When you consume alcohol, so does your baby. Alcohol freely passes through the placenta to your baby. Alcohol can have an adverse effect on your baby's development.
For women who are pregnant, many of the activities found at amusement parks are not recommended.
Eating right while you're pregnant is one way you can help assure your baby`s good health. It's also a very smart way to help you feel good during this physically challenging time. Good nutrition is really quite simple when you make a decision to eat wisely and well.
At the time of conception an egg is fertilized, thereby creating a unique new cell. The cell divides very quickly into many more cells and at about 1 week after conception this tiny mass of cells attach itself to the wall of the uterus (implantation).
Want to start eating healthy during your pregnancy? Snacks can be healthy if you plan ahead. Choose cheese, fruit, yogurt, and vegetables for between-meal pickups.
Some risks in life are a matter of chance. Others are a matter of choice. Our new role as an expectant mother includes learning how to minimize the risks over which you have control.
Even small amounts of alcohol during pregnancy can have a significant impact on child development.
Dear Ms Ultrasound,
Our doctor requested that we get a 33-week ultrasound because our 24-week ultrasound showed abnormal amounts of fluid in the babies kidneys. What is this, what causes it, and how is it treated?
Thank you for your time.
Dear Ms Ultrasound,
Last week I had a D&C following a "missed miscarriage". I found out I was pregnant at 5-6 weeks, but because I had had several weeks of light bleeding and constant brownish discharge they sent me for an early ultrasound. It was dated 5+ weeks and showed 2 gestational sacs (no heartbeats) - both with good decidual reactions.
Folic acid, or folate, is a B vitamin. Folate helps your baby's spinal cord and brain develop. A lack of folate in your baby's first three to six weeks may cause spinal cord defects.It is very important that you...