Staying indoors and positioning yourself in the path of your air conditioner is one option for surviving an August heat wave, but smart clothing choices can also help you enjoy the summer months.
Do you take Zyrtec and are pregnant, breastfeeding or trying to conceive? Read about the safety precautions for this popular allergy medicine.
It is always important to eat nutritious and balanced meals, but there are certain foods that you should avoid to prevent pregnancy complications and to ensure your and the baby's health.
Numerous studies have been conducted on the possible health side effects associated with phthalate exposure and pregnancy.
Yeast infections are more common during pregnancy due to hormonal changes, specifically increased estrogen which sparks glycogen production.
Water-based paints or latex paints pose no increased reproductive risk because they have low volatility. However, solvent-based paints and old paintwork (which may contain traces of lead) may pose a greater risk.
All about stool-softening laxatives and pregnancy/breastfeeding. Are they safe during pregnancy and/or breastfeeding?
Many people have pets during pregnancy but they should take certain precautions to decrease risks.
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There are so many myths surrounding pregnancy, and the dos and don'ts on what is safe to do while you're pregnant seem to change from day to day. Is it safe to take a bath during pregnancy?
Are decongestant nasal sprays safe during pregnancy and/or breastfeeding? Sprays are made using different medications and it depends on which one you choose.
Pregnancy is not the best time to diet. Your body requires a larger amount of calories, vitamins, and nutrients to keep the baby's development on track.
During pregnancy, it's generally safe for pregnant women to travel safely, but some precautions must be taken as to the places of travel and circumstances.
Learn what doctors at top universities say about antibiotic use during pregnancy.
The Food and Drug Administration lists antibiotics in categories based on safety for use during pregnancy. It has five categories to indicate the potential to cause birth defects during pregnancy.
Based on findings associated with the WHOACT (World Health Organization Antenatal Care Trial) some countries reduced the number of prenatal visits for healthy, uneventful pregnancies from eight visits to four visits.
While music is generally considered safe for the fetus, there are some rules about playing music through your belly aimed at protecting baby and preventing possible risk during development.
Hot tubs can be very relaxing to pregnant women, and they are safe as long as the water does not heat up your body too much and you take proper precautions.
Does sleeping on the back hurt the baby? There is some scientific information that sleeping on your back during pregnancy may increase certain pregnancy complications.
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?
Hummus is a very popular, delicious food and it can surely satisfy those midnight cravings, but is it safe to eat while you are pregnant?
The chemicals used in perfume are typically thought to be safe for use during pregnancy. Using a chemical based perfume during pregnancy may not be the best choice.
Flying can be safe in pregnancy as long as you take certain precautions. Air travel can be very tiring, and there are several suggestions to make it less stressful.
Eating sushi and raw fish is part of a healthy diet, but is it safe during pregnancy? And can sushi harm my unborn 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?
Eating omega-3-rich seafood may be a mood-lifter for women who are feeling depressed during pregnancy, suggests a study of British women.
If you are being treated with steroids for eczema and find out you are pregnant, there are certain steps that should be taken to ensure the safety of the fetus.
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.
Kickboxing is a contact sport combining martial arts kicks with boxing moves and may be dangerous for pregnant women.
Researchers found a 50% decline in the use of family physicians for prenatal care over the last 10 years.
A recent study found the presence of ergothione in the blood of women with preeclampsia to be higher than healthy pregnant women. Ergothione is an antioxidant found in fungi.
The Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council released a report recommending new guidelines for weight gain during pregnancy. The report updates previous guidelines.
In some cultures, the inability to become pregnant leads to shunning from the people of the same culture.
Pregnancy is quite a crucial time for mother as well as growing baby. It's well known fact that mothers during this time should be taken well care of, physically as well mentally, for if this is not done, it can adversely affect the health of the unborn child.
Newborns may be more stressed if mother chooses to smoke during the pregnancy, researchers are reporting this month.
Everything you need to know about which activities, sports, foods, and exposures are safe during pregnancy.
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.
Which medications or drugs can be harmful and are teratogens in pregnancy?
If you love horseback riding, and you are an experienced equestrian, you may be wondering if you will be able to ride your horse during your pregnancy.
Alcohol consumption during pregnancy is a significant public health problem and may result in a wide range of adverse outcomes for the child.
During the first few months of pregnancy, traditional yoga poses are completely safe but you may have to make modifications as your pregnancy progresses.
Scientists are calling for more research into levels of chemicals in swimming pools after it was found they were significantly higher than found in ordinary tap water.
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Getting regular exercise is very healthy during your pregnancy, but what exercises are safe and when? One swimmer asks, "Can I go swimming while pregnant?"
There are so many pregnancy do's and don'ts, especially surrounding pets. One woman asks about safety regarding her pet bird. "Can I clean our birdcage?"
Can working on computers hurt my baby?
Medications fall into certain categories which signify how harmful a drug might be during pregnancy. Drugs are categorized into category A, B, C, D, or X.
How safe is Sudafed during pregnancy? Some say the drug should only be offered to pregnant women after having a "risk/benefit" discussion with their doctor.
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Is the drug Acyclovir, which is used to treat herpes simplex, safe to use while pregnant? How about if you are breastfeeding?