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.

Flu Vaccination Not Just Safe But Protective During Pregnancy

Their findings, recently published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, proved better than anticipated. The flu vaccine is not just safe for mother and baby, it's actually protective of the baby, too. ... read more »

Flu Vaccine, Explained

It is vitally important that pregnant women get the flu vaccine. Pregnant women comprise one of the risk groups at greater danger for complications and are more likely to get sick. ... read more »

Raw Sprouts During Pregnancy - Are They Safe?

Raw sprouts should not be consumed by pregnant women because of the potential health hazards they pose. ... read more »

Eating Disorders Fertility and Pregnancy

Eating disorders are mental illnesses that affect a person's emotions, attitudes and behaviors surrounding food and weight. ... read more »

Moving During Pregnancy

If you are thinking about moving furniture while you are pregnant, you need to be aware of certain strains that moving furniture can place on your body during this time. ... read more »

Categories of Drugs In Pregnancy

Drugs in pregnancy are categorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) into category A, B, C, D, or X, depending on how much evidence there is of potential harm to the fetus: ... read more »

Is it Safe to Swim During Pregnancy?

Swimming is a low-intensity workout that allows the pregnant woman to relieve lower back strain. Besides reveling in the feeling of weightlessness, swimming provides various health benefits during pregnancy. ... read more »

Kim Kardashian: Pregnancy Lips Real or Lip "Service"?

Kim is making internet waves in true Kardashian style after she posted a selfie from St. Barts. Stealing the scene were her exceptionally plump “pregnancy lips" that many find too plump to believe. ... 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 »

Can Vomiting During Pregnancy Hurt My 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? ... read more »

Take-out and Fast Food During Pregnancy

Take-out and fast food should be avoided during pregnancy if possible. These foods contain loads of salt, sugar and sometimes even chemicals that can harm both the mother and the unborn child. ... read more »

3 Most Common Questions About Pregnancy Sex

Questions about pregnancy sex are common but many people are afraid to ask. ... read more »

Water Disinfection Products Are No Harm In Pregnancy

Drinking water that contains disinfection by-products at regulatory cut-off levels does not appear to raise a pregnant woman's risk of delivering a small baby or delivering prematurely, new research shows. ... read more »

Medications and Pregnancy

Should I continue or stop taking medications during pregnancy? ... read more »

Pregnancy After Miscarriage Safer Within Six Months

A study on the website for the British Medical Journal reveals women who wait six months or less to get pregnant after a miscarriage are more likely to conceive and carry a fetus full-term. The study was completed in Scotland. Researchers noted that the results could be relevant to populations like Scotland, developing countries may wish to continue following the guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO). ... read more »

Should I Continue Taking my Medications During Pregnancy?

Most medications are safe in pregnancy. Before discontinuing or stopping any medication because of a pregnancy, it's important to talk to your doctor. ... read more »

Dalmane During Pregnancy - Is It Safe?

Dalmane is a category X drug and it should not be taken during pregnancy. ... read more »

Teeth Cleaning and Pregnancy

Besides brushing twice a day and flossing daily, you should have your teeth professionally cleaned once during your pregnancy. ... read more »

Tattoos During Pregnancy

It is important to inform your physician of any and all tattoos and the age of each to minimize any possible risks. As your body changes, your tattoo likely changes too. ... read more »

Is Tattoo Removal Safe During Pregnancy?

Tattoo removal during pregnancy is not recommended because of possible increase in skin scarring. ... read more »

Canned Food During Pregnancy - Is it Safe?

Cans or metal lids on glass jars can rust. When rust is deep enough, tiny holes open in the can or lid that may let spoilage agents in. Shipping accidents that dent or crush cans cause problems. ... read more »

On Your Feet All Day During Pregnancy

Is it safe to be on your feet all day during pregnancy? ... read more »

Bowling During Pregnancy

It is usually safe to go bowling during pregnancy, but you need to take certain precautions to prevent injury. ... read more »

Caffeine Consumption and Miscarriage

Drinking coffee and caffeine early in pregnancy may increase your risk of miscarriage and spontaneous abortion. ... read more »

Toxoplasmosis Prevention

How to prevent toxoplamosis. ... read more »

Toxoplasmosis and Pregnancy

How do I get infected with toxoplasmosis during pregnancy? ... read more »

Chickenpox During Pregnancy - How Serious Is It?

Chicken pox (varicella is usually worse in adults who didn't have chicken pox as children. It's even worse in pregnant women as it puts them at high risk of developing life-threatening pneumonia. ... read more »

Cesarean Section Maternal Risks

Complications of a cesarean section include bleeding, infections, injury to organs, and future placenta accreta and placenta previa. ... read more »

Are Dental X-rays Safe In Pregnancy?

Diagnostic radiation including dental X-rays are safe, specifically if you use a lead cover. Diagnostic radiation has far less X-ray dosage than therapeutic radiation which is used to treat cancer and which exposes you to much higher radiation. ... read more »

Clomiphene (Clomid) During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Clomiphene (Clomid) during pregnancy, breastfeeding and trying to conceive (TTC). Is it safe? ... read more »

Clomid During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

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

Are Diagnostic and Therapeutic X-rays Safe During Pregnancy?

Are diagnostic and therapeutic x-rays safe during pregnancy? ... read more »

Is Radiation Harmful During Pregnancy?

Diagnostic radiation does not harm the pregnancy, though you should not have unnecessary radiation during pregnancy. ... read more »

X-rays and Pregnancy Safety

X-rays done to check for certain conditions. Diagnostic x-rays are generally safe in pregnancy while therapeutic x-rays may not be safe. ... read more »

Can Sex and Exercise Harm My Baby?

Sex and exercise are safe during pregnancy. ... read more »

Cancer Treatments and Pregnancy

What is I am receiving cancer treatments while I am pregnant? Will the treatments effect the fetus? ... read more »

Are Chemicals in Nail Salons Safe?

Although the effects on the fetus of nail salon chemicals in the air are not fully known, the exposure is quite minimal being a client and not an employee of the salon. ... read more »

Smoking in Your Second or Third Trimester

It is never too late to stop smoking. The fetus will benefit from mom stopping to smoke at any time during the pregnancy. ... read more »

Carbamazepine Linked to Increased Risk for Spina Bifida

Women who suffer from epilepsy often take anti-epileptic medications throughout their pregnancy. ... read more »

Soap, Shampoo, and Pregnancy

Nothing feels better in pregnancy than a long, warm shower and shampoo after a long day being pregnant. ... read more »

Is Hummus Safe to Eat During Pregnancy?

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? ... read more »

Perfume During Pregnancy

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. ... read more »

CDC Report Claims Hospitals Don’t Support Breastfeeding

According to a new report from the CDC, only 4-percent of the hospitals in the United States fully support breastfeeding. Support includes education, counseling and hands-on instruction. ... read more »

Alternative Medicine in Pregnancy: Doctors Need More Proof

Doctors believe there is a critical need for science-based proof about alternative therapi ... 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 »

Nicotine Increases Risk of Heart Problems in Infants

More and more studies are being released connecting fetal habits with lifelong side effects in children. According to researchers nicotine increases fetal blood pressure, which could lead to increased risk for heart disease and high blood pressure later in life. ... read more »

Optivar During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

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

Serophene (Clomiphene) During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

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

Prevacid (Lansoprazole) During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

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

Xyzal During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

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

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