With rates of gestational diabetes ranging from 2 to 10 percent of pregnancies and expected to reach 18 percent, you may be wondering what can you do to lower your risk, both before and during pregnancy.
Wise women have recommended herbs and tonics to childbearing women for thousands of years. Find out which herbs should you avoid during pregnancy.
One in every 691 babies in the United States is born with Down syndrome. Many families don't receive a diagnosis until birth. A new test may revolutionalize prenatal testing and screening for chromosomal abnormalities.
While the bacterium poses little risk to most adults, it can threaten your newborn's life. How can you protect your baby from group B strep?
I was pregnant with my second child. We found out at my 20 week ultra sound it was a little boy. At about 23 weeks I began to experience contractions and soon had my baby, a stillbirth. I have been diagnosed with an incomptent cervix. As I had already been pregnant and had my daughter, who is now 9, I had no reason to believe that there was anything worng with carrying a baby the second time areound. I have been told that when I get pregnant again I will have to have a creclage at 10 to 14 weeks. I do want to have another child but, naturally, am feeling apprehensive.
You found out at your appointment that your baby is still breech -- sitting comfortably with her head pressing against your tummy. Would you prefer a vaginal birth? Can you find the resources in your area to facilitate your choice?
Bed rest can drive you to distraction, bore you to within or send you down on a spiraling path that leads to depression. It can have these effects, but they aren't inevitable. With a little planning, you can not only tolerate bed rest, but enjoy your down time and put it to good use.
If you have diabetes or found out you have gestational diabetes, your healthcare provider will discuss trying diet and exercise and possibly insulin to control your blood sugar levels. Find out how you can create a manageable plan that works for you.
Using marijuana before pregnancy more than doubles a woman's risk of giving birth to a baby prematurely, according to a new study.
A 33-year-old mom who was 20 weeks pregnant, suffered cardiac arrest while at a church gathering. She was resuscitated, therapeutically cooled, kept at 90 degrees for 12 hours and re-warmed. While she was being cooled, the fetus was monitored, who experienced fetal shivering which stopped once the mother was re-warmed.