NEW STUDY: DANGERS OF ANTIDEPRESSANTS DURING PREGNANCY
Depression during pregnancy is not uncommon, so it is not surprising that 7 to 13 percent of women take an antidepressant during pregnancy. Untreated depression can lead poor prenatal health, premature birth, low birthweight babies, and poor fetal growth. Although studies on the risks of taking antidepressants during pregnancy have been inconsistent, three major concerns have been identified. Read the full article here!
ECLAMPSIA DURING PREGNANCY
We have discussed the pregnancy complication known as preeclampsia a few times, here on The Pulse, but what about the condition for which PREemclampsia is a precursor, namely eclampsia.. Let’s talk about eclampsia as a condition more severe than the more common preeclampsia, a complication that can develop after 20 weeks of gestation. Read our blog on the Pulse here, and available now, our extensive Expert Report written by one of our doctors!
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NEW STUDY MAY LEAD TO BETTER PROBIOTICS FOR BACTERIAL VAGINOSIS IN PREGNANCY
Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is the most common vaginal condition in young women of childbearing age. It is an unpleasant bacterial infection that causes vaginal discharge, itching, and burning. BV can increase the risk of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). During pregnancy, BV has been linked to both low birthweight babies and premature birth. You can read about BV during pregnancy here. Read the full article 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!