Here's Why Experts Are Worried About Marijuana Use During Pregnancy
More women are reportedly using cannabis while pregnant. The rise of cannabis use among pregnant women worries health experts who say it may affect fetus development.
Pa. Court Rules Mothers' Drug Use During Pregnancy Not Abuse
Pennsylvania's highest court ruled Friday that mothers who use illegal drugs while pregnant cannot be considered perpetrators of child abuse against their newly born children under the state's child protection...
Why Does Asthma Put a Food-Allergic Child at a Higher Risk of Anaphylaxis?
How and Whether Certificates and Associate Degrees Lead to B.A.s
Organization: National Student Clearinghouse Research Center Summary: Two out of five students who earned associate degrees in 2008-9 had bachelor’s degrees under their belts six years later, according to a new national study. The average time between the degrees was 2.8 years Younger, male students were the most likely to make that leap. More than 60 percent of students who earned associate degrees when they were…
What to Do about Tuberculosis in Pregnancy
By Naomi Kalemba , Jhpiego Mwanipela Village, Malawi — “I was very concerned,” the mother said, keeping an eye on her twin sons playing beside her. “I thought I was going to die from this disease, and I was concerned that my babies would die too.” Eliza Kayange wasn’t talking about something untreatable or even incurable. She was talking about tuberculosis (TB), a preventable disease that still kills an estimated 1.5 million people every year “When I was pregnant, I was coughing a…
5 Tips to a Healthy Pregnancy
The good news about post-IVF pregnancy life is that you shouldn’t have to change a whole lot. The same tenets that apply to living a clean lifestyle and focusing on holistic well-being hold true – …
Why Exercise During Pregnancy Matters
by Stephanie F. Deivert, RD, LDN Exercise and taking care of yourself become much more important during pregnancy, because now it is not just YOU anymore So you're pregnant, you're gaining weight, you feel tired and certainly not your best. With all of this, how and why exercise? The little one growing inside of you is relying on you to take the best care of yourself and provide the healthiest environment for them to develop. Regular exercise builds bones and muscles and gives…
Pregnancy is often associated with swollen, sore feet. Get educated on what e...
Pregnancy is often associated with swollen, sore feet. Get educated on what exactly happens to the body during pregnancy, and what you can do to regain ... - Absolute Foot Care Specialists - Google+
Diabetes and Pregnancy: What you need to know now
During pregnancy, a woman’s body undergoes a significant amount of changes, mostly related to fluctuations in hormone levels. These hormones can affect the way a pregnant woman’s body uses insulin, which can put her at risk for gestational diabetes What is gestational diabetes Although a specific cause for gestational diabetes is unknown, physicians do have an idea. When a woman is pregnant, her body produces hormones…
High-Risk Pregnancy: What You Need to Know
Many conditions affecting a mother or her baby before, during or after pregnancy can designate a pregnancy as high risk. Learn what causes a high-risk pregnancy and how maternal-fetal medicine specialists can help Reviewed By Whether it’s your first pregnancy or your third, hearing your obstetrician, nurse practitioner or midwife say that your pregnancy is high risk can feel concerning. High-risk pregnancy is a term that…
Pregnancy Apps: The New Way to Approach Your Pregnancy
Today there are more technologies to help with pregnancy than ever before. Many are already in the palm of your hand. Check out these pregnancy apps and what they can do!
The Bizarre Reason Why Amish Children Are Less At Risk For Asthma
It runs directly contrary to what you might think.
Emily Oster’s Alcohol and Pregnancy Advice is Deeply Flawed and Harmful
The National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS) is outraged by Emily Oster’s deeply flawed and harmful advice about alcohol and pregnancy in her book, “Expecting Better: Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong-and What You Really Need to Know. In a Wall Street Journal article promoting the book, she not only falsely claims that drinking wine during pregnancy is fine, she actively encourages pregnant women…
Vaccinations and Pregnancy: What Every Expectant Mother Should Know
There are varying opinions about the topic of vaccinations, primarily childhood vaccinations. Just as children are at risk for being exposed to illnesses, expectant mothers are also at risk of passing illnesses to their unborn child.
What Is The Best Testing For Down’s Syndrome And Other Chromosomal Problems In Pregnancy?
Posted By: cwccadmin | Monday, October 28th, 2013 | 5:27 pm Early in your pregnancy we will ask you to decide which, if any, testing you wish to perform to check for chromosomal problems such as Down’s syndrome. There are several choices available and hopefully this will provide some insight into which is best for you A normal fetus will have two sets of 23 chromosomes making a total of 46. Having a missing or extra chromosome creates major developmental problems and usually…
How to plan for an unplanned pregnancy
There’s nothing as life changing as getting the biggest surprise of all: You’re pregnant. Whether you’re a first time mom or you’re adding more to your brood, you’ll get through this
20 Top Pregnancy Essentials
So, you're gonna have a baby? Welcome to a different world, Mama. Here are our suggested 20 top pregnancy essentials. Enjoy!!
Best Pregnancy Body Pillow
Body pillows come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. This breakdown of the best ones will help you spend less time figuring out what option is right for you and more time catching your zs.
What Is an OB/GYN?
An OB/GYN is a physician who specializes in medical and surgical care to women with expertise in pregnancy, childbirth, and disorders of the reproductive system.
10 Myths About Pregnancy
Could everything you know about pregnancy be wrong? Get your facts straight