• Placental Abruption

    Placental abruption is the separation of the placenta from the uterine lining. This condition usually occurs in the third trimester but can occur any time after the 20th week of pregnancy.

  • Tipped Uterus: Tilted Uterus

    The uterus is normally in a straight vertical position. Some women have a tipped or tilted uterus, in which the uterus is tipped backwards toward the back of the pelvis.

  • Toxoplasmosis

    For women who are not immune to toxoplasmosis, exposure to this parasite just prior to or during pregnancy may cause the fetus to be infected.

  • Urinary Tract Infection During Pregnancy

    A urinary tract infection (UTI), also called bladder infection, is a bacterial inflammation in the urinary tract. Pregnant women are at increased risk for UTI's starting in week 6 through week 24.

  • Yeast Infections During Pregnancy

    Yeast infections are more common during pregnancy than any other time in a woman's life, especially during the second trimester of pregnancy.

  • Your Child's First Test: The APGAR

    Put away the flash cards and don't expect too much too early; rarely does any baby get a perfect score on this test. Although it is your child's first assessment, it is not a predictor of your their future behavior or intellect. The APGAR was developed in 1952 by obstetric anesthesiologist, Virginia Apgar. This has become a standard tool in assessing newborn babies.

  • Ectopic Pregnancy

    An ectopic pregnancy occurs when the fertilized egg attaches itself in a place other than inside the uterus. Almost all ectopic pregnancies occur in a fallopian tube.

  • What is Gestational Diabetes

    Gestational diabetes is a temporary form (in most cases) of diabetes in which the body does not produce adequate amounts of insulin to deal with sugar during pregnancy.

  • Incompetent Cervix: An Overview

    Incompetent cervix is not routinely checked for during pregnancy and therefore is not usually diagnosed until after a second or third trimester miscarriage has occurred.