Doctors generally say it is not safe to use a hot tub while pregnant. They recommend against their use during your entire pregnancy. Throughout pregnancy, women are more likely to faint, and the risk of fainting can be exacerbated by hot tubs. Hot tubs can cause your blood vessels to dilate and pool in your lower body as you stand up. But aside from the risk of fainting or … [Read more...] about Is it safe to use a hot tub while pregnant, risk of falling aside?
Expert:Sarah Little, MD, Obstetrician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital Deep Vein Thrombosis during pregnancy is a serious medical condition. DVT occurs when a blood clot forms in a vein usually in the pelvis or leg. Several things can increase the risk of Deep Vein Thrombosis, including: pregnancyoral contraceptive useobesitybeing sedentarysurgery Are there warning … [Read more...] about Why is Deep Vein Thrombosis more common during pregnancy?
What vaccines and vaccine boosters are safe and recommended during pregnancy? Expert: Sarah Little, MD, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital Before getting pregnant, you should check to make sure you are up to date on your vaccinations. The MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine is especially important, since rubella can cause … [Read more...] about What vaccines are safe during pregnancy? Which are recommended?
Expert:Sarah Little, MD, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital A pregnancy is considered a high-risk pregnancy if the mother or baby has a higher risk of complications. This can happen due to a variety of factors: Maternal agePre-existing conditionsConditions occuring during pregnancyMultiple births - twins, triplets or more Maternal age … [Read more...] about How can I tell if I’ll have a high-risk pregnancy?
Expert:Barbara Cockrill Gootkind, MD, Pulmonologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital Asthma is one of the most common medical conditions experienced by pregnant women. Most women with asthma during pregnancy will have perfectly healthy pregnancies and newborns. However, asthma is associated with an increased risk of certain complications during pregnancy. Remember this: … [Read more...] about Worried about your asthma during pregnancy? What are the risks?