pregnancy health

  1. Pregnancy, Labor & Birth

    Declining routine tests during pregnancy

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    Your OB or midwife will likely have routine prenatal tests they administer to everyone — but some moms decline these. We talk with...
  2. Pregnancy, Labor & Birth

    What you need to know about group B strep

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    During their pregnancies, all women are tested for a certain bacteria dubbed “GBS.” It’s a routine test for a common bacteria that...
  3. Pregnancy, Labor & Birth

    Symphysis pubis dysfunction: Pelvic pregnancy pain

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    Up to one out of every five pregnant women experience symphysis pubis dysfunction, which can be mildly annoying — or so painful it’s...
  4. Pregnancy, Labor & Birth

    FDA approves morning sickness drug: Would you take it?

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    Morning sickness is inconvenient for some pregnant women, and a major medical problem for others. The degree of intensity varies...
  5. Pregnancy, Labor & Birth

    Pica and its strange cravings

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    You normally wouldn’t want to eat dirt, chalk, ice or clay, but since you’ve become pregnant it’s all you can think about. Learn...
  6. Pregnancy, Labor & Birth

    How a chiropractor can help your pregnancy

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    Pregnancy can bring a host of aches and pains along with it, but some moms swear by chiropractic care during their pregnancies....
  7. Conditions

    Pregorexia: Eating disorders and pregnancy

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    Jenny knew giving into her anorexia while she was pregnant was dangerous, but couldn't seem to help herself. Even after being...
  8. Pregnancy, Labor & Birth

    Learn how to prevent and identify preterm labor

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    Being pregnant for the first time has its ups and downs. On the bright side, you don’t know what you don’t know, so you don’t worry...
  9. Technology

    Best apps for the iPhone: Pregnancy apps

    Congratulations on your pregnancy! The next nine months will be exciting but challenging as well. These iPhone apps are designed to...
  10. Pregnancy, Labor & Birth

    Natural remedies for morning sickness

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    Spending too much time with your head in the toilet bowl? Pregnancy is a miraculous time, but the first few months can feel like a...
  11. Conditions

    How to manage a high-risk pregnancy

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    The road to parenthood is tough enough. Adding the fear of a possible premature baby can make it overwhelming: bed rest, countless...
  12. Wellness

    Ask a labor nurse: 9 Things you need to know about pregnancy and birth

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    Planning for your first baby can seem daunting, if not downright scary. Every woman and every pregnancy is unique, which proves...
  13. Pregnancy and Baby

    Ways to get your husband involved with your pregnancy

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    Pregnancy can often feel like a one person job. Mom is the only one growing, changing, experiencing hormones, feeling aches and...
  14. Wellness

    Healthy pregnancy: Can you have one in your 40s?

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    With more celebrities, like Jewel and Victoria Beckham, having babies in their late 30s and beyond, more women in general are...
  15. Pregnancy, Labor & Birth

    How to manage depression during pregnancy

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    Being on an antidepressant or anti-anxiety medication does not make pregnancy impossible. And depression or anxiety developed during...
  16. Dieting & Nutrition

    Healthy pregnancy diet: The extra 300 calories

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    Three hundred calories -- that’s the amount of additional calories needed to nourish pregnant moms-to-be and their growing babies....
  17. Pregnancy, Labor & Birth

    Study: Toxic chemicals found in pregnant women

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    A new study by UCSF found that toxic chemicals from the environment and other items, such as cookware and beauty products, were...
  18. Wellness

    Preterm birth: Questions to ask your doctor

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    No woman expects her baby to be born prematurely, so we tend to skip the high-risk pages in the pregnancy books and not ask our OBs...
  19. Having a Baby

    Top 10 holiday foods to avoid during pregnancy

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    The holidays are a time of fun, family and plenty of yummy food and drinks. When you are pregnant, however, you must be extra...
  20. Celebrations

    Holiday foods that could harm your baby

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    Common foods and drinks you consume during the holidays can be dangerous for your baby if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding. Here is...