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.

Pregnancy Nutrition and Food Guide

What you should and shouldn't eat while pregnant. ... read more »

Is it Okay to Drink Sports Drinks During Pregnancy?

The ultimate in hydration – the sports drink is available in every grocery and convenience store on the planet. When pregnant you may think it is okay to continue drinking your favorite sports drink, but you would be wrong for multiple reasons. ... read more »

hCG Levels and Sex of the Fetus

Could hCG levels signify whether you may be having a boy or a girl? A recent study says there is some evidence to support this idea. ... read more »

Is MSG Safe During Pregnancy?

Monosodium glutamate, more commonly called MSG, can be found in many foods. Chinese food is a classic example, but it can also be found in sausage, salty chips, lunchmeats, Asian-inspired sauces and chicken products. ... read more »

Prevent Heat Stroke

While discomfort is certainly an issue when pregnant during the summer, there are also serious risks associated with high levels of heat during pregnancy, and you should be careful to avoid them. ... read more »

The Impact of Mold on Fertility and Pregnancy

This Thanksgiving, my mom had the whole family over for a feast. About a week later, my mom found out that her roof had sprung a leak during Hurricane Sandy, and there was mold growing in the attic. ... read more »

A Hot Shower Could Hurt More Than It Helps

Can a hot shower be a problem in pregnancy? ... 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 »

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 »

Chemicals May Affect Baby Sex

Researchers have found a link between the consumption of PBB polybrominated biphenyls and PCB polychlorinated biphenyls and the sex and gender of fetal offspring. ... read more »

Climate Change, the Environment, and Reproductive Health

The environment affects you ability getting pregnant and have a healthy pregnancy. ... read more »

Air Pollution Exposure and Pregnancy Outcomes

According to several studies, even low levels of air pollution can negatively affect pregnancies and fetal morbidity risks. ... 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 »

Paint and Paint Fumes During Pregnancy

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. ... read more »

Can Bumping Abdomen Cause Miscarriage?

Can bumbing against my abdomen lead to a miscarriage? ... read more »

Tanning During Pregnancy

Can I use a tanning bed during pregnancy? ... read more »

How to Stay Sober During Pregnancy

Consuming drugs and/or alcohol in small or large amounts while pregnant will deteriorate your health and increase the risk of your baby developing birth defects and other diseases. ... read more »

Five Great Hobbies During Pregnancy

Pregnancy can be the perfect time of to give yourself the gift of learning something new. While you're pregnant, it's easy to lose track of who you are because suddenly your boundaries have changed and you have to care for two. ... read more »

Tips for Business Travel During Pregnancy

Think in terms of your basic physical needs: the first one to consider is food and water. Particularly when you're working on a team, or having meals or drinks with colleagues on a schedule you don't control, ... read more »

Travel Safety During Pregnancy

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. ... read more »

Is It Safe to Fly During Pregnancy?

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. ... read more »

Recommended Screening Tests for STDs

Intrauterine or perinatally transmitted STDs can have fatal or severely debilitating effects on a fetus. Here are the CDC (Centers for Diseases Control) recommendations for screening of pregnant women ... read more »

Is It Safe To Lift Weights During Pregnancy?

There is no reason to stop lifting weights during pregnancy as long as you modify your workout and take a few extra precautions. Any muscle loss results in diminished mobility and strength — and these are two things you will need a lot of as a new parent. ... read more »

Organic Solvents and Pregnancy

A Canadian study found that women who were exposed to solvents on the job during their first trimester of pregnancy were about 13 times more likely than unexposed women to have a baby with a major birth defect ... read more »

Is Incense Safe During Pregnancy?

Incense burning may not be safe during pregnancy and is associated with several health problems. ... read more »

Body Piercings During Pregnancy: Are They Safe?

