Tag: Pregnancy

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Exercising Before Pregnancy: A Healthy Foundation for an Enjoyable Pregnancy

Becoming a mother is a life-altering journey that comes with a rollercoaster of physical and emotional changes. Preparing your body for this transformation is one of the best gifts you can give yourself and your future child. Exercising before getting pregnant can provide you with a healthier, more enjoyable pregnancy, and help you navigate the […]

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Maternal TdaP Administration in the Third Trimester: Protecting Two Lives

Becoming a parent is a life-altering experience filled with joy, anticipation, and a growing list of responsibilities. Among these responsibilities is ensuring the health and well-being of your child, even before they enter the world. One crucial aspect of this is maternal vaccination, particularly the administration of the TdaP vaccine during the third trimester. This […]

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COVID-19 mRNA Vaccination During Pregnancy Shows Strong Immune Responses for Mothers and Infants, Study Reveals

In recent times, the COVID-19 pandemic has posed significant challenges to public health, with pregnant individuals being particularly vulnerable. However, a groundbreaking cohort study published in JAMA Network Open suggests that COVID-19 mRNA vaccination during pregnancy leads to robust immune responses in both mothers and infants without adverse effects. Furthermore, this article will also touch […]

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Cannabis Use in Pregnancy

Cannabis exposure in-utero is a growing concern, particularly in regions where cannabis use is legalized or decriminalized. The use of cannabis during pregnancy has been linked to a range of negative outcomes for the developing fetus, including impaired neurodevelopment, low birth weight, and behavioral problems. This article will explore the effects of cannabis exposure in-utero […]

Vaccination in Pregnancy Linked with Lower Risk of Positive Tests in Infants

We know pregnant women are at a higher risk of infection from COVID-19. As per our previous updates, we also know that vaccination during pregnancy does not increase the risk of fetal anomalies, neonatal hospitalizations, or infant demise. Some studies also showed that vaccination during pregnancy helped protect babies from serious illness and risk of […]

Studies Continue to be Reassuring Regarding COVID19 Vaccines and Fetuses

An expectant mother’s first priority is the safety of her baby. So, of course, when COVID 19  vaccines were created, everyone was worried about the possible effects they could have on a developing fetus. Since the vaccine trials had excluded pregnant women, there was no data at first that could reassure pregnant women of their […]

Outcomes for pregnancies resulting from infertility treatments

It is known that babies conceived through medically assisted reproduction for infertility have a greater incidence of premature birth and lower birth size, but a new study published in Obstetrics & Gynecology showed there are other reasons that could explain this.   The study used birth certificates from all babies born in Utah from 2009 […]

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Ramadan and Pregnancy

Ramadan and Pregnancy Sarah Azad, MD This Ramadan will start in early April, and the fasts will be from 14-16 hours.   Fasting during pregnancy brings up a lot of questions. Every pregnancy is different.  Each person has various medical issues, different weight issues, and different issues with their pregnancy, so please bring up fasting during […]

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Outpatient Cervical Ripening (Staring your induction at home!)

A new study reported in Obstetrics & Gynecology’s February 2022 issue found that using balloon cervical ripening at home shortens the amount of time women spend in labor and delivery and decreases cesarean section occurrence compared to women that undergo the procedure in the hospital. A previous study in 2019 showed there is no difference […]

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