Category Archives: Pregnancy After

COVID-19 Vaccines and Pregnancy :: American Pregnancy Association

COVID-19 Vaccines and Pregnancy :: American Pregnancy Association

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has given its emergency use approval of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine for use in individuals 16 years and older, and its distribution is underway. We are awaiting approval and distribution of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine. The FDA states both vaccines are very effective with few side effects. Now the question is, are these COVID-19 ...

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How to Treat Jet Lag Naturally During Pregnancy :: American Pregnancy Association

How to Treat Jet Lag Naturally During Pregnancy :: American Pregnancy Association

  Jet lag is a disturbance of sleep patterns due to traveling across several time zones and a change in your circadian rhythms. Symptoms of jet lag include feeling drowsy during the day, wakefulness at night, stomach upset, and a general feeling of malaise. Because travel during pregnancy is common, discussing how to treat jet lag while expecting is common ...

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Pregnancy Cramps :: American Pregnancy Association

Pregnancy Cramps :: American Pregnancy Association

During the first trimester, cramping often results from normal changes that occur during your baby’s development. Cramps can generally be described as pulling sensations on one or both sides of your abdomen. Although not considered a symptom for the detection of early pregnancy, it is a symptom that accompanies many pregnancies. In most cases, cramping is a normal part of ...

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Mood Swings During Pregnancy :: American Pregnancy Association

Mood Swings During Pregnancy :: American Pregnancy Association

Causes and TreatmentIf you are pregnant or are supporting someone through pregnancy, you probably have some experience with mood swings. You are not alone; mood swings during pregnancy are common. You may be excited about being pregnant, but you can also be stressed or overwhelmed. You may have constant worries that contribute to your mood swings. Questions such as: Will ...

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Blood Transfusion During Pregnancy :: American Pregnancy Association

Blood Transfusion During Pregnancy :: American Pregnancy Association

A blood transfusion is a frequently performed procedure where you receive blood through an intravenous (IV) line into one of your blood vessels. Receiving a blood transfusion during pregnancy is not something most women want to think about. However, there are two conditions that may warrant a blood transfusion during pregnancy. What are the Reasons to Have a Blood Transfusion ...

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Common Discomforts of Pregnancy :: American Pregnancy Association

Common Discomforts of Pregnancy :: American Pregnancy Association

What you need to know, what no one tells you before you get pregnant, is “Pregnancy is amazing, except when it’s not!” There are many strange things that happen to you during this miraculous time- come on, you’re growing a human being inside of you for goodness sake-especially because your hormones are all over the place. These hormonal changes can ...

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Treating Vaginitis Naturally During Pregnancy :: American Pregnancy Association

Treating Vaginitis Naturally During Pregnancy :: American Pregnancy Association

Treating vaginitis naturally during pregnancy is a frequent concern for expecting mothers. Vaginitis is a general term for the inflammation of the vagina. Vaginitis is common but can be very annoying as it tends to be reoccurring and may interfere with sexual intercourse. Four types of vaginitis include trichomoniasis, yeast infections, bacterial vaginosis, and atrophic vaginitis. This article will focus ...

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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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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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