Category Archives: Pregnancy After

Ultrasound: Sonogram :: American Pregnancy Association

Ultrasound: Sonogram :: American Pregnancy Association

What is an Ultrasound Exam? This procedure uses high-frequency sound waves to scan a woman’s abdomen and pelvic cavity, creating a picture (sonogram) of the baby and placenta. Although the terms ultrasound and sonogram are technically different, they are used interchangeably and refer to the same exam. There are basically seven different exams, but the basic process is the same: ...

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Spotting During Pregnancy :: American Pregnancy Association

Spotting During Pregnancy :: American Pregnancy Association

Spotting during pregnancy is a common concern that many pregnant women face.  Approximately 20% of women report they experience spotting during their first 12 weeks of pregnancy. Bleeding that occurs early  in pregnancy is usually lighter in flow than a menstrual period. Also, the color often varies from pink to red to brown. The majority of women who experiencing spotting during ...

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Coronavirus During Pregnancy :: American Pregnancy Association

Coronavirus During Pregnancy :: American Pregnancy Association

The Centers for Disease Control has updated their risk assessment regarding Coronavirus during pregnancy.  The CDC previously stated your risk during pregnancy was low. Now they state “pregnant people might be at an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19 compared to non-pregnant people.” The following is the current guidance from the CDC. Additionally, there may be an increased risk ...

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Caring for newborns born to mothers with COVID-19 :: American Pregnancy Association

Caring for newborns born to mothers with COVID-19 :: American Pregnancy Association

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, much is still unknown about the risks of COVID-19 to newborns born to mothers with COVID-19. We do know that: Infections causing COVID-19 in newborns born to mothers with COVID-19 are uncommon. Some newborns have tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19 shortly after birth. It is unknown if these ...

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Ultrasound: Sonogram :: American Pregnancy Association

Ultrasound: Sonogram :: American Pregnancy Association

What is an Ultrasound Exam? This procedure uses high-frequency sound waves to scan a woman’s abdomen and pelvic cavity, creating a picture (sonogram) of the baby and placenta. Although the terms ultrasound and sonogram are technically different, they are used interchangeably and refer to the same exam. There are basically seven different exams, but the basic process is the same: ...

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Integrated Screening Test :: American Pregnancy Association

Integrated Screening Test :: American Pregnancy Association

The Integrated Screening Test is a way to estimate the chance that a baby will be born with Down syndrome, trisomy 18, or an open neural tube defect. The test uses measurements from two blood tests and from a first trimester ultrasound. All of this information is combined, or integrated, with other details about you to tell you more about ...

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Coronavirus During Pregnancy :: American Pregnancy Association

Coronavirus During Pregnancy :: American Pregnancy Association

The Centers for Disease Control has updated their risk assessment regarding Coronavirus during pregnancy.  The CDC previously stated your risk during pregnancy was low. Now they state “pregnant people might be at an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19 compared to non-pregnant people.” The following is the current guidance from the CDC. Additionally, there may be an increased risk ...

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Caring for newborns born to mothers with COVID-19 :: American Pregnancy Association

Caring for newborns born to mothers with COVID-19 :: American Pregnancy Association

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, much is still unknown about the risks of COVID-19 to newborns born to mothers with COVID-19. We do know that: Infections causing COVID-19 in newborns born to mothers with COVID-19 are uncommon. Some newborns have tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19 shortly after birth. It is unknown if these ...

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Strep Throat During Pregnancy :: American Pregnancy Association

Strep Throat During Pregnancy :: American Pregnancy Association

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 no association between strep throat and pregnancy. Unfortunately, you are just at risk for strep throat during pregnancy as when you are when not pregnant. Strep Throat Symptoms, Treatment, and ...

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High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy :: American Pregnancy Association

High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy :: American Pregnancy Association

High blood pressure is a serious concern during pregnancy, especially for women who have chronic Hypertension. Chronic hypertension refers to high blood pressure which is already present before pregnancy. It also includes high blood pressure which develops before 20 weeks of pregnancy or lasts for longer than 12 weeks after giving birth. The onset of high blood pressure during pregnancy may ...

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