About two to three percent of babies have some type of major birth defect, the most common is Down syndrome. Genetic screening and diagnostic tests can help you find out if your baby is at risk. Here’s what you need to know:
If you suffer from lower back pain after giving birth, you’re not alone. Almost 50 percent of women will suffer from lower back pain in the first few months after having a baby. Here’s why:
If you’re pregnant, you may want to re-consider any travel plans down south. Just thank your stars that we’re having a mild winter and forgo the Caribbean vacation for another year. Why? The Zika virus is spreading like wild fire through Latin and some parts of South America and the Caribbean. So much so, that the World Health Organization has declared the explosive spread of the Zika virus a national emergency.
It looks like children’s bodies remember exposure to cigarette smoke and other toxins – even from before they’re born.
While it’s normal for a woman’s cholesterol to spike during pregnancy, this can be problematic for a woman who has a preexisting cholesterol issue. Research has shown that excessive lipid levels can have a negative health impact on both the woman and her baby. Luckily, Mother Nature may have a way to lower cholesterol in pregnant women.