pregnancy health

Preeclampsia’s Symptoms and Treatments

Preeclampsia is a pregnancy complication that affects about 5% of pregnant women. When untreated, Preeclampsia can lead to life-threatening complications for both you and your baby. What are preeclampsia’s symptoms and treatments? Keep reading to find out. What are...

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...

Tips for Good Prenatal Care

Every year the CDC receives reports of women who died as a result of a pregnancy-related complication. The yearly number is around 500, and they estimate that there are probably another 500 additional deaths that are not identified as being pregnancy-related. The CDC...

Iron-Deficiency Anemia: What Women Need to Know

Iron-deficiency anemia is the most common type of anemia. Anemia is when your body’s red blood cells don’t work correctly, or your body doesn’t have enough red blood cells. Iron helps bring oxygen to the rest of your body. More women than men are affected by...

Blood Glucose Screening and Tolerance Test: All You Need to Know

When you’re pregnant, your doctor will recommend a one-hour blood glucose screening and tolerance test to check for gestational diabetes, a type of diabetes that develops during pregnancy. Low-risk pregnant women typically take the screening test between 24 and 28...

How Can You Protect Your Baby from Group B Strep Infection (GBS)?

Group B streptococcus (GBS) is a type of bacterial infection found in a woman’s intestines, vagina or rectum. Approximately 25 percent of all healthy, adult women have these bacteria. Often, Adults don't show any symptoms except for bladder or urinary tract...

Healthy Food Shopping During Pregnancy

Think about the foods you have in your kitchen right now. Could you make a healthy meal with them? What about a whole day's worth of nutritious meals and snacks? When you’re eating for two, it can be even more challenging with so much conflicting information. Is meat...

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