Category: Pregnancy

How to Prevent Prenatal Infections

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.

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Could My Infertility be Caused by Endometriosis?

Endometriosis is a much more prevalent issue than many people might think. In fact, fewer than 1/3 of women know what endometriosis is, despite it affecting approximately one out of every ten women in the United States. 

Endometriosis occurs when uterine tissue begins to grow outside of the uterus. Because this tissue responds to a woman’s menstrual cycle, symptoms can be confused with period pain. Since the tissue has no way of leaving the body, lesions, scar tissue and inflammation can occur. All of these symptoms could potentially lead to infertility.

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What Women Should Know About Zika

Mosquito bite isolated on whiteOf 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”

Is it Okay to Eat Fish While I€™m Pregnant?

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?”