Doctors need to ask all women of childbearing age if they might be pregnant before prescribing medications. That’s because some are safe during pregnancy but others are not.
Pelvic inflammatory disease, or infections in the vagina and cervix that spread to the ovaries and uterus, need rapid attention and embarrassment in front of your doctor cannot be a barrier to getting treated.
Scotland banned smoking in public in 2006. Now, a new study links the smoking ban with significant decline in preterm delivery and small-for-dates infants – not only for mothers who smoke, but also mothers who don’t.
Over the years we have learned that exercise is great during pregnancy for most women – especially if they continue exercising in a way similar to the way they always did prior to becoming pregnant.
Women who have high blood pressure in pregnancy are more likely to have problems later in life with their pressure.