Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical News Today
1 - How to care for yourself after an abortion
Pregnancy is a very important and exciting time. Ob-gyn doctors provide care and support throughout pregnancy that includes care and screenings before pregnancy, complete prenatal care for mom and baby, prenatal screening and ultrasound, nutritional counseling and guidance, labor and birth care, services and support for vaginal birth after C-section (VBAC), follow-up care including birth control, counseling and postpartum depression screening.
2 - Can you have a miscarriage without bleeding?
3 - What to know about endometriosis during pregnancy
4 - What can you put on a newborn's dry skin?
5 - Natural treatments for postpartum swelling
6 - How does perimenopause affect periods?
7 - Is it safe to make your waters break?
8 - How can you tell if your baby is head down?
9 - Are babies fully developed at 36 weeks?
10 - How can you tell if you are having a boy or a girl?
11 - Everything you need to know about cystic hygroma
12 - What causes hiccups in babies in the womb?
13 - What are the signs of having a girl?
14 - Does nipple stimulation help to induce labor?
15 - How to stop heart palpitations during pregnancy
16 - What causes bellybutton pain during pregnancy?
17 - Causes of shortness of breath during pregnancy
18 - What do different types of contractions feel like?
19 - How long does a pregnancy loss last?
20 - Is having vaginal pressure during pregnancy normal?
21 - What to expect if your IUD fell out
22 - Is salicylic acid safe to use during pregnancy?
23 - What to eat in your second trimester
24 - What to know about hernias after a cesarean delivery
25 - Are Epsom salt baths safe during pregnancy?
A medical abortion is generally a safe procedure that carries few risks. It is important to know what to expect after an abortion, including the recovery time. In this article, we talk about what to do after an abortion and when to see a doctor. We also provide some self-care tips.
Bleeding is usually the earliest sign of a pregnancy loss. However, some miscarriages occur without bleeding, or bleeding may follow other symptoms. It is important to remember that new symptoms do not always signal a pregnancy loss and that the risk declines after the first weeks of pregnancy. Learn more here.
Many women with endometriosis are able to get pregnant and deliver healthy babies, but they may have a higher risk of some complications. Some women experience fewer endometriosis symptoms during pregnancy, while others find that their symptoms worsen. In this article, learn more about endometriosis during pregnancy.
It is quite common for newborns to have dry, flaky, or peeling skin. In this article, we look at the causes of peeling skin, such as exposure to the amniotic fluid. We also provide ten home remedies to help prevent and treat newborn skin peeling, including using a humidifier and moisturizing the skin. Learn more here.
The body usually retains some extra water after pregnancy has ended. This extra water weight, or edema, can cause puffiness known as postpartum swelling. Various natural treatments and home remedies can reduce postpartum swelling, including staying hydrated, using foam rollers, and massage. Learn more here.
Perimenopause causes many hormonal changes in the body. This affects the frequency, regularity, and symptoms of periods and monthly cycles. People usually begin to skip periods and have longer or shorter cycles. In this article, we look at what to expect during perimenopause and how to manage periods during this time.
In the final stages of pregnancy, women often want to speed up the onset of labor. Women can get their water to break with the help of a doctor, but it is not safe to try this at home as it can cause infections. In this article, learn about the risks of breaking your water, and tips for inducing labor safely.
Baby dropping is when the baby's head faces downward in the womb before birth. It usually happens toward the end of the third trimester. There is no specific week that women should expect their baby to drop. Signs include a lower belly and pressure in the pelvis. Learn more about signs of baby dropping here.
Full-term pregnancies last about 40 weeks. However, some women deliver earlier or later than this. This article investigates what happens when a baby is born at 36 weeks, which is known as late preterm. We look at the potential impact on the infant's development and discuss other possible complications.
Some people believe that aspects of pregnancy, such as cravings, morning sickness, and the bump’s position, show that the baby will be a boy. These are myths. Only medical methods, such as ultrasounds and blood tests, can identify the sex of a fetus. In this article, we explore the research that busts these myths.
