Why do women have food cravings during pregnancy?

{"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...
eating seafood while pregnant

Should I be worried about eating seafood while pregnant?

Should I be worried about eating seafood while pregnant? Since fish is low in saturated fat and high in heart-friendly omega-3 fatty acids, eating it during...

Pregnancy and Lactation: New FDA Rules Make It Easier to Know Which Drugs Are...

During pregnancy, women try to consider not only their own well-being, but also the welfare of their developing child. It is crucial to take into...
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Constipation During Pregnancy

{"autoplay":true} Is it normal to experience constipation during pregnancy? Unfortunately, yes. Throughout your pregnancy, hormonal changes can result in sluggish digestion. Then as your uterus grows, it...

What is placenta previa?

{"autoplay":true} When the placenta, which conducts blood from the mother's body to the developing fetus, is located so low in the uterus that it lies...

Understanding Miscarriage

{"autoplay":true} No matter how careful, healthy, or lucky a newly pregnant woman may be, there's no guarantee that she will actually have a baby. According...

Drinking during pregnancy still popular in some parts of the world, study finds

A survey of women in England, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand found that between 20-to-80 percent of women consumed alcohol while pregnant, prompting study...

When to Call the Doc: First Trimester Red Flags

If you're a new mommy-to-be, you are most likely having a number of symptoms you are not accustomed to experiencing. It may become hard...
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Listeriosis and Toxoplasmosis: What Pregnant Women Need to Know

What is listeria? Up to 10 percent of the people in the world have an unwelcome guest in their intestinal tract: a bacteria called Listeria...
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What to pack for the hospital when having a baby

If you've ever packed at the last minute for an important trip, you know that you're likely to leave behind the one thing you...