If you’re thinking about getting a piercing during your pregnancy you might want to consider some of the risks. Getting a piercing or micro dermal implant anywhere near or around the belly is a bad idea if you are pregnant or trying to conceive. ... read more »

TB (Tuberculosis) Test During Pregnancy

Is it safe to get a TB (tuberculosis) test during pregnancy? ... read more »

Sports and Activities During Pregnancy Guide

How to modify sports activities to keep you and your baby healthy. ... read more »

Raw Milk May Put You at Risk both During and After Pregnancy

Though it's commendable that many people are attempting to eat less processed, more natural and wholesome foods, there are certain cases when this isn't the best option. ... read more »

Not All Unsaturated Fats are Created Equal

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

How Much Iodine Is Too Much During Pregnancy?

With a healthy diet and help of daily prenatal vitamin, most pregnant and breastfeeding women are sure to get enough of all essential vitamins and minerals but are they consuming too much of them? ... read more »

The Latest News in Prenatal Screening

The latest news in prenatal screening involves the science of genetics, but a true picture of fetal health is best assessed when a suspicious DNA result is assessed after a series of tests is performed. ... read more »

Phentermine - Diet, Pregnancy, and Miscarriage

Phentermine is categorized as category C in pregnancy because it is chemically related to amphetamines, which have been shown to cause miscarriages and birth defects. ... read more »

Dieting During Pregnancy

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. ... read more »

Wi-Fi And Laptop Computer Use During Pregnancy

There is no radiation issue associated with using a laptop or any computer during your pregnancy. ... read more »

Allergies in Pregnancy

Women who suffer from allergies may find that they get better, stay the same, or feel even worse in pregnancy — each individual's response is different. ... read more »

Are Hot Tubs Showers or Baths Safe During or after Pregnancy?

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. ... read more »

Beauty Treatments During Pregnancy

Certain precautions are needed for beauty treatments duing pregnancy. ... read more »

Printers, Ink, and Toners During Pregnancy

If your job includes close proximity to a printer or requires touching toner and ink, will that harm your baby? What about our home printers and copiers? ... read more »

Is It Safe To Change My Cat’s Litter While I’m Pregnant?

It’s a dilemma for every cat owner…what do you do when you get pregnant? Most doctors advise you not to change the cat litter, and for a very good reason. ... read more »

Bisphenol-A (BPA): Common Chemicals and Pregnancy Safety

Bisphenol-A (BPA), a chemical known as an endocrine disruptor that mimic's the effects of estrogen, was found in the bodies of 96 percent of all American women pregnant in 2011. ... read more »

Eclampsia During Pregnancy and Postpartum

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. ... read more »

Is CBD Really the Cure-all It Claims to Be?

CBD has been touted to cure everything from recurring pain, sleep issues, PTSD, epilepsy and a host of other medical problems but its largest use seems to be in reducing anxiety. But does it really do all it claims? And how does it affect your body and health? ... read more »

Hormone Fertility and Pregnancy Disrupting 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. ... read more »

Perchlorate: Common Chemicals and Pregnancy Safety

Perchlorate is a naturally occurring salt that is used to manufacture airbag inflation systems, fireworks, matches, and rocket fuel. Groundwater is the main source of perchlorate around the world. ... read more »

Do Pesticides Affect Fertility and Pregnancy?

There is some proof that exposure to pest-control products at levels commonly used at home poses some risk to the fetus, and pregnant women should avoid them. ... read more »

Colds and Flu in the Delivery Room

Flu season in the United States typically starts in October and runs through March but expectant mothers-to-be should consider taking precautions before and after that range of time. Pregnancy puts you at an increased risk of getting the flu and catching colds. ... read more »

Are Antibiotics Safe During Pregnancy
?

Learn what doctors at top universities say about antibiotic use during pregnancy. ... read more »

Smoking and Pregnancy

Smoking can cause more than low birth weight. Pregnant mothers who smoke are at an increased risk of miscarriage and premature birth. ... read more »

Marijuana and Pregnancy

Marijuana use in pregnancy can harm the baby. That is why all major medical organization such as ACOG and the CDC recommend that you do not use marijuana when trying to get pregnant and during pregnancy. ... read more »

Pages