We might call it an old wives tale, but scientists used to think a woman’s immune system became weaker when she was pregnant. We have learned that is not exactly the case. Sometimes, it can actually get stronger. With this relatively new news let’s review how we now know pregnancy affects the immune system.
Signs of a Miscarriage and When to Call Your Doctor
Most miscarriages occur in the first 20 weeks of pregnancy. They are painful, sad occurrences for many women, but the mother has no culpability. In some instances, they can occur without any signs, while others may experience symptoms . Let’s learn more about the signs of a miscarriage and when to call your doctor.
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Managing Allergies During Pregnancy
Morning sickness, back aches, and fatigue should be enough to deal with during pregnancy, but if you add in allergy symptoms, oh please! If you’re not sure what medications are safe for you and your growing baby, here’s what you need to know.
Planning For Pregnancy Before Conception
Some of us are procrastinators, while others are almost the extreme opposite. That’s a good thing when it comes to having a baby! Planning for pregnancy before conception has multiple benefits for you, your baby, and your growing family. Let’s look at where you should begin.
6 Ways To Prepare For Childbirth & Labor
“Am I ready?” “What will it be like?” These are all questions that swirl around in a woman’s mind and gut as the time gets near. There are ways to calm your spirit and be prepared at the same time. We have gathered together 6 ways to prepare for childbirth & labor.
7 Tips For A Safe And Healthy Winter Pregnancy
You might think being pregnant in the summer is difficult to manage, however, cold winter weather can be more taxing on a mom-to-be. As the weather gets colder here in Virginia, a pregnant woman should consider these 7 tips for a safe and healthy winter pregnancy.
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How To Alleviate First Trimester Nausea Symptoms
There is good news and bad news concerning morning sickness. If you are suffering with it right now, the good news is doctors believe it’s a sign that the placenta is growing normally. The bad news, according to the Cleveland Clinic, is that although 70% of pregnant women get it early in the first trimester, the cause is not totally known. Whatever is causing it, here are some tips for how to alleviate first trimester nausea symptoms.
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The Importance Of A Healthy Diet During Pregnancy
The importance of a healthy diet during pregnancy cannot be overstated. Studies show that there are less complications when moms-to-be eat a healthy diet before and during pregnancy. With that in mind, let’s look at what is considered a healthy diet and how it can help.
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What To Do After You Get A Positive Pregnancy Test
Surprise, you’re pregnant! If this truly is a surprise, stay calm, talk with your partner and consider all your options. The truth is no one can tell you exactly what to do after you get a positive pregnancy test. You might be thrilled to begin or increase your family, be upset because it’s a surprise and it’s not part of your plans, or you may have emotions somewhere in between. However you react, here are some guidelines.
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Topics To Discuss During Your First Prenatal Visit
You have just found out you are pregnant, and you are overwhelmed with excitement. There are so many things to do and plan for, but first things first. That means schedule your first prenatal visit with All About Women OB/GYN! To help you prepare for that all important visit, here are some pertinent topics to discuss during your first prenatal visit.
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