BABY SPIT UP
We’ve all seen them—babies that seem to be the perfect little ladies and gentlemen—until someone tries to feed them. Suddenly, what was meant to be in the first stages of digestion is instead on the feeder’s shirt. Yes, it’s a spitty baby, and other than a change of clothes, the first thing on the feeder’s mind might be how to avoid a repeat performance. And if it’s been happening a lot, there might be some questions as to whether it’s normal, or whether there is something wrong. Read more here!
SICKLE CELL CONDITIONS IN PREGNANCY
Sickle cell conditions include sick cell trait (SCT) and sickle cell disease (SCD). These are genetic conditions involving the hemoglobin in red blood cells (RBCs), whose job is to carry oxygen to body tissues. Stressful environments that can put people with SCT in danger of developing sickle cell crisis include high altitude, dehydration, and very intense sports, and possibly pregnancy may do the same. Read our blog on The Pulse here, and available now, our extensive Expert Report written by one of our doctors!
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LOW-LYING PLACENTA (PLACENTA PERVIA): CAN I STILL HAVE VAGINAL BIRTH?
Known as placenta previa, a low lying placenta is a pregnancy complication. The placenta is the organ that connects the maternal and fetal blood supplies. If it develops in the lower part the uterus, it can obstruct the cervix, through which a fetus must pass during a vaginal delivery. Normally, the placenta develops close to where the early embryo has implanted in the endometrium (the wall of the uterus), in the upper region of the uterus called fundus. However, if the embryo implants lower down, the placenta will develop lower down as well. Read more here!
EXPERT REPORTS ON CONDITIONS, EXPOSURES, AND MEDICATIONS DURING PREGNANCY AND LACTATION
Pregistry has many useful tools to help you during your pregnancy. One example is our Export Reports section, which has reports on more than 250 medical conditions, 75 exposures, and 150 medications during pregnancy and breastfeeding. The reports can be accessed for free and they can be saved and shared with family and friends. Learn more here!