Nausea Medicine Okay for Expecting Moms
Some women take medication for severe morning sickness. But it is sometimes difficult to gather enough information to know if medicines are always safe enough for unborn babies.
"Laborist" Hospitals Produce Results
Many hospital labor and delivery units have staff on the floor on an as-needed basis. Others employ a new model of round-the-clock staffing. There may be good reason for the new model.
Moms in the Military Doing All Right
Deploying overseas in the military can be stressful for any soldier. So one could imagine it may be even rougher for women who deploy after having a baby.
Extra Caffeine May Mean Smaller Baby
When the sluggishness from being pregnant hits you, it's tempting to brew a cup of coffee. And then another. And another. But does too much caffeine during pregnancy may affect your baby?
An Option for Severe Morning Sickness?
The nausea of morning sickness can strike at any time of day. For some women, it can be particularly bad, such as for Duchess Catherine of Cambridge, the wife of Prince William.
Pregnant Now, Watch Your Heart Later
Two of the most common pregnancy complications are pre-eclampsia and high blood pressure during pregnancy. Either condition may mean paying closer attention to your heart later.
Ozone Level Linked to Pregnancy Outcomes
Many cities and states announce Ozone Action Days when local ozone levels are high. Those may be good days for pregnant women to stay indoors.
Didn't Think Kids Would Raise Your Blood Pressure This Early?
It's normal to have a slightly higher blood pressure after giving birth. However, some women are at higher risk than others for longer term blood pressure issues from pregnancy.
Good to Go for Second Pregnancy
The safety of childbirth has increased dramatically over the years. But there are still risks, including hemorrhage. However, a hemorrhage doesn't appear to affect future pregnancies.
The Pressure's On: Kidney Damage after Pregnancy
High blood pressure during pregnancy is a serious concern for mothers-to-be. In fact, a pregnant woman with blood pressure problems may even be faced with kidney disease after her baby is born.