Shoe Size During Pregnancy – Do Your Feet Really Get Bigger?

feet during pregnancy

Swollen Feet During Pregnancy You may find your shoes are no longer that comfortable during the second and third trimesters and one of the culprits may be swelling of your feet. Pregnancy triggers many changes in your body and lots of things tend to get bigger, including your feet! During pregnancy, the extra fluid in [... Continue Reading ]

For common prenatal abnormality, continuous antibiotics unnecessary in many cases

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Up to 5 percent of all prenatal ultrasounds uncover antenatal hydronephrosis, or enlarged kidneys, the most commonly detected prenatal abnormality in the United States.

Severe pain during and post delivery linked to postpartum depression

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Controlling pain during childbirth and post delivery may reduce the risk of postpartum depression, writes Katherine Wisner, M.D.

UF research shows rhymes can inspire reasoning during the third trimester in the womb

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Mozart, Beethoven or even Shakespeare - pregnant mothers have been known to expose their babies to many forms of auditory stimulation.

Improving life before it begins

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A group of Mexican specialists in fetal medicine have successfully performed over 200 surgeries on unborn babies, inside the womb of the mother.

Women who used hormonal birth control had higher odds for gestational diabetes

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The efficacy and safety of contraceptives have been questioned for decades; however, whether a relationship exists between hormonal contraceptives and gestational diabetes (GDM) is undetermined.

Study examines effect on pregnancy of receiving antiretroviral therapy for prevention of HIV

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Among heterosexual African couples in which the male was HIV positive and the female was not, receipt of antiretroviral pre-exposure preventive (PrEP) therapy did not result in significant...

Incentives to breastfeed and quit smoking backed by the young

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Men and women aged 44 or younger are more likely to agree with financial incentives to encourage breast feeding and smoking cessation during pregnancy compared to those aged 65 and over.

Giving birth to a baby with cerebral palsy is less of a risk for immigrant mothers in Canada

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Babies born to mothers who immigrated to Ontario from other countries have significantly lower rates of cerebral palsy than those of Canadian-born mothers, especially those from the Caribbean and...

Is Childbirth A Labor Of Love?

Delivering a baby

The Agony And Ecstasy Of Childbirth I can summarize my memories of childbirth as follows: Come on, it is time for you to come out now! Hallelujah, finally the time has arrived. Unbearable back pain that was driving me crazy (so I had an epidural). Push, come on PUSH! What the hell do you think [... Continue Reading ]