You’re already dealing with aches, pains, and (most likely) what feels like world’s smallest bladder. Now add in sneezing, congestion, and a runny nose and you’ve got a perfect pregnancy!
…or maybe you sense the sarcasm there. But, is there an actual connection between your pregnancy and allergies?
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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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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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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.
Continue reading “Flu Shots for 2016/17 – What has Changed?” →
Eating a variety of healthy foods will help you to consume the right amount of vitamins and nutrients during each stage of the pregnancy. Continue reading “Eating for Two – What You Should Know” →
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” →
While only about 20% of people with the Zika virus experience symptoms, the greater concern about contracting the virus has been the potential link to birth defects. Continue reading “What you should know about the Zika Virus” →
Morning sickness is caused by hormones released by a woman’s body during pregnancy. Morning sickness occurs most often during the first trimester of pregnancy. Some women find that nausea and vomiting are worst in the morning, but symptoms can occur at any time of the day or night.
Most women feel better at the beginning of the second trimester, but some continue to feel ill throughout their pregnancies. Continue reading “Do you have morning sickness?” →
This watermelon, arugula, feta and mint salad is delicious, healthy and can help with morning sickness. Recent studies show that watermelon is great in relieving morning sickness. Because it€™s a natural diuretic and contains fiber, it also helps with bloating. Continue reading “The Recipe to Cure Morning Sickness” →
Antidepressants are commonly used to relieve symptoms associated with depression. However when antidepressants are used during pregnancy, there are a lot of things to consider.
Even though untreated depression can cause emotional instability, treating depression with antidepressants while pregnant could cause harm to your baby. Continue reading “Antidepressants During Pregnancy” →