Stories tagged with: pregnancy

September 8, 2010 - 3:32pm
3 years 32 weeks ago

Those of you pregnant women suffering from morning sickness there may be nothing to ease your symptoms.

A review of research finds no evidence that there are any safe and effective treatments for reducing the vomiting and nausea that occurs in pregnancy.

Most of the studies in the review looked at alternative therapies, like acupuncture. It showed there were no significant differences between women undergoing acupuncture and acupressure and women in a control group.

There...

September 3, 2010 - 5:00pm
3 years 32 weeks ago

Pregnancy makes women very tired, yet many have a hard time getting to sleep.

When you're pregnant a restful nights sleep is slowly taken away by hormonal, physiological and anatomical changes.

"Early in pregnancy lot's of different hormones are pumped up and many people have insomnia. As pregnancy continues because of the size of the baby and extra weight in the pelvis, you tend to get more and more uncomfortable, so sleep patterns are not good in many instances," says...

August 31, 2010 - 4:45pm
3 years 33 weeks ago

A syndrome causing mental and behavioral challenges among infants is highly preventable, but affecting thousands yearly, which is why Governor Ted Strickland is declaring a day of awareness.

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome affects nearly 40,000 infants yearly, causing mental, behavioral, and physical challenges. September 9 (09/09) is being declared Fetal Alcohol Awareness Day to commemorate the 'nine months' of a woman's pregnancy. Nationally, the day has been set aside since 1999, and in...

August 31, 2010 - 4:37pm
3 years 33 weeks ago

C-section births are at a record high.

The National Center for Health Statistics says more than 31-percent of births in the U.S. were C-sections in 2007, which is the most recent year for data.

Preliminary numbers in for 2008 shows the numbers may have grown even higher.

According to experts, more C-sections are being done before a woman is even in labor and very few women have a vaginal birth after a previous C-section.

August 30, 2010 - 9:54pm
3 years 33 weeks ago

It's no secret this pregnancy hasn't been easy. My latest nerve-wrecking incident came last Wednesday, just two days after I was taken off bed rest.

I was at work and started feeling stomach cramps. I waited about an hour and then called my OB/GYN's office to see what I should do. They said I should go to Bethesda to the OB floor and get checked out, especially since I still have my subchorionic hemorrhage.

I went to the OB floor and they hooked me up to some fetal monitors....

August 27, 2010 - 4:04pm
3 years 33 weeks ago

OB/GYN Dr. Robert Aepli has found out the gender of his baby for each of his 10 children. He says about 95-percent of his patients also want to know if it's going to be pink or blue.

"I think patients inquire about that whether they are old, young or whatever. It's hard not to know if you know the information is available for you," he says.

Dr. Aepli says ultrasounds to determine gender are usually done around week 20 in a pregnancy. But whether or not they're able...

August 25, 2010 - 3:03pm
3 years 34 weeks ago

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is announcing the voluntary recall of around 11,000 baby bottle warmers.

The Beaba Express Steam Bottle Warmers are being recalled by Williams-Sonoma, because of potential burn hazard for adults and babies.

The warmers were sold by Williams-Sonoma at stores, online and in catalogs during June and July 2010. The company has received 10 complaints about the warmer causing bottles to overheat.

If you have one of these warmers...

August 24, 2010 - 3:37pm
3 years 34 weeks ago

The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is now recommending women get antibiotics before having a C-section.

They say around one in three women who have an unscheduled C-section develop an infection because of the uterus is more exposed to bacteria.

After reviewing several studies, the group found giving antibiotics pre-surgery lowered the infection rate in mothers and posed no greater risk to the babies.

The new recommendation is not mandatory....

August 23, 2010 - 5:57pm
3 years 25 weeks ago

Following my vacation to North Carolina last week, I went to my doctor for a check-up Monday. I've gained seven pounds since my last appointment two weeks ago! Dr. Aepli says it's “vacation weight,” I however almost had a heart attack when those numbers started to appear on the scale haha. Luckily the doctor says everything is going good and I've even been taken off  “Level One Bed Rest.”

It's not all roses though. Two weeks ago when I had my ultra-sound...

August 20, 2010 - 10:59am
3 years 34 weeks ago

"I think it puts them more at ease. They have a much better experience and it's more realistic. It's not easy and I think a lot of people watch the 'Baby Story' and other things on television and have an unrealistic expectation and it just puts them at ease and having realistic expectations for their labor and delivery experience as well as their post-partum experience," says Ashlee Lake, Licking Memorial Childbirth Educator.

Area hospitals like Licking Memorial and...

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