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Hernia During Pregnancy

Hernia During Pregnancy

A hernia refers to a medical condition that happens when part of an internal organ protrudes externally through an opening in a muscle. The most common locations for hernias to…

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Strep Throat During Pregnancy

Strep Throat During Pregnancy

Rest assured you are not alone if questioning strep throat during pregnancy. No one wants strep throat at any time, but pregnant moms don’t need the additional struggles. There is…

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Yeast Infections During Pregnancy

Yeast Infections During Pregnancy

Yeast infections during pregnancy are more common  than any other time in a woman’s life, especially during the second trimester of pregnancy. You may be noticing an increase in the…

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Urinary Tract Infection During Pregnancy

Urinary Tract Infection During Pregnancy

A urinary tract infection (UTI), also called bladder infection, is a bacterial inflammation in the urinary tract. Pregnant women are at increased risk for UTI’s starting in week 6 through…

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Toxoplasmosis

Toxoplasmosis

The solid wastes (feces) of cats may contain a parasite called toxoplasma gondii that can cause toxoplasmosis, a rare but serious blood infection. Toxoplasmosis can also be contracted by eating…

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Rh Factor

Rh Factor

Each person’s blood is one of four major types: A, B, AB, or O. Blood types are determined by the types of antigens on the blood cells. Antigens are proteins…

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Preeclampsia : Toxemia

Preeclampsia is a condition that occurs only during pregnancy. Diagnoses is made by the combination of high blood pressure and protein in the urine, occurring after week 20 of pregnancy….

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Placenta Previa

Placenta Previa is a condition where the placenta lies low in the uterus and partially or completely covers the cervix. The placenta may separate from the uterine wall as the…

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Placenta Accreta

The placenta normally attaches to the uterine wall, however there is a condition that occurs where the placenta attaches itself too deeply into the wall of the uterus. This condition…

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Molar Pregnancy

Molar Pregnancy

A molar pregnancy is an abnormality of the placenta, caused by a problem when the egg and sperm join together at fertilization. Molar pregnancies are rare, occurring in 1 out…

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Miscarriage

Miscarriage

Spontaneous abortion (SAB), or miscarriage, is the term used for a pregnancy that ends on its own, within the first 20 weeks of gestation. The medical name spontaneous abortion (SAB)…

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Listeria and Pregnancy

Listeria and Pregnancy

During pregnancy, it is important to be aware of what you put inside your body. You should be aware of what is good to eat and also what is not…

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Hyperemesis Gravidarum

Hyperemesis Gravidarum

Hyperemesis gravidarum is a condition characterized by severe nausea, vomiting, weight loss, and electrolyte disturbance. Mild cases are treated with dietary changes, rest and antacids. More severe cases often require…

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HIV/AIDS During Pregnancy

HIV/AIDS During Pregnancy

According to the March of Dimes, there are an estimated 120,000 to 160,000 women in the United States who have been infected with HIV. About 6,000 to 7,000 of women…

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HELLP Syndrome

HELLP Syndrome is a series of symptoms that make up a syndrome that can affect pregnant women. HELLP syndrome is thought to be a variant of preeclampsia, but it may…

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Group B Strep Infection: GBS

Group B streptococcus (GBS) is a type of bacterial infection that can be found in a pregnant woman’s vagina or rectum. This bacteria is normally found in the vagina and/or…

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Gestational Diabetes

Gestational Diabetes

All expectant mothers will be tested for gestational diabetes at some point during their pregnancy. Expecting mothers who are over the age of 35, over weight, or have a family…

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Ectopic Pregnancy

Ectopic Pregnancy

An ectopic pregnancy occurs when the fertilized egg attaches itself in a place other than inside the uterus. Almost all ectopic pregnancies occur in a fallopian tube, and are thus…

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D&C Procedure After a Miscarriage

D&C Procedure After a Miscarriage

Unfortunately, miscarriage is the most common type of pregnancy loss, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). Studies reveal that anywhere from 10-25% of all clinically recognized…

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Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Infection

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a virus that can be transmitted to a developing child before birth. CMV infection is usually harmless and rarely causes illness. For most healthy persons who acquire…

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Most Common Pregnancy Complications

Most Common Pregnancy Complications

There are several things that may cause a complication in your pregnancy. However, some are more common than others. Below is a list of the most common pregnancy complications. Ectopic…

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Cholestasis of Pregnancy

Cholestasis of Pregnancy

Some women experience a very severe itching in late pregnancy. The most common cause of this is cholestasis, a common liver disease that only happens in pregnancy. Cholestasis of pregnancy…

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Chicken Pox and Pregnancy

When you become pregnant you want to do everything you can to stay healthy. Unfortunately, it is sometimes impossible to protect yourself from every illness out there. Chicken pox is…

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Cervical Cerclage

When a woman’s cervix is weak (sometimes called an incompetent cervix) she is more likely to have a baby born prematurely because the cervix shortens or opens too early. In…

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Blighted Ovum

Blighted Ovum

  What is a blighted ovum? A blighted ovum (also known as “anembryonic pregnancy”) happens when a fertilized egg attaches itself to the uterine wall, but the embryo does not…

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Bleeding During Pregnancy

Bleeding During Pregnancy

Vaginal bleeding during pregnancy can occur frequently in the first trimester of pregnancy and may not be a sign of problems. But bleeding that occurs in the second and third…

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Bed Rest

Bed Rest

Bed rest is a common practice during pregnancy to alleviate certain pregnancy complications. Some women know it is coming because of medical history, whereas others are surprised during a routine…

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Bacterial Vaginosis During Pregnancy

Bacterial Vaginosis During Pregnancy

Approximately 10% – 30% of pregnant women will experience Bacterial vaginosis (BV) during their pregnancy. Bacterial vaginosis is caused by an imbalance in the normal bacteria that exists in a…

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