Pregnancy Health

New Study on Flu Vaccine Safety in Pregnancy

Vaccines are one of the most frequent topics of discussion when it comes to children and even pregnancy. There is a lot of misinformation out there about vaccines and their safety, and so it is no wonder that large amounts of research are being done to test whether or not vaccines are safe for pregnant

Blood Clots during Pregnancy

Women who are pregnant have an elevated risk of forming blood clots. While the overall risks are fairly low-roughly one in 1,000 for normal pregnancies-they are significant enough to merit attention. This is especially true in light of rising numbers of women becoming pregnant through IVF, which studies show significantly raises the risk of blood

Water Aerobics during Pregnancy

Most doctors agree that light to moderate exercise is healthy during most pregnancies. Most women are able to continue moderate exercises throughout the first and second trimesters of pregnancy if they had been doing them before becoming pregnant. Women who did not exercise regularly before becoming pregnant should use caution when starting an exercise regimen.

The Importance of Vitamin D in Early Pregnancy

Roughly one in twenty white women and half of black women in the US are deficient in Vitamin D. In addition to the general health concern this should cause all of us, it presents special problems for women who become pregnant. A recent study conducted by the University of Pittsburgh has linked low Vitamin D

Pregnancy and Sick Leave

  Much has been accomplished in the last twenty years in terms of ensuring that working women are able to maintain their employment during and after a pregnancy, but is it enough? A recent study found that roughly 75% of pregnant women take sick leave at some point during their pregnancy. The average amount of

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