FACT OR MYTH
LOUD NOISE DURING PREGNANCY
We know that loud noises can cause stress and hearing loss in adults. The same may also be true for a baby that is still in the womb. The mother’s abdomen, the uterus, and the amniotic fluid help to suppress sounds and noises for the fetus; however, constant loud noise, such as earphones placed on the mother’s stomach, may contribute to negative effects on the fetus. Read more here!
REPRODUCTIVE HAZARDS IN THE WORKPLACE
There’s no reason to stop working during a healthy pregnancy, but some occupations pose more risks than others during a pregnancy. A job that routinely involves long hours, standing for hours, heavy lifting or that exposes you to to chemicals may require some workplace accommodations. Read our blog on the Pulse here, and available now, our extensive Expert Report about written by one of our doctors!
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WHAT NO ONE TELLS YOU ABOUT PREMATURE BABIES
Premature birth is defined as a birth that happens before 37 weeks of gestation and, as a result, premature babies can have health problems at birth and later in life. They’re also more likely to spend time in the hospital after birth than babies born on time. However, guilt has no place in births not-to-term, even if you do everything right, you can still have a premature birth. Read more here!
Pregistry.com has many useful tools to help you during your pregnancy. One example is our sleek 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!