pregnancy health

Is Sex Safe During Pregnancy?

Sex is a natural, normal part of pregnancy and good for you and the baby. Penetration and intercourse’s movement won't harm the baby; protected by your abdomen and the uterus’ muscular walls. The amniotic sac’s fluid also cushions your baby. Pregnancy Sex How you feel...

What to Expect on Your First Pregnancy Visit

Congratulations! It's the first pregnancy visit to your doctor. During this appointment, your doctor will check your overall health and determine your due date. Your doctor will also answer any questions and give you information on how to have a healthy pregnancy....

What Can I Expect in a Prenatal Ultrasound?

A prenatal ultrasound scan uses high-frequency sound waves to create a photo of the inside of your body. Because radiation is not used, doctors consider ultrasound scans to be very safe. OBGYns often use obstetric ultrasounds to check on babies in their mother's womb....

Can I Still Get Pregnant If I’ve Been Diagnosed With PCOS?

What is the relationship between pregnancy and PCOS? Can I still get pregnant if I’ve been diagnosed?  Although it's not well known or understood, approximately one in ten women in the U.S. are affected by polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). With PCOS, an imbalance of...

What are the Most Common Pregnancy Complications and Risk Factors?

Most pregnancies occur without complications. However, some women will experience complications involving their health, their baby’s health, or both. Before becoming pregnant, diseases or conditions the mother had can sometimes lead to complications, but most are...

The Importance of Good Prenatal Care

Each year the Center for Disease Control (CDC) receives reports of women who died because of a pregnancy-related complication. The yearly number was 658 in 2018, including deaths during pregnancy, at birth, or within 42 days of birth. The CDC estimates that up to...

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...

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