States offers Wi-Fi everywhere, from the New York City subways to your local coffee shop, other countries are more rigid. ... read more »

Mosquito and Other Bug Bites During Pregnancy

Is a mosquito bite a problem during pregnancy? What about other bug bites? Is it safe to use insect repellant during pregnancy? ... read more »

Pregnancy Safety Guide

Everything you need to know about which activities, sports, foods, and exposures are safe during pregnancy. ... read more »

Smoking During Pregnancy Linked to Teen Asthma

Pregnant women are warned about the effects of smoking during pregnancy from the first obstetric visits. While smoking can cause premature birth and reduced birth weight, it now appears there is a long-term risk to worry about as well. ... read more »

Perinatal Anti-Depressant May Slow Brain Development

When researchers exposed rat fetuses to a serotonin-selective reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) during the final fetal stages and immediately after birth, they showed significant signs of slowed and impaired brain development. Researchers found the behaviors similar to those presenting in autism cases in humans. ... read more »

Safeguard Your Dental Heath and Teeth During Pregnancy

Like every other body system, the mouth and teeth are greatly affected by the changes in body hormones. It's vital to safeguard your dental health especially while you are pregnant, and see your dentist regularly. ... read more »

Mom’s Immunosuppressant Drugs During First Trimester Safe for Baby

A recently published paper from medical researchers at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, indicates there is no significant risk associated with some of the most commonly prescribed immunosuppressants and adverse outcomes on fetal development. ... 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 »

What are the Best Clothes to Wear to Work When Pregnant?

When choosing pregnancy work clothing, it is best to choose garments with a loose waist and low-heeled shoes, though there is more to pregnancy work wear than safe clothing. ... read more »

Sports and Activities During Pregnancy Guide

Learn about which sports are safe during pregnancy through this guide, as well as ways to modify activities to keep you and your baby healthy. ... read more »

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