Gestational diabetes affects 10% of all pregnancies, but it has no symptoms. It can lead to serious heart and kidney conditions for both you and your baby. That is why glucose testing during pregnancy is important.
Your due date is getting closer. Your baby’s nursery is coming together. You’ve oohed and aahed over all the cute little baby things showing up. (Hello, baby showers and online shopping!) You’re ready to meet your little one and bring baby home!
The final step is to make sure you’re ready for your stay at the hospital where you will birth your baby. Pack a spare backpack or carry-on suitcase with your hospital essentials by Week 36. Keep it in an easy-to-access place at home.
Here’s our list of “essentials” and “extra” things most moms bring to the hospital (or wish they had) for baby’s birth.
Pregnancy inherently carries many unknowns. (So does parenting, really!) What will your child look like? What will her personality be? Will he be born on his due date or will he wait to arrive a week later? While many questions about your child’s future can’t be answered, some questions can. Questions like, “What is the […]
Check out the latest info about ultrasounds during pregnancy from an OBGYN, where you should get them, and why they matter even if you don’t plan to have an extravagant gender reveal party!
Giving birth can be both exciting and terrifying for first-time moms. Just as the rest of your pregnancy has differed from others’, your birth experience will be unique to you and your baby. As you think about the big day when you’ll finally meet your little one, you probably have questions about what to expect!
Did you know recommendations for how often you need a pelvic exam have changed since you were a teen? Dr. Karla Dickmeyer answers all your questions about why and how often to see your OBGYN.
Preeclampsia and gestational hypertension can be surprising or even scary diagnoses. They affect 5-10% of pregnancies and are some of the main reasons labor is induced. Yet they are also some of the most common complications we see and manage every day. Learn which symptoms you need to watch for and why it’s so important to never skip a prenatal appointment.
You’ve decided you’d like to have a baby. Congratulations! This is an exciting time that may also raise a number of questions for you, especially if you haven’t been pregnant before. Deciding when you’re ready for a baby is a very personal choice. The timing is different for everyone, whether it’s your first pregnancy or […]
Are your hormones to blame when you’re not feeling like yourself? Discover which of your symptoms might (or might not) be caused by hormone imbalances and what you can do about it.
Are you having irregular periods in your 40s? Is it perimenopause or something else? Learn what perimenopause is, what it feels like, and how you can treat the symptoms.