Chances are you didn't even know you were pregnant or maybe you just found out you were expecting when you received the shattering news that there was no visible developing embryo on the ultrasound
Vaginal bleeding during pregnancy occurs frequently and may not be a sign of problems. However, you should contact your doctor or seek medical attention if bleeding continues.
Bed rest will differ from woman to woman and may range from simple periodic resting at home to full bed rest and monitoring in a hospital.
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.