Common pregnancy complications

– As a scientist, we define pregnancy complications as something called the great obstetrics syndromes as the most common ones. And they’re called syndromes because a lot of times they’re not a distinct disease but a series of changes that occur, that might happen during early pregnancy and manifest over the course of pregnancy, ending […]

What is a healthy pregnancy?

– Generally, as a research scientist, I think of a healthy pregnancy as one that is 40 weeks long It’s within the range of a normal weight, and it has reasonable Apgar scores, which are a test that they administer to the baby after birth to make sure it’s breathing correctly. For pregnant women, you […]

Protein powder during pregnancy: is it safe? | Nourish with Melanie #98

Is protein powder during pregnancy beneficial? Is it safe? I’ve looked at the research and in today’s episode of Nourish, I’m going to answer these questions and plenty more. Stay tuned! Hi I’m Melanie McGrice a fertility and prenatal dietitian. Shakes and protein powders are tremendously popular these days. They’re nutritious, filling and convenient, so […]

What is — and what causes — preterm birth?

– Preterm birth is a really broad definition, actually, for any sort of pregnancy that ends before 37 weeks. And there’s many different reasons that your pregnancy might end before 37 weeks. One reason this is responsible for 12% of pregnancies is if you’re having twins, triplets, or multiple gestation. Those pregnancies just don’t last […]

Sweeteners during pregnancy: are they safe? | Nourish with Melanie #83

If you’re confused about whether sweeteners during pregnancy are safe, I don’t blame you, because depending upon who you’ll ask, you’ll get a different answer. Today, I’m going to show you the arguments from people on both sides of the fence. Stay tuned! Firstly, I’d like to congratulate you! If you’re watching this, you must […]

Resources for You and Your Baby

Liz: [ LAUGHS ] Kathy: REALLY, I AM SO GLAD I DIDN’T WAKE UP WITH MORNING SICKNESS. I FEEL LIKE I CAN EAT EVERYTHING IN SIGHT. Liz: I WAS THE SAME WAY. THE WORST IS BEHIND YOU. YOU SHOULD START FEELING BETTER EACH DAY. [ INHALER PUFFS ] HOW IS YOUR ASTHMA? DID YOU TALK […]

FOOD YOU SHOULDN’T EAT WHILE PREGNANT! (14 WEEKS PREGNANT)

(calm music) – Hey, guys, welcome to my weekly pregnancy update. I’m so excited that we are now 14 weeks pregnant and our little baby is as big as a lemon. All the other weeks I’m like, it’s so tiny, it’s so weird but this is getting very real. This lemon’s pretty big for being […]

Foods to avoid during pregnancy

– The reason for this is that your immune system changes a lot during pregnancy because you’re basically housing a foreign organism. So in order to receive this organism and to have a cohesive environment the mother has to lower her immune defenses and kind of dampen her immune response. So in the process of […]

Should You Stop Having Sex During Pregnancy? | Pregnancy Sex Tips | Parents

Lots of men and women wonder whether they should stop having sex during pregnancy. I’m Dr. Logan Levkoff, and I’m here to answer the question of whether sex should end while you’re pregnant. The answer is no. You don’t have to stop having sex while pregnant, unless of course your doctor tells you you shouldn’t […]

Fun Sex in the Third Trimester | Pregnancy Sex Tips | Parents

Hi, I’m Dr. Logan Levkoff, and this is what you should know about sex during your third trimester. Your body is definitely bigger, but you probably noticed that already. You may have a great sex drive, but you might be confused by how to actually do it while you’re so round. During the third trimester, […]