Amniotic fluid is what surrounds an unborn baby as it grows inside the womb. It isn’t something that most moms-to-be give much thought to during pregnancy, even though it plays an important role in fetal
The loss of a baby during pregnancy can be devastating. The loss of three consecutive babies seems impossible. Shadarra James knows all too well the pain and disbelief that can follow pregnancy loss. She also
After Shelea Crecy’s first daughter was born, she and husband Rocky made the decision to take some time before further growing their family. Shelea chose an intrauterine device (IUD) for birth control and left it
The American Heart Association considers blood pressure numbers of less than 120/80 mm Hg to be within the normal range. A blood pressure reading above 140/90 mm Hg in pregnancy indicates high blood pressure, or
Two previous full-term pregnancies without complications led Tracey Klinge to believe her third pregnancy would be smooth sailing as well. But in the spring of 2018 when she and her husband Kris went for a
For a first pregnancy, Kristen Berger really couldn’t complain. The mom-to-be didn’t have to deal with much morning sickness or swelling in her feet. She generally had energy and was able to think rationally (no
As the different COVID-19 vaccines become available to more people in North Texas, you may be eager for your turn. But if you’re pregnant or currently breastfeeding, you may feel unsure. For most people, getting
Other than morning sickness, Jessica didn't have a complicated pregnancy. But When she was involved in a car accident at 26 gestational weeks, the status of Jessica’s pregnancy quickly changed.
Congenital heart disease (CHD) is the most common heart condition for women of child-bearing age. The medical director of the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program at Cook Children’s Medical Center shares his advice and insights about the disease as it relates to pregnancy.
There is no perfect way to be pregnant. You may cry, without warning. You may laugh, uncontrollably. You may get irritable, even with the people you love. If you are expecting, or are supporting a