Drugs in Pregnancy

October 3, 2014

The importance of managing maternal postpartum pain is widely recognized. Yet how to provide treatment that is protective of the neonate while simultaneously providing adequate maternal therapy has not been determined.

September 30, 2014

There has recently been a lot of discussion in the news about the potential hazards of taking antidepressants while pregnant. Some researchers are concerned that they increase the risk of birth defects.

Over-The-Counter

October 3, 2014

Deodorants are a necessary part of daily life for most people. Most of the antiperspirants on the market contain aluminum and this can be harmful to a pregnant woman.

Diseases in Pregnancy

Everyday Problems

June 10, 2015

Migraines affect up to 17% of women of childbearing age. These headaches are usually one sided and are likely to have a pulsatile or throbbing quality.

Depression

October 3, 2014

For most women, pregnancy is generally considered a period of emotional well-being for the woman and her family.

September 30, 2014

There has recently been a lot of discussion in the news about the potential hazards of taking antidepressants while pregnant. Some researchers are concerned that they increase the risk of birth defects.

September 29, 2014

Sarah has had depression on and off throughout most of her adult life. She finally found an antidepressant that worked for her. But now she’s pregnant and she’s been hearing all the awful things about antidepressants during pregnancy.

September 29, 2014

Some people dread the change of seasons. Shorter, darker days mean fatigue, oversleeping, too many carbs, and having a general sense of malaise: a pattern known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Fortunately, safe treatments for pregnant and breastfeeding women are available.

September 29, 2014

Every birth is unique. And for some, a birth experience can be deeply troubling. After giving birth, many women share a sense of disappointment, anger or fear.

October 3, 2014

Although malaria is not endemic to the US, many US travelers are affected by this illness when traveling to places such as sub-Saharan Africa and Central and South America.

October 3, 2014

Thyroid diseases are among the most common endocrine disorders encountered during pregnancy.

October 3, 2014

Thyroid diseases are among the most common endocrine disorders encountered during pregnancy. The prevalence of hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) during pregnancy ranges from 0.05 to 0.2%.

October 3, 2014

Preeclampsia is a serious condition that is a leading cause of maternal death worldwide and occurs in around 7.5% of all pregnancies.

October 3, 2014

Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is defined as the state of carbohydrate (glucose) intolerance that has its onset or first recognition during late pregnancy and has many similarities to non-insu

Lifestyle during Pregnancy

February 6, 2015

Frequent urination is one of the most common symptoms that pregnant women experience.

October 3, 2014

Studies show that the use of hair products during pregnancy does not increase the risk of adverse fetal effects compared with the general population. (1) It is estimated that having hair treat

October 3, 2014

Dental care is extremely important during pregnancy. Pregnant women have elevated levels of estrogen and progesterone.

October 3, 2014

Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical commonly found in mass-produced plastics.

October 3, 2014

Deodorants are a necessary part of daily life for most people. Most of the antiperspirants on the market contain aluminum and this can be harmful to a pregnant woman.