Most people would r think that Viagra would be only used help women get pregnant, but that was it. The pill is generally prescribed to help men achieve erection by helping to simulate blood flow in the penis. Now that same concept is being transposed to the womb.
Doctors hope that by giving women Viagra during pregnancy they will help stimulate blood flow to the womb. This increase blood flow,… Continue reading
When parents place their baby in a crib one thing that they are counting on is that the baby will be safe. Unfortunately, 32 deaths have been linked to drop-side cribs. New safety standard have not been implemented that eliminates the use of drop-sides on cribs.
Although the newer cribs will not have the standard drop side, there may… Continue reading
It is now recommended by the CDC (Center for Disease Control) that pregnant women should get the pertussis, which is commonly referred to as whooping cough, vaccine. They say it is so that some of the antibodies will pass on to the baby through the placenta, while getting the mother immunized as well. The vaccine is given to babies during a part of the regular immunization schedule,… Continue reading
Last year Prince William and Duchess Catherine were united in marriage as the whole excitedly watched their royal nuptials play out live on television. Now word has come that the prince and his bride are expecting their first child. An official due date has not been released and the couple have tried to keep their privacy even… Continue reading
Some tests have become standard for pregnant moms and have become part of the normal prenatal visits. Recently, adding lead testing to one of the routine tests was considered. Instead of deciding to test all pregnant women, a Rueters on Yahoo article reports that the ACOG recommended that that women be screened for their risk of lead exposure and those that are high risk should… Continue reading
An article by LiveScience discusses a study that links fear and anxiety to longer labor. The study says that labor will last an average of 47 minutes longer and with chances for more interventions if mom is afraid of childbirth. This study goes along with many of the things that are spoken about in childbirth classes. They all teach moms to how to breathe and try to relax during childbirth.… Continue reading
Some hospitals randomly test newborn babies to see if they were exposed to marijuana in the womb. If the baby tests positive for marijuana exposure then there may be an investigation done by child protective services. This may see fine to many, but now a study has found that the use of baby shampoo and soaps may cause a false positive in… Continue reading
According to a CNN.com report Jessica Simpson has signed a $3 million contract with Weight Watchers to lose the weight she gained while pregnant with her baby daughter. She was highly criticized about her weight when she was pregnant, but she was also criticized about her weight before was pregnant. Now everyone has had their opinion on how she should have worked out and she… Continue reading
A truly miraculous pregnancy and birth happened when a baby was delivered at 32 weeks after growing outside his mother’s uterus. Nicky Soto was told when she was 18 months pregnant that the baby was not growing in her uterus and that it was definite risk to her life and the life of her unborn son. The mom decided to continue on with the pregnancy and remained in… Continue reading
According to a CNN.com article, researchers have found that women who gain weight after the delivery of a baby are more likely to develop gestational diabetes in their next pregnancy. Gestational diabetes is diabetes that develops during pregnancy and goes away after the birth of the baby. Babies born to women with gestational diabetes have the risks of having a high birth rate, low blood sugar,… Continue reading