Pregnancy Pains

As your body changes, you may experience pain in your abdomen, legs, or back. Here is how to know if the pain is a cause for concern, or nothing to worry about.

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Dehydration During Pregnancy

Staying hydrated is very important during your pregnancy. Be sure to drink plenty of water, and avoid drinks and activities that could lead to dehydration.

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Sharp Pain During Pregnancy

If you experience sharp, stabbing pains during pregnancy, it is important to be aware of what pain is normal and what is symptomatic of a cause for concern.

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Epilepsy and Pregnancy

Epilepsy affects approximately 1% of the US population. Read more to discover how epilepsy can affect your pregnancy, and how to moderate your symptoms.

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Umbilical Cord Prolapse

Umbilical cord prolapse occurs in about 1 in 10 deliveries, and is typically harmless. Learn about when compression may become serious for your baby.

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Fetal Arrhythmia

Fetal Arrhythmia is a common condition which refers to the abnormal heart rate of the baby. Learn the causes and concerns regarding fetal arrhythmia.

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Genital Warts During Pregnancy

Genital warts during pregnancy are not considered to pose a serious health risk to your baby. Learn about what you can do about genital warts during pregnancy.

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Blood Clots During Pregnancy

Blood clots during pregnancy, which are serious, only affect 1 or 2 out of every 1000 pregnant women. Learn about the risk factors and what you can do to prevent them.

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Flu During Pregnancy

Getting the flu while pregnant can lead to pneumonia, so it is best to take some simple precautions to avoid it. Find out more about preventing and treating flu during pregnancy.

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Gonorrhea During Pregnancy

Gonorrhea is a highly contagious STD that can be cured with the right treatment. Learn about the symptoms of gonorrhea and ways to prevent it during pregnancy.

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Syphilis During Pregnancy

Syphilis during pregnancy is serious, but there are ways to reduce or avoid any problems for your growing baby. Learn about the symptoms and treatment for syphilis.

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Fifth Disease During Pregnancy

Fifth disease during pregnancy rarely leads to serious complications and is preventable. If you should contract it, learn ways to identify and treat this condition.

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Sinus Infection While Pregnant

Sinus infections are commonly treated with medications, but all are not safe to use during pregnancy. Learn about safe ways to treat sinusitis and when to call your doctor.

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Abdominal Pain During Pregnancy

Abdominal pain is not uncommon, and can be addressed in simple ways. It is also important to be aware of potential factors that could necessitate medical attention.

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Getting Sick While Pregnant

Most women are more susceptible to getting sick during pregnancy, due to a weakened immune system. Find out how to minimize this risk and when to call your doctor.

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Cough and Cold During Pregnancy

Changes in your immune system can lead to more coughs and colds during pregnancy. Learn about natural ways to prevent and treat illness, and when to call you doctor.

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Hip Pain During Pregnancy

Hip pain is a common occurrence while pregnancy, especially in the third trimester. Learn about the causes of hip pain and ways to alleviate hip pain during pregnancy.

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Diabetes During Pregnancy

If you have diabetes during pregnancy, it can lead to serious complications for you and your baby. Learn about the risks and ways to better manage your diabetes while pregnant.

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Hernia During Pregnancy

A hernia during pregnancy is not typically a cause for immediate concern, but there are times when you should see your doctor. Learn about ways to prevent and treat hernias.

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Toxoplasmosis

Taxoplasmosis is a rare, but serious blood infection. Learn about the risks of taxoplasmosis during pregnancy and ways to prevent an infection.

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Rh Factor

If your blood is Rh-negative, then problems can arise during your pregnancy. Learn about the treatment to prevent complications, if you are Rh-negative and pregnant.

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Preeclampsia

Preeclampsia typically affects 5-8% of pregnancies. Learn about the risk factors, symptoms, and treatment options should you develop high blood pressure while pregnant.

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Placenta Previa

Placenta previa affects about 1 in 200 pregnant women in the third trimester of pregnancy. Learn about the different types of placenta previa, symptoms and treatment.

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Placenta Accreta

Approximately 1 in 2,500 pregnancies experience placenta accreta. Learn about the causes, risks, and treatment for this condition.

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Molar Pregnancy

Molar pregnancies are rare, but can be emotionally devastating. Learn about the risks, symptoms, treatment and emotional support needed after this pregnancy loss.

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Miscarriage

Most miscarriages occur within the first 13 weeks. Learn about the types of miscarriage, signs, symptoms, treatment and support available, if you experience a pregnancy loss.

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Listeria and Pregnancy

Listeria is a type of bacteria found in some contaminated foods and can cause problems for both you and your baby. Learn about the risks, treatment and ways to prevent this.

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Hyperemesis Gravidarum

Hyperemesis gravidarum is a very severe type of morning sickness. Learn about the symptoms and treatments for this serious condition during pregnancy.

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HIV/ AIDS During Pregnancy

In most cases, HIV will not cross through the placenta from mother to baby. Learn about prenatal care and treatment available to protect your baby, if you have HIV.

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HELLP Syndrome

HELLP syndrome is considered a variant type of preeclampsia and affects less than 1% of all pregnancies. Learn about the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment available.

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Group B Strep Infection: GBS

Group B Strep is a bacterial infection that can be found in the vagina and/or rectum of 25% of healthy women. Antibiotics can be used to prevent transmission of GBS to your baby.

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Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes is a condition in which the body does not produce adequate amounts of insulin during pregnancy. However, treatment options are available.

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Ectopic Pregnancy

An ectopic pregnancy occurs when a fertilized egg attaches itself outside of the uterus. Learn about the symptoms and treatments for an ectopic pregnancy.

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Cholestasis of Pregnancy

Cholestasis is a liver disease that only occurs during pregnancy. The major symptom is a severe itching. Cholestasis occurs rarely, and resolves after delivery.

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Chicken Pox and Pregnancy

Chicken pox is a contagious viral infection that can be very serious. Learn more about ways to protect your baby if you contract chicken pox during pregnancy.

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Cervical Cerclage

Cervical cerclage is a procedure that may be necessary if a woman has a weak cervix. There are minimal risks and considerable benefits associated with this procedure.

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Blighted Ovum

A blighted ovum occurs when a fertilized egg attaches itself to the uterine wall, but the embryo does not develop. Learn more about the causes of a blighted ovum.

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Bleeding During Pregnancy

Vaginal bleeding during pregnancy can occur for a number of reasons. It is important to determine whether it is benign, or indicative of a major medical issue.

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Bed Rest

Bed rest may be prescribed to increase the probability that you continue with a healthy pregnancy. Learn more about making your bed rest a positive experience.

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