Managing Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recently published new clinical management guidelines for nausea and vomiting in pregnancy. The guidelines give options for both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment of these symptoms, which more than 50% of patients experience in pregnancy.

Over the past few years, it seems that patients have become more hesitant to use pharmacologic agents to …

Los Angeles County Woman Infected with Zika

A woman in Los Angeles County has the first confirmed case of sexually transmitted Zika virus infection in the county.  The infection was reported by Los Angeles County health officials last week.

The woman was infected by her partner, who had traveled to Mexico in early November.  She had not traveled to Mexico, but obtained the infection from unprotected intercourse …

New Pregnancy Risks: Smog and Heat

Just when you thought there was nothing more to worry about, two new studies reveal two new concerns: smog may increase the chance of a miscarriage and global warming may be associated with a higher risk of premature births, stillbirths, or other negative pregnancy outcomes.

# 1: Smog might raise a woman’s risk of miscarriage early in her pregnancy, a …

Zika Virus: Update on CDC Recommendations for Women who are Trying to Conceive

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have updated their recommendations for women and men trying to conceive with possible Zika virus exposure:

  • Women who have Zika virus disease should wait at least 8 weeks after symptom onset to attempt conception.
  • Men with Zika virus disease should wait at least 6 months after symptom onset to attempt conception.

Getting pregnant sooner after miscarriage better than later

It may be time to rethink some doctors traditional advice to wait at least three months after a miscarriage before trying to conceive again, according to a new study published online in Obstetrics & Gynecology. Couples who attempted within a three-month window after losing a pregnancy had a 53 percent chance of a later live birth in the six-month study …

Zika Virus: CDC Expands Travel Alert for Pregnant Women

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) added two more destinations — the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Dominican Republic — to the list of places that pregnant women may want to avoid due to potential infection with the Zika virus.

Since last May, 23 countries and territories in the Americas have reported cases of mosquito-borne Zika, which …

Factors Inherent In Women Rather Than IVF May Cause Pregnancy Complications

As reported on Medscape.com the increase in pregnancy and prenatal complications seen in women who undergo fertility treatments is likely related to maternal issues, not fertility drugs or assisted reproductive technology, according to a new study.

“Our findings suggest that factors inherent in the woman, rather than those attributable to infertility treatments, may explain the lower birth weight and shorter …

Trying to conceive-everyone has advice-2

It seems that if you tell anyone that you are trying to conceive you activate their advice-giving gene. That’s true also of writers looking for stories such as in this article from health.com where the author offers six “weird” things that boost your fertility.

According to the article, “If you are trying to get pregnant (or thinking about it), you’re …

Trying to conceive-everyone has advice

It seems that if you tell anyone that you are trying to conceive you activate their advice-giving gene. That’s true also of writers looking for stories such as in this article from health.com where the author offers six “weird” things that boost your fertility.

According to the article, “If you are trying to get pregnant (or thinking about it), you’re …