Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical News Today
1 - Cervical effacement and how to measure it
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 - How to eat 1,200 calories a day
3 - What are the best prenatal vitamins to take?
4 - Can fingering lead to pregnancy?
5 - What to know about group B strep
6 - Do plant based diets deprive the brain of an essential nutrient?
7 - What is an MTHFR mutation?
8 - Causes and home remedies for dark lips
9 - Causes and treatments for a period that won't stop
10 - What to do about swollen gums
11 - Is it safe to use Vaseline as a sexual lubricant?
12 - What to know about a loose vagina
13 - Is it possible to get pregnant from anal sex?
14 - What to expect when losing your mucus plug
15 - Ovulation bleeding: What to know
16 - When does ovulation restart after a miscarriage?
17 - What is the average baby weight by month?
18 - How do breasts change during and after pregnancy?
19 - Are abortions painful?
20 - Is ADHD genetic? Everything you need to know
21 - What are the different types of abortion?
22 - What to know about congestion in babies
23 - How does methotrexate affect pregnancy?
24 - When do periods start again after an abortion?
25 - How does the cervix change in early pregnancy?
Cervical effacement occurs as the cervix prepares for vaginal delivery by thinning and shortening. Learn more about cervical effacement here.
People can eat 1,200 calories a day to lose weight safely by adding more filling foods, such as protein rich foods, to their diet. Learn more about how to eat 1,200 calories a day and stay healthy here.
Prenatal vitamins are important for the health of pregnant and breastfeeding women, as well as developing fetuses. Here, learn which prenatal vitamins to take and their benefits.
Fingering is very unlikely to bring sperm into contact with the vagina. However, it can occur in some instances, which might lead to pregnancy. Learn more here.
Group B strep is a type of bacteria that occurs naturally in some adults and can pass from pregnant women to babies. It often produces no symptoms, but it can be life threatening in babies. Learn more here.
Choline is an essential nutrient that our bodies must get from food or supplements. A new article suggests meat free diets may create a choline deficiency.
An MTHFR mutation is the mutation of a gene that regulates the production of a specific enzyme. This type of mutation can potentially lead to a number of health conditions. Learn more here.
Lip color varies from person to person. The lips can become darker for various reasons, and people can use home remedies to care for their lips. Learn about causes and treatments for dark lips here.
Although having a long period occasionally is not often a cause for concern, having them frequently or feeling that a period won't stop may indicate an underlying issue. Learn about the causes and what to do here.
Swollen gums can occur due to gingivitis, pregnancy, and infection. Treatment typically depends on the cause, and good oral hygiene can prevent them. Learn more here.
Although Vaseline has a soft, smooth texture, it is not advisable to use it as a sexual lubricant. Many alternatives are available. Learn more here.
The elasticity of the vagina may change because of childbirth or aging. These changes are common and do not pose a risk to health. Here, learn about vaginal looseness, exercises, and more.
It is very rare to get pregnant from anal sex, but there is a small chance. We explore anal sex and pregnancy and bust some myths about preventing pregnancy.
The mucus plug is a collection of cervical mucus that helps block the cervix during pregnancy. Learn about what it means to lose the mucus plug here.
Ovulation bleeding is light bleeding or spotting that occurs around the time a person ovulates. Ovulation usually takes place in the middle of the menstrual cycle. Learn more here.
After a miscarriage, a women’s menstrual cycle will restart. The first day of bleeding will be day 1 of the new cycle. For people with regular cycles, ovulation typically occurs around day 14. However, it may take several months for a woman’s cycle to return to usual after pregnancy loss. Learn more here.
In this article, learn about average baby weight by month. Male babies tend to be slightly heavier than female babies, and growth usually slows down after about 6 months.
Changes in the breasts are a regular occurrence during and after pregnancy. Breast changes vary from person to person and can occur whether a woman breastfeeds or not. Learn more about the types of changes and when they may signal an underlying condition.
Abortions are generally very safe but may cause some pain, cramping, or other side effects. Every woman’s experience is different and the level of pain depends on the type of abortion. Here, we discuss whether abortions hurt and how to manage any discomfort.
In this article, learn about the latest research on genetics and ADHD, which includes studies looking at whether the children of parents with ADHD are more likely to develop the same condition.
There are several types of abortion, including medical abortion, vacuum aspiration, dilation and evacuation, and induced labor. The type that a doctor recommends will depend on the duration of the pregnancy. Learn more here.
Congestion is common in babies, often affecting the nose or chest. It is usually harmless but can be uncomfortable. In this article, we look at the causes of and treatments for baby congestion.
It is not safe to take methotrexate during pregnancy. The drug affects folic acid levels in the body and can lead to birth abnormalities. In this article, we look at the effects of taking methotrexate during conception or pregnancy, how to stay safe, and alternative medications.
Women often experience bleeding right after having an abortion, which may last for 1–2 weeks. However, their first period will usually occur several weeks later and may be lighter or heavier than usual, depending on the type of abortion. Most women's periods return to normal after two to three cycles. Learn more here.
The cervix has a different position and texture in early pregnancy. Cervical discharge also changes. In this article, we look at changes to the cervix during early pregnancy.