Best Calcium in Pregnancy: Importance, How Much & When

Calcium in pregnancy is an essential mineral, whose sufficient intake should be ensured because it helps to develop strong bones and muscles in the baby. Along with iron, calcium forms an indispensable mineral required during pregnancy. According to the CDC and the...

Iron Deficiency Anemia in Pregnancy: All You Should Know

Iron deficiency anemia (IDA) in pregnancy means that there is a lack of iron in your body during your pregnancy months. There are certain risk factors that make you prone to this condition. You may develop some symptoms of this condition and some complications can...

Breast Changes by Trimester During and After Pregnancy

Breast changes during pregnancy occur very early on in pregnancy. In fact, it can often be the first sign that you are pregnant. As your body undergoes changes during pregnancy, so do changes occur in your breasts during the successive trimesters of pregnancy....

Impact of Smoking During Pregnancy on Mother and Baby

Experts from Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology readily agree that smoking cigarettes by the mother during pregnancy is probably the No. 1 cause of adverse outcomes for babies. Smoking when pregnant is strictly unacceptable because the effects of this can be...

Prenatal and Postpartum Preeclampsia Treatment with Drugs

As mentioned in my earlier post, preeclampsia cannot be cured. It is a visitor which will stay throughout your pregnancy. Its symptoms often go away within 6 weeks after delivery of the baby. There are treatment options and guidelines, which only keep the condition...

History and Lab Tests to Diagnose Preeclampsia

Lab tests to diagnose preeclampsia are simple and confirmatory. They allow for prompt treatment, which can save the mother and fetus from consequences that can be fatal. Preeclampsia is the most common complication of pregnancy and also one of the most dangerous....