Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical News Today
1 - What causes upper stomach pain in the third trimester?
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 - What to know about cod
3 - What is the average length for a baby?
4 - Causes and how to relieve gas in a baby
5 - What to know about heat rash in babies
6 - What can cause a sensitive breast?
7 - Are Unisom and vitamin B-6 safe during pregnancy?
8 - Can I safely lose weight during pregnancy?
9 - How to treat eye discharge in newborns
10 - What are the signs of pregnancy in week 2?
11 - How does sex drive change during pregnancy?
12 - Anterior placenta: Everything you need to know
13 - What to know about back pain in pregnancy
14 - What causes post-cesarean wound infections?
15 - How do baby flutters feel?
16 - What and when can a fetus hear?
17 - How does asthma affect pregnancy?
18 - What increases the odds of having twins?
19 - Is my C-section scar OK?
20 - Natural ways to boost fertility
21 - What foods are off limits while pregnant?
22 - Constipation and pregnancy: What to know
23 - Does Clomid work for male infertility?
24 - Pain, bleeding, and discharge in the second trimester
25 - What is bloody show?
Stomach pain is one of the most common pregnancy complaints. Most often, pain in the upper stomach or abdomen is harmless, though people should know when to see a doctor. Learn more about the causes and treatment for upper abdominal pain during pregnancy here.
Cod contains vitamins, minerals, omega-3 fatty acids, and protein. This makes it a very beneficial food source. Learn more about the health benefits of eating cod here.
Babies follow a predictable growth curve in their first year of life. In this article, we provide a month-by-month growth chart to help people track the continued growth of their baby. We also discuss what it means when a baby is above or below average length.
Gas is a natural part of a baby's daily life, but it can be painful for them. In this article, we look at what makes a baby gassy and how to help relieve their gas pains.
Babies are more likely to get heat rash than adults. In this article, we look at why babies get heat rash, different types of rash, and how a caregiver can prevent heat rash in a baby.
Breast sensitivity can come and go, and it is rarely a cause for concern. Causes of a sensitive breast can include hormonal changes, injuries, cysts, and breastfeeding issues. Learn more about the possible causes and when to see a doctor here.
Many pregnant women take a combination of doxylamine (Unisom) and vitamin B-6 for morning sickness. These two medications are also available as a combination drug called Diclegis. Despite some concerns, extensive research shows that taking doxylamine and vitamin B-6 during pregnancy is safe. Learn more here.
Many women wonder whether it is safe or healthy to lose weight during pregnancy. In this article, we discuss the potential risks of doing this and explain safe methods to avoid weight-related complications in pregnancy.
Eye discharge or excessive eye watering in newborns often indicates a blocked tear duct. The blockage is usually harmless and tends to resolve on its own. However, if there is also redness, swelling, or tenderness in the eye area, this may signify an infection that requires prompt medical treatment. Learn more here.
Doctors measure pregnancy from the first day of a woman’s last period, so week 2 is often when conception occurs. Learn more about the possible symptoms here.
Among the many changes that women experience during pregnancy, they may notice that their sex drive increases or decreases in different trimesters. Learn more about sex drive changes and the safety of sex and masturbation during pregnancy here.
An anterior placenta occurs when the placenta attaches to and grows on the front of the uterus. It is not usually a cause for concern. Learn more in this article.
Back pain affects around two-thirds of women during pregnancy. In this article, we look at the causes of back pain in the first, second, and third trimester, and ways to relieve the pain.
Cesarean wound infections occur when bacteria enter the incision. In this article, we look at the causes, types, and treatments for post-cesarean wound infections.
Baby flutters are the initial movements of the developing fetus that a pregnant woman can feel. Learn what baby flutters feel like and what to expect at each stage of pregnancy in this article.
The developing fetus begins to hear around the 18th week of pregnancy and starts to hear low frequencies from outside the woman's body soon after. Learn more about when a fetus can hear.
Most asthma treatments are safe to use during pregnancy. Uncontrolled asthma can increase the risk of complications. In this article, we discuss the effects of asthma in pregnancy and the best treatments.
There are no proven actions that a person can take to increase their chances of having twins naturally. However, certain factors make twins more likely. These include age, family history, racial background, and having fertility treatments. Learn more here.
People who give birth by cesarean delivery, or C-section, may have an infection during the healing process. Signs of infection include fatigue and chills. Prevention involves washing the wound with soap and water and keeping it covered for as long as a doctor advises. Learn more about C-section wound infections here.
People can increase their chances of getting pregnant naturally by reducing alcohol use, maintaining a healthy weight, and quitting smoking. Learn more here.
Foods to avoid during pregnancy include raw shellfish and soft cheeses. In some cases, women may be able to consume problem foods or beverages in moderation. Learn more here.
Constipation is a very common symptom in both early and late pregnancy. In this article, we discuss safe treatments and home remedies to relieve constipation during pregnancy. We also explain when to see a doctor.
Clomid is the former brand name of clomiphene citrate, a drug for treating infertility in females. However, doctors may sometimes prescribe it off-label for treating infertility in males. In some males, clomiphene citrate may boost fertility, but it is not yet clear whether it works for all males. Learn more here.
Pain, bleeding, and unusual discharge can occur during the second trimester. This does not always signal a problem, but people should see a doctor if they are uncertain. In this article, we look at the causes, when to see a doctor, and when to go to the emergency room.
Bloody show is a type of vaginal discharge that occurs during late pregnancy. The discharge is a mixture of blood and mucus, and it is a sign that a women's cervix is preparing for labor. Learn more about bloody show here.