pregnancy

You’ve found out the big news that you’re expecting, and you’re looking forward to watching your baby grow big and strong. On the other hand, you might not be looking forward to another common part of pregnancy—morning sickness—especially if...
For many Americans, alcohol is their social drink of choice. If you’re one of them, you might sip an occasional glass of wine or beer during a celebration or get-together with friends. You might not even care much for...
While you’re thanking your changing hormones for that pregnancy “glow” – fast-growing nails, extra hair, and luminous skin – you may also notice some less exciting changes. Those same hormones responsible for making you feel like a fertility goddess...
We all know how important it is to eat a diet high in fruits and vegetables, whether we’re pregnant or not. According to the Harvard School of Public Health, diets that include plenty of fruits and veggies can reduce...
If you have a nut allergy, avoiding nuts can be a difficult task. Besides missing the nutrition that nuts offer, you’re also missing out on a tasty snack or flavorful meal addition. What if you could eat those nuts...
During your pregnancy, you might dread the renowned “sugar test” that your doctor will probably order around 24–28 weeks. You have to drink a sugary liquid and wait around for its effects to spread throughout your system. If you...
{"autoplay":true} Gas during pregnancy can be one of the most confusing phenomenons during a beautiful experiences in a woman’s life. We recently received the following question from an AskDrManny user: Dear Dr. Manny, I'm 6 months pregnant and have terrible gas. What's the deal? Thanks, Brooke Dealing with...
As a obstetrician, one of the most common questions I hear from my patients is: What are some natural ways to deal with an upset stomach, heartburn or acid reflux? And what I always tell them we need to...
Strong core muscles during pregnancy help to support your posture, protect your back, and may even assist you during delivery. You can maintain strong abdominal muscles during pregnancy with exercises that are safe and effective. After the third month of...
{"autoplay":true} In the United States about half of all pregnant women have food cravings during pregnancy. And the age-old question I hear from my patients is: What’s causing them? While we still don’t know exactly what causes food cravings during pregnancy,...
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