Exercise During Pregnancy
Exercise during pregnancy helps keep your body strong and your baby healthy. But there are some exercises that you shouldn’t do. Learn about the changes your body goes through during pregnancy. Find out what you can do to stay fit and healthy.
High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy
Even though most women with hypertension have healthy babies, they do have a higher risk of developing certain problems during pregnancy. Hypertension can damage the mother’s heart, kidneys and other organs. It can cause low-birth weight and early delivery of the baby. Early diagnosis and special monitoring of you and your baby by your healthcare provider are important.
Chronic Hypertension During Pregnancy
Normal blood pressure is essential for a healthy pregnancy. If you have high blood pressure before you become pregnant, you are at higher risk for developing certain problems during pregnancy. This video explains how chronic high blood pressure can affect you and your growing baby and why special monitoring is important.
Common Changes During Pregnancy
Certain changes and discomforts occur during pregnancy - and are perfectly normal. Some of these changes include backache, frequent urination, and constipation. This video describes typical changes, how to safely relieve your discomfort, and what circumstances require a visit to your doctor.
Labor and Delivery
Labor differs from woman to woman and from pregnancy to pregnancy, but common signs and symptoms can let you know when it is starting. Contractions that increase in strength and frequency are a sure sign you are in true labor. This video discusses the three stages of labor and delivery, as well as types of delivery.