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How Safe Are Spa Treatments in Pregnancy?

Pregnancy is a great time to get pampered. Spa treatments can alleviate many of the unpleasant side effects of pregnancy. ... read more »

Could Radiation from Flying Be Unsafe During Pregnancy?

There is no known risk of radiation or cancer from flying during pregnancy. ... read more »

Obesity and Pregnancy Guidelines

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has issued a practice bulletin to summarize the risks for obesity in pregnancy and outcomes of pregnancy after bariatric surgery as well as to provide recommendations for management during pregnancy and delivery after bariatric surgery. ... read more »

Radiation, Flying, and Pregnancy. Is it a problem?

There is no increased risk from radiation when flying in pregnancy. ... read more »

Magnesium Sulfate May Reduce Cerebral Palsy

Magnesium sulfate is an intravenous medication often given to women in order to prevent premature births. A recent study shows that it also may possibly reduce the chances of babies later being diagnosed with moderate to severe cerebral palsy. ... read more »

Dangers From Smoking During Pregnancy

What happens if a woman smokes during pregnancy? ... read more »

Can a Pap Smear Induce a Miscarriage or Spontaneous Abortion?

Can a Pap smear induce a miscarriage or spontaneous abortion? ... read more »

Risk of SIDS Sudden Death Infant Syndrome Linked to Smoking

Babies born to mothers who smoke are at increased risk for SIDS. ... read more »

CDC Statement on Alcohol and Pregnancy

Center for Disease Control (CDC) Statement on the Consumption of Alcohol ... read more »

March of Dimes Statement on Women and Alcohol Consumption

March of Dimes Statement on Women and Alcohol Consumption ... read more »

Drinking Before I Knew I Was Pregnant

I was drinking before I found out I was pregnant. Can this harm my baby? ... read more »

Smoking and the Fetus

Smoking does harm the fetus. Women who smoke during pregnancy have a higher rate of premature birth, miscarriage and low birth weight. ... read more »

Hamsters

Are hamsters a possible problem during pregnancy? ... read more »

Cocaine and Pregnancy

What does it do? ... read more »

Going Chemical Free and Green During Pregnancy

While you're pregnant, you're likely to spend time thinking about how you can protect your unborn child from environmental dangers. One way you can support your child's health even before he or she is born is to choose products made without toxic materials. ... read more »

Spring Conception + Flu = Premature Delivery?

A recent Princeton University study does demonstrate a connectionbetween spring conception and premature delivery. Seems the link is themother's bout with the flu during the latter stages of pregnancy. ... 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 »

Medications With Alcohol During Pregnancy

  Pharmaceutical products with ethanol would fall under Category D of products screened by the US Food and Drug Administration. This category is for drugs which are known to cause various health risks to fetuses when the drugs are taken during pregnancy. ... read more »

Exercise is Healthy for Pregnant Women

Physicians should recommend low to moderate levels of exercise to their pregnant patients, even if they have not exercised prior to pregnancy. ... 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 »