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Easing Back Pain During Pregnancy

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What causes back pain during pregnancy? The following changes during pregnancy can lead to back pain: Strain on your back muscles Abdominal muscle weakness Pregnancy hormones Pregnancy Wha...

October 2014

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Preeclampsia and High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy

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What is high blood pressure? Blood pressure is the pressure of the blood against the blood vessel walls each time the heart contracts (squeezes) to pump the blood through your body (see FAQ123 Manag...

September 2014

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Car Safety for Pregnant Women, Babies, and Children

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Why is it important to wear a seat belt when I travel during pregnancy? Although the baby is protected inside your body, you should wear a lap and shoulder belt every time you travel while you are p...

September 2014

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Having a Baby After Age 35

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Why is there a concern about having a child later in life? Becoming pregnant after age 35 years can present a challenge. Also, having a child later in life has certain risks. These risks may affect ...

July 2014

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Diagnostic Tests for Birth Defects

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What are diagnostic tests for birth defects? Prenatal diagnostic tests are able to detect some birth defects before a baby is born. Pregnancy What are diagnostic tests for birth defects?&nb...

May 2014

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Screening Tests for Birth Defects

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What is a birth defect? A birth defect is a problem that is present at birth, although it may not be noticed until the child is older. Birth defects may affect any part of the body, including major ...

April 2014

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Routine Tests in Pregnancy

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Why are tests done during pregnancy? A number of lab tests are suggested for all women as part of routine prenatal care. These tests can help find conditions that can increase the risk of complicati...

January 2014

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Special Tests for Monitoring Fetal Health

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Why may special tests be needed during pregnancy? Special testing during pregnancy most often is done when the fetus is at increased risk of problems that could result in pregnancy complications or ...

November 2013

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Nutrition During Pregnancy

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How can I plan healthy meals during pregnancy? Planning healthy meals during pregnancy is not hard. The United States Department of Agriculture has made it easier by creating www.choosemyplate.gov. ...

September 2013

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Ultrasound Exams

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What is ultrasound? Ultrasound is energy in the form of sound waves. The most common type of ultrasound exam is called two-dimensional (2D) ultrasound. In this type of ultrasound, a transducer sends...

September 2013

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