If you are pregnant, summertime may not be your best friend.
You already know how uncomfortable you feel even with the AC cranked up, and how quickly any kind of activity wears you out. You are familiar with the humidity and the hot temperatures, but be aware also that the heat of summer can result in many unhealthy effects for you and your baby.
Pregnancy is a joyful time for moms-to-be, but as you decorate the nursery and plan for the baby’s arrival, don’t forget to take precautions to prevent prenatal infections. They can be dangerous for both mother and baby.
Talk to your physician at Virginia Women’s Health Associates about neonatal infections and stay aware of how to prevent any infections that can harm you or your child.
It’s the beginning of flu season, and in order to avoid a high fever, severe aches and a nasty cough, a flu shot could help patients lessen their symptoms or avoid them all together. Since the flu virus is always evolving, scientists are making important changes to how the vaccine is made.
Of the 157 million women in the United States, the CDC has reported that only 433 lab tests have shown traces of the Zika virus.
While these numbers may seem low, the Florida Department of Health has recently issued a statement regarding an increased risk of infection for certain areas of the state as mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus have been identified in Miami. There have also been reports of mosquitoes carrying the virus in other states. Health authorities are suggesting that pregnant women take the following precautions: Continue reading “What Women Should Know About Zika”→
Confused about whether you€™re allowed to eat fish during pregnancy? You€™re not alone.
Nutrition becomes even more important when you€™re pregnant because everything you eat impacts the baby€™s development. The dilemma with seafood is that, even though it contains nutrients essential for developing the fetal brain, it also contains mercury and polychlorinated biphenyls, which can be harmful to the fetus when eaten in excess. Continue reading “Is it Okay to Eat Fish While I€™m Pregnant?”→