Cystic hygromas are fluid-filled sacs that occur most commonly on the head or neck of a baby. They occur due to blockages in the lymphatic system. In this article, we look at the causes of cystic hygromas, including environmental and genetic factors, as well as how doctors remove or shrink the growths.
A baby may hiccup while in the womb. This can be a regular occurrence for some women to feel but may not happen to everyone. There are some occasions when excessive hiccupping in the womb needs to be assessed by a doctor, as it may sometimes lead to serious complications. Learn more about baby hiccups in the womb here.
There are many myths about how to predict the sex of an unborn baby. But do stress levels, morning sickness, sugar cravings, and other factors really indicate that the baby is a girl? In this article, we look at the science behind these claims to see if there are any real signs during pregnancy of having a girl.
Many people believe that stimulating the nipples can help to induce labor. Nipple stimulation causes the release of a hormone that triggers uterine contractions. However, there is no scientific evidence to show that this leads to true labor. Learn about nipple stimulation and other home remedies to induce labor here.
Heart palpitations sometimes occur during pregnancy. It may feel as though the heart is skipping beats. Usually, the causes are not severe, and the palpitations do not require treatment. However, a pregnant woman should see a doctor for a diagnosis to be sure. Learn more about heart palpitations during pregnancy here.
Bellybutton or navel pain is a common occurrence during pregnancy and has a variety of potential causes. Possible reasons for experiencing bellybutton pain include skin stretching, pressure from the growing uterus, and umbilical hernias. In this article, learn how to get relief and when to see a doctor.
Shortness of breath is a common problem during pregnancy. Doctors often attribute respiratory symptoms to the growing uterus pushing upward on the lungs and making it difficult to breathe. In this article, we look at several other potential causes. We also cover treatments and home remedies.
It can be difficult to know what to expect from labor contractions, especially during a person’s first pregnancy. In this article, we provide a guide to help soon-to-be-parents understand what types of contractions to expect as pregnancy progresses. We also cover how to cope with the pain and when to see a doctor.
A miscarriage, or pregnancy loss, is a different experience for every woman. How long it lasts will depend on whether a woman has an early- or late-stage pregnancy loss, and the number of weeks that they have been pregnant. The emotional effects of a loss will often last longer than the physical process.
It is normal to feel a heaviness or pressure on the vagina or pelvis during pregnancy. The common causes of vaginal or pelvic pressure are different in the early and late trimesters but are not usually cause for concern. In this article, we look at common causes, when to see a doctor, and how to relieve symptoms.
Intrauterine devices, known as IUDs, are a popular reversible method of contraception. An IUD may fall out or become displaced. There may be signs, such as shorter strings, or symptoms, including severe cramping. If a woman suspects a partial or complete IUD expulsion, she should see a doctor. Learn more here.
Acne often develops during pregnancy, and many commercially available treatments contain salicylic acid. Is this acid safe to use during pregnancy? Are there any skin care products to avoid? We provide answers. Also, learn why some pregnant people develop acne, and what tips can help with managing it.
When pregnant, a person should be mindful of getting enough vitamins, minerals, proteins, fats, and carbohydrates to encourage healthy growth and to prevent complications. During the second trimester, the body also needs slightly more calories. In this article, learn about which foods to eat and which to avoid.
An incisional hernia is a rare complication of cesarean delivery. Hernias can cause dangerous health issues, so it is important to know the symptoms. In this article, learn about the risk factors for a hernia after cesarean delivery. We also cover the symptoms of a hernia, how to treat it, and the recovery process.
Epsom salt is a common home remedy for many ailments. Taking an Epsom salt bath can be an effective and safe way for people to ease aches and pains during pregnancy. However, they must take care not to ingest the Epsom salt or overheat. Here, learn more about the potential benefits of Epsom salt baths during pregnancy.