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?
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?
What kinds of short- and long-term health issues do premature babies face? How can they be treated? Expert:Carmina Erdei, MD, Neonatologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital To understand the health issues for premature babies, we must first understand how doctors identify a premature baby. Babies born before 37 weeks are considered premature or preterm. Many women who give … [Read more...] about What are short and long-term health issues for premature babies?
What can you expect during an IVF pregnancy, and how is it different than an unassisted pregnancy? Expert:Daniela Anne Carusi, MD, MSc, Director of General Gynecology and Surgical Obstetrics at Brigham and Women’s Hospital Is IVF pregnancy different? Women who get pregnant through in vitro fertilization will be closely monitored by their fertility doctor during their first … [Read more...] about How is an IVF pregnancy different than a “regular” pregnancy?