Tag Archives: Pregnant

Suicidal Ideation in Pregnant Women Not Always Associated with Depression

It seems that there is considerable variation in the estimated prevalence of suicidal ideation in pregnant and postpartum women across studies. One element that may contribute to this variation is how we assess for this symptom. Many studies use self-report questionnaires, such as the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) which asks how often “the thought… Read More »

Very pregnant Kenya Moore gains 17 pounds in one week, possibly caused by preeclampsia

(Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for WE tv) A condition called preeclampsia may be the reason why  Kenya Moore gained 17 pounds of pregnancy weight in one week. The extra weight, likely brought on by severe swelling and water retention, high blood pressure and extra protein in her urine, might cause her to give birth sooner than… Read More »

Marijuana Use More Common in Pregnant Women with Morning Sickness

A recent article published in JAMA Internal Medicine raises concerns regarding the increasing use of marijuana in pregnant women.  According to data derived from two small surveys, women reported using marijuana to alleviate morning sickness, also known as nausea and vomiting in pregnancy (NVP).  An epidemiologic study carried out in Hawaii, 4735 pregnant women (2009-2011)… Read More »

Reverse Common Infertility Issues and Get Pregnant Naturally Posted By : Ryan J. Jelley

It is becoming more and more common for women to have infertility problems. I myself have known many women who have desperately struggled to get pregnant, sometimes with no avail. It is such a sad situation but there is hope. Why do you think that in 2011, women struggle with getting pregnant more so than… Read More »