Pregnancy

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...

Infertility Awareness Month: Help Change the Conversation

April is Infertility Awareness Month. So, let's talk about it. For many, receiving an infertility diagnosis shatters their dream of having a house full of children. After months of trying, depression is often experienced by both partners and can have a strong impact...

Pregnancy Spacing Risks and Benefits. A Key to Family Planning

Pregnancy spacing is the time from one baby’s birth until the next pregnancy. Understanding the risks and benefits associated with timing your pregnancies too close together or too far apart can help you make an informed decision about when to grow your family. Why Is...

News in Gynecology: How Important Is Vitamin D?

Vitamin D normalizes your body’s calcium and phosphorus absorption and assists your immune system function. It's also essential for bone growth and bone remodeling. Other roles it serves in the body include the reduction of inflammation and modulation of multiple...

Will I get Varicose Veins during Pregnancy? Risks and Options

Some women develop varicose veins during pregnancy, but will you? Where do they appear? And, what can you do to ease them? Keep reading to learn more about your risks and options. Will I get Varicose Veins during Pregnancy? During pregnancy, your veins adapt to the...

Umbilical Cord Blood: Delayed Clamping and Donating

After a baby is born, the doctor clamps and cuts the umbilical cord. However, some families delay clamping for a time. Delaying the clamping allows more time for the umbilical cord blood to flow to their baby. This delay is beneficial because the blood that remains...

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...

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...

Get to Know Samantha Corral, Certified-Nurse Midwife

A certified nurse midwife (CNM) is a specific kind of advanced practice nurse that specializes in women’s healthcare services. CNMs are licensed, independent health care providers with prescriptive authority in all 50 states. CNMs focus on participating as partners in...

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...

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