Dear Ms Ultrasound,
Dear Ms Ultrasound,
During a major bout of heartburn accompanied with acid reflux during my second pregnancy, I became pretty crafty about coming up with dinners that wouldn't leave my chest feeling like an open pit of lava. Read on and learn how you can eat well during pregnancy, without dying from heartburn.
Dear Mr. Dad,
My wife is two months pregnant and is queasy pretty much all the time. Isn't morning sickness supposed to be in the morning? And is there anything I can do to help her?
I was infected with Herpes in a monogamous relationship (we anticipated our vows, and I am now married to him). This is my story. I am writing this article so that others in my situation hopefully find the answers to their questions.
Although it had long been considered the stuff of old wives tales and legend, using ginger as a remedy to treat morning sickness is rapidly earning a new respect. New studies have confirmed this natural remedy is an extremely effective treatment for the nausea and vomiting that affects up to 90% of all pregnant women.
Due to special situations like high blood pressure, premature rupture of membranes, twins or triplets, your provider may decide to order a non-stress test (NST). An NST monitors a baby's health by showing his/her baseline heart rate and also any increases in the heart rate due to movement. It's an easy, painless, non-invasive test that allows your providers to monitor baby's well being in the womb.
For approximately 7% of all pregnant women, high blood pressure or hypertension does become a problem. If your blood pressure is elevated, it can affect you and your baby's well-being. Some women enter pregnancy with higher than normal blood pressure readings.
Something going on in your pregnancy worrying you? Is it normal? Should you call your provider? Here is a list of warning signs that shouldn't be ignored.
About 3% of all pregnant women develop gestational diabetes, a type of diabetes that occurs only during pregnancy. What are the dangers to mom and baby? What are the risk factor? How is it detected? Who should be screened? How is it treated?
According to the National Stillbirth Society, stillbirth is defined as the intrauterine death and subsequent delivery of a developing infant that occurs beyond 20 completed weeks of gestation.