Pregnancy Concerns

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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Vomiting During Pregnancy

Vomiting during pregnancy is common but irritating. Here are common causes, potential risks, and treatments for vomiting while pregnant.

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Pregnancy Emotions

Mood swings are a common symptom of pregnancy. Sadness, anger, and other emotions can seem overwhelming. Discover ways to address this aspect of pregnancy.

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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 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 take precaution to avoid it. Find out more about preventing and treating the 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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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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Nausea During Pregnancy

Nausea is commonly experienced during the first trimester and is not generally a reason for concern. There are many options you can try to alleviate this symptom.

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Diarrhea During Pregnancy

Although it is not uncommon to experience diarrhea during pregnancy, it is certainly not pleasant. Find out how to treat diarrhea while pregnant.

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Spotting During Pregnancy

It is common to experience spotting during the first trimester. Learn more about spotting during pregnancy and if you need to contact your doctor.

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Anemia During Pregnancy

Anemia occurs when there are insufficient amounts of red blood cells to transport oxygen to the body. Learn about the treatment of anemia during pregnancy.

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Mercury Levels in Fish

Many people enjoy eating fish and women who are pregnant are no exception. This article covers the mercury levels in various types of fish.

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Mood Swings During Pregnancy

Having mood swings while you are pregnant is a common occurrence. Learn about the causes of these mood swings and how to treat them during pregnancy.

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Swelling During Pregnancy

During pregnancy, it is normal to experience swelling as the body produces more blood and fluid. Even so, there are ways you can minimize swelling.

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Glucose Tolerance Test

Glucose tolerance tests are used to help identify gestational diabetes in pregnant women. Learn more about these tests and what to do if your results are abnormal.

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Fetal Non-Stress Test (NST)

A fetal non-stress test indicates if the blood flow and oxygen to the fetus is adequate enough for proper health. Learn more about these tests and what they can uncover.

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Biophysical Profile

The biophysical profile test determines fetal health and well- being resulting from either an examination, maternal/fetal symptoms, or if the pregnancy is considered high risk.

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Triple Screen Test

The triple screen test is usually performed between the 15th to 20th week of pregnancy to measure high and low levels of AFP and abnormal levels of hCG and estriol.

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Quad Screen Test

Similar to a triple screen test, a quad screen test is performed during the 16th to 18th week of pregnancy to assess probabilities of potential genetic disorders.

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Amniocentesis

Amniocentesis is a diagnostic test that assesses your baby for potential disorders or disabilities. It is usually prescribed following an abnormal triple test result.

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First-Trimester Screen

The first trimester screen test is one of the newer non-invasive evaluation tests that help identify risk for specific chromosomal abnormalities.

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Ultrasound: Sonogram

An ultrasound captures an image of the baby and placenta using high frequency sounds waves while scanning a pregnant woman’s pelvic cavity and abdomen.

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Blood Test

During routine prenatal care, blood tests are used to assess blood type, Rh factor, as well as glucose, iron and hemoglobin levels. Learn more here.

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