Pregnancy

    Fetal Health Monitoring

    Women with high-risk pregnancies and those who experience other complications often need a close watch of the fetus for potential problems or complications. ... more »

    Before Your ObGyn Examination

    The ObGyn Examination is an important part of a woman's life. It is important to remember that the examination is for your benefit. ... more »

    Cryptic pregnancy - What is it?

    In a cryptic pregnancy the pregnant woman is not aware that she is pregnant until she goes into labor and delivers the baby. The word "cryptic" is a Greek word and it means "mysterious" or "obscure" or "hidden or ambiguous meaning", so a cryptic pregnancy is a mysterious or obscure or hidden or ambiguous pregnancy. ... more »

    Slow rising and decreasing blood hCG levels

    Slow rising early pregnancy hCG levels hCG usually doubles every 48-72 hours very early in pregnancy, when the hCG is below 6,000 mIU/ml. A rise above 60% in 48 hours is considered normal and below 53% abnormal.  ... more »

    How much water should I drink when pregnant and during pregnancy?

    Water is your body's principal chemical component and makes up well over 50% of your total body weight. Everything in your body depends on the presence of water and fluids. Water cleanses your body and flushes toxins out of vital organs.Water carries nutrients to your cells, keeps cells alive and provides a moist environment for ear, nose and throat tissues. ... more »

    Ten Tips For Reducing Risks Of Birth Defects

    Before getting pregnant see you health care provider for a preconception visit. The goal of this exam is to make sure that you are healthy, that you get your questions answered, maybe get some tests done, and find things that could affect your pregnancy. ... more »

    Stillbirth

    What is stillbirth? ... more »

    Your Daily Pregnancy Life

    Your Daily Pregnancy Life ... more »

    Kim Kardashian and Khloe Kardashian react to news about Black Chyna's Pregnancy

    Kim Kardashian and Khloe Kardashian react to news about Black Chyna's Pregnancy     ... more »

    What's Math Got To Do With It? The Mathematics of Getting Pregnant and Pregnancy

    What's math got to do with it with getting pregnant and pregnancy? This deals with all aspects of pregnancy. From counting minutes, hours, days, weeks, and years. Measuring the fetus and other parts of the pregnancy. To understanding what's normal in terms of numbers and what's not. ... more »

    Timing of Prenatal Endocrine Disruption Linked to Specific Male Genital Birth Defects

    Some of the most common birth defects affect the penis but little is known about what causes these abnormalities.  A recent study, however, delivers strong evidence that disruption of certain hormones and overexposure to others during gestation sets the stage for penile malformations.  Furthermore, timing of prenatal endocrine (hormone) disruption is linked to specific defects. ... more »

    A New and Brighter Global Perspective on Cesarean Section Deliveries

    The World Health Organization (WHO) has been taking a close look at cesarean section (c-section) deliveries and discovered things are a bit different this time around compared to 1985, when an official WHO statement recommended no more than 15% of all births be c-sections.  This recommendation was not always taken to heart, as the rate of c-section deliveries in some of the WHO's 194 memb ... more »

    Hyperemesis Gravidarum Is A Potentially Serious Pregnancy Complication

    Hyperemesis gravidarum is a serious medical condition in pregnancy which requires immediate medical treatment. ... more »

    Blood Type and Rh Rhesus Status By Countries

      Below is a list of blood types (A,B,AB, O) and Rh Rhesus status (Rh-positive and Rh-negative) by countries. About 92+% of all people are Rh-positive and the rest are Rh-negative.    ... more »

    Gate Control and How it Can Apply to Your Birth And labor Contractions Pain

    What’s one of the first things you generally do if you smack your funny bone? Without even thinking about it, you rub your elbow. You’re using gate control to alleviate your pain - even if you don’t have any idea what that is - and gate control is an essential tool to have in your labor kit. ... more »

    Beta hCG Blood levels and Ectopic Pregnancy

    The hormone Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (better known as hCG) is produced during pregnancy by parts of the placenta as early as 2-3 days after implantation or about 11 days after fertilization/ovulation. ... more »

    Heterotopic Pregnancy - Pregnancy in Two Separate Locations

    A heteropic pregnancy is a pregnancy in two separate locations, usually one pregnancy is inside the uterus, the other pregnancy is located usually as an ectopic pregnancy, outside the uterus. ... more »

    Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) - What Affects Success

      In the past, doctors said 'once a cesarean always a cesarean'. However, over the last decades more doctors encouraged their patients to attempt and try for a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), even if they previously had a cesarean delivery. Below are what some of the criteria that increase or decrease chances having a successful VBAC: ... more »

    I think I'm pregnant, now what?

