Women with the dangerous clotting disease antiphospholipid antibody syndrome face greater risks during pregnancy. Find out more about treatments that can help reduce complications.
Having a baby is a time of joy and excitement for many women. But, for some, giving birth can prompt deep feelings of anxiety and sadness.
A miscarriage can feel so discouraging, and some couples might be afraid to try again. The good news is that most women who have miscarriages – even multiple miscarriages – go on to have successful pregnancies.
With some pregnancies, everything is fine — until suddenly it isn’t. You hear, “You’ve lost the baby.” And, just like that, you become one of 6.7 million women who are diagnosed annually with subfertility – impaired ability to get pregnant or carry a pregnancy to term. It may be old-fashioned, but many couples pursue a … Read More
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Two new studies may make you more cautious about using medication to ease those pregnancy aches and pain. Researchers have found developmental problems in some children whose mothers were heavy users of acetaminophen (Tylenol®) during their pregnancies. It’s important to note that numerous studies have consistently shown acetaminophen to be safe to use during … Read More
Ed and Caroline Marks have two excellent reasons to believe in new technology: identical twins Claire and Charlotte, the Marks’ newborn daughters. The Marks twins are the first babies born at Cleveland Clinic using new in vitro fertilization (IVF) technology. It comes in the form of a special embryo incubator with a sophisticated camera that … Read More
Could your thyroid — that butterfly-shaped gland in your neck — be keeping you from a healthy pregnancy? If you have a history of miscarriages and normal thyroid tests, you may want to get a second opinion from a specialist. When expectant mothers have any thyroid disorder, it is called maternal thyroid disease. The thyroid … Read More