BEING PREGNANT IN THE SUMMER
Being pregnant during the summer is definitely difficult. The heat gets to you in a way it has never tortured you before and you’re always sweating. Dr. Adelaide Nardone, an ob-gyn in Providence (RI), explains that when you’re pregnant your body temperature is already a bit higher than normal, so added heat from the outside temperature is bound to make you feel uncomfortable. Moms-to-be also tend to have higher basal body temperatures and elevated heart rates making them more sensitive to temperature. Which in laymen’s terms means that when you’re pregnant you’ll always be hot! Read more here!
DIASTASIS RECTI IN PREGNANCY AND RECOVERY
Many women complain that it’s difficult to get their pre-baby bodies back after pregnancy, especially around the midsection. If you can relate, you’re not alone. The cause of that nuisance belly pooch could be diastastis recti abdominus (or just diastasis recti), which is not an uncommon postpartum condition. Read our blogs on The Pulse here and here, and available now, our extensive Expert Report written by one of our doctors!
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SHORT CERVIX AND PRETERM BIRTH
A short cervix is important to note, because it is linked with a higher risk of preterm birth. A birth is considered preterm if it occurs prior to 37 weeks of gestation. Preterm births can be a cause of substantial morbidity for newborns, so should be prevented when possible. Read more here!
EXPERT REPORTS ON CONDITIONS AND MEDICATIONS DURING PREGNANCY AND LACTATION
Pregistry has many useful tools to help you during your pregnancy. One example is our Export Reports section, which has reports on 250 medical conditions and 150 medications during pregnancy and breastfeeding. The reports can be accessed for free and they can be saved and shared with family and friends. Learn more here!