    I think I'm pregnant, now what? As soon as you think you might be pregnant, you should visit your OBGYN or a pregnancy clinic or help center for a pregnancy test. If you are pregnant it is important to: ... more »

    Mirror Syndrome In Pregnancy - Ballantyne's Syndrome

    Mirror syndrome which is also known as Ballantyne's syndrome is a pregnancy complication which combines two conditions: fetal hydrops and maternal preeclampsia. ... more »

    Acute Fatty Liver In Pregnancy

    An acute fatty liver of pregnancy (AFLP) is a rare and very serious complication in pregnancy affecting about 1 in 7,270 to 13,000 deliveries in the US, more likely women with twins and those with a first pregnancy. AFLP is a form of liver failure due to infiltration of fatty acids causes acute liver insufficiency. ... more »

    Abdominal Pregnancy

    Abdominal pregnancy is a form of "ectopic pregnancy" where the pregnancy grows outside it's normal place inside the abdomen instead of where it should grow inside the uterus ... more »

    Cholecystitis In Pregnancy

    A cholecystitis is a gallbladder infection often associated with gallbladder stones. Other causes may include problems with the bile duct and tumors. ... more »

    Peripartum Cardiomyopathy During and After Pregnancy

      Cardiomyopathy is a rare type of heart diseases usually associated with heart failure that occurs during or after pregnancy. The heart muscle is  weakkened preventing the heart from working properly and not being able to pump blood throughout the body.This happens in about 1 in 1,000 pregnancies. ... more »

    Malpresentation and Malposition of the Fetus

    A malpresentation or malposition of the fetus is when the fetus is in any abnormal position, other than vertex (head down) with the occiput anterior or posterior. The following are considered malpresentations or malpositions: ... more »

    Amniotic Fluid Embolism

    Amniotic Fluid Embolism occurs when amniotic fluid, fetal cells, hair, or other materials enter the blood system of a pregnant woman. usually via tears in the uterus or cervix during labor and delivery, or through partial separation of the placenta. ... more »

    What Is meconium and meconium aspiration syndrome MAS?

    Meconium is the baby's initial stool.  Meconium is liquid and sticky and usually greenish or dark brown color and can be passed before or after birth.  Meconium contains everything the fetus has ingested while in the womb, such as mucus, amniotic fluid, water, lanugo (that downy hair babies have) and intestinal epithelial cells.  ... more »

    Fetal Hydrops - Hydrops Fetalis

    Fetal hydrops is the abnormal accumulation of fluid in two or more body cavities or area. Soft tissue areas or cavities include: ... more »

    Signs of Danger in Pregnancy

    Most pregnancies proceed uneventfully. However, you should know what possible danger signs are so you can contact your doctor or hospital if you experience them.If you experience any of the following signs, it's recommended that you call your doctor or go directly to the hospital to make sure you are taken care of.   ... more »

    Calculation of the Estimated Due Date

    It is very important that that the dating of the pregnancy, finding the right due date, is accurate because most decisions in pregnancy relate to having the right due date. ... more »

    Baby Calculus

    On this page you can find the calculators and tools that make BabyMed so popular Baby and Pregnancy CountdownCounts down and up your pregnancy, shows the due date, time elapsed, and other infomation ... more »

    20 Natural Home Remedies to Ease Heartburn Symptoms

    Heartburn is a common complaint among pregnant women. Hormonal changes in the body throw off the digestive tract, altering flavor preferences and the ability to digest foods and beverages. ... more »

    Cesarean Section Delivery Calculator

    The calculator below calculates your chances having a cesarean delivery based on your age, whether this is your first baby or not, and whether labor is induced. ... more »

    Timing of Delivery When Conditions Require Early Delivery

    Below is a list modified from the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists concerning inductions or cesaran delivery by weeks based on medical indications   ... more »

    Hermaphrodite - Can They get Pregnant?

    A human has both female and male chromosomes pairs (47XXY, 46XX/46XY, 46XX/47XXY or 45X/XY mosaic) and usually both testicular and ovarian tissue. ... more »

    Gender Prediction Test: Boy or Girl Quiz

    Take our baby gender predictor / prediction test and find out whether you are going to deliver a boy or a girl. Learn how you can influence the baby's gender. ... more »

    Morning Sickness Pregnancy Symptoms Quiz

    This test will help you get an answer about your concerns about morning sickness during pregnancy and prenancy symptoms. Morning sickness begins around 4 weeks to 6 weeks into the pregnancy or ... more »

    Preparing Young Siblings for New Arrival

    One of the nicest things about being pregnant is that when mom is pregnant, the whole family is pregnant, too. Younger children, however, may require a little more time and TLC to get comfortable. ... more »

    What Happens in the First Trimester of Pregnancy With My Baby?

    Your body goes through many changes throughout the first trimester, as does your baby. Here are some things that will happen as your baby goes through the first 12 weeks of life. ... more »

    Sleep Apnea and Pregnancy

    Pregnant women are at risk for sleep apnea, a condition in which breathing stops temporarily during sleep. Women with sleep apnea during pregnancy also struggle with daytime sleepiness and fatigue. ... more »

    Treatment and Tips to Relieve Sleep Disturbances During Pregnancy

    Many women experience sleep disturbances during pregnancy. Fortunately, there are several ways to make nighttime more relaxing and sleep-filled for women throughout every stage of pregnancy. ... more »

    Symptoms of Sleep Disturbances During Pregnancy

    Sleep disturbances can turn a dream pregnancy into a nightmare. These disturbances add up to overall poor sleep quality for many women. ... more »

    Sleep Disturbances During Pregnancy

    Pregnancy can affect a woman's sleep patterns. Many women who sleep well at other times experience sleep disturbances during pregnancy. ... more »

    What to Expect at My First Prenatal Visit

    If you recently had a positive home pregnancy test, scheduling your first prenatal visit is the next step. Having prenatal care is vital in order to ensure that both you and baby are healthy. ... more »

    What Happens in the Third Trimester of Pregnancy With My Body?

    By the time the third trimester rolls around, you are accustomed to the various transformations your body has gone through. Here are some changes you may notice during. ... more »

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