Most pre-term births are not preventable. However, there are certain risk factors that increase the odds of not carrying a baby to full term. Find out more about these factors — many of which you can control.
The term “high-risk pregnancy” sounds frightening. But the good news is that healthy behaviors and early testing can help you stay out in front of problems with your pregnancy. You actually have a chance to reduce some of those “high risks.” A high-risk pregnancy usually has at least one out of these issues: A disease the mother already … Read More
By week 36 of pregnancy, the wait is almost over. Soon, you’ll meet your baby. For some parents — especially older moms-to-be — technology helps doctors take one last look before delivery. Nicole Herbst, who at age 39 was expecting her first child, had a third trimester ultrasound. Not only did it put her mind … Read More
A mom-to-be with a high-risk pregnancy cherishes every bit of positive feedback she can get. A non-stress test can tell you more about how your baby is doing in the final weeks of pregnancy. Most expectant parents want reassurance that they will deliver a healthy baby. Understandably, a woman who is told her pregnancy is … Read More
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One of the problems with aging, at least for women, is their proverbial biological clock. If you want to get pregnant, you really do need to pay attention to it. Many women deflate when they learn that at age 35 or older, they’re considered elderly, at least in reproductive terms. “Advanced maternal age is really … Read More