Ask a Certified OB-GYN

Ask a Certified OB-GYN

Get your pregnancy-related questions answered by a certified Ob-Gyn online. The doctors are ready to help you with your issues 24/7 online. 7 Reasons why you should ask a OB-GYN online 1. No Need to Travel 2. Improved ways to check your symptoms 3. Save Your Money 4. Privacy and Security 5. Comfortable and Convenient […]

Indigestion and heartburn in pregnancy

Indigestion and heartburn in pregnancy

Discomfort relating to indigestion, heartburn and acid reflux are common during pregnancy and the symptoms can get specially aggravated during third trimester as your growing baby presses against your stomach. It can also be caused by hormonal changes in the body. NHK UK provides important guidance on how alleviate these symptoms by making changes to […]

Protecting Pregnant Women From Covid-19

Protecting Pregnant Women From Covid-19

This pandemic isn’t likely to be the last, or even the most virulent. Understanding its impact on pregnant women won’t just benefit the children born in the throes of Covid-19, but their children’s children. We need more data transparency, coordination, and cooperation between countries on this urgent matter—or we risk leaving future mothers-to-be vulnerable once more. https://www.forbes.com/sites/williamhaseltine/2020/06/22/protecting-pregnant-women-from-covid-19/#6295ef522167 […]

7 Tips to Simplify your Gestational Diabetes Diet

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Gestational diabetes is a temporary condition that pregnant women often develop during the second or third trimester of pregnancy. It gradually recedes after delivery. Similar to diabetes of other types, gestational diabetes relates to the body’s inability to produce sufficient insulin for absorbing glucose, thereby elevating glucose levels in the blood. Most women get tested […]

Alcohol during Pregnancy

Alcohol during Pregnancy

Consumption of alcohol during pregnancy is a matter of personal choice. Each woman’s body and metabolism is different and the effects of alcohol may vary from one to another. The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists state, “Women should avoid alcohol entirely while pregnant or trying to conceive because damage can occur in the earliest […]

Seafood – What’s OK and what to Avoid during Pregnancy

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Food choices during pregnancy can be quite confusing – what to eat and what to avoid. Seafood is no exception. Though considered to be a storehouse of nutrients, like vitamins, minerals, and omega-3 fatty acids, if consumed negligently, it may prove harmful during pregnancy. Keeping in mind such dilemmas around the consumption of seafoods during […]

Vegan Superfoods for Pregnant Women

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1. Broccoli Why is Broccoli a superfood? Broccoli has dozens of nutritional and medicinal benefits. What distinguishes it from other greens is that it has all the required nutrients needed for a healthy pregnancy. For vitamins it has A, B6, B-12, C, D and E, while for minerals it offers iron, zinc, calcium and magnesium. […]

Pregnancy and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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What effect does coronavirus have on pregnant women? Pregnant women do not appear to be more susceptible to the consequences of coronavirus than the general population and there is no evidence that the virus can pass to a baby during pregnancy

In Depth – Spina Bifida

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The terms “Spina” and “Bifida” are Latin words that mean spine and split respectively. It is a congenital malformation or a birth defect, which exists due to a combination of environmental and genetic factors. It is a phenomenon where a baby’s spinal cord fails to develop or close properly in the mother’s womb, leaving the […]

In Depth – Oxalate

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When reading about pregnancy, you may have come across these terms – ‘oxalate’ and ‘oxalic acid’. In many articles and posts online, these two terms are often used interchangeably. However, there is a tiny difference between the two – oxalate is actually derived from oxalic acid. While this means that there is a difference in […]

Folate

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Folate is also known as Vitamin B9. Like other B vitamins, folate plays an important role in the metabolism of cells in our bodies. More specifically, folate aids in rapid cell division and growth during infancy and pregnancy by making DNA, repairing DNA and producing red blood cells (RBCs). That’s what makes folate such an […]

Which Types Of Cheese Are OK During Pregnancy?

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Life is just better with cheese. From adorning our platters to enriching our grilled sandwiches, cheese is an absolutely integral part of our meals. So much so, that we seldom think twice before enjoying our favorite feta salad or grabbing a slice of margherita. However, not all types of cheese are okay for women to […]