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HELLP Syndrome – What Does It Mean?

If you’re pregnant, you may have heard of complications that involve high blood pressure and can lead to preeclampsia. » Read more

Incompetent Cervix: What it Means, What You Can Do

While your baby is growing inside your uterus, it presses down on the opening to the uterus known as the cervix. » Read more

High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy

When you are pregnant, it is a joyful time for you and your family, and it is not a time when you necessarily want to think about pregnancy complications. But high blood pressure during pregnancy is one of those issues that you must take seriously and monitor carefully. » Read more

Anemia During Pregnancy

Most pregnant women have heard about the importance of getting enough iron in their diets while pregnant – and most try to stay vigilant about taking supplements and maintaining a healthy diet – yet iron-deficiency anemia remains a common problem during pregnancy. Some experts estimate that as many as one in five pregnant women will get anemia during pregnancy. » Read more

The Truth About STD's and Pregnancy

By Maria T. Pepin

A sexually transmitted disease (STD) is an infection or disease passed from person to person through sexual contact. In the United States, about 20 million new infections are estimated to occur each year. If you are pregnant and have an STD, you may pass the infection to your baby. Therefore, every woman who is pregnant should be checked for STDs during their first prenatal checkup. » Read more

Demanding Jobs Linked to Premature Labor

A new study found on Reuters has discovered a link between demanding jobs and pregnancy outcomes. According the study, women who worked physically demanding jobs, long hours, shift work, or temporary jobs were at higher risk of having a baby born prematurely or born at a low birth weight. » Read more

CVS Test During Pregnancy Linked to Infantile Hemangiomas

Reuters reports that women who had CVS testing done during pregnancy may have a higher risk of having a baby born with an infantile hemangioma.  CVS or Chorionic villus sampling is a test that is done in early pregnancy to screen for genetic birth defects like Down Syndrome. » Read more

Umbilical Hernia During Pregnancy

 An umbilical hernia happens when there is a small hole or defect in the abdominal wall. This small hole allows tissue to protrude through the umbilical area. Umbilical hernias are common in newborns. » Read more

Teen Pregnancy Rate on the Rise in 2006

According to a new report from the CDC, the teen birth rate has gone up for the first time in 14 years. The teen birth rate rose from 40.5 live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19 years in 2005 to 41.9 births per 1,000 in 2006. This is a 3 percent increase and the first increase in teen births since 1991. » Read more

Spotting During Late Pregnancy

Second and Third Trimester Spotting Preterm labor and placental problems may be the cause of spotting during late pregnancy. Although light spotting may not be as concerning as bright red bleeding, it is still something that warrants a phone call to your doctor or midwife. » Read more