Pregnancy Topics

Kratom Leaves

Kratom was on the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency’s (DEA) list of drugs of concern since 20051 and was almost reclassified as a Schedule I drug in 2016.

Seafood Platter

The benefits of fish and shellfish, collectively termed “seafood” as part of a balanced, healthy diet have been described.

Pregnant Woman Laying Down

At present there is enormous concern about the birth defects believed associated with infections for an old virus called Zika during pregnancy.

Information concerning the Zika Virus and its implication in microcephaly has been reported in...

Influenza is a viral infection that affects the respiratory tract. It is especially risky in pregnant women and increases the risk of premature delivery, abortion, and stillbirth. (1) Pregnant women are also at an increased...

During pregnancy there is an increased demand for certain vitamins and nutrients to ensure proper and adequate growth of the fetus. Prenatal vitamins generally contain higher levels of...

There is a massive emphasis on ‘natural’ products in mainstream media these days.

Migraines affect up to 17% of women of childbearing age. These headaches are usually one sided and are likely to have a pulsatile or throbbing quality. Accompanying features may include nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light or...

Marijuana Plant

     Current studies indicate that approximately 4% of women in the USA use illicit drugs while pregnant. Seventy five percent of these cases report the use of marijuana.

Many women are concerned about using insect repellents during pregnancy, however, mosquito borne illnesses can be dangerous during pregnancy. Two examples of mosquito transmitted illnesses are malaria and the west nile virus. Both can be avoided...

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