Expert: Robert Barbieri, MD, Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital Polycystic Ovary Syndrome or PCOS is a common condition, affecting about 1 in 15 women. Women who have PCOS often do not make enough of the hormones needed to ovulate. Instead, their bodies secrete luteinizing hormone (LH) in abnormally high amounts from the pituitary gland. The … [Read more...] about How does Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) affect fertility?
Expert: Yael Hoffman Sage, MD, MPH, an obstetrician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Genetic tests during pregnancy There are a wide variety of genetic tests during pregnancy. These include: Screening tests such as maternal serum screening (e.g. First Look or Sequential Screen) or cell-free DNA. Doctors use to determine whether your baby is at increased risk for … [Read more...] about What are typical genetic tests during pregnancy? Who should do genetic testing?
Expert: Ashwini Nadkarni, MD, Psychiatrist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital What is depression? Depression is a medical illness consisting of problems with mood that affect day-to-day functioning. People with depression often experience a general feeling of sadness or an inability to enjoy their usual activities for at least two weeks. Other symptoms include: Sleep issues … [Read more...] about Who is affected by depression during pregnancy?
Sex is definitely different when you're pregnant. We know having sex while pregnant is safe, but what about using lubricants? Could they be harmful to mom or baby? Take our quiz below to see what other people think! And watch our video to reveal the correct answer! Watch Our Video Can get enough pregnancy trivia? Want to predict the sex of your baby? Determine … [Read more...] about Is it safe to use lubricants during sex while pregnant?
Pregnant or not, driving our cars are a necessity for many of us. So, what happens when you need to fill up your tank? Could pumping your own gas be dangerous for you and your baby? Take our quiz and watch our video below to find out! Watch Our Video Can get enough pregnancy trivia? Want to predict the sex of your baby? Determine what kind of dad your partner will … [Read more...] about Should I pump gas while pregnant?