Pregnancy is a time when safety is at the top of your mind. You naturally want to protect and safeguard your growing baby throughout pregnancy, but what activities, sports, food, and beauty routines are safe for you and your baby? There is often conflicting opinion but we've collected expert advice on various safety topics during pregnancy. Read on!

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 »

Moving Furniture 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 »

Allergies in Pregnancy - What's Safe?

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 »

No Alcohol Consumption Is Safe During Pregnancy

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) is a condition that affects the growing fetus when a pregnant woman consumes alcohol during pregnancy. ... read more »

Pregnancy Safety Guide

Everything you need to know about which activities, sports, and foods are safe. ... 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 »

Is It Safe To Eat Sushi or Raw Fish During Pregnancy?

Eating sushi and raw fish is part of a healthy diet, but is it safe during pregnancy? And can sushi harm my unborn baby? ... read more »

Alcohol, TTC, and Pregnancy

Even one glass of alcohol can significantly harm the developing fetus. ... read more »

How safe is a vaporizer or an e-cigarette and electronic cigarette during pregnancy?

The little we know about e-cigarettes suggests that it's safest not to use one while you're pregnant. ... read more »

STD - Recommended Screening

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 »

How can I clean a baby bottle safely?

Always wash and clean your hands thoroughly with soap and water before using a baby bottle. ... 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 »

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 »

Marijuana in Pregnancy

Is marijuana use safe during pregnancy? ... 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 »

Effects of Drinking Alcohol Before and During Pregnancy

What effect can drinking alcohol before and during pregnancy have? ... read more »

Chemicals, Toxins, Environmental Risks, and Pregnancy Guide

This effect on the health of mothers, fathers, and babies in utero has prompted the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) to call for stricter policies concerning environmental chemicals. ... read more »

Energy Drinks Are Not Safe During Pregnancy

Some of the ingredients in energy drinks are considered safe in moderation during pregnancy, but most are considered potentially harmful. ... read more »

Are Antibiotics Safe During Pregnancy
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Learn what doctors at top universities say about antibiotic use during pregnancy. ... read more »

Should You Eat Berries When Trying To Get Pregnant and During Pregnancy?

Everyone tells you what to eat and what not eat when you're pregnant. Berries are very nutritious, but are they okay to eat during pregnancy? ... read more »

Can a pregnant woman eat honey during pregnancy

It is safe for a pregnant woman to eat honey during pregnancy. For babies, honey os not safe because it carries certain bacteria that can infect a baby with boitulism. This is because a baby can grow these bacteria in their intestinal system and become sick with them ... read more »

Cold and Flu During Pregnancy

When you're expecting and during pregnancy,  weathering a cold or the flu goes beyond the simple logistics of seeking relief from your symptoms - you now have your growing baby's health to think about as well. ... read more »

Dangers From Smoking During Pregnancy

What happens if a woman smokes 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 »

Can a Pap Smear Induce a Miscarriage or Spontaneous Abortion?

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

Tanning During Pregnancy

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

Warm Water Baths and Hot Tubs - Safe During Pregnancy?

It has been recommended that maternal body temperature not be repeatedly raised during pregnancy above 102°F (38.9° C). ... read more »

Bumping Against Abdomen

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

Safety of Pregnancy

Is pregnancy at 35+ years of age safe? ... 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 »

Diet Pills

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

Hamsters

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

Flu Shot in Pregnancy

Can I get a flu shot in pregnancy? ... read more »

Cocaine and Pregnancy

What does it do? ... read more »

Impact of Alcohol Use by Men on Pregnancy

There is  increasing evidence that heavy alcohol use by the male can lower the level of the male hormone testosterone, leading to low sperm counts and, occasionally, to infertility. ... read more »

Alcohol, Drug Use, Smoking, and Stress During Pregnancy

Certain stress factor can pose a problem when trying to conceive and during pregnancy. ... 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 »

Hair Salon Blow-Outs During Pregnancy

Hitting the salon for a wash, cut and style during pregnancy is the perfect way to feel more beautiful, but not all beauty treatments are safe for pregnant women. ... 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 »

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