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  1. Alcohol Effects on a Fetus - Topic Overview

    It is important for pregnant women with an active tuberculosis (TB) infection to receive treatment,because the TB infection is dangerous to the developing fetus. 1 Treatment usually involves isoniazid,rifampin,and ethambutol for 9 months. If the TB bacteria cannot be killed by any of these first-line medicines,then other medicines and a longer treatment time may be needed. The World Health ...

  2. Multiple Pregnancy: Twins or More - Topic Overview

    What is a molar pregnancy? A molar pregnancy happens when tissue that normally becomes a fetus instead becomes an abnormal growth in your uterus. Even though it isn't an embryo,this growth triggers symptoms of pregnancy. A molar pregnancy should be treated right away. This will make sure that all of the tissue is removed. This tissue can cause serious problems in some women. About 1 out of ...

  3. Alcohol Effects on a Fetus - Topic Overview

    A woman who may have signs of early or mild preeclampsia will have her blood tested to detect additional signs of preeclampsia. A woman who has preeclampsia may have specific blood tests to help assess her health. Uric acid. Increased uric acid in the blood is often the earliest laboratory finding related to preeclampsia. Uric acid is a waste product formed from the breakdown of some ...

  4. Multiple Pregnancy: Twins or More - Topic Overview

    The following tips may be helpful when dealing with bed rest for a high-risk pregnancy: Try to lie on your side instead of your back. This may help improve blood flow to your uterus and baby and reduce pressure on your back. Keep a phone,phone book,note pad,and pen near the bed where you can easily reach them. If you have young children,you may want to restrict them to the room where you ...

  5. Alcohol Effects on a Fetus - When To Call a Doctor

    Preterm labor can be difficult to recognize. Get the earliest possible medical care for preterm labor by calling your health professional about signs of possible preterm labor.

  6. Caffeine During Pregnancy - Topic Overview

    If you have an uncomplicated pregnancy,you are likely to be able to travel during most of your pregnancy. Just be sure to discuss air travel and extended trips with your doctor ahead of time. When traveling,it's also smart to carry a written record of your due date and any medical conditions you have. Car travel When traveling by car,remember the following: Wear your seat belt,even if ...

  7. Alcohol Effects on a Fetus - What Affects VBAC Success

    Pregnancy, labor, and delivery are different for every woman and difficult to predict. Even if your first pregnancy required a cesarean, the next one may not. The likelihood of a successful vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) is influenced by various factors. Usually, a combination of factors affects how well or poorly a trial of labor goes.If you are or may be a good candidate for a trial of ...

  8. Alcohol Effects on a Fetus - Risks of VBAC and Cesarean Deliveries

    Whether you deliver vaginally or by cesarean section, you are unlikely to have serious complications. Overall, a routine vaginal delivery is less risky than a routine cesarean, which is a major surgery. However, researchers have found that pregnant women who have a cesarean scar have a slight risk of the scar breaking open (called uterine rupture) during labor.1Although rare, uterine rupture can .

  9. Alcohol Effects on a Fetus - Topic Overview

    Some people drink ginger ale or ginger tea or take powdered ginger capsules to try to prevent motion sickness. Ginger root ( Zingiber officinale ) has long been regarded in traditional Chinese medicine as a treatment for several conditions,including stomachache and nausea. Ginger may be eaten in raw or candied forms,taken as a powder in capsules,or consumed as a tea. Although many people ...

  10. Alcohol Effects on a Fetus - Topic Overview

    Massage is rubbing the soft tissues of the body,including the skin and muscles. Massage therapists usually apply pressure with their hands,but they can also use their forearms,elbows,or feet. Some people believe that massage works because the touch is healing. Touch also communicates a sense of caring. When you are pregnant,you can use massage therapy for relaxation and to help relieve ...

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