An OB/GYN offers a primer on the most important questions that expecting parents should ask their doctor or midwife about labor and delivery.
If you are a woman with low vitamin D levels, taking a supplement may increase your ability to get pregnant. But recent research suggests that too much vitamin D actually may be harmful. Find out what you need to know about finding the right dose of vitamin D to aid fertility.
While it might be fun to compare your changing body with other expecting mothers, it’s important to know that what you look like on the outside cannot determinethe state of the growing fetus on the inside.
Researchers were recently surprised to discover that melanoma (a serious form of skin cancer) is even more of a threat if you are pregnant or recently had a baby.
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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
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My patients and other pregnant women with yeast infections have been wary of taking the anti-fungal medicine fluconazole (brand name Diflucan®). The concern stems from a 2011 FDA report that it may cause birth defects in high doses if taken during the first trimester of pregnancy. However, if you’re pregnant or a new mom, and … Read More
This isn’t your grandmother’s full-term pregnancy. Doctors used to define 37 to 42 weeks as the time span of a full-term pregnancy. Now, a U.S. OB/GYN group is dividing that range into different classifications after learning about critical differences in the final weeks of gestation. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the … Read More