Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical News Today
1 - Is it ok to masturbate during pregnancy?
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 ulcerative colitis and pregnancy
3 - What are the symptoms of gestational diabetes?
4 - Ways to prevent gestational diabetes
5 - Causes and treatment of vaginal cuts
6 - What to expect during IUD insertion
7 - What causes spotting before a period?
8 - What causes dry skin on a baby's face?
9 - What to know about diarrhea during pregnancy
10 - Are large areolas normal?
11 - What does the color of period blood mean?
12 - Can you get pregnant on your period?
13 - Relieving sciatica pain during pregnancy
14 - What causes a constant urge to pee?
15 - What causes upper stomach pain in the third trimester?
16 - What to know about cod
17 - What is the average length for a baby?
18 - Causes and how to relieve gas in a baby
19 - What to know about heat rash in babies
20 - What can cause a sensitive breast?
21 - Are Unisom and vitamin B-6 safe during pregnancy?
22 - Can I safely lose weight during pregnancy?
23 - How to treat eye discharge in newborns
24 - What are the signs of pregnancy in week 2?
25 - How does sex drive change during pregnancy?
Most doctors agree that, in most cases, it is safe to masturbate while pregnant. In this article, we look at some of the myths and misconceptions that surround masturbation during pregnancy.
Ulcerative colitis causes inflammation of parts of the digestive system. It is possible for women with ulcerative colitis to get pregnant, have a healthy pregnancy, and give birth safely. Learn more about ulcerative colitis and pregnancy here.
Gestational diabetes is a temporary form of diabetes that can occur during pregnancy. Learn about the symptoms of gestational diabetes, such as increased thirst and blurred vision, here.
Although it is not always possible to prevent gestational diabetes, eating well and exercising regularly to achieve or maintain a healthy weight can reduce the risk. Learn more here.
Vaginal cuts and tears are common and can occur when a person is removing pubic hair or engaging in sexual activity. Minor cuts or tears are generally harmless and usually heal within a few days. However, a person with larger, deeper, or more numerous vaginal wounds may require medical treatment. Learn more here.
An intrauterine device, or IUD, is a small device a doctor inserts into the uterus that helps prevent pregnancy. Learn about what to expect during an IUD insertion here.
Spotting before a period is usually harmless, and it may not always have a clear cause. However, it can sometimes be an early sign of pregnancy. Other possible causes can include hormonal fluctuations, starting a birth control pill, and perimenopause. Learn more here.
Babies often experience dry skin on their face. Their skin is more sensitive than adult skin and has not yet adapted to the environment outside the womb. In this article, we look at the possible causes of dry skin on a baby's face and possible home remedies and treatments.
Diarrhea can affect anyone, including women who are pregnant. Causes during pregnancy can include hormonal changes, bowel infections, and underlying bowel disorders. Learn more about the causes and treatment of diarrhea during pregnancy here.
Areolas can be large or small, and they come in many different shapes and colors. They can also change over time, for example, with age or during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Learn more about areola size and reduction options here.
Period blood can vary in color and relays important information about a person’s health. Normal period blood typically varies from bright red to dark brown or black. Blood or discharge that is orange or grey may indicate an infection. Learn more about what the different colors can mean here.
A person can get pregnant at any point in their menstrual cycle, but it is much less likely during their period. In this article, we look at the factors affecting whether someone can get pregnant before, during, and after their period.
During pregnancy, the uterus can put extra pressure on the sciatic nerve, causing sciatica pain in the low back and legs. In this article, we look at how to relieve sciatica using stretches, exercise, massage, and other methods.
Infections and other bladder issues can affect the way a person urinates. Some conditions can cause a constant urge to pee, even when doing so produces little urine. In this article, we look at causes, treatments, and when to see a doctor.
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.