Symptoms of Miscarriage and Risks You Need to Know

Pregnancy can be an exciting time, yet because miscarriage is common, it helps to be informed about the symptoms and risks, in the unfortunate event that you find yourself or someone you know experience. Miscarriage is the most common type of pregnancy loss, according...

Hyperprolactinemia – What is it?

When you have too much of prolactin in your blood, you can develop hyperprolactinemia. Prolactin is a hormone produced by the pituitary gland, an organ the size of a pencil eraser at the base of the brain. The hormone plays a crucial role in breast development during...

Is it Safe to Fly While Pregnant?

Whether you’re flying for a business trip or a babymoon, air travel while pregnant is considered safe for most women. And with a bit of prep, you can have a safe, comfortable flight without any additional stress. For women who have healthy pregnancies, most medical...

Preterm Labor and Premature Babies: Signs, Symptoms, and Risk Factors

Premature birth—babies born before 37 weeks—is a complicated problem with no single solution. About 380,000 babies are born prematurely annually in the U.S.  Premature babies may face long-term health problems. Even women without risk factors can still have preterm...

Pregnancy and Obesity: What Should I Expect During My Pregnancy?

Are you concerned about pregnancy and obesity? If so, you’re not alone. According to the CDC, one in four of pregnant women in the U.S. are considered overweight (a BMI between 25 and 29.9), at the beginning of pregnancy. Another quarter (25%) are considered obese (a...

What Does a Nurse-Midwife Do Exactly?

Midwives do more than deliver babies. The motto of the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM) is “Today’s Midwife: With Women, for a Lifetime.” Nurse-midwives support women during pregnancy, labor, delivery, postpartum and afterward. Typically, they learn about the...