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Health Risks of Secondhand Smoke
Cigarettes can put nonsmokers at risk of serious health problems. As if we needed more reasons why quitting smoking now is a terrific idea: When you
Chorionic Villus Sampling: Prenatal Genetic Testing
CVS can detect Down syndrome and other chromosome and genetic problems in the first trimester. Find out when and how this test is used. Chorionic vi
Amniocentesis: Prenatal Genetic Testing
Amniocentesis can detect chromosome and genetic problems, including Down syndrome, as well as neural tube defects such as spina bifida. Amniocentesi
Healthy Pregnancy: Tips on Working Out for Two
If you’re pregnant, you need to be extra careful and know your limits. Being physically active has tremendous health benefits for pregnant women
Healthy Teeth for a Healthy Pregnancy
Why dental health is important when you’re pregnant. Did you know that keeping your teeth and gums in top shape is important during pregnancy?
The Pregnancy Calendar: Due Date Details
Think your due date is set in stone? Think again. Learn how your due date is calculated and why it’s important. Congratulations. You’re
How to Make a Birth Plan
A birth plan is a written statement that outlines your preferences for your childbirth experience. Here are some tips for creating yours. You are pre
Depression in Pregnancy
It may pose serious risks for mother and baby. But effective treatments are available. Depression during pregnancy is common. One study found that ab
8 Tips for Better Sleep When You’re Pregnant
Get a good night’s sleep with these tips. Most adults need about 7 to 8 hours of sleep per night. Pregnant women in their first trimester need
You’re Pregnant: Should You Get an HIV Test?
Learn about HIV testing, a routine test for pregnant women. In order to monitor the health of both you and your baby, your medical team will do rout
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