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Multiple Births Quiz
What Do You Know About Multiple Births? So you're having more than one! You're not alone. The number of multiple births has increased dramatically in recent years. 1. Which is an explanation for the increasing number of multiple births in this country? You didn't answer this question. You answered The correct answer is According to the March of Dimes, about a third of the increase in multiple births can be explained by an increasing number of women older than age 30 having children. The remaining two-th...
Fast Facts
If you smoke, quit smoking before you become pregnant. If your partner smokes, ask him to quit, too—or at the least, not smoke around you.
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Medical Conditions and Pregnancy
Medical Conditions and Pregnancy Medical conditions that may affect pregnancy Certain medical conditions may complicate a pregnancy. However, with proper medical care, most women can enjoy a healthy pregnancy, despite their medical challenges. Diabetes before pregnancy Diabetes is a condition where sufficient amounts of insulin are either not produced or the body is unable to use the insulin that is produced. Insulin is the hormone that allows glucose to enter the cells of the body to provide fuel. When...
Complications of Pregnancy
Complications of Pregnancy What are some of the more common complications of pregnancy? Although the majority of pregnancies are uneventful, sometimes complications do occur. The following are some of the more common pregnancy complications: Amniotic fluid complications Too much or too little amniotic fluid in the membranes surrounding the fetus may indicate a problem with the pregnancy. Too much fluid can put excessive pressure on the mother's uterus, leading to preterm labor, or can cause pressure on ...
Warning Signs During Pregnancy
Warning Signs During Pregnancy What are some warning signs of potential pregnancy complications? Certain symptoms should be reported to your physician immediately, during any stage of the pregnancy. These include, but are not limited to, the following: Bleeding or leaking fluid from the vagina Blurry or impaired vision Unusual or severe abdominal pain or backaches Frequent, severe, and/or continuous headaches Contractions before 37 weeks that occur 4 times every 20 minutes, or contractions 8 times an ho...