Prenatal CareInfo Center

High Blood Pressure Can Seriously Affect Pregnancy

High blood pressure during pregnancy puts pressure on both the baby and the mom. At the moment, there has yet to be a consistent strategy for prenatal care in women with high blood pressure.

When High Blood Pressure Mixes with Pregnancy

Chronic health conditions in women can influence the course of a woman's pregnancy. High blood pressure is one condition that presents risks to pregnant women.

Possible Deadly Consequence of Obesity before Pregnancy

Being overweight has a wide range of health implications. One new study looked at how a pregnant women's weight may affect the child they carry.

Understanding the New Daddy Blues

Becoming a parent brings a host of changes that not every person is prepared for. Depression after a new child's arrival can occur for both mothers and fathers.

Balancing Antidepressants' Risks during Pregnancy

Taking antidepressants during pregnancy has always involved a balancing of possible benefits and risks. But so does skipping the medication when a mom has depression.

The Importance of Healthy Pregnancy Weight

Obesity can contribute to a range of different health problems, but for pregnant women, those problems may affect two people.

Tipping the Weight Scales on Cesarean Odds

Being obese before pregnancy increases the odds for high blood pressure, diabetes and premature births, but the effect of weight gained during pregnancy may change a mother's plans for delivery.

Cardiac Arrest in Pregnant Women Rare but Serious

While women and doctors do their best to avoid complications during pregnancy, they can still occur, and some of these complications are more common than others. Even the rare ones — like cardiac arrest — can be serious.

A Diabetic Pregnancy and the Heart

Among the complications that can occur during a pregnancy is gestational diabetes. Though gestational diabetes usually goes away after pregnancy, its risks may not always.

Patches Didn't Help Pregnant Women Quit Smoking

Smoking during pregnancy can result in serious health consequences for both the baby and mother. A recent study investigated if nicotine patches could help.