Cancer during pregnancy is rare, but treatment can be complicated and stressful. On an episode of High-Risk Birth Stories, guest Jamie shared her story of being diagnosed with breast cancer during her pregnancy. You can listen to that episode to hear from her experience or continue reading to learn more about cancer through pregnancy.
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During pregnancy, there are many prenatal tests that your OB/GYN may recommend or you may learn about through family and friends. Not all prenatal tests are recommended for all pregnancies, so it can be confusing at first to understand which ones you will need. Ultimately, your doctor can explain which tests are right for you,
On an episode of the Healthful Woman podcast, Dr. Simi Gupta explained what patients should know about placenta previa, a condition that was once more serious than it is now. For this reason, she urges patients not to Google their condition during pregnancy—instead, talk to your OB/GYN if you have concerns. Here are a few
If you’re expecting a baby, it’s important to understand what you can probably expect during labor and delivery. During a “normal labor,” contractions of the uterus cause the cervix to thin, shorten, and dilate before ultimately, the baby is delivered. In a normal pregnancy, this occurs sometime between weeks 37 and 42. OB/GYNs break down