Herpes and Pregnancy: What You Should Know

Illegal Drugs during Pregnancy What you need to know and how to get help

Herpes simplex virus is a common disease that many women face. Find out how to manage it during pregnancy and learn how to protect your baby. If you’re pregnant and have herpes simplex virus (HSV), you’re probably wondering how this infection will affect your unborn baby. You’re not alone. Nearly 45 million Americans have genital … Read more about Herpes and Pregnancy: What You Should Know

Have a Healthy Pregnancy with Asthma, Diabetes, or Epilepsy

Asthma in Pregnancy

Years ago, pregnancy for women with chronic diseases was frowned upon by many obstetricians. Learn how advances in medicine and proper prenatal care can lead to a healthy pregnancy and delivery. You’ve just taken The Test and it came back with those unmistakable two lines—your intuition was right, you’re pregnant! But instead of feeling overjoyed and excited, you … Read more about Have a Healthy Pregnancy with Asthma, Diabetes, or Epilepsy

What is Gestational Diabetes, Causes & reduce problems associated with it

What is Gestational Diabetes, Causes & reduce problems associated with it

There’s a phenomenon during pregnancy that causes “insulin resistance,” which means that although a pregnant woman makes insulin-it’s just that it’s lousier insulin. It simply doesn’t react to receptors at the cellular level as well, meaning it takes more to do what insulin is supposed to do-–bring sugar into the cells for energy. Being overweight … Read more about What is Gestational Diabetes, Causes & reduce problems associated with it

Preeclampsia: Causes, Prevention & Treatment

Preeclampsia Causes, Prevention & Treatment

What is preeclampsia? Preeclampsia is a serious condition that affects about 5 percent of pregnant women and typically starts after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Elevated blood pressure is the primary symptom, but there may be others such as protein in the urine, or liver or kidney abnormalities. The condition most commonly shows up after you’ve … Read more about Preeclampsia: Causes, Prevention & Treatment

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