Category Archives: Pregnancy After

Genital Warts in Pregnancy | American Pregnancy Association

Genital Warts in Pregnancy | American Pregnancy Association

What are the symptoms of genital warts in pregnancy? Is my baby safe if I have genital warts while pregnant?  How do you treat genital warts during pregnancy?  These are questions no expecting mother wants to ask. Pregnancy can be a beautiful and exciting time for expecting mothers and families. For those who see a doctor regularly, practice good nutrition, ...

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21 weeks pregnant: Belly, baby development, your bump and more

21 weeks pregnant: Belly, baby development, your bump and more

At twenty-one weeks pregnant, your baby is growing fast, your skin is changing and those movements in your womb are intensifying. At the 21 week mark, you’ll probably feel your baby moving inside you a lot more (which is super exciting) and you might be beginning to feel more symptoms.  Counting your pregnancy in weeks and months can get confusing, ...

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Blood Transfusions During Pregnancy – American Pregnancy Association

Blood Transfusions 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 while pregnant 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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8 pregnancy tips to make a clever baby (that every mum-to-be should know!)

8 pregnancy tips to make a clever baby (that every mum-to-be should know!)

Of course, when you’re pregnant, you want to make sure you’re doing everything you can to give your little one the best start. We’ve got some tricks for creating a smarter, happier baby. Did you know, when you’re pregnant, your diet, emotions and how you interact with your bump all play a part in developing your growing baby’s brain?  ‘Inherited ...

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Fetal Arrhythmia – American Pregnancy Association

Fetal Arrhythmia – American Pregnancy Association

Causes and Concerns Fetal arrhythmia is a term that refers to any abnormality in the heart rate of your baby. These can include tachycardia–an increased heart rate–or bradycardia, which is a slowed heartbeat. The normal heart rate for a fetus is anywhere between 120 and 160 beats per minute. This is a rare condition, occurring in only 1-2% of pregnancies, and is ...

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Implantation bleeding: What is it and how to tell if it’s a period

Implantation bleeding: What is it and how to tell if it’s a period

In this article: Bleeding, at the very beginning of your pregnancy, known as implantation bleeding, can be a sign that you are pregnant. Light bleeding or spotting doesn’t confirm that you are pregnant, but some women do experience it just after they’ve conceived. The ‘bleed’ happens in some women when the embryo lodges itself into the side of the uterus, ‘implanting’ ...

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Umbilical Cord Prolapse & Compression

Umbilical Cord Prolapse & Compression

What is Umbilical Cord Prolapse? Sometimes, before or during labor, the umbilical cord can slip through the cervix after your water breaks, preceding the baby into the birth canal. The cord may even stick out from the vagina — a dangerous situation because the blood flow through the umbilical cord can become blocked or stopped. You may feel the cord in ...

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Epilepsy During Pregnancy: Symptoms, Risks and Effects

Epilepsy During Pregnancy: Symptoms, Risks and Effects

Epilepsy is a chronic disorder or group of disorders characterized by recurrent, unpredictable seizures. A seizure is a temporary physiological dysfunction of the brain, in which neurons will produce excessive electrical discharge. Because it is a chronic condition, many women want to know about epilepsy during pregnancy, and how it may affect their baby. What are the Symptoms of Epilepsy ...

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