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!

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 »

How Safe Is Sex During and After Pregnancy?

How safe is it to have sex while pregnant? What about after pregnancy? ... 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 »

Bumping Against Abdomen

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

Pregnancy Safety Guide

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

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 »

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 »

Cocaine and Pregnancy

What does it do? ... read more »

Flu Shot in Pregnancy

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

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 »

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 »

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 »

Pregnant With the Flu Not a Good Thing to Do

Pregnancy changes the whole body, bringing on aches, pains, and other discomforts that are usually mild and manageable even though uncomfortable. All that changes when a pregnant woman gets the flu. ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 more likely to get sick. ... read more »

Ear Piercing During Pregnancy

Pregnant women are often surprised to find out that ear piercing guns are not as safe as they think. ... 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 »

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 »

Cellulite Treatments During Pregnancy

Cellulite forms when fat cells collect under the skin causing a dimpling effect. The dimpling effect can leave the surface of the skin looking bumpy or lumpy, not an effect many women are comfortable with. ... read more »

Phthalate Exposure And Children's Health

Numerous studies have been conducted on the possible health side effects associated with phthalate exposure and pregnancy. ... 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 »

Colds and Flu in the Delivery Room

Pregnancy puts a woman at increased risk of the flu and catching colds. In addition, pregnant women are more likely to get it, more likely to feel sicker with it, and more likely to experience complications that require medical care. ... read more »

Cool Pregnant Women Have Healthier Pregnancies

According to research completed by QUT (Queensland University of Technology), pregnant women need to stay cool during the first 28 weeks of pregnancy to decrease the risk of miscarriage and birth defects. ... read more »

Are Salads Safe During Pregnancy?

Salads are part of a healthy pregnancy diet, but they can also be a war zone for unhealthy bacteria like listeria and other food-borne bacteria. ... read more »

Aromatherapy During Pregnancy

According to the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy, clinical trials are not available to determine safety in pregnancy so aromatherapy is not considered safe for pregnant women. ... read more »

Deep Tissue Massage During Pregnancy

Massage therapy is a form of alternative medicine, which means significant medical studies have not necessarily been performed on treatment effectiveness or safety in the pregnant population. ... read more »

Is It Safe to Put Headphones on Your Belly During Pregnancy?

While music is generally considered safe for the fetus, there are some rules about playing music through your belly aimed at protecting baby and preventing possible risk during development. ... read more »

Safe Beverages During Pregnancy

The best beverage for a pregnant woman and fetus is clean water, but drinking water constantly can get boring. What is safe to drink during pregnancy and what should be left until after baby is born? ... read more »

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