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.

United States Updates HIV Screening Recommendations

A recent publication in the Annals of Internal Medicine reports a change has been made to screening recommendations that include recommendations for screening during pregnancy. ... read more »

Valproate Linked to Increased Risk of Autism

Valproate is currently prescribed to women in child-bearing yearsfor the treatment of neuropsychological disorders and epilepsy, butaccording to a study published in JAMA's April 24th issue, Valproate may be linked to increased risk of autism. ... 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 »

Flying and Pregnancy: How Safe Is It?

There were initially concerns about flying in pregnancy but these concerns are nowadays lessened. ... read more »

May 2009: New Guidelines for Weight Gain in Pregnancy

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. ... read more »

World Mourns Thalidomide Champion, Frances Oldham Kelsey

Dr. Kelsey would change the world of pharmaceuticals, and save the lives of untold thousands of babies around the world. ... 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 »

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 »

Is It Safe To Lift Weights During Pregnancy?

Strength training is one of the best exercises for women. ... read more »

Is Spinning Safe During Pregnancy?

It's essential to keep your balance. ... read more »

Are Hot Tubs, Baths, and Saunas Safe During 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 »

Are Diagnostic X-Rays Safe During Pregnancy?

Diagnostic X-Rays are Safe in Pregnancy a because the radiation levels are too low to do any harm. ... read more »

10 Tips When Your Baby Is Due During the Holidays

You can plan for the holiday and your birth at the same time! ... read more »

Safeguard Your Dental Health 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 »

Ease Holiday Stress During Pregnancy

Minimizing stress is important to your baby's health and your own. ... read more »

Effects of Drinking Alcohol Before and During Pregnancy

What effect can drinking alcohol before and during pregnancy have? ... 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. Having candy at Halloween is no different from having candy at any other time of the year during pregnancy. ... 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 »

Is Pumpkin Spice Safe During Pregnancy?

Pumpkin has a range of health benefits but what about pumpkin spice? ... read more »

Effective Asthma Control Benefits Mother and Baby

Asthmatic mothers-to-be everywhere can breathe easier knowing the medications they relied upon before becoming pregnant are the best course of treatment during pregnancy, too. ... read more »

Diet Pills

Are diet pills ok to take when I try to conceive (TTC)? ... 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 »

TB (Tuberculosis) Test During Pregnancy

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

Tanning During Pregnancy

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

Can Bumping Abdomen Cause Miscarriage?

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

How Safe Is It To Whiten My Teeth At Home?

Most doctors recommend seeing your dentist at least once during pregnancy. Gum disease during pregnancy has been found to increase certain pregnancy complications such as premature deliveries. ... 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 »

In-Water Massage and Pregnancy

Hydrotherapy is not as common as prenatal massage but may be just as effective. While hot water is off the plate for the duration of pregnancy, hydrotherapy may be just what mom-to-be ordered. ... read more »

Can I Get a Bikini Wax During Pregnancy?

Hair removal can be a serious concern for some pregnant women. Pregnancy hormones can increase hair thickness, speed of growth and darken hair so it appears thicker. ... read more »

Veneers During Pregnancy

The only known side effect of pregnancy that could cause an expecting woman to put off veneer application is that gums become more sensitive due to increased blood volume. ... read more »

Thermage and Mesotherapy During Pregnancy

Thermage and mesotherapy are two distinct beauty treatments that work to reduce the look of fine lines, wrinkles, and body fat. Neither procedure is approved for use during pregnancy. ... read more »

Getting a Tattoo During Pregnancy

Getting a new tattoo before or during pregnancy is not a good idea because during pregnancy there are significant skin changes which will have a negative effect on the tattoo. ... read more »

Decongestant Nasal Spray During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Are decongestant nasal sprays safe during pregnancy and/or breastfeeding? Sprays are made using different medications and it depends on which one you choose. ... read more »

Can I Take Nexium During Pregnancy and While Breastfeeding?

Is the drug Nexium, which is used to treat GERD and other stomach issues, safe to use while pregnant? How about if you are breastfeeding? ... read more »

Are Pedicures Safe During Pregnancy?

Pedicures are a safe and healthy way for a woman to feel beautiful during her pregnancy. Tools used during the pedicure should be sterilized prior to use in order to prevent infection. ... read more »

Is Lidocaine Safe During Pregnancy and While Breastfeeding?

Lidocaine passes very quickly through the placenta so doctors suggest only using the anesthetic for established medical needs, but is it safe during pregnancy and/or breastfeeding? ... read more »

Is Taking Pepcid AC During Pregnancy Safe?

All about Pepcid AC during pregnancy, breastfeeding, and trying to conceive (TTC). Is it safe for use? ... read more »

Are Tanning Beds Safe During Pregnancy?

Tanning beds in pregnancy are unlikely to harm the fetus but may damage your skin. ... read more »

Surface Piercings and Pregnancy

Surface piercings may have a higher rate of rejection and/or infectionthan ear piercing or other body piercings. A pregnant woman's immunesystem is suppressed during pregnancy, which leaves surface piercing onthe borderline of unsafe. ... read more »

Are Saunas Safe During Pregnancy?

Nothing feels more relaxing than a hot bath or shower after a long day of work, parenting or life in general, but are saunas safe druing pregnancy? ... read more »

How Safe Is Spray-Tanning During Pregnancy?

Great news for the fake tan lovers: if you want to add to your natural pregnant glow then self-tanners are perfect. ... read more »

Scented Oils During Pregnancy

When choosing scented oils during pregnancy, it is important to understand which oils are considered safe for use during pregnancy and which should be avoided until after giving birth. ... read more »

Plastic Surgery During Pregnancy

Plastic surgery is an elective medical procedure in most cases, and few plastic surgeons will perform elective plastic surgery during pregnancy. ... read more »

Hair Perm During Pregnancy

Pregnancy hormones and longer processing time - thus a greater risk of chemical absorption through the scalp and into the bloodstream and thus come in contact with the fetus - make perming a bad idea. ... read more »

Manicures Before, During, And After Pregnancy

Manicures are considered safe during pregnancy as long as the manicurist uses tools that have been sterilized between clients and the room is well ventilated. ... read more »

Can I Use Nail Polish While Pregnant?

There have been no reported incidents of any adverse effects on the outcome of a healthy pregnancy due to manicures or pedicures. ... read more »

Makeup Tattoos During Pregnancy

Pregnant women should steer clear of the tattooing process during pregnancy in order to eliminate the risk of HIV or Hepatitis B infection. ... read more »

High Heels During Pregnancy

For some pregnant women, wearing high heels during pregnancy is a fashion statement they grew accustomed to making before conception occurred.   ... read more »

Ground Meat During Pregnancy: Is It Safe?

Ground beef or ground meat is not recommended for pregnant women, especially if it's undercooked. This is because ground meat can be contaminated. ... read more »

Jewelry During Pregnancy

Some women have no skin change during pregnancy and find they are able to wear rings, earrings and necklaces. Others may have skin reactions and experience irritation to the metals in jewelry. ... read more »

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