How to Prevent Birth Defects Before and During Pregnancy?

congenital-disorder-preventionBirth defects are an important cause of childhood disability and death. When children were born with disabilities, it pains their family and the society. The most common 5 congenital disorders are cleft lip, neural tube defects, polydactyly, congenital heart disease, and hydrocephalus. Although many of them can’t be totally prevented, their chance can be greatly reduced if people who want to become parents, especially moms-to-be, have taken preventive measures before and during pregnancy. Continue reading How to Prevent Birth Defects Before and During Pregnancy?

Low Blood Sugar Levels during Pregnancy

pregnant-belly-photosPregnant women with preexisting diabetes or gestational diabetes are more likely to have low blood glucose levels, which are also known as hypoglycemia. This disease can put the unborn child at increased risk of having a variety of health problems and, worse still, in severe cases it may cause death to both the mother and baby if left untreated. So, it is important to detect it early and treat it according to best practices. Continue reading Low Blood Sugar Levels during Pregnancy

Third Trimester Nausea

late-pregnancy-symptoms-of-laborThird trimester refers to weeks 27-40 of pregnancy. That’s to say, you will expect to welcome a new life in only a couple of weeks. For a few of you with nausea during the third trimester, this is still one of the tough times of your pregnancy. Just like fatigue, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, and hot flashes, nausea is also one of common third trimester symptoms. In fact, nausea may be more common than you think. Continue reading Third Trimester Nausea