NATURAL DISASTERS DURING PREGNANCY
Usually, a natural disaster occurs suddenly and causes a lot of suffering, loss of life, or damage. Pregnant women and those who are lactating can be particularly vulnerable to effects of natural disasters, such as shortages of food and potable water, as well as a plethora of mental and physical health issues. Read more here!
SHINGLES DURING PREGNANCY AND AFTER BIRTH
Also known as herpes-zoster for the virus that causes it, Shingles is a delayed stage of an infection with a virus called varicella-zoster (VZ), the virus that causes chickenpox. The main differences between chickenpox and shingles are the symptoms and the timing of the infection. Read our blog on The Pulse here, and available now, our extensive Expert Report written by one of our doctors!
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ONE DAILY CIGARETTE DURING PREGNANCY DOUBLES THE RISK OF SUDDEN INFANT DEATH
A new study published in the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, reports that smoking just one cigarette per day during pregnancy can double your baby’s risk for a sudden unexpected infant death (SUID). Even if you smoke in the three months before pregnancy and quit during pregnancy, the risk of SUID increases by almost 50 percent. Read more here!
Pregistry has many useful tools to help you during your pregnancy. One example is our Social Forums. This is your place to interact with fellow pregnant women, friends, health care professionals, and Pregistry staff. Most forums are public and open to all, others are private to protect your confidentiality and to provide you with a safe environment to ask and discuss any issues that are important to you. Learn more here!