According to the CDC it is estimated that between 2 to 10 percent of American women will develop gestational diabetes during their pregnancy. You may think it can’t happen to you because you’ve never experienced diabetes. Unfortunately, that is not the way it works.
Moms to-be have a lot in common. Besides that so-called “glow” everyone says you have, there are swollen ankles, constipation, aches and pains, bloating, and fatigue. Let’s not forget about the fact that you can’t get a good night’s sleep. Yeah, that too.
Pregnancy is a joyful time for moms-to-be, but as you decorate the nursery and plan for the baby’s arrival, don’t forget to take precautions to prevent prenatal infections. They can be dangerous for both mother and baby.
While only about 20% of people with the Zika virus experience symptoms, the greater concern about contracting the virus has been the potential link to birth defects.
It’s always important to protect your skin from the sun, but did you know that your skin is even more susceptible to damage while pregnant? Here are a few common skin issues that occur during pregnancy and tips on how to prevent them:
Antidepressants are commonly used to relieve symptoms associated with depression. However when antidepressants are used during pregnancy, there are a lot of things to consider. Even though untreated depression can cause emotional instability, treating depression with antidepressants while pregnant could cause harm to your baby.
Morning sickness is caused by hormones released by a woman’s body during pregnancy. Morning sickness occurs most often during the first trimester of pregnancy. Some women find that nausea and vomiting are worst in the morning, but symptoms can occur at any time of the day or night. Most women feel better at the beginning […]
Choosing the right form of birth control takes research. There’s a lot of information out there about condoms, birth control pills, diaphragms and even vaginal rings, but the information on IUDs tends to be a little more scarce. Here are a few facts about intrauterine devices that OBGYNs want you to know:
Exercising during pregnancy offers a variety of benefits, including preparing you physically for child birth and increasing your endorphins. Though it is safe to exercise during pregnancy, there are a few things to keep in mind before starting an exercise plan.
Nutrition is even more important during pregnancy. Not only does your body need the appropriate nutrients, but you also need to provide your baby with a healthy environment to grow and develop throughout pregnancy.