FACT OR MYTH
If you’re pregnant, you’re probably taking prenatal vitamins on the advice of your obstetrician. It’s important to consult with your provider on that subject, largely because it’s such a critical period in the development of your baby-to-be. However, once your baby is born, it’s less clear what, if anything, to give in the way of nutritional supplements. Read more here!
ROCKY MOUNTAIN SPOTTED FEVER DURING PREGNANCY
Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) is the name of an infection due to the Rickettsia rickettsi, a type of bacteria that is carried by ticks, which spread the infection by biting people and other animals. There are many types of tick-borne illnesses, which together afflict approximately 25,000 people in the United States alone. RMSF has been spreading to an increasing number of people in North America since the beginning of the 21st century. Read our blog on the Pulse here, and available now, our extensive Expert Report written by one of our doctors!
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WHAT HAPPENS TO A PREGNANT BODY THAT NO ONE WANTS TO TALK ABOUT
Pregnancy changes your skin, your hair, your nails, and even seemingly your brain. You knew that your belly would expand, you’d feel more tired than usual, and you might throw up a few times as your pregnancy progressed. But you may not have expected some of the other physical changes. Read more here!
The Pregistry website 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!