Pregnancy and Antidepressants
WebMD explains the risks and benefits of taking antidepressants during pregnancy.
Pregnancy and Heartburn
WebMD explains heartburn, a common pregnancy complaint.
Pregnancy and RLS
WebMD explains why pregnancy may put you at increased risk of getting restless legs syndrome (RLS). Also, what pregnant women with RLS can do to help improve the condition.
Gestational Diabetes - Topic Overview
The decision to have genetic tests may involve consideration of ethical,legal,and religious issues. The discovery of a genetic disease may have legal implications. But the discovery of a genetic disease that is not causing symptoms now (such as breast cancer or Huntington's disease ) should not affect your future ability to gain employment or health insurance coverage. A law in the United ...
Alcohol Effects on a Fetus - Topic Overview
If you are planning to become pregnant,it is ideal to have a full menstrual cycle before you try to conceive. The amount of time it takes for a woman's full fertility to return after stopping birth control varies for each woman and depends on the birth control method she is using. Your ability to get pregnant gradually decreases as you age,starting at age 25. Poor health and irregular ...
Should I Eat My Placenta?
In some cultures it's not uncommon for a woman to eat the placenta after giving birth. Is there any validity to the arguments that claim doing so has benefits? WebMD explores the science.
Your Guide to Prenatal Testing
What to expect from ultrasounds, blood tests, and other prenatal exams.
The Basics of Water Birth
WebMD explains the water birth process, including benefits of water birth, preparing for water birth, and possible risks of water birth.
Preeclampsia and Eclampsia
WebMD explains preeclampsia and eclampsia, including the risk factors, symptoms and treatment of this serious condition that pregnant women can develop.
What to Know About Ectopic Pregnancy
An ectopic pregnancy occurs when an embryo implants somewhere other than the uterus, such as in one of the fallopian tubes. Learn more from WebMD about the symptoms, causes, and treatment of an ectopic pregnancy.