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  • Anemia and Pregnancy
    I was informed that I am slightly anemic. However, I have been taking prenatal + iron pills everyday for the past 3 months. I am trying to become pregnant. Should I be concerned?

  • Asthma and pregnancy
    About 5% of pregnant women are asthmatic, so this is quite a common problem. Asthma is without a doubt the most common chronic disease of children and young adults. And its on the increase! When someone who is asthmatic gets pregnant, its useful to think firstly of how the pregnancy might affect the asthma and also how the asthma might affect your pregnancy

  • Asthma and Pregnancy
    The risks of uncontrolled asthma are far greater than the risks to the mother or fetus from the medications used to control asthma. Pregnant women are breathing for two It is important to have the asthma under good control: breathing difficulties in the mother affect the fetus by compromising the oxygen supply.

  • "Awareness of Group B Streptococcus Infection During Pregnancy"
    ENCLOSED ARE SOME INFORMATIVE FACTS ABOUT: GBS infections the testing available to identify women who carry GBS; an effective treatment that can help prevent many of these infections; future hopes for a vaccine; a nonprofit organization that can provide additional information to pregnant women, prospective parents, families and their friends.

  • Blood, Viruses, and Pregnancy Diseases
    Pregnancy & HIV AIDS, HIV & Pregnancy HELLP Syndrome Preterm Delivery, Preeclampsia and Abnormal Uterine Bleeding Calcium and PIH Medical care of herpes in pregnancy still confusing Hypertension in Pregnancy

  • Chicken pox and pregnancy
    Its not uncommon for women who are pregnant to come into contact with someone who has chicken pox. This can cause great worry, but it is uncommon for there to be a problem.

  • Chickenpox (pregnant)
    Serious complications are uncommon in children, however if an adult becomes infected with chickenpox, they can develop a dangerous form of pneumonia, and if a pregnant woman develops chcikenpox, she can transmit it to the fetus.

  • Chronic Illness During Pregnancy
    Recent advances in obstetric and medical care now allow many women with chronic or serious health disorders who would once have been counseled not to have a baby to enjoy successful pregnancies. But before you decide to start a family, ask your doctor how pregnancy might affect your ailment or whether any medication you take could harm a developing fetus.

  • Cytomegalovirus
    Most people don't realize that cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is the most common congenital infection in the United States. It affects about one out of 100 newborn babies. About one out of two women haven been exposed to CMV before pregnancy, but contrary to other viral diseases (chickenpox, rubella, parvovirus) a previous infection does not make a woman immune.

  • Diseases That Can Complicate Pregnancy
    Diseases such as heart or kidney disease, anemias, infections, or diabetes may cause complications during pregnancy. Such complications may affect only the pregnant woman or both the woman and the fetus.

  • Group B Streptococcal Disease (pregnancy)
    Group B streptococcus (GBS) is a type of bacterium that causes illness in newborn babies, pregnant women, the elderly, and adults with other illnesses such as diabetes or liver disease. GBS is the most common cause of life-threatening infections in newborns.

  • Hepatitis B (pregnancy)
    Hepatitis B is usually a sexually transmitted infection caused by the Hepatitis B virus (HBV). It can also be transmitted through blood or to the baby at the time of birth.

    While neonatal herpes is rare, women who know they have genital herpes are often concerned about the possibility of transmitting the virus to their babies at birth.

  • HerpesWeb
    HerpesWeb, the web site which provides comprehensive information about genital herpes for both the general public and healthcare professionals.

  • How does GBS disease affect newborns?
    Group B Streptococcal Disease - Approximately one of every 100 to 200 babies whose mothers carry GBS develop signs and symptoms of GBS disease.

  • Listeria risk in pregnancy
    Listeria is only dangerous to pregnant women, their babies and people with a lowered immune system. Almost all other people are not harmed by it. If a pregnant woman develops an infection caused by Listeria (listeriosis), it can cause miscarriage and stillbirth.

    Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection during gestation has been associated retrospectively with the occurrence of fetal malformations.

  • Morning Sickness of Pregnancy
    The SOGC's web site provides valuable information about morning sickness and other conditions related to pregnancy.

  • Parvovirus and pregnancy
    Parvovirus is a virus which lives within red blood cells and was first discovered in 1975 in healthy adults when donor blood was being screened for the transfusion service. It was identified as a possible problem for unborn infants in 1984, when the first case of congenital infection was reported.

  • Parvovirus B19 Infection and Pregnancy
    Usually, there is no serious complication for a pregnant woman or her baby because of exposure to a person with fifth disease. About 50% of women are already immune to parvovirus B19, and these women and their babies are protected from infection and illness.

  • 'Parvovirus (Fifth disease) and Pregnancy''
    If you become infected in pregnancy, the fetus may become involved.

  • Pregnancy and Delivery Issues with Transverse Myelitis
    I have received at least one or two questions a month about pregnancy and delivery issues from couples who are considering having a child. There is a paucity of information on the subject, which makes it very difficult for persons with TM to make these very important decisions about whether they should become pregnant and have a child.

  • Pregnancy and Toxoplasmosis
    A growing fetus can become infected with the toxoplasmosis parasite. This can happen if the mother is infected with the parasite while pregnant or before she becomes pregnant. Infection in the unborn child early in pregnancy can result in miscarriage, poor growth, early delivery or stillbirth.

  • Screening for Genital Herpes Simplex (pregnancy)
    Routine screening for genital herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection by viral culture or other tests is not recommended for asymptomatic persons, including asymptomatic pregnant women. There is insufficient evidence to recommend for or against the examination of pregnant women in labor for signs of active genital HSV lesions, although recommendations to do so may be made on other grounds.

  • Screening for Syphilis (pregnancy)
    Routine serologic screening for syphilis is recommended for all pregnant women.

  • The Diabetes Insipidus Foundation, Inc.
    Provides information on all forms of DI including neurogenic and gestgatenic/gestational Diabetes Insipidus as well as having FAQ's concerning Pregnancy and Breastfeeding.

  • Toxoplasmosis & pregnancy
    Toxoplasmosis is caused by a parasite called toxoplasma gondii. This is found in different forms in raw meat, within cats who eat raw meat and their faeces. Toxoplasmosis infection is common in both men and women outside of pregnancy, however it is infection during pregnancy that is of most concern as it can lead to infection in the unborn infant: congenital toxoplasmosis.

  • Toxoplasmosis & Pregnancy
    To eliminate the risk of exposure to toxoplasmosis, pregnant cat owners should avoid handling the litter box by having someone else perform the task, or simply wear gloves when cleaning it, and washing hands thoroughly afterwards.

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