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Health & Pregnancy

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  1. Pregnancy-Related Hypertension

    If you develop high blood pressure when you’re pregnant, you have gestational hypertension. Usually it starts after you've been pregnant for about 20 weeks, and it goes away after your baby is born.

  2. Is Your Pregnancy High Risk?

    High-risk pregnancies usually go well, but it’s important to work closely with a doctor if you have any condition that could put you or your baby in danger.

  3. Is a Planned C-Section Right for Me?

    Cesarean births are a safe alternative if you or your baby may have a problem during labor and delivery.

  4. Alcohol Effects on a Fetus - 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 ...

  5. Alcohol Effects on a Fetus - Topic Overview

    Expectant management is the close monitoring of a pregnancy for complications. It may involve some bed rest at home or in the hospital. Being on expectant management may mean you are advised to stop working,reduce your activity level,or possibly spend a lot of time resting (partial bed rest). There is no evidence that long-term bed rest lowers the risk of preterm delivery. 1 Studies have ...

  6. Alcohol Effects on a Fetus - Topic Overview

    Expectant management,or observation,is sometimes used to manage complications of a high-risk pregnancy. Depending on the severity of your preeclampsia,you may need expectant management at home or in the hospital. Expectant management at home requires reduced activity and careful checking and daily recording of: Fetal activity. Blood pressure reading. Urine protein measurement. Weight. ...

  7. Alcohol Effects on a Fetus - Topic Overview

    Eclampsia is pregnancy-related seizure activity that is caused by severe preeclampsia. Less than 1% of women who have preeclampsia experience seizures. 1 Eclampsia is life-threatening for both a mother and her fetus. During a seizure,the oxygen supply to the fetus is drastically reduced. Sudden seizures can occur before,during,or (rarely) up to 6 weeks after delivery (postpartum). ...

  8. Alcohol Effects on a Fetus - Topic Overview

    By the end of a pregnancy,a fetus is typically positioned head-down (vertex),ready to pass head first through the birth canal. Sometimes a fetus is in a bottom-down,or breech,position as the due date approaches. Postural management is a way of attempting to turn a fetus from a breech to a vertex position by lying or sitting in a certain position several times a day. Postural management is ...

  9. External Cephalic Version (Version) for Breech Position

    External cephalic version, or version, is a procedure used to turn a fetus from a breech position or side - lying (transverse) position into a head - down (vertex) position before labor begins. When successful, version makes it possible for you to try a vaginal birth.Version is done most often before labor begins, generally around 36 - 37 weeks. Version is sometimes used during labor before the ..

  10. Alcohol Effects on a Fetus - Topic Overview

    During pregnancy, lots of women wonder about how their body will change and how much weight they will gain. Maybe this is something that you've been thinking about too. Weight gain is healthy and normal when you're pregnant. And there's no fixed number of pounds that you should be aiming for. Instead, there's a range of weight gain that's good for you and your baby. Ask your doctor what your range is for healthy weight gain. It's based on your health, your pregnancy, and your weight before pregnancy.If you're worried about weight gain during pregnancy, try not to focus too much on the numbers. Think more about having a healthy pregnancy by being active and feeding your baby with healthy foods.Why does weight gain during pregnancy matter? Gaining too much or too little weight raises some health risks for you and your baby. Gaining too much weight when you're pregnant can raise your risk of having a large baby. If your newborn is 10 lb (5 kg) or larger, you may be more likely to have: A

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