High-risk pregnancies are those that include increased health risks for babies and mothers. There are many situations that can cause a pregnancy to be considered high-risk. Whether you have been pregnant before or are planning to become pregnant in the future, it’s important to know what a high-risk pregnancy is and how your OB/GYN can help you through it.
Morning sickness is nausea and vomiting that happens during pregnancy, typically in the first two trimesters. Despite its name, morning sickness can happen at any time of the day or night. Stress, lack of sleep, and certain foods are known to make symptoms worse. If you’re pregnant and dealing with this issue, we have some tips that can help!
Many people only go to the doctor when they are sick or injured, but every healthy adult should still see their healthcare professional at least yearly. Many organizations recommend regular preventive exams and screenings, including the American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association, and the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. You should speak with your doctor about the screenings you should receive, but here are some of the most commonly recommended for women.
There are some medications that are safe to take during pregnancy, while there are many others that are not. Some are even more dangerous for a baby in the first three months. Before taking any medicine, you should speak with your doctor to make sure it is safe for you and your baby.
In order to have a healthy pregnancy, you can and should exercise, following your doctor’s guidelines. There are many activities that pregnant women can do, but there are some that should be avoided. Here are five of the most common.
There are many steps that every expecting mother should take during their pregnancy. Prenatal care is vital to the health of both mother and baby. It provides the necessary information on nutrition, testing, and stages of pregnancy. This care also allows you to catch any health concerns early.
If you’re pregnant with twins, you are probably experiencing some of the most exciting (and maybe anxious) times of your life. You’ll need to get double of everything from cute baby clothes to car seats to toys. You will also need to pay more attention to how healthy you are during your pregnancy.
When you become pregnant, you quickly find out that the rules have changed for what you can and can’t do until your new baby comes into the world. There’s a long list of what to avoid and what to do more of in order to ensure a healthy outcome for mother and child.
Most women go through their pregnancy hoping and praying for one thing above all: a healthy baby.
During certain points in your pregnancy, you’ll have an appointment with your OBGYN to test for gestational diabetes. This pregnancy condition is unique in that it is only experienced until the baby is carried to term. Not only that, a woman who may experience gestational diabetes during her pregnancy has risk of developing gestational diabetes in future pregnancies. It also confers a 50% risk of developing regular diabetes later in life.
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