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...
July 24, 2011 |
More than 88 percent of the 1.2 million abortions performed each year in the United States occur in the first trimester of pregnancy. Most doctors will not perform them beyond 22 or 24 weeks. Barely 1 percent of abortions — about 15,000 each year — are done after 21 weeks. A full-term pregnancy lasts about 40 weeks from the first day of the last menstrual period, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. But exactly how many abortions are performed late in pregnancy, when in a pregnancy they...
October 23, 2008 |
THURSDAY, Oct. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Women who are depressed early in their pregnancy run a higher risk of preterm delivery, the leading cause of infant mortality, a new study suggests. For the study, researchers interviewed 791 San Francisco-area women near their 10th week of pregnancy. Forty-one percent reported "significant" symptoms of depression, and 22 percent reported "severe" symptoms. Those women with severe symptoms had almost twice the risk of an early birth, defined as before 37 weeks'...
April 30, 2013
In her April 25 letter about abortion , Carol Shaw Greger wrote that "if a woman does not ‘choose' to go to a drugstore to buy protection [against pregnancy], it is not the taxpayers' fault. Protection is not too expensive. " But protection is not 100 percent effective. Protection fails. Moreover, incest and rape occur, and in these situations women are not in a position to run out for some protection. Valerie Silensky , Mount Rainier