Has your pregnancy convinced you to change your diet and the way you think about food? Do you eat healthier? Or, has the word "diet" been removed from your knowledge base and you believe the old saying "eating for two" works just fine for you?
You'll find a great chart that lists symptoms and safe medications you can take while pregnant.as well as some tips on using alternative therapies.
Sporting the stylish tissue up your nose while sleeping? Check out this article for tips on Preventing Flu in Pregnancy and see how to maintain your sleeping beauty charm the next time flu season rolls around. Any secret tips of your own to share? What works best for you or what OTC drugs have you found to be safe and actually work? Share your tips or ask questions below.View Thread
WebMD has posted brand new content based the questions we've had on our pregnancy board about blighted ovum.
A few weeks ago, I couldn't find any content when a question was asked about a blighted ovum. So, I sent in a request to our editorial staff for something to be added. They listened and we have some new content for you.
"A blighted ovum occurs when a fertilized egg implants in the uterus but doesn't develop into an embryo. It is also referred to as an anembryonic pregnancy and is a leading cause of early pregnancy failure or miscarriage ."
I am glad to see things are moving in a positive direction. I remember when I tried to find a doctor that would deliver my baby VBAC...they were far & few in between. Especially since I'd already had 2 c-sections. (This was some time ago, as my youngest is 13 now)
That just shows you how slowly it's moving...but at least it's moving!View Thread
Ob-Gyns Make Guidelines Less Restrictive for Vaginal Birth After Cesarean, or VBAC.
Many women who have had a cesarean section delivery -- and some who have had two C-sections -- can safely attempt to deliver vaginally, according to updated guidelines on vaginal birth after cesarean, or VBAC, issued by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Heart Risk at Age 9 Linked to Mother's Pregnancy Weight Gain.
A study suggests that women who gained more than the recommended amount of weight during pregnancy had fatter children who were much more likely to develop heart disease risk factors by age nine. Why It Matters: We recently reported on how gaining too much weight during pregnancy caused women to have overweight children, and this study takes it a step further.
Finding out that you are expecting is emotional and exciting, but it can also be nerve-racking. You may be worried about many things, from what type of mother you will be to the economics of raising a family, not to mention all the changes going on in your body.
What's normal? What's not? When should you call the doctor and when should you take a deep breath?
To help put your mind at ease, WebMD talked with experts about serious symptoms that may occur during the first trimester , what they may mean, and what you should do about them. Of course, if you're concerned about anything during your pregnancy -- even if it's not one of these symptoms -- contact your doctor.