August 15, 2011 |
SEX DETERMINATION DNA testing via blood test may offer an early way to establish the sex of a fetus THE QUESTION Might DNA tests on a pregnant woman's blood or urine offer a simple, reliable way to determine her baby's sex? THIS STUDY analyzed data from 57 studies, involving 6,441 pregnancies, that included DNA testing of blood or urine samples at various times during pregnancy to establish the presence or absence of the Y chromosome, which indicates a male fetus.
November 4, 2008 |
I found out I was pregnant on an early December morning last year and, for two days, went about my routine in a euphoric trance: a grin on my face, elbows out slightly to guard my belly from the crush of commuters and holiday shoppers. I daydreamed about turning the guest room into a nursery, of taking prenatal exercise classes and bonding with other moms-to-be. We would trade tips on baby gear and shop for maternity clothes, for my body had begun the 40-week process of nurturing a new life.
February 21, 2008 |
Morning sickness, unexpected Braxton Hicks contractions and planning for your newborn--they're all part of being pregnant, and the experience is rarely seen as more than an obstacle in the business world. But as many "mompreneurs" know, this life-altering stage can motivate and teach women how to run their businesses better. "Pregnancy was new to me and business was new to me," says Meg Mateo Ilasco, who was blindsided by pregnancy right after quitting graduate school to start an independent craft business in 2001.
October 3, 2008
(HealthDay News) -- Having asthma doesn't necessarily mean an unhealthy pregnancy. The key is to control symptoms and prevent attacks. The University of Virginia Medical Center offers these suggestions for asthmatic women who are pregnant: Avoid anything that triggers asthma symptoms, such as tobacco smoke or pet dander.As prescribed by your doctor, keep taking your asthma medications throughout your pregnancy.Keep exercise moderate. If you have exercise-induced asthma, use your asthma medication.
January 21, 2009
(HealthDay News) -- Many women feel dizzy during pregnancy, a condition caused by hormones that help increase blood flow to the baby, but may restrict blood flow to you. The American Pregnancy Association offers these suggestions to help relieve dizziness during pregnancy: Try not to stand up for long periods. When you do have to stand, move your feet frequently to help maintain your circulation.When you start to stand up, do so slowly.Keep a cool body temperature. Avoid very hot baths or showers.Don't go too long without...
February 28, 2013 |
Dear Carolyn: I'm pregnant with our first child. My husband is being very supportive in many ways, but I've also asked him to go to my doctor's appointments. I want him there for support in case something goes wrong, and I also think he should experience everything I have to go through during this pregnancy — tests, exams, etc. I've told a friend I expect him to go, and she thought I was being unreasonable. She said I'm going to be a mom and that's just what I have to do. Is it...