Pregnant women should pass on holding, petting or otherwise getting near mice and hamsters, no matter how cuddly and harmless they look, says a new study.
With over half of all pregnant women falling in the plus-size category, plus-size pregnancy is something that can no longer be ignored. But being plus-sized doesn't mean you can't have a wonderful, healthy pregnancy and a beautiful, healthy baby if you get the information you need and receive good medical care.
During the visit with her physician, she was told that not only was her cervix changing, but also it was "dangerously" close to opening. Bedrest was the prescription and she was going to have to remain in bed.
Researchers have discovered a simple solution for a potentially dangerous problem for expectant mothers. Moms-to-be who are at risk for, or have, high blood pressure during their pregnancy may be able to prevent serious medical problems simply by boosting their calcium intake.
An increased fiber intake may be a pregnant woman.s best bet for preventing gestational diabetes, a new study finds. Gestational diabetes will affect about 4 percent of all pregnant women this year, potentially causing major consequences for both the mother and her child.
While the goal is for every baby to be born healthy and at full term, the reality is premature birth, also known as preterm birth, is the number one obstetric problem and the number one cause of death for newborns in the United States.
Stress during pregnancy can have some adverse consequences, including an increased risk of premature labor, premature birth and low birth-weight babies. What can make the difference is how early the stress is recognized and steps taken to offset the risks
"Just eat a few saltines and you'll be ok." I don't know about you, but as someone who suffered with prolonged, severe morning sickness (which I affectionately call morning noon and night sickness), when I hear someone say this, I just want to slug them!
Are you ready to try to conceive your second child, but still enjoying a breastfeeding relationship with your firstborn? Or perhaps you are breastfeeding your child over a kicking baby belly? If so you are not alone -- far from it.
Dear Ms Ultrasound,
Hi,My wife is now 39 weeks pregnant and doing well. However at her routine 37 week check up her doctor decided to do an ultrasound to determine if the baby's head was in the pelvis or down position. He is.