It is important that you are aware of the normal changes in vaginal discharge during pregnancy and inform your doctor about any changes that may appear abnormal.
Listeria is a type of bacteria that can be found in some contaminated foods. Listeria can cause problems for both you and your baby.
When you smoke you inhale poisons such as nicotine and carbon monoxide. When you smoke...so does your baby. Pregnancy is a great time for you to quit smoking. You will feel better and have more energy to go through your pregnancy.
Eating disorders affect approximately seven million American women each year and tend to peak during typical child bearing years.
When the mother is Rh-negative and the father is Rh-positive, the fetus can inherit the Rh factor from the father. This makes the fetus Rh-positive too. Problems can arise when the fetus's blood has the Rh factor and the mother's blood does not.
About 1 in 100 women of childbearing age has diabetes before they become pregnant. Another 2% to 3% develop diabetes for the first time during pregnancy. This is called gestational diabetes.
Hypertension causes decreased blood flow to the placenta, which results in less nutrients and oxygen reaching your baby, and growth may be slowed.
Babies born prior to 37 weeks of pregnancy may experience various problems due to incomplete growth and development. They may experience problems of varying severity depending on their development.
Sciatic nerve pain often comes on suddenly, creating immediate distress. And while it usually resolves in a few weeks, the pain may linger for months or years, disrupting lives.
I have had a yeast infection throughout my entire pregnancy. My doctor has tested me for STD's and all are negative. He has prescribed metro gel to me. I have used this every few months. I am now on my 32 week and am using this prescription every other week.
Is there something stronger I can use or something I can change or do differently to help?