Pregnancy

Common Complications During Pregnancy

The majority of pregnancies occur without any serious issues. However, some women will experience complications during pregnancy that can involve their health, baby’s health, or both. Diseases or conditions the mother had before becoming pregnant can sometimes lead to...

What is Lightning Crotch? Dealing with Round Ligament Pain

Round ligament pain or “lightning crotch” is a brief, sharp pain in the lower belly, pelvis, or groin area on one or both sides. It’s one of the most common complaints during pregnancy. However, this discomfort is considered a normal part of pregnancy as your body...

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...

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...

Why is Taking Folic Acid so Important? Everything You Need to Know

Why is Taking Folic Acid so Important? Everyone needs folic acid. It helps red blood cells form and grow as well as makes and repairs DNA. For prenatal care, taking folic acid is essential for the growth of the spinal cord in the womb. Because the spinal cord is one...

What is an Ectopic Pregnancy?

An ectopic pregnancy occurs outside the womb, often in one of the fallopian tubes. To become pregnant, the ovaries release an egg into the fallopian tube on the fourteenth day of a woman’s menstrual cycle. If sperm fertilizes the egg, the egg travels from the...

Could My Pregnancy Test Be Wrong? Six Reasons Why

Home pregnancy tests are 99% accurate. However, even the most reliable test can give the wrong result when some other factors interfere with it. If you’ve taken a pregnancy test and are confused, read about six reasons why the pregnancy test may have been incorrect....

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