Gestational Diabetes and Pregnancy

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Gestational diabetes is a condition in which women develop diabetes for the first time during pregnancy. This is becoming more frequent in the United States, and it currently affects nearly 10% of all pregnant women, according to the American Diabetes Association. Years ago, it was only 2-3% of all pregnancies. Gestational diabetes can cause high blood sugar levels

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What Prenatal Tests Do I Need?

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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,

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Association Between First-Trimester Subchorionic Hematomas and Pregnancy Loss in Singleton Pregnancies

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Subchorionic hematomas, or subchorionic hemorrhages, are common ultrasound findings in early pregnancy.   However, their significance is uncertain.  Some believe they increase the risk of many pregnancy complications, including pregnancy loss / miscarriage.  In this study of almost 3000 women, we found that Subchorionic hematoma does not increase the risk of pregnancy loss prior to 20

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“At Your Cervix”: Screening & Treatment of a Shortened Cervix during Pregnancy

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Balancing clinical care that is evidence-based with interventions to improve outcome and avoid harmful interventions is truly challenging when the finding of a shortened cervix on transvaginal ultrasound evaluation is noted (i.e. Defined ≤ 25 mm). It is possible to counsel and treat women using the best data available combined with clinical experience regarding utilization

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The Flu Vaccine & Pregnancy

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The signs and symptoms of influenza (the flu) often include fever, headache, fatigue, muscle aches, coughing, sore throat and it may even lead to complications such as pneumonia. On rare occasions, complications such as these can be life-threatening. That is why it is important to know that the flu virus is more likely to cause

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