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Gestational Diabetes
Diabetes mellitus (also called “diabetes”) is a condition in which too much glucose (sugar) stays in the blood instead of being used for energy.
Good Health Before Pregnancy: Preconception Care
Planning your pregnancy can help you make wise choices that will benefit both you and your baby.
Group B Strep and Pregnancy
Group B streptococcus (GBS) is a type of bacteria that is found in 10–30% of pregnant women. A woman with GBS can pass it to her baby during labor and delivery.
Having a Baby After 35
Today, more women are starting families later in life. However, becoming pregnant after age 35 years can present a challenge.
A Healthy Pregnancy for Women with Diabetes
If you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes mellitus, you need to plan for pregnancy. Women with poorly controlled diabetes are at risk of several pregnancy problems.
Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C in Pregnancy
Infection with hepatitis B virus is a special problem for pregnant women. Not only does a pregnant woman face the risks of hepatitis herself, she also can pass the virus to her baby.
HIV and Pregnancy
If you are pregnant and are infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the virus can be passed to your baby.
How Your Baby Grows During Pregnancy
Pregnancy is a time of major change. From the very start, your unborn baby (fetus) alters your body and the way you live.
If Your Baby is Breech
Before birth, most babies move into a head-down position in the uterus. Some do not. When the buttocks, feet, or both are in place to come out first during birth it is called breech presentation.
Marijuana and Pregnancy
Marijuana use among pregnant women is a growing problem.
Morning Sickness: Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy
Nausea and vomiting are common during pregnancy, especially during the first part of pregnancy. Although it is often called “morning sickness,” it can occur at any time of the day.
Multiple Pregnancy
Over the past 30 years, twin, triplet, and higher-order pregnancies (four or more babies) have become more common in the United States. This kind of pregnancy is called multiple pregnancy.
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