Pregnancy and Childbirth
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Can you guess the sex of an unborn baby without an ultrasound? What about foods and drinks to consume or avoid? Some pregnancy "myths" can be written off as old wives tales, but others are sound advice. Here’s how to tell the difference.
If you experience numbness, tingling or pain in your hands while pregnant, it could be carpal tunnel syndrome, which affects up to 60 percent of pregnant women.
Severe injuries during childbirth can cause a variety of health issues in the postpartum period. Seeking treatment early is important for recovery and improved quality of life for new moms.
In most healthy pregnancies, regular exercise can provide important health benefits. Even intense exercise training is possible if you follow some basic safety guidelines.
Tests and screenings during pregnancy give you and your provider information about the health of your baby, tracking their development and identifying potential problems such as their risk for genetic disorders.
Pregnancy-related conditions such as gestational hypertension and gestational diabetes may disappear after childbirth, but they still increase a woman’s risk of developing cardiovascular disease later on in life.
Pregnancy is a period of weakened immune state to prevent your body from attacking your baby, who has DNA that is foreign to you from the father. Pregnant individuals are much more susceptible to viral infections because of that.
DEET’s benefits are significant because mosquitos and ticks are more than annoyances. They carry a variety of diseases, which can be particularly troublesome for pregnant women.