• Pregnancy and Sex

    It is common for couples to wonder whether sex is safe when they discover they are pregnant. Unless your health care provider advises you otherwise, sex during pregnancy is safe for both you and your baby.

  • Pregnancy & Tanning: What's a Sun Goddess To Do?

    As soon as summer is here, shorts, sundresses, and sleeveless tops make their grand entrance into the wardrobe; but who likes to wear them without a little sun-kissed glow! So how can you bronze your skin during pregnancy?

  • Pregnancy and Travel

    Vacation is planned. It is definitely time for some relaxation and fun! Complication: You're pregnant. Can you still fly? What about visiting a foreign country? Read on to learn how to make your trip the safest and most comfortable it can be.

  • Pregnancy and Pica: Non-Food Cravings

    Pica is the practice of craving substances with little or no nutritional value. No, we are not talking about ice cream! Most pica cravings involve non-food substances such as dirt or chalk.

  • X-Rays during Pregnancy: Good or Bad?

    So you've heard getting an x-ray during pregnancy can harm your baby. Well in some cases not getting an x-ray can harm you, the mother, more than it can harm your baby.

  • Abusing Prescription Drugs During Pregnancy

    When you become pregnant, changes must be made in your lifestyle for the health of your baby. If dependence or abuse of prescription drugs has become part of your life, it is important that you seek help. Abusing prescription drugs can not only be harmful to you, but also to your baby.

    Commonly Abused Prescription Drugs

    Opioids: These drugs are prescribed to treat pain and are sometimes used as a pre-anesthetic sedative. Common names include morphine, codeine, hydrocodone (Vicodin), meperidine (Demerol) and oxycodone (OxyContin).

  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) & Fetal Alcohol Effects (FAE)

    Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) is a set of physical, mental and neurobehavioral birth defects that are associated with the consumption of alcohol during pregnancy. Not all babies of mothers who consume alcohol during their pregnancy will develop Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.